This year's Baconfest Chicago will take place Friday-Saturday, April 17-18, at the UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Rd. ( Depending on demand, a fourth session may be added on Sunday, April 19. )
There will again be three sessions: Friday dinner ( 6-7 p.m. for VIPs; 7-10 p.m. for general admission ); Saturday lunch ( 11 a.m.-12 p.m. for VIPs; 12-3 p.m. for the public ); and Saturday dinner ( 6-7 p.m. for VIPs; 7-10 p.m. for general admission ).
Hundreds of chefs and restaurants will again take part. Among the restaurants/chefs slated to participate are 312 Chicago ( Luca Corazzina ), Farmhouse ( Eric Mansavage ), Son of a Butcher Tavern ( Frank Valdez ), Tanta ( Jesus Delgado ), Chicago q ( Lee Ann Whippen ), Honey Butter Fried Chicken ( Joshua Kulp and Christine Cikowski ), Slurping Turtle ( Takashi Yagihashi ) and Zapatista ( Alberto Mendez ).
VIP Tickets are $200 plsu ticketing fees; general admission is $100 plus fees. Tickets ( and only the Friday-dinner passes remain ) are available through Eventbrite: baconfestchicago2015.eventbrite.com .