Hundreds of people crowded downtown Frankfort on Aug. 3 for Frankfort’s 11th annual “Amateur Rib Cook-Off."
Fifteen contestants from Frankfort, Palos Heights, Orland Park, Plainfield, Mokena, New Lenox, Chicago and surrounding areas used special spices and sauces to perfect the ideal rib for the cook-off.
The event was co-sponsored by the Village of Frankfort, Frankfort Area Jaycees, and the Frankfort Lions Club. All proceeds benefit the Frankfort Area Jaycees and Frankfort Lions Club organizations and serves as a fundraiser for their organizations.
The judges for the event this year were Rick Boehm (KCBS certified), Jeanine Smith (KCBS certified) and Dan McGee, executive chef.
Live music was provided by Marty “Big Dog” Mercer.
Winners were: Rusty Pig BBQ of Orland Park, first place; Mi-Cue of Orland Park, second place; Salt & Pepper of Frankfort, third place; and Lillie’s BBQ of Frankfort, crowd pleaser.