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Baconfest Chicago

Submitted by on March 9, 2017 – 8:51 amNo Comment

BaconFest ChicagoYes, Road Trips Foodies: you can eat as much bacon as you want during the ninth annual Baconfest Chicago, set for March 31, 2017, and April 1, 2017, in the University of Illinois Chicago Forum, 725 West Roosevelt Road, Chicago, Illinois.

The two-day event features more than 150 restaurants, highlighting some 50 chefs at each of the three sessions (Friday dinner, Saturday lunch and Saturday dinner).

This year, there are all sorts of ticket options from VIP ($200+) to teetotaler — not planning to imbibe? Opt for a Bacon-Only ticket ($60 + plus fees): unlimited bacon dishes and soft drinks, Baconfest tote bag, program, and LYFT credit up to $10. (Be certain this is your choice: Alcoholic beverages are not available for purchase.)

And, just what is Baconfest Chicago? It’s “a bacon-wonderland where the city’s best chefs hand out amazing creative bacon snacks. Luxury brands, artisan bacon-makers, and bacontrepreneurs display, sample, and sell a multitude of bacon products. The best mixologists and brewers hand out bacon-inspired cocktails, beer and wine. To celebrate special achievement in the bacon arts, Baconfest gives out Golden Rasher Awards (the Oscars of the bacon world).”

The fest donates a portion of proceeds from ticket sales to the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Since 2009, Baconfest’s support has resulted in more than $360,000 for Chicago’s food bank, which translates into more than 1,100,000 meals for hungry people in the area.

(Photo courtesy of BaconFest Chicago)

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