First Place Winner: Most Outstanding Ribs; $2,500 Prize Armadillo’s BBQ Company, Youngstown, Ohio
Second Place Winner: Mayor’s Award; $1,000 Prize Jack On the Bone, Canton, Ohio
Best Sauce Award Winner; $500 Prize Texas Pit, Willis, Texas
People’s Choice Award Winner Old Carolina Barbecue, Canton, OhioThe 2011 HOFEF Ribs Burnoff Competition included eight local and national rib contenders and more than 80 judges. Seven area professional chefs served as judges in selecting the Best Sauce Award winner. The People’s Choice Award winner was awarded based on surveys taken by an anonymous, independent group who surveyed the general public at the event to determine the best ribs at the Ribs Burnoff according to the populous. In addition to fantastic ribs, the annual HOFEF Ribs Burnoff features specialty foods, fun family activities and live music. The Ribs Burnoff continues tonight, Thursday, Aug. 4, at the Stark County Fairgrounds, with a live performance from country artist Phil Vassar. The Ribs Burnoff concludes Friday, Aug. 5, with an evening performance from party band Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes – with special guest Joe Grushecky and the House Rockers. For more news and a complete schedule of the remaining Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival events, visit the Web site: www.profootballhoffestival.com.