Bacon cocktails. Bacon costumes. Bacon maple syrup. The annual Baconfest kicked off last night at the UIC Forum, with tastings from chefs like Bottlefork's Kevin Hickey, Mercat a la Planxa's Cory Morris and many others.
While Baconfest continues today, the event is sold out, so go cook some up, then click through the slideshow to pretend you're there. As the T-shirts of some Baconfest goers say: Keep Calm and Eat Bacon.