Snapshots from the 5th Annual Baconfest Chicago

[Photograph: Dennis Lee]

Baconfest Chicago is like Lollapalooza, except instead of bands, you have a talented crew of chefs, and instead of music, well, there's bacon. Lots and lots of bacon, much of it donated by Nueske's. This year there were two shifts of different chefs, one in the afternoon and the other in the evening, which is the one I was able to attend. If you love (not just like) bacon, then this is the festival for you. The event is quickly expanding to San Francisco, and Washington DC next year.

From traditional BLTs to bacon jello shots, check out just some of the things that were served at Baconfest Chicago in the slideshow.