Windy City RibFest

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2221 West 43rd Street, Chicago, IL 60609 2221 West 43rd Street, Chicago Directions
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Report | 4 years ago
Ribfest was very underwhelming. Only a handful of participants and one was a national chain. It was poorly organized and the people working the main gates had little idea on how to help us with our Groupon. One positive note, the live bands while we were there were awesome!
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Report | 4 years ago
It has gone down over the last 2 years not as many rib vendors as if use to be.
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The process to redeem your groupon was very complicated. Try to do this at home.
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Register the Groupon with Eventbrite before going to the event. We had a great time Thanks Groupon!
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Great food and atmosphere
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25$ made it a great deal. I would not have been pleased if I would have paid 40. Beer, live music, and massive quantities of food lead to a fun evening.
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Report | 5 years ago
Love the fact that their was not an entry fee or parking charges....
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Report | 5 years ago
Great time, good ribbs so good they ran out
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Report | 5 years ago
A nice way to spend Sunday afternoon and the groupon deal was a steal!!
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The groupon was fabulous. We've been to other, better ribfests. This one was too small and limited.
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From Our Editors

It might be called the Windy City RibFest, but the bosses of sauce who tend to the festival's barbecue come from all over the world. For five years running, these award-winning ribbers have been filling fest-goers with sauce-slathered ribs, frothy brews, and traditional sides, such as baked beans, coleslaw, and another helping of ribs. Tucked between the Aragon Ballroom, the Riviera, and the Green Mill, this year's RibFest welcomes local luminaries such as grillmaster Tom Ferguson, whose Chicago BBQ Company is a perennial favorite at the fest. Out-of-towners are also well-represented. Joey Sutphen of Texas Thunder BBQ whips up batches of his family's nationally known ribs, and Paul MacKay from Aussom Aussie Australian BBQ shares the piquant flavors of his native Sydney. As chefs from Porky Chick's and Famous Daves sizzle up their trademark slabs, local bands such as the funked out vocalists of Suénalo, the Top 40 cover band Hello Weekend, and Dave Matthews–mimickers Trippin' Billies keep crowds sufficiently entertained.

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