Friday, July 16, 2010

Windy City RibFest in Uptown, July 16-18

Do you love ribs ("reee-ibs") and good local music? If so, the place to be this weekend is at the Windy City Rib Fest in Uptown on Chicago's north side. It's a whole weekend of PETA-free fun! (See 120 photos in our updated slideshow!) More precisely, at Lawrence and Broadway (map here). CTA bus routes galore, and the Lawrence Red Line train station is just steps away. It's a fun neighborhood: This is home to The Green Mill, The Aragon, The Riviera and Uptown Lounge, plus a bevy of great restaurants. Ah, ribs: One of Chicago's favorite foods. Reee-ibs are even more fun when you're at a festival devoted to the messy, meaty treats. They're the original snack-on-a-stick, if you think about it, and that's reason enough to celebrate them. More reason, as mentioned above, is a good lineup of local bands. The lineup here: Friday, July 16 5:45 pm - Stellar Road 8:00 pm - Tonic Saturday, July 17 12:15 pm - Model Stranger 2:00 pm - Canasta 3:30 pm - Jon Drake & The Shakes 5:00 pm - The Lifeline 6:30 pm - Dick Holliday & the Bamboo Gang 8:30 pm - Sister Hazel Sunday, July 18 12:30 pm - Radio Live 2:45 pm - Catfight 5:00pm - 7th Heaven 7:15 pm - Cornmeal For more information see