by Claire Monahan
Riscky’s was founded in 1927 by Polish immigrants, Mary and Joe Riscky, who opened its first location – Riscky’s Grocery & Market – on Azle Avenue on the northside of Fort Worth, Texas. This original location is still open and operating today after four generations of Riscky family ownership.
“After 91 years of operation, we are proud that Riscky’s has maintained the tradition and legacy it was founded upon,” said Eddie Sullivan, co-owner of Riscky’s. “Our original location on Azle Avenue is still open and operating today, and our barbeque is still slow-smoked using the using the decades-old, original post oak wood-burning pits. But we listen and value the opinions of our customers and are excited to provide them with more variety and some tasty new options.”
In honor of the National Day of the American Cowboy, Riscky’s Barbeque is hosting the 9th annual rib eating contest at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, 2015, to coincide with events hosted by the Fort Worth Stockyards and Stockyards Station.
Riscky’s Barbeque, a Fort Worth BBQ legend since 1927, along with Stockyards Station, has challenged 20 barbecue enthusiasts to eat as many Riscky’s beef ribs as possible in 20 minutes. The top two qualifiers will then go head-to-head for the $500 grand prize. Continue reading