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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 | 5 years ago
It was delicious and super convenient with the Groupon. They had a separate booth just for Groupon customers and made the transactions so much easier. The entire experience was fun and the food was really good!
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Had a great time! Food was delicious! Will return next year :-) Enjoyed the music acts...
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This was not a family event as many of the adults were fishing for a partner. It was more like a bar scene.
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Just a great deal.
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GREAT TIME HAD BY ALL !
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Ribs were delicious. Best way to sample lots of kinds of ribs.
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Report | 5 years ago
Very few low quality vendors. One slab of ribs were boiled so long it wasinedible. Definitely the worst vendors I have seen at a rib fest.
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Sooo worth it!
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Great atmosphere, food and music
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Not enough variety.
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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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