If you live in the area, you must make a pilgrimage to the Troy area for the annual Troy Pig Out! It's particularly evil, in my humble opinion, to force the business owners to stay put in their shops while the smells of barbecue waft in from the streets, but we manage...barely. Saturday features several chef demonstrations, live music, more food than you'll know what to do with, fireworks, and the rib competition. If you're a rib connoisseur like I am (ribs are tied with nachos as my all time favorite food), and want to get in on the madness, here's how it works:
Tickets go on sale at 4:00
$1.00 a ticket, one ticket gets you one rib
Buy 5 tickets, get a "voting ticket"
Try them all (lots to choose from)
Cast your vote
Ticket sales will raise money for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
Tickets are limited to 8,000 this year, so act fast. If you're not interested in voting in the rib contest, just stuff your face at any of the other food vendors there, no tickets needed. You'll thank yourself, but wear your fat pants!
Sunday features more chef demos, live music, and the main event, Best in Show for chicken, pork ribs, pork butt/shoulder and beef brisket. Awards will be given out at 4:00.
This is such a good time, folks. I've gone the last two years now and it's really fantastic. Great food, a great environment, and the smells...ooh the smells. Hot damn!
Oh, and FYI: For those of you who come to Troy on Saturdays for our farmers' market, please be advised that the market will be moved to River Street this week only. Pop by the shop and say hello!
AND (I promise I'm almost done), if you're looking for a bit of fun this evening, be sure to head on over to Cohoes and hit up Bread and Jam for some delicious food and the music of one of my local faves, Sean Rowe. Mmmmm, paninis and that voice. Heaven, I tell you.
Hope to see you at both events!!!