Think you’ve got what it takes to go gut to gut with professional competitive eaters? Enter the Ribfest Amateur Rib-Eating Contest, set for Thursday, June 7, 6:30 p.m. at Black Rock Pub and Kitchen, 3614 N. Damen Ave. The winner advances to the big show, RibMania, on June 8.
Last year’s champ, Maurice “El Oso” Nores, mowed down 33 ribs in the time allotted, smoking the competition. If you want to challenge The Bear, you’d better start stretching your stomach now.
The first 10 applicationswill be accepted, with the next five designated as alternates. The remaining applicants will be wait-listed. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter.