I love Chicago. I love to eat. I love bacon. I love Baconfest.
Here is the menu from the official Baconfest website. I had been thinking about my general plan of attack for a while, but it all plays out a little differently when actually in the fest situation. Plays out differently like, there is no more plan of attack, I’m so hungry, let me stuff my face with amazing bacon goods.
I took as many pictures as I could possibly take. My other notables not pictured include Cafe Spiaggia- this was my first taste at Baconfest and it was quite a palette opener. Nana Organic- delicious homemade tortillas and pickled veggies really play well with the bacon. Sweet Baby Ray’s served a banging BLT. Sunda apple kimchi also highlighted the pork belly and bacon goodness. When I thought everything smelled like bacon, I had just gotten to Three Aces bacon bolognese and was floored by how good this concoction smelled.
Anyways, I managed to hit up 29 out of the over 50 tasting stations. I also visited with Greenbush Brewery, Goose Island, and some Old Style.
I have to admit, I felt like I wanted to pass out a few times. I sat under a high top table hiding from my husband and other fest goers to recover a bit. But I am not kidding, this was like my Disney World. Waiting in line, getting bumped around a bit, talking loudly about people who cut in line, etc.- it was like an amusement park. It was just the right amount of room really to get around without straight trampling over someone. Who cares about the few negatives, we are all there for with one common bond. BACON. It was great standing at a high top table with strangers who also love bacon and comparing bacon dishes. Mad props to everyone who put this event together, and for a great cause besides loving bacon. Also. I enjoyed sporting my new baconfest wrist warmers as well. Anyways, I’ll be looking forward to Baconfest 2013 and hopefully it will be as enjoyable as it was this year.