Ribfest Champion Pitmaster, Mark Link, Picks PHTT

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ribs_brisket_mealWith over 20 years of experience serving up authentic Pit-Smoked Barbeque, in Westmont Illinois, Mark has built up his brand and a solid reputation in as a fierce competitor among competition BBQ pitmasters. Uncle Bub’s restaurant and catering continue to expand on this labor of love with plans to open more locations and secure a warehouse to ensure quality and consistency in their select cuts of premium beef, pork, ribs, chicken and more.

This weekend Uncle Bub’s will compete, once again, in the 4th of July Naperville Ribfest (one of the largest in North America). Uncle Bub’s looks forward to beating the volume of previous years with around 150,000 to 200,000 people in attendance, and take home another first place trophy in a streak that began this year with a big win in Sioux Falls SD, earlier this year.

The volume of product served at some festivals is staggering.  At the last award-winning competition, Uncle Bub’s went through 151 cases of ribs (approx 2100 slabs), 800 pounds of pulled pork and 900 pounds of brisket.  But even for Uncle Bub’s, this year’s Naperville Ribfest may prove to be one of the biggest ever, pushing Mark and his crew to the limits.