Smoke This Rib Fest X – Oct 6

East Cambridge’s Culinary Showdown

The East Cambridge Business Association (ECBA) and Divco West are proud to present The East Cambridge Business Association “Smoke This” Rib Fest 2019, on Sunday October 6, 2019 from 12:00 noon – 4:00pm. The Rib Fest and Street Fair will take place on Cambridge Street in East Cambridge, between Fulkerson Street and Fifth Street.

The Rib Fest is a culinary showdown pitting pit master against pit master for the title of the best ribs in town. The event is perfect for all ages so come and enjoy some BBQ, live music and so much more. There will be plenty of food and fun to be had, but for the best chance to sample a variety of ribs and to cast your vote for the People’s Choice, you’ll need a Taste Ticket which will get you 10 rib samples from the restaurants of your choice at a first come first serve basis. Taste Tickets go on sale on Sept 3rd. Taste Tickets sell out every year, so each restaurant will also be selling a dish at a great price, showcasing food from their fall menu. So even if you miss out on buying a Taste Ticket, you can still enjoy tasty food from some of the best restaurants in Cambridge!

Live music by local favorites Monday Night Bluegrass featuring Sean Staples, Jimmy Ryan, Eric Royer, Dave Westner with special guests Sarah Borges and Hazel Royer, Vapors of Morphine, and Sugar Blood Jinx. Also stop by The East End House for kid’s crafts and games.

The growing list of participating restaurants include ARTBAR, Atwood’s Tavern, The Automatic, Bambara, Champions, Commonwealth, The Druid, Filarmonica Santo Antonio, Formaggio Kitchen, Highland Fried, Lone Star, Lord Hobo, Loyal Nine, Ole Mexican Grill, Portugalia, Puritan & Co., Rindge Vocational Culinary Arts Students, State Park, Trina’s Starlight Lounge.

Rib Fest is a perfect opportunity to get a taste of the local fare in and near East Cambridge and is produced by The East Cambridge Business Association and sponsored by DivcoWest, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, , John Moriarty & Associates, Philips Research, BioMed Realty, Cambridge Savings Bank, Cambridgeside, East Cambridge Savings Bank, EF, Leggat McCall, Naveo Credit Union, Avalon Bay, Brookfield Properties, Cambridge Housing Authority, CVS, Intercontinental, McKinnon Company, MIT, Starry, Urban Spaces, Consigili, Graffito SP, Fairlane Properties, Galluccio &Watson, Vinfen, City Liquor and Cambridge Spirits.

The mission of the East Cambridge Business Association is to promote and maintain sustainable commerce in East Cambridge; to be a single voice for its members; to promote activities that bond East Cambridge businesses with their neighborhood; to preserve the historical integrity and importance of East Cambridge; and to promote an active stewardship of our neighborhood.


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