Starting Friday, September 24th the East Cambridge Business Association’s (ECBA) kicks off the 12th annual Smoke This Rib Fest. Though it’s historically been a one-day affair, this year they’re making it into a two-week-long crawl so you’ll have plenty of time (and space) to support your favorite restaurants and try all the ribs in whatever way works best for you (indoors, outdoors or at home).
From this Friday right on through ’til Sunday, October 10th, you can make the rounds to try the contenders including tempura fried pork ribs with spicy maple scallion glaze at Puritan & Co., crispy confit pork ribs with pickled peanut BBQ sauce at Vincent’s and lamb ribs with pomegranate glaze and cashew dukkah from The Dial.
Small businesses and the restaurant industry have been hit especially hard by COVID-19, so get out there support your favorite spots and eat some ribs. Scope out the full list of participants, check out cool merch, see what’s smokin’ on the event website and Instagram and start mapping out your meals so you can try ’em all.