Saturday, July 17, 2010

An Orgy Of Flesh, Windy City Rib Fest Is Awesome (120 Photos)

What to do this weekend in Chicago? The Windy City RibFest runs through 9 p.m., Sunday, July 18, so you still have time to enjoy a festival guaranteed to horrify vegans - and delight anyone who loves ribs, BBQ, and live entertainment. We put together a great slideshow for you (below), with over 120 photos of Friday evening and Saturday afternoon. It is an amazing experience, and kudos must go to the Chamber for Uptown. Located at N. Broadway and W. Lawrence, the event is getting a great crowd and serving a lot of incredible food, plus tremendous music from great local bands (schedule and travel info here). The meat orgy continues through Sunday and you are stronly advised to get over there and put down some ribs. Excuse me... reee-ibs. The setting is beautiful, nestled in amongst historic buildings, and was recently used for scenes in Ron Howard's "Cheaters." 46th Ward Aldermanic candidates Molly Phelan and Michael Carroll have tables at the festival; stop by and say hello. Now, the slideshow...