Lexington Barbecue Festival

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  • When: October 28, 2017
  • Where: 1 North Main Street Lexington, North Carolina
  • Time: 8:30 am-6:00 pm (Rain or Shine)

There’s nothing like sniffing the aroma, sharing the flavor, enjoying the taste and savoring every morsel of a barbecue sandwich with thousands of other people at the same time. Sipping a drink. Talking. Laughing. It’s the place to be! Let’s be clear…we’ll only be celebrating and serving one kind of barbecue at the festival… Lexington Style!

This year, on Saturday, October 28, 2017, the streets of Historic Uptown Lexington transform into a great big playground with food, entertainment, shopping and lots of family fun. It all begins at 8:30 a.m. and runs ‘til 6 p.m. The Festival is free and plenty of parking will be available. Shuttles will provide transportation service from satellite parking lots throughout the city. Amtrak trains, running between Raleigh and Charlotte, will stop in Lexington in the morning and afternoon. The Piedmont and Carolinian reserve the Festival day to make their only stop here during the year.

More than 100,000 people are expected to attend and enjoy the flavor of slow-cooked pork barbecue, the kind that makes the city the “Barbecue Capital of the World.”

Barbecue Festival Four Official Restaurants:

Barbecue Center
900 N. Main Street
Lexington, NC 27292
(336) 248-4633
www.barbecuecenter.com

Smokey Joe’s BBQ
1101 South Main Street
Lexington, NC 27292
(336) 249-0315

Speedy’s Barbecue, Inc.
1317 Winston Rd.
Lexington, NC 27292
(336) 248-2410
www.speedysbbqinc.com

Stamey’s Barbecue
Highway 150 (Tyro)
Lexington, NC 27292
(336) 853-6426


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Patriot Rover Ride Concert & BBQ

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This years event is in a new location and will include Silent Auction 50/50 Raffle Smoke Chasers rejoice! Award winning BBQ provided by Twisted Pair BBQ LEO Escort Kick Stands up 10:15 am Music by Donnaha Station Band.

  • Registration/Start: Smokin’ Harley Davidson
  • Registration: 8:30 am-10:00 am
  • Kick Stands Up 10:15
  • $20 Rider $30 Two Up. Dogs Ride Free!
  • Escorted Ride.
  • Concert & BBQ at Smokin’ Harley Davidson 1 pm – 5 pm.

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Facebook Official Website: https://www.facebook.com/PatriotRovers/
Official Patriot Rover INC. Website: http://patriotrovers.org/
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What’s Happening in October

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October 17th 10AM – 3PM

Smokin’ Harley-Davidson
3441 Myer Lee Dr.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Learn more about these agencies and the good they do for abandoned and mistreated pets in our communities. Some will have pets available for adoption.

We will also be doing a Bike Show that day! Entry fee is $10. The top 3 peoples choice will win a trophy and first place will also win $100!

For questions please feel free to call us at (877) 694-8804 and ask for Brother Bill. We hope to see you there!


Yadkin Wine Tour – Saturday, October 17yvwt-logo-large

You have been probably hearing that wine is getting to be big business in the Yadkin Valley. Vineyards are popping up around North Carolina. So much so, that there more than 100 wineries and vineyards in the state. But don’t just take it from me, take a look for yourself and experience the excitement of this new industry up close.

Yadkin Wine Tours, a wine tour company dedicated to offering “relax and learn” tours of the wineries in the Yadkin Valley Appellation, invites you to join them for a full-day tour, featuring transportation aboard a luxury motorcoach, wine tasting, lunch, and a short course on wine complete with great tips and some interesting history on North Carolina’s wine industry.

On Saturday, October 17, the tour company will be loading the bus up for a trip featuring “The Yadkin Valley Grape Festival Tour” Medaloni Vineyards, lunch at Old Stage Grill then on to the Grape Festival. Cost is $100. To find out more or make your reservations and inquiries call 336-793-4488. For more information visit http://www.yadkinwinetours.com.

