Smoke This Rib Fest 2016

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The East Cambridge Business Association (ECBA) and Divco West are proud to present The East Cambridge Business Association “Smoke This” Rib Fest 2016, on Sunday October 2, 2016 from 12:00 noon – 4:00pm. The Rib Fest and Street Fair will take place on Cambridge Street in East Cambridge, between Fulkerson Street and Fifth Street.

The Rib Fest is a culinary showdown pitting pit master against pit master for the title of the best ribs in town. The event is perfect for all ages so come and enjoy some BBQ, live music and so much more. There will be plenty of food and fun to be had, but for the best chance to sample a variety of ribs and to cast your vote, you’ll need a Taste Ticket which will get you 10 rib samples from the restaurants of your choice at a first come first serve basis. Taste Tickets are on sale starting September 1st. Taste Tickets sell out every year, so each restaurant will also be selling a dish at a great price, showcasing food from their fall menu. So even if you miss out on buying a Taste Ticket, you can still enjoy tasty food from the best restaurants around town!

Live music by local favorites The Clock Burners, Ali McGuirk,  Roy Sludge Trio, Vapors of Morphine, and the kids will enjoy fun and games with The East End House.

The growing list of participating restaurants include Abigail’s, ARTBAR, Atwood’s Tavern, Bambara, Café ArtScience, Cambridge Brewing Co., Cambridge Police Dept. Pitmasters, Commonwealth, East Coast Grill,  Filarmonica Santo Antonio, Hops N Scotch, Lone Star, Lord Hobo, Loyal Nine, Ole Mexican Grill, Portugalia, Puritan & Co., Rindge Vocational Culinary Arts Students, The Rising, and Trina’s Starlight.

Rib Fest is a perfect opportunity to get a taste of the local fare in and near East Cambridge and is produced by The East Cambridge Business Association and sponsored by DivcoWest, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, BioMed, Cambridgeside Galleria, East Cambridge Savings Bank, Education First (EF), Hotel Marlowe, Naveo Credit Union, Leggat McCall, Boston Properties, Forest City, Gentle Giant, Geek Offices, Graffito SP, McKinnon Co., MIT, Mount Vernon Co., Truant Construction Managers, Turner Construction, Urban Spaces LLC, and Vinfen

The mission of the East Cambridge Business Association is to promote and maintain sustainable commerce in East Cambridge; to be a single voice for its members; to promote activities that bond East Cambridge businesses with their neighborhood; to preserve the historical integrity and importance of East Cambridge; and to promote an active stewardship of our neighborhood. We believe that by working together with the community and by working toward improving our businesses we can make East Cambridge a better place to live and work.

Smoke This Rib Fest 2015

RibFest_2015_LogoCambridge, MA: The East Cambridge Business Association (ECBA) is proud to present The East Cambridge Business Association “Smoke This” Rib Fest 2015, on Sunday October 4, 2015 from 12:00 noon – 4:00pm. The Rib Fest and Street Fair will take place on Cambridge Street in East Cambridge, between Fulkerson Street and Fifth Street.

The Rib Fest is a culinary showdown pitting pit master against pit master for the title of the best ribs in town. The event is perfect for all ages so come and enjoy some BBQ, live music and so much more. There will be plenty of food and fun to be had, but for the best chance to sample a variety of ribs and to cast your vote, you’ll need a Taste Ticket which will get you 10 rib samples from the restaurants of your choice at a first come first serve basis. Taste Tickets are on sale starting September 2nd. Taste Tickets sell out every year, so each restaurant will also be selling a dish at a great price, showcasing food from their fall menu. So even if you miss out on buying a Taste Ticket, you can still enjoy tasty food from the best restaurants around town!

Live music by local favorites Vapors of Morphine, Silks, Monday Night Bluegrass, and Roy Sludge Trio and the kids will enjoy fun and games with The East End House.

The growing list of participating restaurants include Abigail’s, ARTBAR, Atwood’s Tavern, Cambridge Brewing Co., The Cambridge Police Department Pitmasters, Catalyst, Champions, Commonwealth, East Coast Grill, Filarmonica Santo Antonio, Hops N Scotch, Lone Star, Lord Hobo, Loyal Nine, Ole Mexican Grill, Portugalia, Puritan & Co., Rindge Vocational Culinary Arts Students, State Park and Trina’s Starlight Lounge.

