Ba­con­fest

Red Eye Chicago - - Eat & Drink -

When: 7-10 p.m. March 31 and April 1 and noon-3 p.m. April 1. VIP ticket hold­ers get in an hour early. Where: UIC Fo­rum, 725 W. Roo­sevelt Road How much: $100-$200 Tick­ets: ba­con­festchicago. com

The skinny: The ninth an­nual ba­con bac­cha­na­lia fea­tures 150 Chicago chefs—50 per ses­sion— putting their cre­ative spins on pre­par­ing pork. Your ticket gets you all the meat you can eat plus seven beers, cock­tails or glasses of wine. Pro­ceeds ben­e­fit the Greater Chicago Food De­pos­i­tory, and you can give more by en­ter­ing a raf­fle or bring­ing food to do­nate.

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