Apparently Rib Fest '09 is starting up already.
I'm assuming you've heard of Rib Fest? If not: a) I pity you... and b) I'm going to wager a bet that you can guess what Rib Fest is all about. (Rib. Fest.)
Andrew and I discovered it last year over labour day weekend. We, along with a few other friends, wandered from booth to booth, sampling the fare which included everything from ribs (but of course) to blooming onions (think giant, greasy fried onion with batter...mmm...) corn on the cob and beer.
Each booth claims that their ribs are far superior to everyone else's - and the only way to determine if they're right or not, is to sample them.
And sample them we did.
We all walked out of Rib Fest '08 with full bellies, feeling more than content, and not sorry at all that we participated in a fest that is centered around nothing but gluttony. We also decided as a group that we would make it an annual event. Every labour day, we plan to meet up and go to Rib Fest together. (Such a lovely, healthy tradition, no?)
Imagine my delight when Andrew told me that Rib Fest was going to be around on Canada Day and friends of ours wanted to know if we'd like to go. You mean I don't have to wait until September for ribs and greasy fried onions?? Someone up there really likes me.
So that's what we'll be doing on Canada Day this year. I tell you, folks - nothing says patriotism like stuffing your face with meat.
Man, I love this country.