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2012 Bethlehem Rib Cook-Off Tasting Passport
The 2012 Rib Cook-Off Tasting Passport will feature a sample of each SIX competing restaurants apart of the competition. You will receive samples from the following restaurants: Apollo Grill, Edge, Bethlehem Brew Works, Cactus Blue, Looper's Grill & Bar and 4 Bandits. Each passport purchaser will receive a commemorative "2012 Bethlehem Rib Cook-Off" plate.
$10.00 in advance / $13 day-of event(if still available)
ONLY 200 TASTING PASSPORTS AVAILABLE! Don't miss your chance to get a tasting passport to the Inaugural Bethlehem Rib Cook Off is being created by the Downtown Bethlehem Association & presented by Faulkner Chevy! A competition between Downtown Bethlehem Restaurants for the Title of “Best Ribs in Bethlehem” restaurants will set up on Broad Street and guests will sample restaurants’ cuisine and vote for their favorites between top local competing restaurants! Visitors will also be able to purchase meal tickets, which will enable them to buy a full lunch / dinner from one of the restaurants rather than (or in addition to) a tasting passport!
The goal of the 2012 Bethlehem Rib Cook-off is to draw foot traffic into downtown Bethlehem and highlight the Broad Street businesses, as well as Downtown Restaurants competing for “Best Ribs in Bethlehem”. This festival will create excitement in the community as well as reinvent the idea of a neighborhood “cook-out” reminiscent to American culture. The event is expected to attract approx. 3000 people to the Downtown Bethlehem Historic District!
For 2012, the location will be on Broad Street for the entirety of the festival.
Here are some of the details:
- Broad St will be closed off to traffic; from Guetter St to Main Sts. from 1:00pm-7:00pm
- Top Restaurants will compete for the title of “Best Ribs in Bethlehem”
- The children’s area will be located on the East end of Broad St, where there will be face painting, crafts, mechanical bull riding, rock climbing wall and more from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- There will be a Bethlehem Fire truck display
- Stations Café will feature an assortment of ice cream choices
- 1st Annual Men’s Show Your Rack Rib Show Off
- Musical Entertainment on Broad St from 1 pm - 7pm
- An estimated 2000 to 3000 people attending
- Rock-climbing wall!
- Plus much more!