Best In The West Nugget Rib Cook-Off is a destination festival. It is called a contest but in reality it is a week-long festival devouted to the all popular pork rib. Ms. Goofy and I spent several days soaking in the fun and festivities at this huge event. Our judges badges were left at home because we would be spectators at this event. We like to arrive midweek to avoid the massive crowds. The weather could not of been nicer with pleasant 80 marks on thee thermometer. Stroll down the midway with us and enjoy some ribs.
One of the highlights of this festival for us is the rib eating contest. Ms. Goofy is a Joey (Jaws) Chestnut groupie. We always arrive early to claim our spot up front to experience the show. Sometimes it can be a little hazardous because last year Ms. Goofy got hit in the head by a wayard rib. We were not disappointed with the fierce competition provided by Joey's arch nemesis Matt Megatoad Stony..They had 12 minutes of time to consume as many ribs as possible. Joey Chestnut was victorious with eating a total of 9.6 pounds. Ms. Goofy escaped without injury.
There is more than just ribs to experience. We loved the deep fried pickles served with ranch dressing and a spicy Sriracha sauce. We also spied some very meaty looking beef ribs that impressed. Prehistoric turkey legs filled the need for meat on a stick. There was just so much food to experience. Ribs were king this week with the lines to prove it.
You would think with all the ribs and fixings we would be finished. This would not be the case today. I still had room for this beautiful New York steak consumed at the steakhouse inside the Nugget casino. We did not need reservations tonight because everybody was outside enjoying ribs. The Best In The West Nugget Rib Cook-Off is a destination festival. I highly recommend going midweek. Maybe we will see you in row one to witness Joey Jaws Chestnut protecting his title next year.