Ribfest Chicago Releases Restaurant List and Commercial

By Mike Fourcher | Monday, May 16, 2011

Thirty restaurants are slated to participate in Ribfest this year. Credit: Cody Prentiss.

In case you didn’t know, Northcenter’s Ribfest is a judged contest, with both professional and amateur categories, and the competition for winning the professional category can get pretty heated.

With dozens of restaurants participating in the contest this year, we’re all going to have to do a lot of sampling.

Last Friday Ribfest’s organizers, the Northcenter Chamber of Commerce and Big Buzz Idea Group, released the list of thirty participating restaurants. Some of the vendors may still fall off the list for city permitting reasons, says organizer Melissa Lagowski, but this is the group we should be expecting.

Not all of the restaurants are selling ribs, although we’d really like to see an entry from Coldstone Creamery. We’ve got the complete list below.

Also, Ribfest is taking things pretty seriously this year with a commercial they’re running on local cable. Scroll all the way down to the bottom to check it out.

Armands Pizzeria
Black Rock Pub & Kitchen
Blue Sky Bakery
Bo’s Concessions
Browntrout Restaurant
Byron’s Hot Dogs
Celtic Crown
Chicago BBQ Company
Chicago Joe’s
Chicago’s Pizza
Coldstone Creamery
Cordis Brothers
Corner 41 Bar & Grill
Horseshoe Barbecue
Jury’s Restaurant
Kettle Kabin
Lee Concessions
Lincoln Restaurant
Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro
Robinson’s #1 Ribs
Rub BBQ Company
Taqueria La Ciudad
Teresa Mittons Concessions & Catering
The Fireplace Inn
The Malt Shoppe
The Piggery
The Smoke Daddy
Uncle Bub’s BBQ
Windsor Ice Cream Shoppe
Woo Ri Village, Inc.

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  • Anonymous

    Is there going to be standardized judging as is done with major BBQ competitions. Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS) is a national sanctioning body for BBQ Judges

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