That was the general consensus of the thousands of hungry, lip-smacking visitors attending this year’s first three-day, Rotary Ribfest on the weekend.
Line ups at the four participating barbecue stations at the west end of Okanagan Lake Park which sent flavourful plumes into the air were long and constant.
When the smoke did clear briefly on the final day, July 5, it was Boss Hog’s out of London, Ont. walking away with a pair of trophies, People’s Choice and Best Sauce. The judges, who chowed down the day before, selected Vancouver’s Jessica Kyllo Smoke and Bones sticky entry as their winner. While they did not take home any hardware, the two other participants, Gator BBQ of Florida and Ontario and Misty Mountain BBQ of Hinton, Alta. were close contenders according to Rotary Club of Penticton organizers.