Saturday, August 31, 2013

2013 Best in the West Nugget Rib Festival

Over 800,000 people and 24 rib cookers gather in Victorian Square of downtown Sparks, NV for the Best in the West Nugget Rib Festival and competition. We enjoyed some of the country's best ribs and watched the World Rib Eating Championship where the competitor who eats the most rib meat after 12 minutes takes home a piece of the $5,000 prize. Find out who won and the number of pounds of meat consumed by the champion...

We sampled ribs from Carson City BBQ (Carson City, NV), Armadillo Willy's (Los Altos, CA), Back Forty Texas BBQ (Pleasant Hill, CA) had the best sauces, and Chicago BBQ Company (Burr Ridge, IL) and Carson City BBQ won our vote; their ribs had the best flavor and texture and didn't even need sauce.  Chicago BBQ Company won the "People's Choice Award 2013" title but the sample ribs we got were really fatty and tasteless (I think because we had end pieces) so I was really surprised to hear this.

I think John and I will have our our own rib cook-off at home. We've made them before and they were fall-off-the-bone and most flavorful ribs we've ever made!


JoeinVegas said...

mm ribs - still haven't found a great one here in Vegas, oh well, fun looking

Daly said...

I agree, half the fun is trying new places in search of the perfect ribs!