Celebrate your love for bacon at a festival entirely devoted to the deliciously cured food. Baconfest Chicago showcases this tasty sizzle with imaginative culinary dishes and inventive craft cocktails. Take part in this food and drink event to join in all the festive fun. The best chefs in the city will be cooking up meaty masterpieces that range from savory snacks and sweet treats to hearty small plate entrees. Aligned with the philosophy of the bacon lover, this not-so-secret ingredient seems to improve upon just about any dish. Nibble your way along the offerings at the UIC Forum. More than 160 restaurants will be onsite to serve up their own specialties, so the aroma of freshly prepared foods will be in the air. Stop by to see what Chicago's top chefs can do, and pair these pork dishes with bacon-infused beverages made by creative mixologists and brewers. This foodie celebration will take place April 17-18. Tickets are already on sale, and general admission entry is $100 per person. You'll soon see that the recipe possibilities are infinite. As you wander around this tasting event in search of the most original dishes, you'll also come across local vendors selling goodies to go. Find out who wins special awards and contests for the very best of bacon. Best of all, your love for bacon supports a great cause. Portions of the proceeds will go to support local charities. Learn more about Bacon Nation at http://baconfestchicago.com/.