When baseball is the special bond between you and your dad, the All-Star Game is the ultimate experience. Dave Anderson knew taking his son, Keith, to that game would be one of their greatest memories.
The Minnesota-based Famous Dave’s BBQ has claimed top honors at the 25th annual Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off in northern Nevada. Famous Dave’s, which finished third last year, beat 23 competitor’s for this year’s $7,500 winner’s check Monday in Sparks where an estimated 500,000 people consumed more than 230,000 pounds of ribs through the holiday weekend.
When you spend 25 years perfecting your recipes and studying the competition, it’s no surprise when your food becomes known for being famous. The man behind the widely successful and highly popular Famous Dave’s chain — yes, there’s actually a “Famous Dave” — said he never expected to be a famed BBQ master when he started this journey but couldn’t be prouder of what he’s accomplished.