The “Fall Colors Tour” vineyard bus tour is October 24 and November 7. The “Holiday Tour” is December 19. Visit the web site for more information http://www.yadkinwinetours.com


Sunset Flicks featuring Ghostbusters – Sunday, October 18

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Sunset Flicks is a collaboration between a/perture, the Arts Council & Coffee Park at Winston Square Park on Sundays in October. Films, food, music and art fill the lineup. October 18 features Ghostbusters

Food and music start at 6 p.m. The screenings start at 7p.m. All of this is happening at Winston Square Park on Marshall Street in downtown Winston Salem. And, oh yeah-it’s a FREE event thanks to the Arts Council! For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/SunsetFlicks


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P.F. Chang China Bistro opens October 12 – P.F. Chang will open next Monday, October 12 at HanesTowne Village on Stratford Road. The long awaited Scottsdale, Arizona restaurant will now have two locations in the Triad. The other is in Greensboro. P.F. Chang will join PDQ, Hickory Tavern and Tijuana Flats Burrito Co. Along with Starbucks, Walmart Neighborhood Market, Fleet Feet Sports. LA Fitness, and Bank of North Carolina

The Famous Toastery opens next week. The Famous Toastery located at 770 Liberty View Court in the Arts District (The former District Bar and Grill) will have a soft opening this week and open for business the week of October 12. The restaurant is based in Lake Norman and is known for its breakfast and lunch that will feature fresh, made-from-scratch avocado omelets, lobster benedict, lobster rolls and salads. The owners plan to open for dinner at a later date.

Twin City Hive change name and moving – Coming Fall 2015 Twin City Hive located 301 Brookstown Ave will move down the hall and become Twin City Hive Coffee Lounge. More seating, private patio, conference room, lounge area and new food items. Same great coffee. Same great atmosphere.


32nd Annual Lexington Barbecue Festival – Saturday, October 24

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Let’s Celebrate! Lexington and Davidson County residents can once again look forward to everybody’s favorite NC specialty. The 32nd Annual Barbecue Festival is set for Saturday, October 24 in Uptown Lexington.

The month of October has been declared Barbecue Month,a month full of activities including the Tour de Pig Cycling event, 5K Hawg Run, Pepsi Pig Tale Writing Competition, Golf Tournament, Tennis Tournament, Hawg Shoot Air Rifle Tournament, and many other exciting events For more information, email info@barbecuefestival.com or visit the website http://www.barbecuefestival.com


6th Annual Winston-Salem City-Dash Boos & Brews 5K – Saturday, October 31foodandbrew

The 6th Annual Winston-Salem City-Dash Boos & Brews 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run will take place at BB&T Ballpark and downtown on Saturday, October 31st beginning at 12 p.m.

Participants are encouraged to run in their Halloween costumes, but suiting up is not required, (just a lot of fun). Start and finish are located at BB&T Ballpark in downtown Winston-Salem. Prizes will be awarded for fastest times and best costumes…plus a festive bash following the race! So, find your race face and start running.

For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/boosbrews

SIgn-up Today visit https://runsignup.com/Race/NC/WinstonSalem/BoosandBrews5k

What’s Happening this month?

The Tenth Annual Salute! NC Wine Celebration, Saturday, June 6

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Salute! NC will be held on Saturday, June 6 in downtown Winston-Salem. More than 30 wineries and vineyards from around the state will be participating. You can purchase your tickets in advance!

There are several outlets where you can buy tickets: online at http://www.SaluteNCwine.com, at any area Lowes Foods, select BB&T Forsyth County branches, Total Wine Stores in Winston-Salem and Greensboro, City Beverage and Whole Foods. For more information visit online at http://www.salutencwine.com.


 

The Downtown Summer Music Series starts next week.

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The Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership’s Summer Music Series kicks off week with Downtown Jazz. Summer On Trade will start the following week.

Downtown Jazz will be June 12 and 26, July 10 and 24 and August 14 and 28. Summer on Trade will be June 20, 27, July 4, 11, 18 and 25. August 1, 8, 15, 22, 26 and September 5.

