A Rib Nation of 500,000 ‘cue lovers converged on the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, Nev., last Wednesday through Monday for the 26th annual Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off, the biggest such throw-down in the country. Along the way, the hungry crowds took on 240,000 pounds of St. Louis-style pork ribs, rubbed, smoked and sauced by 23 professional cooking teams that travel a national circuit.

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If you’re among the 740 guests who paid $175 a head to break bread at the second Tower Bridge Gala Dinner on Sept. 28, you’re probably eager to see the menu.
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No white after Labor Day? Not when it comes to wine.
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Farm-to-fork experiment means kitchen has to ‘stay on its toes’ and work according to nature’s clock.
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Kim Arburua and her husband, Frank, know something about farm to fork.

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