Rib Fest is a perfect opportunity to get a taste of the local fare in and near East Cambridge and is produced by The East Cambridge Business Association and sponsored by Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Avalon Bay Communities, Beacon Capital, Divco West, East Cambridge Savings Bank, EF, Forest City, Hotel Marlowe, HYM Investments, Leggat McCall, Mount Vernon Group, Naveo Credit Union, Boston Properties, Cambridge Savings Bank, Geek Offices, Linear Retail, MIT, Turner Construction, and Vinfen.

The mission of the East Cambridge Business Association is to promote and maintain sustainable commerce in East Cambridge; to be a single voice for its members; to promote activities that bond East Cambridge businesses with their neighborhood; to preserve the historical integrity and importance of East Cambridge; and to promote an active stewardship of our neighborhood. We believe that by working together with the community and by working toward improving our businesses we can make East Cambridge a better place to live and work.

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Jason Alves by email baecamb@gmail.com for further details

 

Smoke This Rib Fest 2014

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The East Cambridge Business Association Presents:

The 5th Annual

Smoke This Rib Fest

Sunday October 5, 2014

The East Cambridge Business Association (ECBA) is proud to present The East Cambridge Business Association “Smoke This” Rib Fest 2014, on Sunday October 5, 2014 from 12:00 noon – 4:00pm. The Rib Fest and Street Fair will take place on Cambridge Street in East Cambridge, between Fulkerson Street and Fifth Street.

The Rib Fest is a culinary showdown pitting pit master against pit master for the title of the best ribs in town. The event is perfect for all ages so come and enjoy some BBQ, live music and so much more. There will be plenty of food and fun to be had, but for the best chance to sample a variety of ribs and to cast your vote, you’ll need a Taste Ticket which will get you 10 rib samples from the restaurants of your choice at a first come first serve basis. Taste Tickets are on sale starting September 3rd. Taste Tickets sell out every year, so each restaurant will also be selling a dish at a great price, showcasing food from their fall menu. So even if you miss out on buying a Taste Ticket, you can still enjoy tasty food from the best restaurants around town!

Enjoy cooking demonstrations from local chefs, while the kids enjoy fun and games with The East End House. Music provided by Local favorites The Atwood’s Monday Night Bluegrass Band and more

Participating restaurants include Abigail’s, ARTBAR, Atwood’s Tavern, Bambara, Cambridge Brewing Co., Champions, Commonwealth, East by Northeast, East Side Bar & Grille, Filarmonica Santo Antonio, Lone Star, Lord Hobo, Ole Mexican Grill, PF Chang’s China Bistro, Portugalia, Puritan & Co., Ridge Vocational Culinary Arts Students, State Park, and Tupelo. And welcoming special guests: The Cambridge Police Department Pitmasters and The Cambridge Fire Department Pitmasters

Rib Fest is a perfect opportunity to get a taste of the local fare in and near East Cambridge and is produced by The East Cambridge Business Association and sponsored by Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Naveo Credit Union, East Cambridge Savings Bank, EF, Avalon Bay Communities, Beacon Capital, Forest City, HYM Investments, Leggat McCall, McKinnon Co., Mount Vernon Group, Boston Properties, Cambridge Savings Bank, Consigli Construction, Cushman & Wakefield, Geek Offices, Graffito SP, Linear Retail, MIT, Turner Construction, Urban Spaces LLC, Veolia, and Vinfen. Rib Fest is also made possible by our friends at Atwood’s Tavern, Blossom Floral Design, Cambridge Printing, Cambridgeside Galleria, CCTV, East End House, Gentle Giant, Kroner Design, The Loyal Nine, and the Royal Sonesta Hotel.

 

The mission of the East Cambridge Business Association is to promote and maintain sustainable commerce in East Cambridge; to be a single voice for its members; to promote activities that bond East Cambridge businesses with their neighborhood; to preserve the historical integrity and importance of East Cambridge; and to promote an active stewardship of our neighborhood. We believe, that by working together with the community and by working toward improving our businesses we hope to make East Cambridge a better place to live and work.

