Mamie Taylor’s Gets Set To Host 8th Annual ‘Ribfest’ In Chinatown On Canada Day


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Vancouver, BC | 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 4pm 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.



251 East Georgia Street | Vancouver, BC
Telephone: 604-620-8818 | Email: [email protected]
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Owners: Ron Oliver and Simon Kaulback
Chef: Jeff Koop



Named after its signature cocktail—a Golden Age concoction of scotch, fresh lime juice, ginger beer and Angustora bitters— Mamie Taylor’s is an 85-seat regional American restaurant specializing in Southern comfort food with a contemporary twist.

At the vanguard of Chinatown’s new culinary scene, the relaxed and casual ambiance of exposed brick walls and kitschy Canadiana play into the neighbourhood’s up-and-coming charm.

We also have taxidermy. Lots of taxidermy.

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