For a list of performers look for details in your local media outlets for information about Summer Music events, in the Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership Summer Music Web site http://www.dwsp.org/music


 

Find Your Spring and Summer Festival

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The spring and summer festival season in the Piedmont Triad and Western North Carolina are here. Nearly every weekend between now until September will see a street festival of some kind, somewhere. Most of them are within a day’s drive of Winston-Salem, here in North Carolina, and in Virginia.

There is an informative Web site that is dedicated to the festivals in North Carolina http://festivalsandevents.com/festival.php?state=NC and have a ball plowing through it, finding all the festivals you might want to explore. Follow the other links to festivals just across the border in Virginia. All are worth a quick day trip in this warm season


 

Twelfth Annual Texas Pete Twin City RibFest June 11 – 14 in downtown Winston-Salem

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The Texas Pete Twin City RibFest, a four-day food festival will be downtown at 500 North Marshall Street (on the corner of North Marshall and Fifth Streets) in Winston-Salem. The festival will be held Thursday, June 11 through Sunday, June 14. There will be nationally known ribbers at the event, including Pigfoot (OH), Carolina Rib King (SC), Big Boned BBQ (TN), Poor Piggys (NC), Florida Skin and Bones (FL), Jack on the Bone (OH), Porky Chicks (AR) and The Texas Smokehouse (TX).

The festival will also include performance stages with local music acts. Admission is only $7 for adults, and there are several ticket packages if you plan on bringing your crew. Children 12 and under are admitted free. Parking and other details are available on their Web site. For more information visit http://twincityribfest.com

On Location party set at Dobson farm for The Longest Ride Actors & Background Extras

Foothills Arts Council will host an On Location Celebration at the Olinger Farm on Thursday April 16th  in DOBSON, NC.

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A number of area residents got their chance to be on the big screen recently while crews were in the area filming for the latest Nicholas Sparks film based on his book “The Longest Ride.”

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The Foothills Arts Council will be celebrating the upcoming film, which opens April 10, with an on location party April 16 at the Olinger family farm.dobsonlongestrideScenes from the movie, starring Scott Eastwood, were filmed at the farm in Devotion. The farm was restored by Elkin resident Amy Aldridge’s father, the late Dr. Sheff Olinger. Many local residents were extras in the film including Gary and Alexa Maxey; Kennedy, Henry, and Lisa Freeman; Gray, Melinda and Mia Burchette; Scott Ray; Aspen Jackson; and Emma Aldridge.

“The On Location Celebration was the idea of Robin Turner and Lisa Freeman as a way to celebrate the filming in our own backyard,” said arts council Executive Director Leighanne Martin Wright. “With the blessing of Amy Aldridge and her family, the idea blossomed into the party that is sure to be a good time.”

The party also will serve as a fundraiser for the Foothills Arts Council which provides a variety of programming from outdoor festivals to art classes, gallery exhibits and performances showcasing the talent of local actors, Wright said.

Tickets for the party are $25 and include a full BBQ dinner. Skull Camp beer also will be available. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the arts council, located at 129 Church St., Elkin or at Diana’s Bookstore, 222 E. Main St., Elkin.

“As part of our mission to make the arts accessible to all of our community, most of our events are free or have a minimal ticket price,” Wright said. “The money raised from this event will help the arts council tremendously as we operate totally on grants, donations and memberships and provide a vital cultural component to our community,”

The party starts at 6 p.m. on April 16, with the band Face the Music providing live entertainment from the front porch. Organizers are asking that those coming dress for western fun.

“I have asked my daughter to send me her cowboy boots for the night since I don’t own any,” Wright said with a laugh. “Who knows, I may just keep them.”

The farm is located at 362 Grover Cockerham Road, Dobson, on the Mitchell River. A rain date is set for April 19.

“The property is gorgeous and to know a movie was filmed right there is rather fun,” Robin Turner said. “Nothing better than having a party and benefiting art in the process.”

