10 Top Bites From Baconfest Chicago 2013 Slideshow

3 Floyds Brewing Company

A favorite from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.: French toast, seared bacon confit, cured egg yolk, and bourbon barrel aged maple whipped cream.

Atwood Cafe

Adults can still be kids at Atwood Cafe: Braised compressed bacon belly with Maker's Mark glaze, a "Fig Newton" with crispy chicken skin, and bacon-infused root beer float with Maker's Mark gelato.

Blue Plate Catering

A personal favorite by Blue Plate Catering: Peanut Butter and Bacon Sandwich – Braised Nueske's bacon, Thai peanut sauce, daikon sprouts and sriracha.

Cafe Spiaggia

A sweet treat from Cafe Spiaggia: rhubarb-glazed Italian-style doughnut with Nueske's bacon crème anglaise.

Edzo's Burger Shop

Edzo's Burger Shop mixes it up: Applewood-smoked bacon & maple milkshake.


A hearty forkful from Frontier: Bacon & cheddar biscuits with bacon gravy.


This one from Sable came highly recommended: Smoked pork belly sliders on Hawaiian buns with pickled pineapple relish and brown sugar ginger soy glaze.

Saigon Sisters

An adventurous bite from Saigon Sisters: "Black Pearl" Bacon Nem Nuong – Bacon fish meatballs, squid ink tapioca, nuoc cham dressing, cucumber, chili oil, and Viet herbs.

Three Aces

The award-winning dish from Three Aces: The "Wake n' Bake" – bacon scrapple with bacon sriracha, bacon-salt cured egg yolks, and a bacon-Malort Julius.


Vera's clever take on a traditional dessert: Bacon banana rice pudding with Marcona almonds and Nutella.