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Event Fri Jan 17 2014

Baconfest Chicago Announces Ticket Date, Lineup

baconfest_298x144.pngBaconfest Chicago announced today that general admission tickets will go on sale on Feb. 24 for $100 apiece, which gets you in the door for all the bacon goodness, drink tickets to wash it down, and a souvenir tote bag. VIP tickets, which get you in an hour before the general hoi polloi, are already on sale for $200 a pop.

The organizers also released a lineup of 160 food vendors for this year's festival, which will have three sessions over two days, April 25 and 26.

2 Sparrows - Gregory Ellis
312 Chicago - Luca Corazzina
676 Restaurant & Bar - Joshua Hasho
694 Wine & Spirits - Chris Dunstatter
Acre - Michael Lathrop
Atwood - Derek Simcik
Autre Monde Cafe - Dan Pancake & Beth Partridge
¡Ay Chiwowa!
Bacaro - Thad Morrow
Bakin' & Eggs - Bob and Gina Hartwig
Bang Bang Pie Shop - Megan Miller
Barn & Company - Gary Wiviott
Bellwether Meeting House & Eatery
Benny's Chop House - Aaron Lindgren (* 2013 Golden Rasher Award Winner)
Big Jones- Paul Fehribach (* 5 year BFC VET)
Bistro Dre - Andre Christopher
Bite Cafe - Dave Cooper
Black Dog Gelato - Jessica Oloroso
Bottlefork - Kevin Hickey
Bread & Wine - Michael Dean Reynolds
Bridge House Tavern - Mark Hemmer
Bristol/Balena - Chris Pandel
Browntrout - Sean Sanders
Bub City - Doug Psaltis
Carlucci - Jonathan Harootunian
Carnitas Uruapan - Marcos Carbajal
Carnivale - Rodolfo Cuadros
Carriage House - Mark Steuer
Chicago q - Lee Ann Whippen
Chicago-365 Hospitality - Erin Wishon
Chrissy Camba
Cicchetti - Michael Sheerin
City Dough
City Tavern - Amanda Barnes
Commonwealth Tavern - Kevin Church
Davanti Enoteca - Jaysen Euler
deca Restaurant + Bar at the Ritz Carlton - Mark Payne
Delish Diner - Felipe Caro
Edzo's Burger Shop - Eddie Lakin
Elly's Pancake House
Endgrain - Michael Pearlman
Epic Restaurant - Matt Pollock
Farmhouse - Eric Mansavage
Firecakes - Jonathan Fox
Firefly Grill - Niall D. Campbell II
Flo & Santos - Mark Rimkus
Fork - Timothy Cottini
Francesca's Restaurants - Peter DeRuvo
Fresco 21 - Cameron Grant
Frontera Restaurants - Jennifer Jones
Frontier - Brian Jupiter
Gingersnap Sweets & Such - Jen Templeton
Girl & The Goat - Stephanie Izard
Glazed & Infused - James Gray
Hash House A Go Go
Henri - Chris Gawronski
Homestead - Chris "Chip" Davies
Honey Butter Fried Chicken - Christine Cikowski & Josh Kulp
Hub 51 - Mike Bellovich
Hubbard Inn - Bob Zrenner
Hutch - Marc Wuenschel
III Forks - Billu Caruso
Inspiration Kitchens Uptown - Noel Schroeder
IPO - Trevor Hoyte
J. Rocco's Italian Table & Bar - Steve Chiappetti
J.P. Graziano Grocery Company - with Ben Roche
Jellyfish - Jason Im
Jordan's Food of Distinction - Jordan Spritz
Juno - Jason Chan and BK Park
Kanela Cafe - Nick Curtis
La Madia - Jonathan Fox
La Taberna Tapas - Enrique Cortes
Lafayette - Hiran Patel & Sahil Singh
Libertad - Armando Gonzalez
Lillie's Q - Charlie Mckenna
Links Taproom
Little Market Brasserie - Eric Jorgensen
