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Rib America Fest, Downtown St. Louis, May 24, 2008 

Tasty scenes from rainy Rib America Fest on Saturday, May 24, 2008. The puddles didn't seem to affect the foodies and party-goers in these photos by Lyle Whitworth.
By Lyle Whitworth
Stuart Malloy, Richard Wallace, Dominique Kafka and Danielle prepare a barbecue sandwich.
By Lyle Whitworth
A Coyote Roadhouse employee stores their trophies in back to prevent them from getting wet.
By Lyle Whitworth
Jacob, Tony, and Debbie Smith find a way to stay dry while tasting barbecue.
By Lyle Whitworth
Michelle Bibko thinks her barbecue is finger lickin’ good as Dan Rojek enjoys the barbecued ribs.
By Lyle Whitworth
There was a variety of barbecue meat available.
By Lyle Whitworth
Kevin Slaton, of Granite City, Illinois, tries spiral potato spuds.
By Lyle Whitworth
Georgia Satellites member Rick Price plays the guitar on Market Street.
By Lyle Whitworth
Nothing will prevent Nectar Daigle and Chuck Mohelsky from attending the concerts.
By Lyle Whitworth
Joel Dean finishes off his barbecue ribs while Sue Dean collects the bones.
By Lyle Whitworth
Rick Richards jams on his guitar.
By Lyle Whitworth
Chris and Evelyn Matousek enjoy popcorn on a park bench. From New York, they had three weeks off and decided to tour the Midwest and stumbled across the festival.
By Lyle Whitworth
Barbecue lovers battled the rain for part of Saturday afternoon.
By Lyle Whitworth
Chris Peters avoids the rain and cuts chicken in their trailer. This trailer includes a kitchen with a three-base sink, separate hand-washing sink, commercial refrigerator, food warmer, and storage for their display tables, grill, etc…
By Lyle Whitworth
Downtown St. Louis streets were covered with puddles Saturday.
By Lyle Whitworth
Corey Coleman takes advantage of free Brawny paper towels, given by Jill Schinshy, Brawny representative.
By Lyle Whitworth
The Kansas City Barbecue Society checks off their summer tour locations on the back of their trailer.
By Lyle Whitworth
Promoting an upcoming movie, Zohan Zohan, Sony sponsored free hairstyling. Pictured styling Jackie Murphy’s hair is Kara Sanders and Ellen Devine.
By Lyle Whitworth
Garry Guinn takes a big bite of a turkey leg.
By Lyle Whitworth
Tables were placed throughout downtown St. Louis for barbecue lovers.
By Lyle Whitworth
Mike Sovar gets an air-brushed tattoo of his son’s name, Caleb, right below an real tattoo of Caleb’s feet. Tattooing Mike is Bob Dunderdale.
By Lyle Whitworth
Trish and Peter Canale, of Detroit, Michigan, enjoy fresh roasted sweet corn on the cob on the Soldiers Memorial stairs.
By Lyle Whitworth
Atlanta Rhythm Section vocalist, Andy Anderson, entertains the crowd.
By Lyle Whitworth
A large crowd hit the downtown St. Louis streets for a day full of music.
By Lyle Whitworth
Free chicken samplings, given by the Kansas City Barbecue Society, attracted many.
By Lyle Whitworth
Many vendors proudly display their trophies.
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By Lyle Whitworth
Stuart Malloy, Richard Wallace, Dominique Kafka and Danielle prepare a barbecue sandwich.
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