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      Restaurants prepare for annual Rib Fest

      Friday afternoon is the annual Rib Fest in downtown Escanaba. Tickets are $12 in advance and 15 dollars at the door.

      There's live music by Resolution, prizes and of course, a lot of delicious food. Guests will get to sample ribs from five local vendors and vote for their favorite recipe.

      Some restaurants have been preparing their ribs since Tuesday.

      "We got baby backs and we're doing a three step cook process so a lot of layers of flavors are going to be involved and they're going to come out great," says John Shepich, chef at Applewood Eatery.

      Try 'em for yourself tomorrow from three to 6 p.m. on Ludington Street between 10th and 14th Street.