BBQ Stains On My White Tee Shirt June 7, 2012 Slap on a white tee and embrace the messiness! Chicago’s most anticipated street festival, Ribfest is almost here! You know at Thanksgiving when you want to boycott food the day before so you can eat your brains out once the festivities begin? I’m thinking Ribfest might be of Thanksgiving Day caliber- 50,000 people are expected to attend the event and there will be 50,000 pounds of pork…you do the math. Now in its 14th year, Ribfest has transformed from a community block party to an over-the-top Chicago staple. As featured in local and national media, Ribfest is a three day festival devoted to slippery, sticky and delicious ribs. All Chicagoland restaurant BBQ masters are invited to compete for the title of “Best Ribs” and “People’s Choice.” Ribfest is also a nationally recognized Indie music festival hosting two stages that feature 20 local and national acts including Heartless Bastards, J. Roddy Walston and the Business and Megafaun ! RibMania will also return hosting the Midwest’s only professional rib-eating contest!!! Actually, now that I think about it, I might come to regret the enthusiasm I used in the last sentence once I watch these contestants in action, but hey, it should be a sight to see! There is a $5 donation requested and proceeds from the festival are used for community activities including greening efforts and local outreach programs including the Northcenter Chamber’s Philanthropy Committee. So head over to Northcenter Chamber of Commerce on Lincoln Avenue and BRING ON THE FOOD COMA! By: Lauren Neuschel 5 Responses aChicagoThing June 7, 2012 BBQ Stains on my white T-shirt! New blog up about Ribfest Chicago- the huge/messy event @BillyDec talked about on #WCL http://t.co/nu5vu93w Reply aChicagoThing June 7, 2012 See our latest blog post anticipating #RibfestChicago http://t.co/nu5vu93w Can’t you tell we’re excited? @Alderman_Pawar @northcenter Reply IAmTheLoraxx June 8, 2012 By the time @heartlessbstrds performs at @RibfestChicago Chicagoans will be 50,000 pounds heavier with ribs! http://t.co/MIq6nTX4 RT Reply IAmTheLoraxx June 8, 2012 Sausage fest last weekend, @RibfestChicago this weekend. SO MUCH MEAT! Check out my blog on the event, starting tonite! http://t.co/MIq6nTX4 Reply IAmTheLoraxx June 8, 2012 Battle of some great bands this weekend @RibfestChicago @Megafaun @JRoddyBusiness @heartlessbstrds http://t.co/MIq6nTX4 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.