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Moonshine's 8th Annual Rib A Que

Saturday September 20 12pm -6pm
Moonshine - 1824 W. Division Street - Wicker Park
$25 Advance / $35 Door

7th Annual Rib-a-Que Smoke Out- Wicker Park's BBQ Mayhem

Pro and Amateur BBQ Chefs to Duke it Out for Gilded Grill Trophy at Moonshine's 6th Annual Rib-a-Que Smoke Out, Sept 21, in Wicker Park 

You’re invited to discover the next big thing in Chicago’s barbecue rib scene at the 6th Annual Rib-a-Que Smoke-Out – Saturday, September 21st in Wicker Park. From noon to 6 pm in the Moonshine parking lot (1824 W Division), the culinary gauntlet will be thrown down and pro BBQ chefs will compete with amateurs for the rights to the coveted Gilded Grill trophy – and cash prizes. The winners will be determined by the public and a panel of celebrity judges. 

The Fest:

The Rib-a-Que pits BBQ rib aficionados against each other. One ticket samples all the contestants. This year’s event figures to feature over 2 tons of ribs, 500-plus hungry rib lovers and up to 16 fierce competitors! The Rib-a-Que is the perfect way to button-up summertime activities in Chicago.

The Contest:

Its culinary school vs. momma’s family recipe, big boys vs. the small guys…and baby back ribs are the muse. Competing chefs will set up shop in the spacious Moonshine parking lot to showcase their skills. Each chef will feature their own take on BBQ baby back ribs, plus one side dish. Discriminating foodies and celebrity judges alike will taste several unique and savory rib recipes to help determine the overall winner. 

Confirmed for 2013:

Oak Porkers
JD's Smoke House
90 Miles Cuban Cafe
Top Shelf BBQ
Gordon Food Service
Sweet Ginny's
Banh Mi & Co. Lakeview
Hutch Chicago
Smokin Hops
Moonshine Wicker Park

The Judges:

Daniel Gerzina www.chicago.eater.com
Samantha Nelson www.CheekyChicago.com
Sean Cooley editor of http://www.thrillist.com/chicago

The public will cast their vote, along with a line-up of celebrity foodie judges. Winners are selected for both categories; popular vote and judge’s vote. 1st place in each category gets $700 each and a Gilded Grill trophy! Runner ups in each category get $350 a piece. 

The Tickets:

Tickets are $25 in advance throughwww.ticketweb.com or at Moonshine w/o service fees


If you need table reservations: https://www.facebook.com/MoonshineWickerPark/app_190322544333196

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This event is “Rain or (Moon)Shine!!

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