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.
Finally, a sunny day for Chris and Frank who are in Hayward, Wisconsin today. It’s Day Four of our tour of lake country and the guys are actually out on a lake.
About 1,500 people have signed a petition to keep the Linden Hills neighborhood of south Minneapolis just as it is.
People heading to the Minnesota State Fair on Thursday will have plenty of options when it comes to food.
Choosing the best barbecue in the Twin Cities is not the easiest of tasks. For starters, what qualifies as barbecue? The varieties are endless. So, let’s just call this a start. Please let us know your thoughts and anything we overlook.