Lobby Lounge
Lockwood Restaurant at the Palmer House - Joseph Rose
LOKaL - Artur Wnorowski
Luxbar - Shaun L. Connolly
May St. Cafe - Mario Santiago
Mercadito - Patricio Sandoval
Mercat a La Planxa - Cory Morris
Mexique - Carlos Gaytan
Michael Jordan's Steakhouse - James O'Donnell
Mity Nice Bar & Grill - John Chiakulas
MONTI'S - James Gottwald
Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro - Jeanne Carlson
Municipal Bar & Dining Co. - Donald Penza
Naha/Brindille - Carrie Nahabedian
Nana - Jeremy Kiens
Nonna Santi's Biscotti - Jo-Marie Frigo
Old Town Social - Jared Van Camp & Zeeshan Shah
Paddy Long's - Patrick Berger & Chris Latchford
Paramount Room - Stephen Dunne
Perennial Virant - Paul Virant
Phil Stefani's 437 Rush - Christian Fantoni
Piccolo Sogno - Tony Priolo and Miguel Solorio
Piece - Bill Jacobs & Jonathan Cutler
Pinstripes - Cesar Gutierrez
Pleasant House Bakery - Art and Chelsea Jackson
Porkchop - Kenneth Robinson
Primehouse - Jove T. Hubbard & Rick Gresh (* 6 year BFC VET)
Public House/Bull & Bear - David Blonsky
Pure Kitchen - Nick Lacasse
Q-BBQ - Michael LaPidus
Quince - Bryan Klau
Red Butter - Monica Sharma
Red Door - Troy Graves
Revolution Brewing - Charlie Eure
Rockit Bar & Grill - Amanda Downing
Rodan - Art Ledda
Sable Kitchen & Bar - Heather Terhune
Saigon Sisters - Matt Riordan
Signature Room - Cardel Reid
Small Bar Division - Justin White
South Water Kitchen - Roger Waysok (* 5 year BFC VET, 2010 Golden Rasher Award Winner)
Southport & Irving - Chris Barron
Spacca Napoli- Jonathan Goldsmith
Spencer's Jolly Posh Foods - Nick Spencer
Spritz Burger - Gale Gand and Dan Smith (* 5 Year BFC VET)
Standard Market Grill - Brian Wright
State & Lake at The Wit Hotel - Evan Percoco
Stout Barrel House & Galley - Michael Matthews and Kadie Quada
Sunda - Jess De Guzman
Sweet Ride - Lupita Kuri
Table Fifty-Two - Art Smith & Todd Hawkesworth
Table, Donkey & Stick - Scott Manley
Tête Charcuterie - Thomas Rice & Kurt Guzowski
Tavern on Rush - John Gatsos
Telegraph Restaurant & Wine Bar - Johnny Anderes
Terzo Piano at the Art Institute of Chicago - Megan Neubeck
The Bad Apple - Craig Fass
The Barrelhouse Flat - Erik Chizeck
The Bedford - Michael Galen
The Chop Shop - Joshua Marrelli
The Dawson - Patrick Russ
The Gage - Peter Coenen
The Grod - Eric Romano
The Italian Village - David Jahnke
The Radler - Nathan Sears
The Refinery - Lawrence Letrero
The Salsa Truck - Dan Salls
Three Aces - Matt Troost
Trenchermen - Pat Sheerin TROQUET RIVER NORTH - Martial Noguier
Tuscany - Victorio Padilla
Two Restaurant & Bar - Tom Van Lente
Uncle Bub's BBQ - Jimmy Harvat
Unite Urban Grill - Bradford Phillips
Untitled - Joseph Heppe
Vie - Dan Compton
Vincent - Adam Grandt
Wave - Greg Elliot
West Town Bakery & Diner - Chris Teixeira
Wildfire - Edgar Ojeda
Wow Bao - Mark Bernard
Zapatista - Alberto Mendez
ZED451 - Mike Hernandez & Kate Milashus

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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