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BBQ-n-Blues Rib Cook-Off Event

  • September 08, 2023
  • 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • 500 First Street, La Salle, IL 61301
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Join us for the 9th Annual Rib Cook-off at BBQ-n-Blues!  1st Prize is $500 Cash, 2nd Prize is $300, 3rd Prize is $100, 4th Prize is $50, 5th Prize is $50.

  • Location: First Street between Wright and Gooding Streets – Downtown LaSalle, IL
  • Setup begins no earlier than 7am. Any team that sets up prior to 7am will be disqualified.
  • Cooking sites will be assigned upon arrival – at 7am or after.
  • Meat inspection upon arrival at check-in.
  • Pork Back or Spare Ribs.
  • Only one entry per grill. Multiple entries are allowed per team but you must have multiple grills (i.e. one team of 4 people bring 2 grills and can enter 2 sets of 8+ ribs but must pay 2 x $30 entry fees, 3 grills=3 entries, etc.)
  • The entry platter container will be assigned mid-morning with each contestant’s own anonymous entry number.
  • Use of charcoal & wood(s) only, no propane grills. Pellet grills are allowed but generators will NOT be permitted and power sources are not available.
  • Ribs may be trimmed/”silver skin” removed prior to check-in but no pre-seasoning, marinating, or precooking allowed.
  • Use of sauce is not required, but NO pooling of “sauce on the side” will be allowed.
  • Turn-in time will be at 6:00 pm at the Judging area.
  • A “turn-in” of a minimum of eight or more bone-in, singulated pork ribs will be expected. Any judge served an entry without a bone will automatically be scored a “0” in all categories.
  • Entries will be scored on three categories: Taste, Tenderness, and Appearance, which will be weighted 2.25, 1.25, and .50, respectively. Scores for each category will range from 2 (inedible) up to 9 (excellent). The lowest judge’s score will be thrown out.
  • Winners will be announced at 8:00 p.m. on the stage.
  • The Entry Fee is $30.
  • Scores will be posted after the awards presentation.

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