April is Bacon Month, Declares Baconfest Chicago
City-wide Event Programming Brings Together Local Businesses and Bacon-Crazed Foodies
|Move over Easter and Passover, there is a new April holiday in town. April in Chicago has been declared "Bacon Month", a 30-day celebration of America's obsession with bacon. Baconfest Chicago has partnered with ACME Hotel Company, the Greater Chicago Food Depository and other local businesses for a month of event programming centered around the tasty pork product. Foodies and bacon-geeks alike can revel in all things bacon from tasting events and interactive chef demonstrations to weekly Kevin Bacon movie nights throughout the month. Many of Chicago's top chefs are also getting in on the Bacon Month action by adding bacon-centric items to their monthly menus, including Bacon Bison Bites at Woodhaven Bar & Kitchen, Sweet Whiskey Bacon & Grits with a Jalapeno Bacon Martini at Viand Bar & Kitchen, and a whole Bacon menu at Benny's Chophouse, among others.|
The crown jewel of Bacon Month is the 7th annual Baconfest Chicago on April 17 & 18th at the UIC Forum (tickets available at baconfestchicago2015.
Upcoming events for Bacon Month:
Founded in 2009, Baconfest Chicago is one of the most anticipated foodie events in Chicago, attracting a sold-out crowd of nearly 5,000 people over two days. The fest features over 170 restaurants and award-winning chefs, each serving a creative bacon dish. Luxury brands, artisan bacon-makers, and bacontrepreneurs display, sample, and sell a multitude of bacon products. Mixologists and brewers sample bacon-inspired cocktails, beer and wine. To celebrate special achievement in the bacon arts, Baconfest created the Golden Rasher Awards ("the Oscars® of the bacon world"). In addition to hosting a food drive and raffle at the event, Baconfest Chicago donates a portion of proceeds from ticket sales to the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Since 2009, Baconfest has donated more than $200,000 to Chicago's food bank, which translates into more than 650,000 meals for hungry people in the area. Additional info at: www.BaconfestChicago.com; www.Facebook.com/baconfest andwww.Twitter.com/baconfestchi.