Tag Archives: Seth Zurer

February 23

Baconfest: Saluting ’10 years of the greatest pork geniuses in Chicago’ with Paulie Gee’s

Baconfest is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and co-founder Seth Zurer jumps in the Mazda 3 to talk about this year’s event. Joining us is Derrick Tung, owner of Paulie Gee’s in Logan Square. Paulie Gee’s pizzas are amazing. Go there soon. Tell ’em Car Con Carne sent you. http://traffic.libsyn.com/carconcarnepodcast/Baconfest_2018_-_CCC.mp3 In this week’s episode, […]

April 01

Baconfest 2017 recap

I’m in stretchy pants and a hoodie, typing this from my couch. My body is worn and my stomach stretched dangerously taut from a night at Baconfest. No regrets; these are the signs of a Baconfest well-spent. Baconfest is easily one of the friendliest and best-run annual events in Chicago. The atmosphere is comfortable to […]

March 01

‘Pace yourself, or you’ll die’: Baconfest preview with Honey Butter Fried Chicken’s Christine Cikowski

Baconfest founder Seth Zurer returns for Car Con Carne’s annual preview of Baconfest 2017 (March 31 & April 1 at the UIC Forum, 725 West Roosevelt). You need to go, but bring an appetite. And for the love of all that’s holy, take your time. We’re lucky to be joined by Honey Butter Fried Chicken […]

April 21

‘It’s like Taste of Chicago, but everything is going to be bacon.’

Baconfest co-founder Seth Zurer, answering whether it’s possible to get sick of bacon: “First of all, it’s a ludicrous proposition.” James VanOsdol: “Second of all, shut up.” Baconfest Chicago takes over the UIC Forum on 4/30 and 5/1, with dozens of Chicago’s finest restaurants serving up unique bacon creations for all attendees to sample. With […]