Baconfest comes but once a year, in the spring, so that's why fall instead brings us the Chicago Bacon Takedown. And where Baconfest is for pros working with the meat of the gods, the Bacon Takedown gives you the chance to strut your stuff. 20 contestants get to compete to make the best bacon dish and win Le Creuset and other cool stuff, and there are still six slots open. (You get 15 lbs. of Hormel Black Label Bacon to compete with.) Or if you just want to attend the event at Lincoln Hall, you'll be able to get tickets shortly care of this page. The event is Sunday, September 16, so mark your calendar and check it out.