CLEVELAND - Cleveland's rib cook-offs have had numerous homes in their 30-some years of barbecuing. In our video player, it's 1990 and the cook-off is at North Coast Harbor.
The first years of the event, Mall C, between City Hall and the old county courthouse, was home to the ribfest. Burke Lakefront Airport and the Tower City Amphitheater have hosted as well. This year, Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica is where you'll find the downtown Cleveland's rib extravaganza.
In 1990, the harbor area is devoid of any of our attractions today – no Rock Hall, no science center, but there was lots of room and a stage floating in the harbor.
Behind the lunchtime rib-eating crowd at North Coast Harbor, old Cleveland Municipal Stadium graces the skyline.
WEWS reporter Tony Gaskins takes a look at prices at the Memorial Day weekend tradition.
Gaskins points out the high admission price and the high cost of tickets used to buy ribs 23 years ago.
The $5 admission price in 1990 has not gone up for the 2013 cook-off, still $5.
Don't those ribs smell good?