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Rib King NYC Festival
$49 Grand Tasting Ticket To A 5 Hour MDW BBQ & Food Festival ($81 Value)

Celebrate the long Memorial Day Weekend with an epic summer extravaganza, filled with succulent BBQ eats, incredible sunshine vibes, and more surprises in store at The MDW Rib King NYC 2023 Food Festival featuring the best chefs, pitmasters, grill aficionados, farmers, and more starting at 12:00am on Saturday May 27, 2023!

Grab your $49 Grand Tasting Ticket (an $81 value) that lets you enjoy perks like Early Access at 12:00pm ahead of the crowds, a generous amount of Delicious BBQ Meats (think beef, pork, ribs, brisket, and then some) to devour, delish Sides, Grilled Vegetables, and more tasty fun planned for the day!

Industry City's open courtyard will act as a gorgeous getaway while you dive into eats by culinary creatives such as Blue Hill & Michelin Guide-applauded The Little Beet alum Trevor Kunk, Tank Jackson (Pig Island Winner 2021), Smoke Sweats' Anthony Scerri, Bark Barbecue' Ruben Santana, Kimchi Smoke's Robert Austin Cho - just a preview of the renowned restaurants & superstar chefs on deck.

Enjoy Meat & Rib Stations, the Grilled Cheese Station, sides like perfectly grilled & flavor-packed veggies, BBQ sauces & hot sauces, and so much more, plus a selection of Cocktails, Wines, & Beers available for purchase so you can sip in bliss alongside your feast.

Finally, live performances by El Dorado Slim will provide entertainment for the afternoon. Summer starts...NOW!


Live your meatiest, most indulgent fantasies on a gorgeous summer Saturday at this year's Memorial Day Weekend Rib King NYC 2023 Food Festival! Get ready to dive into a procession of exceptional food from renowned chefs for a spectacular showcase of flavor sure to fill your plate with epicurean bliss!

Gather your foodie crew and immerse yourself in the nuances of high quality, locally-sourced ribs, brisket, pork and the like from small & sustainable farms, not to mention fresh vegetables grilled to perfection, scrumptious sides, and an endless foray of flavors, all while soaking in the sunshine at Industry City's courtyard space. You'll even get a chance to eat, meet the chefs, and explore an hour before GA ticketholders!

In addition to juicy creations by returning chefs like Anthony Scerri of Smoke Sweats and Robert Austin Cho of Kimchi Smoke, expect newbies like Blue Smoke, (Best Traditional Brisket Winner at Brisket King), Hometown BBQ, Thai treats from Kam Rai Thai, Jamaican Jerk BBQ by Sands Jerk Hut, Indonesian flavors by Taste of Surabaya, not to mention a lineup of firefighter chefs & competitive bbq chefs.

The meat will be served in ample supply, but make sure to visit other stations serving up Grilled Cheese, Fresh Veggies grilled to perfection, Hot Sauces by Coney Island Saucery, Bayou Gotham, Rocket Fuel, and 718 heat factory, Pickles, 24-month dry-cured aged Dakota Kentucky ham, and "echoes of Spain" with tapas and Tierra Callada Olive Oil.

Summertime feels, sensational fare, live band performances, boozy drinks available for purchase to cool you off, and your fellow gourmands, all in one place...

A full list of chefs, foods, and more may be viewed here.

Your $49 Grand Tasting Ticket (an $81 Value) Includes:

  • Grand Tasting Admission to The Memorial Day Weekend Rib King NYC Food Festival from 12:00pm until 5:00pm on Saturday May 27, 2023.
  • 1 Hour Early Access from 12:00pm until 1:00pm giving you the opportunity to explore behind the scenes, start eating early and mix/mingle with the chefs.
  • A Selection of Meat & Rib Stations from top chefs including Smoke Sweats (Anthony Scerri, Brooklyn, NY), Bark Barbecue (Ruben Santana, Queens, NY), Kimchi Smoke (Robert Austin Cho, Westwood, NJ), and many more served from 12:00pm until 4:00pm.
  • Foods from top chefs including Blue Hill alum Trevor Kunk of The Little Beet, Tank Jackson (Hog Farmer and winner of Best Whole Hog at Pig Island 2020 & 2019), plus Sean Keever (Boom Boom BBQ in Philly) & more served from 12:00pm until 4:00pm.
  • A selection of Cocktails, Wines, & Beers Available For Purchase From Cash Bar.
  • Live Music Sets By El Dorado Slim Starting At Approximately 2:00pm.
  • BBQ Sauce & Hot Sauce Stations.
  • Veggie Stations.
  • Grilled Cheese Station
  • Jamon Station featuring 24-month dry-cured aged Dakota Kentucky Ham
  • "Echoes of Spain" Station with Tapas and Tierra Callada Olive Oil Sampling.

Rib King's Website | Tickets

The Fine Print
  • May purchase as many tickets as you like for personal use or for gifting.

  • Event runs from 12:00pm until 5:00pm.

  • Valid only for event on Saturday May 27, 2023.