Slideshow: Snapshots from the 5th Annual Baconfest Chicago

Meat Skyline
Meat Skyline

Ahhh, the Chicago skyline looks so gorgeous when it's made of bacon.

Slab of Bacon
Slab of Bacon

This slab greeted us upon entry to the festival floor.

Nueske's Bacon
Nueske's Bacon

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.

Jordan's Food of Distinction
Jordan's Food of Distinction
Bacon Flowchart
Bacon Flowchart

All signs point to: Add bacon.

Silence of the Pigs
Silence of the Pigs

Silence of the Lambs? More like Silence of the Pigs!

Murder Scene at Rosebud
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
Bacon Sliders from Sable

These little sandwiches from Sable had bacon with pineapple salsa.

Popovers from Bar Pastoral
Popovers from Bar Pastoral

Popovers from Bar Pastoral, filed with...you guessed it, cheese and bacon!

Two Restaurant
Two Restaurant

Tom Van Lente from Two Restaurant, mugging for the camera.

Fig
Fig "Newton" from Atwood Cafe

Fig "Newton" and pork belly from Atwood Cafe.

Pork Belly with Five-Spice Glaze from Shanghai Terrace
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.

Maple and Bacon Mini Donut from Glazed and Infused
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 from Sunda

Hawaiian style musubi, but instead of spam, Sunda used bacon and foie gras mousse.

Lamb Bacon
Lamb Bacon

For those with pork belly fatigue, lamb bacon was also available.

Let's Eat Bacon
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.