The bacon craze in Chicago is catching, and it seems to be
affecting everyone from top-tier chefs to experimental mixologists. Even though
bacon has always been great, here's a glimpse into this month's trend, one that
we are pretty hyped about.
Bacon Bar is a bacon-themed mini-sandwich shop located alongside David
Burke's Primehouse in the James Hotel. All "handwiches" arte made with one of
four types of bcon. Dessert centers on sweets with bacon, such as chocolate
chip cookies with bacon and peanut brittle.
Long's is a beer and bacon bar that features 18 beers on tap and
specializes in all kind of bacons. (1028 W Diversey Pkwy)
Beer and Bacon Tasting: Taste 5 cuts of
bacon with five beers to give you the ultimate beer and bacon experience. The
beers change seasonally, and the cuts are always delicious.
County BBQ is
led by David Morton and Chef Michael Kornick, and is one of the first
chef-driven barbeque concepts to hit the Windy City by Chicago-based DMK
Restaurants. ( 1352 W Taylor St)
Bacon lovers will enjoy The Bacon Bar,
which showcases items such as slices of slow-cooked smoked bacon, B.L.T.
Sliders and Bacon-Deviled Eggs.
Bacon Bloody Mary at Uncommon Ground: General
Manager and Master Mixologist Nick Luedde gives this classic brunch drink a
meaty makeover with hickory-smoked bacon. Luedde infuses bacon straight into
vodka, giving the liquor a hearty, smoked flavor and aroma. (3800 N Clark St,
and 1401 W Devon Ave)
Mixologist Mike Ryan has created both the Swine
& Thine bacon/rum cocktail (Zacapa, bacon syrup, crème de cacao and
chocolate bitters) and Tea and Sympathy (bacon washed plantation rum,
earl grey and balsamic shrub and bacon-lemon flambé) for Baconfest. He is the Sable
Kitchen & Bar Mixologist and continues to create bacon-infused
"What's Shakin' Bacon" is a specialty
cocktail created at Wicker
that gets drunk about as fast as it can be crafted.
Chicago is an annual festival that comes to Chicago to feature the hottest
chefs from the finest local restaurants prepare and serve small plates starring
bacon, while the best mixologists and brewers quench thirst with refreshing
bacon-based and bacon-inspired cocktails and brews.
& Bacon Fest - Chocolate covered bacon. Candied bacon. Chicken fried
bacon. Bacon popcorn. This annual Uptown festival is put on by restaurant and
bar Fat Cat and takes place in April. Taste over 20 different beers and
bacon-themed treats at the fourth annual festival. Featured foods include
chorizo stuffed dates wrapped in bacon, candied bacon, cheesy bacon popcorn and
chocolate bourbon bacon cake. (4840 N Broadway Ave)