With four days of voting under our belts, CL's 2010 Tournament of Ribs is fully underway. Round 1 voting — where we cut the competitors from 64 of the Bay area's rib specialists down to a field of 32 — ends on Monday morning at 10 a.m. That means that only the weekends stands between success and failure for these worthy places. Got to cltampa.com/ribs to see brackets, where you can find the competitors, and — most importantly — to VOTE NOW!
Here's a rundown of the closest and most interesting races so far:
At the top of the voting tally is the epic battle between St. Petersburg's Z Grille and Wildwood BBQ & Burger with well over 800 votes cast so far. The lead has shifted between the two restaurants, but currently Z Grille has the advantage, with a 100 vote cushion. Considering the interest in this race, however, that could change in very short order. (Vote in this match-up now.)
Of the two big national chains represented in the Rib-Off, only Lee Roy Selmon's