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Hog Butcher for the World Holds Baconfest

Submitted by on February 11, 2010 – 10:50 pmNo Comment

illinois_chicago_baconfest1Baconfest Chicago is a full day celebration of bacon: the greatest single festival ever dedicated to bacon and bacon only. It takes place April 10, 2010, in a converted vintage Masonic Hall in the Logan Square district, the Stan Mansion, 2408 North Kedzie Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. Road Trips Foodies can sample a wide range of local craft bacons and bacon-related products from artisan bacon-makers and bacontrepreneurs. In the Bacon Café, Bar & Cocktail Lounge, local restaurants will serve bacon-based snacks; local bakeries will concoct bacon-sweets, and local bars will serve up bacon cocktails and beer. illinois_chicago_baconfest2Meanwhile, on-stage, local artists, poets, musicians and theater-makers will join with bacon experts from all around the region during a Bacon Cultural Explosion. Highlight of the event is the presentation of the Golden Rashers, the Oscars of the bacon world, to the winners of the Pro & Amateur Bacon Cook-offs. Carl Sandburg would approve.

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