Baconfest sizzling its way to Chicago

- You can almost smell the bacon in the air.

Baconfest Chicago opens shop April 30 and May 1, bringing the beautiful breakfast creation to the minds and mouths of Chicagoans.

Kevin Hickey, chef at Bottlefork and The Duck Inn, and Seth Zurer, co-founder of BaconFest Chicago, join the set to talk about the tasty festival coming to the city this month.

Tickets are on sale now and if you want to know a little more about the mission behind Baconfest, look no further than their manifesto:

We all remember our first taste of bacon. Maybe it wasn’t perfect: maybe the bacon was cold; maybe there was congealed bacon grease clinging to the rasher. But we remember it, because it opened the door to a lifetime of bacon memories. It was that first crispy step on the path to a bacony life. It set the bar for every slab and slice and hunk of sweet cured pork that was to follow. Baconfest USA is in the business of creating new bacon memories. To that end, we find it convenient to list our beliefs about bacon so that you may discern whether the bacon memories we offer are the ones you’ll want lodged in your head.

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