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Who’s the Ribmaster? BBQ-rib throwdown this weekend

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Updated: September 1, 2014 7:57AM



Frankfort is the place for ribs — at least it will be Saturday.

About 20 contestants will be cooking up some baby back ribs at the Sixth Annual Amateur Rib Cook Off. The public tasting is from 1 to 3 p.m., according to Mary Canino, village spokesperson. Awards will be announced at 3 p.m.

The event will be held downtown Frankfort in the parking lot on Kansas and Oak Streets, adjacent to the Breidert Green.

Blind judging will be a 1-to-10 scale based on appearance, tenderness and taste. Rules are based on Kansas City BBQ Association.

“The primary difference is that the only allow wood and charcoal cookers,” the rules state. “We allow all kinds of cookers for this event to encourage anyone to come and cook. The goal is to raise money for charity and to have a good time.”

The event is sponsored by Frankfort Area Jaycees, the Lions and Village of Frankfort.

Each team paid $75 or $100, depending on when they registered. Each is provided with 15 slabs of ribs to cook. Teams set up from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m., and must have samples ready for judging by 12:30 p.m. No professional chefs or businesses are allowed to compete.

“All profits go to the Frankfort Area Jaycees and Frankfort Lions Club,” Canino said.



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