It is perhaps the most delicious part of the pig. It is bacon.
Wagner Farm in Glenview, one of the last working dairy farms in Cook County, is hosting the first-ever "Northshore Baconfest" on Saturday, April 27.
Spend a sizzling evening on the farm as chefs from across the North Shore serve up tastings of their unique bacon creations. The event is limited to adults only and will feature live music by Bucky Halker, a cash bar and an array of unique bacon-related merchandise available for purchase.
Restaurants that are participating include: Arnold’s Meats, Blue Grass Restaurant, Bravo Cucina Italiana, Casa Bonita Mexican Restaurant, Catered by Design, Egg Harbor Café, Hearty Boys Restaurant, Jolane’s Restaurant & Bar, Maier’s Bakery, North Branch Pizza and Burger Co., Real Urban BBQ, Sweet Dreams Organic Bakery & Café and more.
General admission tickets are $45 each. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance online at northshorebaconfest.com.
Along with Wagner Farms, Baconfest sponsors include Kraft, 1st Farm Credit Services, Catered by Design, Cook County Farm Bureau and Lloyd & Kathryn Bettis Foundation. Bacon is generously provided by Oscar Mayer, a Kraft Foods brand. Proceeds from the event will benefit Friends of Wagner Farm.