There are several ribs festivals taking place all around North America during August and September (summer time). The festivals are obviously all about Ribs and they have many vendors from all over
Off I went to the festival hungry for some juicy ribs. There were 18 different vendors from
My first choice of ribs was from Sticky Fingers, Providence, Rhode Island. They won third place in the Judges Best Ribs Award. The readon I chose Sticky Fingers was because I liked the display and the fact that they were playing some country and western music, Yeee haaa !!
The ribs were ok not the best I have had, there was a lot of meat on the rib and the sauce was nice.
The second lot of ribs I ordered was from another Americano place, Gator BBQ, Florida. They were probably my favourite of the 3 that I tried. The sauce was delicious and they packed it on, which was great as you can never have enough sauce! It turned out that they actually won the best sauce award.
Lastly, I tried the ribs from Boss Hoggs, London, Ontario. They were the defending champs and also Canadian, so I had to try them. They were pretty good, but I have to say the Gator ones were my favourite.
After eating to capacity we sat down and enjoyed some of the live music.
Overall the festival was a lot of fun. It was a great chance for me to indulge in delicious pork meat and to enjoy a North American cultural experience! I am hoping that I can find a ribs festival somewhere in Australia to indulge again. Does anyone know? And if so where? And if not perhaps I need to bring this tradition back to Australia!!!