In the spring of 2010, I started to consider making my way back into the Rib fest circuit. By this time, my kids were in school and doing fine, so I could once again consider a bit of summer ribbing. I had done a lot of outdoor catering events as Brickyard BBQ and participated in the occasional community food festival, but for me, there’s really nothing like the large-scale production thrill of rib fests. So, I put together a rig, put together a team from my restaurant employees and did the North Scarborough Rotary Ribfest and the Brantford Kinsmen Ribfest, both inaugural events, as well as putting up a BBQ booth at the Caribana festival. These events were successful for us and were greatly enjoyed by my team, who were happy to be learning a lot of new skills and seeing a lot of new faces. Needless to say, my appetite for ribfesting was whetted mightily; after the first event, it felt like I had never left.