Through the sponsorships of Frank and Jeanette Hendrick, Dr. David Cline DDS, Speedy Chef Restaurant, Edward Jones Investments (Barry Revis and Frank Beals), Parkwood Eye Center, Basin Creek Realty, Animal Ark Veterinary Hospital, Diana’s Bookstore, Lifestore Insurance, The Stereo Shop, Dr. Robert Peterson General Surgery, and State Farm Steve Owings, all the proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Foothills Arts Council to help fund its varied programming.

Kitsey E. Burns may be reached at 336-679-2341 or on Twitter @RippleReporterK.

Story by Kitsey E. Burns kburn@civitasmedia.com

Bib’s Camel City Cookoff

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Where: Winston-Salem Fairgrounds  Gate #5
When: Friday, April 10, 2015, 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturday, April 11, 2015, 10:00 am to 10:00 pm

Who:  Bib’s Downtown Restaurant in conjunction with Colborne Media Group.

Why: Bib’s Camel City Cookoff is an opportunity to build and cultivate BBQ in Winston-Salem. Bib’s Downtown is a staple in the Winston-Salem community and is excited to bring more BBQ exposure to the city.

This is a chance to see some of the Southeast’s best BBQ Pitmasters as they compete for cash and those all-important bragging rights. Visitors can see the rigs, interact with the Pitmasters and enjoy a day at this family friendly event.  There will be bands, kids’ activities and delicious food.

KCBS BBQ Competition Ultimate BBQ Pitmaster Challenge. Free Food & Entertainment

The Bib’s Camel City Cookoff will feature a food truck roundup Friday night from 5-10pm. Food Trucks featured are as follows: (subject to change) Check back for Food Truck additions.

Urban Street Grill 

Bandito Burrito

The Great Escape

Camel City Grill

Bib’s Downtown will also be featuring their famous pulled pork sandwiches Friday night.

Saturday the food truck roundup will move on to other venues, as Bib’s Downtown continues to serve Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Mountain Fried Chicken will also be selling it’s famous “It’s not Greasy” chicken plates on Saturday.

Other food purveyors to be announced. Stay tuned and check back often.

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Don’t forget about our Dinner ride this Friday night to the Bib’s Camel City Cook Off at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds. Registration at Smokin’ from 5:30 – 6:45. $15 per bike and $20 with passenger. B-B-Q dinner included in ride price. Proceeds from the ride will benefit Novant Health Derrick L. Davis Cancer Center Lee Simstein Memorial Fund. The fund is dedicated to helping cancer patients who cannot afford personal expenses related to treatments-medications, transportation to appointments, lodging during treatments and more. For more info on the weekends festivities and competition go to www.bibscamelcitycookoff.com.

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Join Bobby Locke at the Karaoke Challenge Mobile Stage at Bib’s Camel City Cookoff Saturday afternoon from 2 PM – 8 PM at Dixie Classic Fairgrounds! Come sing your heart out!

Official Website-http://www.bibscamelcitycookoff.com/

Facebook Website-https://www.facebook.com/BibsCCCookoff

 

What’s Happening Events and Concerts for October

Halloween at BB&T BallPark with The Dash and Peppercorn Theater in October

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Come out this October to see the BB&T Ballpark “Field of Fears,” a special event for the entire family. Activities include making your own scarecrow,hayrides, mazes and “face your fears” exhibits. A “dark room” will be set up for kids 12 and older.

Pick a pumpkin from our pumpkin patch and decorate it right at the ballpark. There is something for the entire family. The promotion runs from October 16-9, 23-26 and 30-31. For times and more information,please go to http://www.wsdash.com

The Winston-Salem Dash and Peppercorn Theatre will present a new special event, Field of Fears – A Fall Festival for All Ages, for 10 days in October at BB&T Ballpark. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in various Halloween-themed family activities at the home of the Winston-Salem Dash.

This special event features a “Face Your Fears Walk,” where participants of all ages will interact with exhibits to conquer their fears. These experiences will consist of live reptiles, bugs, clowns, dogs and much more. In addition to the “Face Your Fears Walk,” Field of Fears will include hay rides, a spider web maze and Dash inflatables. Attendees can also build scarecrows and decorate pumpkins.

