It seemed like they spaced out the rib booths further from each other than in years past. That made walking around much easier. We also took advantage of the free bus rides from the Legends mall to the downtown Sparks bus station.
We got ribs from the vendors directly and then also one night we went into the Rib Village for the smorgasbord. The kids now love ribs and devoured them faster than me!
We noted that few of the rib-smokers had whole suckling pigs roasting away. They were about $175 a pig.
We wandered through the vendor booths and the food providers. The kids played in the water fountain in front of the theater and enjoyed a few carnival rides, day and night.
We ate a little of everything. Fried zucchini, onion rings, fried peaches, funnel cake, cream puffs, ice cream bars, ribs, ribs, ribs, and washed it down with lemonade.
Justin still loves Bone Daddy's. Justin's mom loved Chicago. My favorite this year was Sweet Baby Ray's, but I still really loved the Aussome Aussie's sauce, like I do every year.
The official winners are below.
|1st||Chicago BBQ Company|
|2nd||Sweet Baby Ray's|
|3rd||Famous Dave's BBQ|
|4th||Porky 'N Beans BBQ|
|5th||Checkered Pig BBQ|
|Best Sauce||Famous Dave's BBQ|
|People's Choice||Back Forty Texas Barbeque|
See you next time! MUAH!