Moonshine at 1824 W. Division St. in Wicker Park is holding its sixth annual Rib-a-Que smokeout from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday in the restaurant's parking lot.
Amateur and pro BBQ Chefs from 10 restaurants will compete against each other to win the coveted "gilded grill trophy" and cash prizes, according to organizers.
The winners will be determined by the public and a panel of judges including Daniel Gerzina, editor of Eater Chicago and Samantha Nelson, a CheekyChicago food writer.
Tickets are $25 in advance through www.ticketweb.com, or $35 at the door. One ticket samples all the contestants. Each chef will feature their own take on BBQ baby back ribs, plus one side dish.
The 2013 contestant lineup of pros and amateurs includes:
90 Miles Cuban Cafe
Banh Mi & Co. Lakeview
Gordon Food Service
JD's Smoke House
Moonshine Wicker Park
Sweet Smoke Chicago
Top Shelf BBQ