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 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

 

The Taste Ticket

Do I need a ticket to come to Rib Fest? If my friend doesnt have a ticket can he/she still come?

Each year we try to put up a new post with an explanation of some frequently asked questions about the Taste Ticket. The most common, “Do I need a Taste Ticket to come to Rib Fest”

The answer, “no, you dont need a ticket to come to Smoke This Rib Fest, BUT you do need a ticket to eat ribs”

That being said, the Taste Ticket is the best way to experience STRF because it allows you 10 samples of ribs on a first come first serve basis from our (currently) 20 local restaurants.  Then the Ticket doubles as your ballot.  You can cast your vote for your favorite rib and help us crown the winner of The People’s Choice Award

We always expect and welcome more people to come to the community event to enjoy the music, activities, and of course food!.  So we ask each retuarant to bring additional food items that reflect their own menus.  This way the event is open to the public and there is plenty of food options for everyone who joins us.

Hope this sheds some light on the Taste Ticket, but if you have any questions we are happy to answer them.  Email us at info@eastcambridgeba.com

 

 

 

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 …

Rib Fest was Awesome … Don’t believe me? Check out this video!

The smoke has cleared and the champs have been crowned.
Congrats to East Side Bar and Grille who defended their title and took home the Peoples Choice Award.
Congrats to Bosphorus was awared the Best Ribs Award by our guest judges Tony Maws of Craigie On Main, Barry Maiden of Hungry Mother, and Nick Iverson of Americas Test Kitchen.

Thanks to all the restuarants who took time out of their schedules to help us create a great event for East Cambridge. Thanks to the volunteers who came out and supported the event, we couldnt have pulled it off without your help. Of course thanks to our sponsors for all your support.

Thanks to how2heroes for this awesome video.

Phillip Tang: Rib Fest Primer

Phillip Tang is the chef and owner of East By Northeast here in Cambridge and he is going to be preparing cured pork belly for his cooking demo at the how2heroes demo tent at Rib Fest this Sunday.

Take a look at the how2heroes video featuring Phil and his pork belly.  Consider your appetite …wetted.

Spotlight on Sponsors: Clark, Hunt, Ahern & Embry

The Cambridge law firm of Clark, Hunt, Ahern & Embry has existed for over 25 years. Over the years, despite minor changes in the name of the firm, our commitment to providing personal service and fighting for favorable outcomes on behalf of our clients has remained constant.
As a full-service law firm, we represent clients’ interests in a variety of forums, including state and federal courts, governmental and regulatory agency hearings, zoning boards of appeal, probate courts, and at mediation and arbitration. Our clients have the assurance that an experienced and attentive attorney is working on their behalf to achieve the best possible outcome.

A Reputation Built on Client Appreciation

We are large enough to provide sophisticated services while retaining the family atmosphere of a smaller firm. Many new clients come to us after hearing about our law firm from their friends, colleagues and neighbors. Our firm has been fortunate in being able to avoid advertising; referrals and recommendations from existing clients are largely responsible for our healthy and diverse client base.

Accomplished Attorneys

Our attorneys have received numerous awards and accolades, including selection for inclusion in Massachusetts Super Lawyers, the Multimillion Dollar Advocates Forum, the American Board of Trial Advocates and the International Society of Barristers. Several have received AV-peer ratings, the highest rating available through Martindale-Hubbell.* Others lecture, teach and publish articles on a wide range of legal topics. Each of our attorneys is active in both the profession and in the wider community as a whole.

Specialty Practice Areas

Although we provide legal services in a wide range of practice areas, from business law to residential real estate, our firm is known for its focus on several specialty practices. These include special education law and disability law. In fact, a number of our lawyers have related experience in these areas, providing our clients with a unique understanding of their issues. For example, prior to becoming an attorney, partner Janine Brown-Smith was COO of the Cotting School. Another partner of the firm, Henry Clark, served for thirteen years as the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Association of Chapter 766 Approved Private Schools (“MAAPS”). It is this industry experience that sets CHA&E apart

Spotlight on Sponsors: EF

EF stands for “Education First.” With a mission to break down barriers in language, culture and geography, EF has helped more than 15 million people of all ages and nationalities become citizens of the world. Cultural exchanges, educational travel, language training and degree programs — we put education first
EF was founded on the simple idea that to really learn, you need to experience. Immersion learning and cultural exchange are at the core of what we do. From bringing American teachers and their students to see Europe’s wonders, to bringing Chinese teens to London to learn English, to running a top-ranked MBA program in San Francisco, EF believes in the global classroom.

Go to http://www.ef.com/ for more info about EF