Field of Fears will begin on Thursday, October 16, and will be open every Thursday through Sunday until Halloween. The full schedule, which includes the hours of operation, is available below:

Thursday, October 16: 4-9 p.m.
Friday, October 17: 4-9 p.m.
Saturday, October 18: 12-9 p.m.
Sunday, October 19: 1-5 p.m.
Thursday, October 23: 4-9 p.m.
Friday, October 24: 4-9 p.m.
Saturday, October 25: 12-9 p.m.
Sunday, October 26: 1-5 p.m.
Thursday, October 30: 4-9 p.m.
Friday, October 31: 4-9 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now, and you can purchase your tickets online here or by calling (336) 714-2287. Admission is $11 if purchased in advance or $14 when making day-of purchases, while children two and under can attend for free. These prices already include the North Carolina Entertainment Tax, but processing fees may apply. Parking is free for all 10 dates. Food, beverages, pumpkins and scarecrows will be available for purchase.

For more information on Field of Fears or the Dash’s 2015 season, call (336) 714-2287 or visit wsdash.com. Peppercorn Children’s Theatre is a 501c3 non-profit organization that showcases emerging professional artists and produces original theatre works to introduce live performance art to the families of Winston-Salem and surrounding communities. To learn more, please call (336) 745-0853 or visit www.peppercorntheatre.org.

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31st Annual Lexington Barbecue Festival – Saturday, October 25 

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Let’s Celebrate! Lexington and Davidson County residents can once again look forward to everybody’s favorite NC specialty. The 31st Annual Barbecue Festival is set for Saturday, October 25 in Uptown Lexington.

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The month of October has been declared Barbecue Month,a month full of activities including the Tour de Pig Cycling event, 5K Hawg Run, Pepsi Pig Tale Writing Competition, Golf Tournament, Tennis Tournament, Hawg Shoot Air Rifle Tournament, and many other exciting events For more information,  email info@barbecuefestival.com or visit the website http://www.barbecuefestival.com

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Date: Oct 28 2014
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: 2200 Reynolda Road – Winston-Salem  Get Directions
It’s Free / Love Offering
(336) 721-1560

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North Carolina ‘American Idol’ Caleb Johnson to perform at Lexington Barbecue Festival

North Carolina native and winner of the 13th season of “American Idol” Caleb Johnson will perform at the Lexington Barbecue Festival on Saturday, Oct. 25.

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The 2014 ‘American Idol’ winner, Caleb Johnson (right), clinks wine glasses with Linda Saintsing during a Fine Swine Wine toast to the upcoming 31st Annual Barbecue Festival at the festival kickoff luncheon Tuesday at the Richard Childress Racing Auditorium. Johnson will be performing on the Grandstand during the festival Oct. 25.
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Kicking off the announcements, Naset unveiled the Grandstand performer for the 12:15 p.m. slot, Caleb Johnson. A native of Asheville, Johnson is known for winning season 13 of television singing competition “American Idol.”

“Just getting to be able to come to this event and perform for the amazing people, it’s a huge honor,” Johnson said after the luncheon. “I have heard so much about Lexington, its barbecue and this particular festival, but I’ve never been able to come down here.”

Johnson just completed a national tour and released his debut album, “Testify,” on Aug. 12.

Thousands Gather in Triad for East-West Barbecue Fest

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Photo Caption: news-record. T.J. Henry slathers sauce onto pork ribs at Big Boned BBQ, which won the people’s choice award and the best ribs award.

FESTIVAL DETAILS:
• Friday thru Sunday
• Admission: $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and students, $1 for children
Military service members get in at no charge

Pigfoot. Big Boned. Porky Butts.  They’re not names of pro wrestlers. They are just some of the barbecue pitmasters who will be competing at the East West BBQ Fest this weekend in downtown Greensboro.

Whether it’s ribs, brisket, pork butt or chicken, you’ll probably find it at the three-day barbecue and music festival, where pitmasters from North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Alabama, Arkansas, Texas and Ohio will convene.

Other food and beverage vendors will line the midway, as well.

