Ribstravaganza has been a long time in the making. When Daniel B. heard that SexyBeast had made his own smoker, he tried instigating a BYOR (Bring Your Own Rib) party at Chez Phairhead & SexyBeast. This was delicious instigating at its finest.
Albany John and I had a rack of lamb ribs we’d gotten from CelinaBean. The lamb she gets is great – lamby without veering into gamey territory. We rubbed it with Penzey’s Galena St Rib Rub, some cumin, salt, & pepper a few days before Ribstravaganza.
Picked up the Fussman, then headed to Ribstravaganza. Here’s SexyBeast loading several racks of ribs on to the smoker. Be still my heart. There were many other grills in use for Ribstravaganza, too!
The Fussmeister with his sack of ribs. Also lamb, and also from CelinaBean. He did his all fennel pollen like.
The heart of the smoker (bottom barrel). And now for some brevity:
Smoked goat shoulder. This actually smoked up a bit tough for some reason.
Beef ribs! These were like Fred Flinstone ribs! My picture does not do them justice for how big they actually were! They were so tasty, but like a small loaf of bread for each rib! I ended up jacking Daniel’s rib because I wanted some of a rib, but not an entire one. And there were so many other ribs, he didn’t really even protest my rib stealing (too much).
See what I mean? This was the first round of ribs off of the smoker, getting sliced up (we later learned plastic knives do very little for cutting ribs).
Dr. Pepper ribs!
Even more ribs! The cumin & whatever is in the Galena rib rub was super tasty on the lamb ribs, and I didn’t even mind the fennel on Daniel’s ribs. The rest of the ribs were porcine goodness. So many ribs, so many beautiful rings of pink smoke everywhere.
Daniel B. was basically a mess of grease & rib leavings. Check out those fingers! I jokingly asked “Hey, can I lick your fingers?” and he responded “No! Those are my rib fingers and I get to lick all of the grease off of them!”
Oh, and then guess what? Someone broke out the deep fryer and made…
Can you guess? They look like doughnuts, but infact, they were CRONUTS. But we renamed them doughsants because it sounds cuter.
And candied bacon.
EVEN MORE RIBS COMING OFF OF THE GRILL!
And one family brought GALBI!
Zero was incredibly excited to be a part of Ribstravaganza and hoped to get a few bites and was very friendly with everyone who could hold a rib.
Oh, and there was BACON ICE CREAM. So good.
SexyBeast: “That dog’s got the pork sweats,”
T’was a grand day of gluttony and camaraderie. Let’s go for Ribstravaganza Part 2!