My dad has always been a master at making barbecue ribs. In fact, I would never get ribs out somewhere because they honestly do not compare. This year my parents hosted Rib-Fest with four rib entries. Honestly all were fabulous.
Here are the contenders, from left to right: Larry, Gary (my dad), Alysse, and Deb.
Entry #1 was a garlic rib from Alysse. The garlic was STRONG, but it was very good. Bring your mints along for this one!
This apple glaze rib from Deb was literally falling off the bone. It was sweet and delicious.
Entry #3 was from Larry. He was a smoker that he can apparently fit 6 turkeys in, and these ribs were prepared in that. They had a dry rub, and they were very smoky and juicy. I would love to have some of these again.
Entry #4 is my dad’s. A classic rib that is prepared in I think about three steps. I will eat these any day.
So…who was the winner?
Well, no one could decide. It was a draw.
There was also a bunch of wonderful food prepared by my mom:
Although Lucy did not eat any ribs, she had a blast with a strawberry, and I was there documenting the whole thing: