There were a lot of people there

My First Rib Fest

August 9, 2013

Lloyd, School

While Lauren has been busy with home visits, I’ve been spending every waking hour at School getting computer things working and putting 3 classrooms in order. Well, that’s not entirely true. I’ve actually been spending a fair amount of time each day eating too.

At the start of the busy season, Lauren and I stocked up on things we could just heat up and eat. But I haven’t eaten many of mine. It’s been one, “Lets go out to eat!” after another amongst Lincoln Lutheran faculty. My latest conquest: RibFest. I don’t know how I’ve been in (well, near) Lincoln for 18 years without going to a RibFest. We went for lunch, because there is no cover charge until evening.

We ate under this thing. There were a lot of them.

They have people who cook ribs come and cook ribs and other people come and eat the ribs. It’s a very simple concept. Samith invited me to go with him and Joel invited me to go with him, so I went with both of them. It was like on that one sitcom where the main character is on a date with two people at the same time and almost, but not quite manages to pull it off.

I almost pulled it off, but they were sitting on either side of me. In fact, they got the ribs from the places on either side of me too. I went to The Texas Rib Ranch’s stand. Samith went left to some place from Kentucky and Joel went to the right to some outfit from Australia.

The line that Samith was in.

I was happily eating some of the best ribs I had ever tasted, until I tried Samith’s, actually Ian’s, Samith’s son’s*, ribs. They were better than mine. Then I tried Joel’s. They were even better. It turned out I had the worst ribs at RibFest. Well, maybe not, there were a half dozen other rib places.

Still, I felt robbed. No, I felt full. I thought about ordering a whole rack, but the half rack was enough for me. I highly recommend RibFest. It was Festive and there were Ribs.

This is where I got my ribs.

*Not entirely sure if that is punctuated correctly.

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Lloyd Sommerer is a middle/high school teacher who likes to build websites, read books, grow beards, make fun of Lauren’s prototypes and eat the sauce of the picante.

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5 Responses to “My First Rib Fest”

  1. Brad Said on:

    I’ve only recently been interested in ribs. I always thought they had not enough meat and too much gristle. But then I discovered that I did at least like pork ribs. Did you have beef or pork?


  2. Peggy Said on:

    I don’t eat ribs either….but I think it’s because I don’t like barbeque sauce.

    Here’s to your great time at Rib Feast!


  3. Mark Said on:

    The secret to good ribs is low indirect heat, and a long cooking time. When we make ribs, they will be on a covered Weber grill for four to six hours, with the vents open only 1/4 way on the lid. We use a pork/fish rub so barbeque sauce isn’t needed. The bones will separate out with a gentle pull, or pry from a fork. The next time I make them, I want to try a brine soak before searing them.

    Pork ribs are excellent, and we much prefer them to beef ribs.


  4. Jill Said on:

    Ribfest is my fav event in Lincoln. We’ve gone every year for the 5 years we’ve been back and used to go before we moved to the east coast. You definitely did it right by going with friends. A group of 6-8 can order a half slab from each place and everyone gets to pick a favorite. We went after church today. So yummy!!


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