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This weekend's Montreal RibFest will host three award-winning American pitmasters

It's going to be a meaty Mardi Gras over at the Montreal RibFest this weekend with smoky, BBQ-sauce covered ribs and more.

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The West Island's looking real delicious right now: This weekend, the Montreal RibFest will be returning with three major rib-focused food trucks from the United States, plus six other vendors selling specialties like roasted corn, blooming onions, twisted taters, burgers, and more. Admission is free, and food trucks will be keeping things moderately priced so you can sample just about everything on site.

Taking place in the parking area next to Pierrefonds-Roxboro borough hall, West Island Big Brothers Big Sisters will be benefitting from the meaty festivities through fundraising that comes from donation collection, merchandise that's sold and beverage sales. There will be live music and activities for kids too.

While this year's edition is smaller than the last due to the pandemic, it's still where you want to be for ribs, chicken, beans, brisket, pulled pork, and a couple of surprises: This year's ribbers—the festival's term, not ours—include Ribs Royale from Nevada, the Little Rock, Arkansas-based Dinosaur BBQ, and Fat Boys from Athens, Georgia. Each of them have won awards after traveling to different festivals across the US and Canada. You'll also be able to vote on your favourite when you chow down.

On top of that, there will be some sweets from Beavertails, fresh drinks from Lemonade Montreal, the Ontario-based Corn Roaster, plus alternatives to ribs with Street Pizza (although the site lists a spot named D-Burger), Blooming Onion,  and Twister Potatoes.

The Montreal RibFest is taking place on August 13 to 15 in the parking lot of the Pierrefonds-Roxboro borough hall (13665 Pierrefonds Blvd) from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day it's in operation. Here's a link to some directions.

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