Victors and spoils: Trophy tchotchkies as colorful as their owners get carted around the competitive BBQ circuit and have the scuff marks to prove it.
Victors and spoils: Trophy tchotchkies as colorful as their owners get carted around the competitive BBQ circuit and have the scuff marks to prove it.
Jackie Sayet

Dividing and Conquering 'Cued Pig at Ribfest 2009

This past Sunday, I joined foodie friends and bloggers Steve, Paula, and David on a tiny trek to Homestead for a taste of America -- and

what could be more U, S of A than barbecued pig, funnel cake and roasted

corn vendors, and cowboy and tchotchke stalls of all kinds?

Now mind you, I know it sounds like fun and games, but the annual

event brings serious competition between the "Ribbers," with a horde of

trophies at stake to add to their overflowing and quite colorful

collections. Also, it's even a more imposing challenge for attendees,

who must attempt - as any respectable rib eater would - to sample as

much diverse 'cue as possible in mere hours.

All I will say is thank

god my seasoned company (I was the only newbie to Ribfest) had a plan of

attack!  Divide and conquer (always a good idea in most situations) by

splitting up and bringing back our spoils to a picnic table to share

and compare. Brilliant. I recorded the experience on my food blog, Kitchen Interviews.  Here is the event, in pictures

Newsletters

All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories
    Send:

Newsletters

All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >