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Baconfest Menus Released; Beachwood Inn Closing April 14; More

Chowdah Fest winners; Oak + Char launch new dinner menu and announce brunch service.


UNIVERSITY VILLAGE—The menu for Baconfest Chicago, being held at the UIC Forum on April 17 and 18, has been released. General admission tickets are still available for Friday, and VIP tickets can be had for Friday and Saturday's dinner services. Bacon items from 170 chefs from the Chicago area will be available, all total. [EaterWire]

WICKER PARKTurns out Beachwood Inn won't be around much longer after all. The announcement came via Facebook that the bar in its current form will end on April 14. [DNAinfo]

MILLENNIUM PARKThe winners are in for Chowdah Fest 2015, which was held on Monday at the Columbia Yacht Club. Frontier's Brian Jupiter won the traditional category and Chrissy Camba of Maddy's Dumpling House won for her Manila clam chowder with bacon, roasted pork and salt cod dumpling. The event raised funds for the youth sailing program, Sea Scouts. [EaterWire]

RIVER NORTHOak + Char are launching their new dinner menu tonight and the restaurant's brunch will kick off Sunday, April 19. You can view both menus in full below. [EaterWire]

Columbia Yacht Club

111 North Lake Shore Drive, , IL 60601 (312) 938-3625 Visit Website

Beachwood Inn

1415 N Wood St, Chicago, IL 60622 (773) 486-9806

Oak + Char

217 W Huron St, Chicago, IL 60654 (312) 643-2427 Visit Website

UIC Forum

725 W Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60607 (312) 413-9875