Ahhh, the Chicago skyline looks so gorgeous when it's made of bacon.
Slab of Bacon
This slab greeted us upon entry to the festival floor.
Nueske's was the sponsor for this year's Baconfest Chicago and donated the bacon that most of the bacon-loving chefs used in their dishes.
Seth Zurer, Founder
The amiable Seth Zurer, one of the founders of Baconfest, was on hand.
Jordan's Food of Distinction
Skewers from Jordan's Food of Distinction.
All signs point to: Add bacon.
Silence of the Pigs
Silence of the Lambs? More like Silence of the Pigs!
Pineapple Upside Down Cake from 2 Sparrows
This little upside down cupcake from 2 Sparrows used bacon instead of a paper cup.
Murder Scene at Rosebud
The chef from Rosebud has a sense of humor...we think. He had this piggy murder scene on his station.
Bacon Sliders from Sable
These little sandwiches from Sable had bacon with pineapple salsa.
Popovers from Bar Pastoral
Popovers from Bar Pastoral, filed with...you guessed it, cheese and bacon!
Stay Away from the Bacon Jello Shots!
If anyone ever offers you a bacon jello shot, slap it away. Trust us. You'll regret it.
Tom Van Lente from Two Restaurant, mugging for the camera.
Fig "Newton" from Atwood Cafe
Fig "Newton" and pork belly from Atwood Cafe.
Pork Belly with Five-Spice Glaze from Shanghai Terrace
This pork belly from Shanghai Terrace was covered in a flavorful five-spice glaze and green onion salad.
What's a Baconfest without a person dancing in a pig costume?
Maple and Bacon Mini Donut from Glazed and Infused
Cute little mini donut from Glazed and Infused, maple-blanketed and bacon-capped.
Hawaiian Style Musubi from Sunda
Hawaiian style musubi, but instead of spam, Sunda used bacon and foie gras mousse.
For those with pork belly fatigue, lamb bacon was also available.
Bacon Milkshakes from Edzo's
Eddie Lakin from Edzo's was reppin' his crew with some bacon milkshakes. He could barely keep up!
Let's Eat Bacon
Like last year, this year's event was held at the UIC Forum. Here's a look at the floor just as the floodgates started to open.