Monday, February 7, 2011

Swine At Its Finest At Baconfest

(Photo via The Bacon Games)

Tickets to Baconfest don't go on sale until the end of the month, but they're teasing the hell out of us with the just-released list of participating chefs.

Oh, just the names on this list will have you salivating, as your imagination goes wild with what they'll have in store for us when the pork party goes down on April 9 at the UIC Forum (725 W. Roosevelt Rd.).

We also love that they're doing this event not just for the hell of it. A large percentage of ticket sales benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

Here are the participating chefs:

Jimmy Bannos Sr. - Heaven on Seven

Pat Berger and Chris Latchford - Paddy Long's

Thomas Elliott Bowman - Ing Restaurant

Greg Cannon - Blokes & Birds

Chris Curren - Blue 13/Elate

John des Rosiers - Inovasi

Chris Dunstatter - 694 Wine & Spirits

Paul Fehribach - Big Jones

Phillip Foss - The Meatyballs Mobile

Jonathan Fox - La Madia

Marty Gallagher - redFLAME pizzeria

Jonathon Goldsmith - Spacca Napoli

Rick Gresh - David Burke's Primehouse

Sarah Grueneberg and Aaron Diener - Cafe Spiaggia

Neal Harper - Red Canary

Perry Hendrix - Custom House Tavern

Roger Herring - Socca/Redd Herring

Steven Hubbell

Stephanie Izard - Girl & The Goat

Bill Jacobs and Jonathon Cutler - Piece

Daniel Jacobs - Uncommon Ground

Christopher Jones - Moto

Harold Jurado - Chizakaya

Gilbert Langlois - Chalkboard

Bernie Laskowski - Park Grill

Christopher McCoy - RB Grille

Michael McDonald - one sixtyblue

Charlie Mckenna - Lillie's Q

Kasra Medhat - Magnolia Cafe

Carrie Nahabedian - Naha

Jessica Oloroso - Black Dog Gelato

Jason Paskewitz - Gemini Bistro

Chris Pandel - The Bristol

Ryan Poli - Perennial

Tony Priollo - Piccolo Sogno

Margaret Colleran Sahs - Terzo Piano

Nathan Sears - Vie

Patrick Sheerin - Signature Room

Carl Shelton - Boka

Derek Simcik - Atwood Cafe

Dan Smith - Hearty

Mark Steuer - The Bedford

Cary Taylor - The Southern

Heather Terhune - Sable Kitchen and Bar

James Toland - The Black Sheep

Jared Vancamp - Old Town Social

Gabriel Viti - Miramar Bistro

Jared Wentworth - Longman & Eagle

Justin White - Small Bar

Artur Wnorowski and Ruben Torres - LoKaL

WOW BAO Hot Asian Buns

Randy Zweiban - Province

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