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Food: St. Louis Style Ribs

Food: St. Louis Style Ribs

September 01, 2021

Matthew Phoenix of Ankeny won first place and a BBQ feast for ten at the St. Louis Style Ribs competition, judged Saturday, August 21, at the 2021 Iowa State Fair.

Entries were judged on appearance, flavor and texture.

The Iowa State Fair Food Department is the largest of any state fair in the country. There are 134 divisions, 603 classes and nearly 6500 entries at this year’s Fair. Food Department judging is held in the Elwell Family Food Center sponsored by Urban Air.