 

 

Share your love for East Cambridge!

We are pleased to announce that we have partnered up with the Cambridge Office of Tourism to give away one set of two VIP Meateater Rib Fest Tickets plus one coveted “I Heart East Cambridge” t-shirt and one set of two Taste Tickets plus one coveted “I Heart East Cambridge” t-shirt to the Smoke This Rib Fest event on Sunday, October 20th!

Take pictures of your favorite East Cambridge spots (restaurants, food, architecture, parks, people, anything that shows your love for East Cambridge) upload them to Instagram and tag your photos with #IHeartEC and #PictureCambridge. Make sure you geotag your location or give a shout out to where you are.

Feel free to tag as many pictures as you would like and existing images can be retagged too! You must be a follower of @CambridgeUSA on Instagram to win.

The contest will run from October 10th to October 17th. For more details please see the  below submission guidelines.

Continue reading “Share your love for East Cambridge!”

Smoke This Rib Fest Winna Winnas

 

The smoke has settled but we are still all jazzed up over how succesful Rib Fest 2012 went.

Congratulations to the People Choice winners:

1st East Side Bar &Grille

2nd ARTBAR

3rd Champions

Congratulation to the Best Ribs Award (by the Judges, Tony Maws, Craigie On Main; Kenji Alt, Seriouseats.com; and Dave Andleman, Phantom Gourmet)

1st Bambara

2nd Tupleo

3rd Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School Culinary Student  (ensuring more great restaurants are just around the corner here in East Cambridge)

More updates to come and many pictures to post , but … we are just emerging from a food coma … so be patient

 

Smoke this Rib Fest 2013

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FOURTH ANNUAL SMOKE THIS RIB FEST
East Cambridge’s Culinary Showdown

Cambridge, MA: The East Cambridge Business Association (ECBA) is proud to present The East Cambridge Business Association “Smoke This” Rib Fest 2013, on Sunday October 20, 2013 from 12:00 noon – 4:00pm. The Rib Fest and Street Fair will take place on Cambridge Street in East Cambridge, between Fulkerson Street and Fifth Street.

The Rib Fest is a culinary showdown pitting pit master against pit master for the title of the best ribs in town. The event is perfect for all ages so come and enjoy some BBQ, live music and so much more. There will be plenty of food and fun to be had, but for the best chance to sample a variety of ribs and to cast your vote, you’ll need a Taste Ticket which will get you 10 rib samples from the restaurants of your choice at a first come first serve basis. Taste Tickets are on sale starting September 9th. Taste Tickets sell out every year, so each restaurant will also be selling a dish at a great price, showcasing food from their fall menu. So even if you miss out on buying a Taste Ticket, you can still enjoy tasty food from the best restaurants around town!

Enjoy cooking demonstrations from local chefs, brought to you by how2heroes, while the kids enjoy fun and games with The East End House. Local favorites The Atwood’s Monday Night Bluegrass Band will get you moving with their Bluegrass and Americana rhythms. Participating restaurants include Abigail’s, Area 4, ARTBAR, Atwood’s Tavern, Bambara, CRLS Culinary, East Coast Grill, East Side Bar & Grille, Lord Hobo, New Deal Fish Market, Ole, Puritan & Co., Redbones, Trina’s Starlight Lounge, and Tupelo.

Rib Fest is a perfect opportunity to get a taste of the local fare in and near East Cambridge and is produced by The East Cambridge Business Association and sponsored by Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Cambridge Savings Bank, Clark Hunt Ahern & Embry, CPCU Credit Union, East Cambridge Savings Bank, EF, Forest City, HYM Investments, Leggat McCall, Linear Retail, McKinnon Co., MIT, Rogers Properties Group and Vinfen. Rib Fest is also made possible by our friends at Atwood’s Tavern, Blossom Floral Design, Cambridgeside Galleria, Cambridge Printing, East End House, how2heroes, Kroner Design, PageWorks and the Royal Sonesta Hotel.

Lunch at Hungry Mother!

Backdoor BBQ at Hungry Mother!  HM is serving lunch on Thursdays and Fridays starting at 11:30am until 1:30 (or until they run out, which ever comes first)

Nothing better than a Pulled Pork Sandwich to take you into the weekend.  See you in line …