Second Annual Truckee RibFest set for Fatherand#8217;s Day | SierraSun.com

Second Annual Truckee RibFest set for Fatherand#8217;s Day

Special to the Sun

TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; A broad cross-section of the regional culinary scene will throw down the competitive gauntlet at the second annual Truckee RibFest slated for Fatherand#8217;s Day, June 19, 1-6 p.m. at Citizens Bank Plaza. Those participating in this good-natured and#8212; and certainly tasty and#8212; grudge match include Men Wielding Fire Fine Food Catering, PlumpJack Cafe, Sunnyside Restaurant, Smokeyand#8217;s Kitchen, Char Pit, Six Peaks Grille, and Truckee Pizza, which will offer some children-friendly options.

and#8220;By nature, ribs are an equal opportunity kind of food,and#8221; said event chair Brinn Talbot Wellise, president of Switchback PR + Marketing, Inc. and#8220;Everyone loves ribs so it stands to reason that many of the areaand#8217;s favorite restaurants offer their own unique renditions of the dish. We are thrilled these talented chefs have thrown their hats into the ring this year.and#8221;

This fun and casual foodie event will offer folks a chance to sample delicious ribs prepared by the best chefs in the area and#8212; a perfect afternoon outing for hungry dads and their families.

Last year an estimated 500 people got their oink on at the inaugural event. This year, event organizer Switchback PR + Marketing, Inc. plans to reprise the tasty event formula, adding a few tweaks that will please both vendors and attendees.

Event organizers have lined up a number of excellent caterers and restaurants that will offer their own creative variations on ribs. The event will feature judging by industry professionals for best ribs in addition to a Peopleand#8217;s Choice award.

A beer garden, childrenand#8217;s activity area, free entertainment and more will round out the festivities.

Truckee High School Boosters Club was selected to be the eventand#8217;s non-profit beneficiary. Truckee Boosters supports clubs and athletics at Truckee High through fundraising and volunteer support.

Adult admission is $12 in advance and $15 on the day of the event. Admission includes entry, plus two food tickets. Each two-rib sampler costs two tickets. Tasty sides can be purchased for one ticket. Admission for children 12 and under is $10 in advance and $12 on the day of the event. Childrenand#8217;s tickets include entry, access to a fun activity center, plus one special food ticket that can be redeemed for hot dogs, pizza and other kid-friendly options. And for the many folks who wonand#8217;t be satisfied with just one two-rib sampler, additional food tickets are available at $5 for two tickets.

For more information or tickets visit http://www.truckeeribfest.com; a nominal $3 service fee applies for online ticket sales. Those who order advanced tickets online will receive a complimentary Truckee RibFest beer mug at the event (first come first served).

The Truckee RibFest is a fundraising event produced by Switchback Public Relations + Marketing, Inc. For more information, call 530-550-2252.

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