DUP: Special Events Management: Windy City RibFest

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In a Nutshell

Annual barbecue festival brings "ribbers" from all over the world, and party-hearty rock bands to boot

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Barbecue is nearly universally beloved, which is why newlyweds crack open a bottle of sauce and opera stars’ arias are rewarded with a shower of freshly grilled ribs. Show your appreciation with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $33 for ribs and drinks for two on Friday, July 5 (up to a $66 value)
  • $33 for ribs and drinks for two on Saturday, July 6 (up to a $66 value)
  • $33 for ribs and drinks for two on Sunday, July 7 (up to a $66 value)<p>

Packages include:

  • Two slabs of ribs (a $23 value each)
  • Four beverages (up to a $5 value each)<p>

Windy City RibFest

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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Customer Reviews

Great time, good ribbs so good they ran out
Miguel B. · July 9, 2013
We had a great time and the deal made it worthwhile !!
Stuart R. · July 9, 2013
A nice way to spend Sunday afternoon and the groupon deal was a steal!!
Nina W. · July 8, 2013

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