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Baconfest Fattens Up Chicago

Posted By Jennifer Olvera On March 22, 2010 @ 11:05 am In Chicago,Dining,Jennifer Olvera | No Comments

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Big Jones will be one of several Chicago-area restaurants serving up bacon-themed treats.

by Jennifer Olvera

 

Do you love bacon like we do? Because we really, really love bacon. Fortunately, Chicago chefs do, too, and many of them are gathering for the porcine extravaganza known as Baconfest on April 10, beginning at noon.

 

The seemingly endless number of participants—from The Bristol and Big Jones to Longman & Eagle, Chalkboard, Province and Eve—will fashion dishes (some of them quite edgy) to elevate one of life’s greatest eats.

 

Bacon-makers and bacon-entrepreneurs will hawk wares, plus there will be oodles of bacon-inspired activities, spirits and culinary and cultural events revolving around… well, you know.

 

Those who want to learn more about the stuff (including how it’s made and where it comes from) should chat up artisanal farmers. Then, check out the poets, musicians and bites from local bakeries that—thanks to one single ingredient—make the world a better place.

 

Oh, yeah, and you can purchase Baconfest t-shirts, too, if you’re so inclined. Tickets for the event, which will be held at Stan Mansion, 2408 N. Kedzie Ave, are $45 and can be purchased through the website, http://baconfestchicago.com/, which, for the record, you need to check out—because it’s hilarious.

 

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