In addition to the barbecue, the festival will have a main stage with music acts such as up-and-coming Nashville star Brandon Bailey, acoustic singer Natalie Gelman, bluesman Lightnin’ Charlie and rockers Bootleg Dynasty.

The festival features sideshow acts such as the Squidling Brothers and the risque Defiant Whisky Shady Lady Saloon.

And there will even be wrestlers.

This year, the festival features Lucha Libre masked-style wrestlers with matches Friday night and all day Saturday and Sunday.

It also will have a market where vendors will sell all sorts of cool things and services.

This is the festival’s third year, and it moves from Festival Park to a new location on East Washington Street.

The event is produced by Allen McDavid of AKA Entertainment and Media, which is behind the popular Texas Pete Twin City RibFest in Winston-Salem and other festivals across the state.

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GREENSBORO—Barbecue lovers and pitmasters will once again be packing the East West Barbecue Fest.
Last year’s event was held at festival park and drew in 10,000 people.

This year the event is going to be held on East Washington Street in downtown Greensboro.
The festival will feature eight national barbecue teams, from Alabama, Texas and even a local North Carolina team: Poor Piggy’s from Wilmington.

There will be a few new teams as well as some returning pitmaster, including Big Boned Barbecue and Carolina Rib King from South Carolina.

It is not just barbecue at the festival, attendees can enjoy Lucha Libre Wrestling, a slideshow featuring the Squidling Brothers.

For music lovers there will also be music from local bands.

FESTIVAL DETAILS:
• Friday thru Sunday
• Admission: $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and students, $1 for children
• Military service members get in at no charge

– See more at: East-West BBQ Fest

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Scott Ray Home Style BBQ BB RIBS

Want to make your own ribs?

The National Pork Board offers a recipe for Carolina Country Style Ribs.

The board suggests giving a vinegar-based sauce a try with these hearty ribs.

Serve the ribs with hush puppies, corn on the cob, baked beans and your favorite corn bread for a crowd-pleasing meal.

Carolina Country Style Ribs

1 1/2 to 2 pounds boneless country-style pork ribs

2 cups apple cider vinegar

1 cup water, cold

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 tablespoons molasses, OR 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1 tablespoon kosher salt

1 1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper

1/2 teaspoon cayenne

Place ribs in a large bowl or resealable plastic bag, set aside. In 4-cup glass measure, stir together vinegar, water, oil, molasses, salt, red pepper flakes and cayenne pepper until salt is dissolved. Remove 1/2 cup marinade; set aside. Add remaining marinade to ribs; seal bag and marinate for 4 to 6 hours in the refrigerator. Remove ribs from marinade; discard marinade.

Prepare medium-hot fire; grill ribs over indirect heat for 50 to 60 minutes or until pork is tender and the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees.

Baste ribs twice with reserved sauce mixture during last 15 minutes of grilling.

Servings: 6

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 1 hour

Nutrition information: 198 calories; protein: 14 grams; fat: 14 grams; sodium: 355 milligrams; cholesterol: 51 milligrams; saturated fat: 5 grams; carbohydrates: 2 grams; fiber: 0 grams

See more recipes at http://www.porkbeinspired.com. ~Scott Ray

 

Tenth Annual Texas Pete Twin City RibFest June 5-8 in downtown Winston-Salem

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Tenth Annual Texas Pete Twin City RibFest June 5-8 in downtown Winston-Salem

The Texas Pete Twin City RibFest, a four-day food festival will be downtown at 500 North Marshall Street (on the corner of North Marshall and Fifth Streets) in Winston-Salem. The festival will be held Thursday, June 5 through Sunday, June 8. There will be nationally known ribbers at the event, including Pigfoot (OH), Carolina Rib King (SC), Big Boned BBQ (TN), Poor Piggys (NC), 100 B Grill Team (GA), Camp 31 BBQ (AL), and Florida Skin and Bones (FL).

The festival will also include performance stages with local music acts. Admission is only $7 for adults, and there are several ticket packages if you plan on bringing your crew. Children 12 and under are admitted free. Parking and other details are available on their Web site. For more information visit http://twincityribfest.com