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The Moonshine and Socca

Chicago Rib-a-que Smokeout featuring Top BBQ Chef Contest

Chicago Rib-a-que Smokeout Top BBQ Chef Contest

Saturday, Sep 26, 2009 12:00 PM CDT 2009-09-26T12:00
- Saturday, Sep 26, 2009 6:00 PM CDT 2009-09-26T18:00
, Chicago, IL

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Last year's Rib-a-que, the first annual, was a smash success with over 2,000 lbs of ribs, 500 hungry people and 15 fierce competitors! Tons of press coverage included a WGN TV chef's segment, radio, print and online features with over 500,000 media impressions!

The Fest: The Rib-a-que will pit Chicago's top chefs and restaurants against each other and against Chicago's best old-school neighborhood BBQ joints. With your ticket you can sample up to 16 different restaurants!

The Contest: Culinary school vs. momma's family recipe, white table cloth vs. plastic, fine china vs. paper plates. Baby back ribs are the muse. The culinary gauntlet has been thrown down.

The Judges: You the people will cast your vote, along with a line-up of five of Chicago’s top chefs. Last year's judging panel included Stephanie Izzard, winner of Bravo’s Top Chef!

Location: Moonshine parking lot
Dates: Saturday September 26, 2009
Time: 12 noon - 6:00pm
Cost: $25 in advance, $35 at the door
Food: Sample BBQ from the city’s top-rated restaurants and chefs alongside the city’s best neighborhood BBQ joints.
Music: 2 smokin' hot Chicago bands