Ribfest Is Around The Corner
By Chuck Sudo in Food on May 29, 2012 6:30PM
Photo Credit: Kevin Klima
This year 36 food vendors, including plenty of new faces for those who aren't looking to intentionally boost their LDL levels through the stratosphere, have signed up to hawk their wares June 8, 9 and 10. (Center Square Journal has a full listing available here.) There is a professional eating competition at 6 p.m. June 8 and an amateur rib eating competition 6:30 p.m. June 7 at Black Rock (3614 N. Damen), with the winner heading to the RIBMANIA! pro competition the following night.
The music lineup for Ribfest is nearly as loaded as the food vendors, with Heartless Bastards headlining the south stage Saturday night, and the two stages at Lincoln/Irving Park/Damen and 4165 N. Lincoln alternating their lineups so music lovers don't have to choose between two bands playing at the same time.