Canada Day: Mamie Taylor’s Hosts RibFest 2017


Eighth annual battle of the BBQs pits Vancouver’s top grill masters against each other for the coveted RibFest Cup


Calling all BBQ fans! RibFest 2017, the eighth annual ribs competition, will heat things up on Canada Day (Saturday, July 1) at Mamie Taylor’s in Chinatown, sponsored by Strange Fellows Brewing and Parkside Brewery and Mount Gay Rum.


The annual BBQ competition, which began as an “industry and friends” backyard cook-off in East Van, will see BBQ greats from rib-forward restaurants across the city meet over the flames of competition.

At 2pm on Canada Day, Mamie Taylor’s will fire up the outdoor grills in front of the restaurant located at 251 East Georgia Street and welcome fellow flamers:

Returning champions Dixie’s BBQ

Karl Gregg from Blueprint Hospitality Group

Dan Olsen from Railtown Café

Doug Stevens from Merchant’s Workshop

and, of course, Mamie Taylor’s own Jeff Koop.

At stake: bragging rights and the coveted RibFest Cup, a DIY trophy that is “improved” upon each year by the winning restaurant.

Only 100 Judging Tickets will be available to members of the public, who will also help choose the winning chef/restaurant.

$10 Judging Tickets will be available for sale onsite at Mamie Taylor’s (251 E. Georgia Street) at 4 pm on a first-come-first-served basis. 


Judging plates will feature a rib from each of the competitors and a voting token. The ribs with the most votes will be slathered in victory and rub defeat into the competition!

Throughout the afternoon and into the evening, Mamie Taylor’s will also be serving a $15 ribs platter featuring slow-cooked Low Country Southern Ribs and sides of coleslaw, macaroni salad and corn on the cob. Special Pricing will be in effect for Mamie’s Mount Gay Rum punch as well as for pints of Strange Fellows and Parkside beer.



The city’s hottest BBQ rib masters fire it up on Saturday, July 1 (Canada Day).

When: Saturday, July 1 — Doors at 2pm. Grills fire at 4pm. Judging at 6pm.

Where: Mamie Taylor’s (251 E Georgia Street)

Tickets: $10 available onsite as of 4pm on a first-come-first-served basis



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