The 12th annual Big Apple Barbecue Block Party hit Madison Square Park this past Saturday and Sunday, bringing 18 pit-masters from everywhere from Texas to Red Hook together in one place. They dished out slow-smoked whole-hog, pulled pork, beef ribs, and brisket while local and Nashville talent like ... More >>
The 12th annual Big Apple Barbecue Block Party at Madison Square Park resumes at 11 a.m. this Sunday morning, offering you one last chance to experience 18 of the nation's top pitmasters, from Brooklyn brisket darling Delaney to Salt Lick BBQ from the heart of Texas Hill Country. But before you queu ... More >>
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"How's it going, man?" Matt Fisher recognizes a regular while we're mid-conversation in his Gowanus dining room. Over the course of an hour, the pitmaster for Fletcher's Brooklyn Barbecue calls many of the people who walk through the door by name, a testament both to his memory and the loyal custome ... More >>
Pitmasters from all over the country descended on Madison Square Park this weekend for the city's annual celebration of smoked meats. The 11th annual Big Apple Barbecue Block Party again netted massive crowds for two days of pulled pork, beef brisket, and rack of ribs, plus an array of cooking demon ... More >>
Outdoor concert? Graduation party? Whatever your friends are up to, you can probably bet they're not going to eat as well as you. Here's a look at what's happening in the city this weekend, all good reasons why you should keep the charcoal in storage for another week and just go out (especially beca ... More >>
Alchemy's rich and black-pepper-dotted prime rib When New York barbecue legend Robert Pearson departed the final location of his Queens establishment, Pearson's Texas BBQ, in 2005, he left it in the hands of his able pitmaster, Angel Domingues, and the new owner, Cenobio Canalizo, both natives of ... More >>
Just look at the size of that smoker! Today at noon, FastPass tickets ($125) go on sale for this year's Big Apple Block Party, one of the city's signature food events. The two-day weekend festival, now in its 11th year, will be held June 8th and 9th in Madison Square Park. FastPasses, which work o ... More >>
The amuse was a thin strip of fried plantain flavored with red-pepper aioli (or more properly, perhaps, allioli) and decorated with clover. [See More Weekend Diaries: Rosemary's: A First Glimpse of the Rooftop Garden | 5 Best Things at the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party | Perry-phernalia Block Part ... More >>
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Pork pulled from the whole hog from Ed Mitchell's, Wilson and Raleigh, NC. Put the slaw on the sandwich! We have many things to thank the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party for, now in its 10th year. A decade ago, it got the ball rolling for barbecue in NYC, and is partly responsible for our fair city ... More >>
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Rodney Scott's pulled pork, at Scott's Pit Cook Bar-B-Que in Hemingway, SC When I was in South Carolina last October, I did what I always do when finding myself in a barbecue state - drive crazily from place to place sampling every kind of 'cue I could get my hands on. My companion was the The Pal ... More >>
Tuesday, June 5 Crab Boil Back Forty kicks off their annual Chesapeake Crab Boil season, hosting weekly Tuesday dinners through August. Get a pile of spiced blue crabs, potatoes, string beans, and seasonal fruit cobblers for dessert. ($45, reserve in advance). 7th Annual Taste of LIC The celebr ... More >>
Today the musical line-up for this year's Big Apple Barbecue Block Party was announced. The event -- the 10th annual -- takes place this year on Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10. Three bands will be playing each day, and the music, if not the barbecue, is free. The Block Party takes place in Ma ... More >>
William Brinson Yesterday we talked with Blue Smoke executive chef Kenny Callaghan about his favorite barbecue spots, the difference between barbecue in Kansas City, Memphis and Texas, and how not to overcook your ribs. Today, Kenny talks about his chicken wings, the new Blue Smoke location i ... More >>
William Brinson Back in 2002, there weren't a lot of places for New Yorkers to score good barbecue. That's when restaurateur Danny Meyer tapped chef Kenny Callaghan to helm the kitchen at Blue Smoke. Since then, a barbecue renaissance has blossomed in the city, with top-notch pitmasters smoki ... More >>
Lara604/FlickrPerhaps as a way of tiding themselves over until June's Big Apple BBQ Block Party (should it actually happen), the intrepid folks at Serious Eats have trotted out their picks for the best barbecue pork ribs in Manhattan.
Last month, two committees of Community Board 5 voted in favor of expelling the annual Big Apple BBQ Block Party from its home in Madison Square Park. Their beef, as it were, is that the event, which is organized by the Union Square Hospitality Group, is just too much for the park and its gre ... More >>
Sarah DiGregorioNo Big Bob Gibson's pulled pork shoulder for you.Now that the flames of controversy surrounding the San Gennaro Festival have died down, they've been ignited by another open-air festival of hedonistic consumption, the Big Apple BBQ Block Party.
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SeeMidTN.com/FlickrIt's what's for dinner. And lunch. And breakfast.At this point, the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party hardly needs any more press, but if you're not one of the 125,000 people expected to attend the two-day event, which kicks off on Saturday, then know that the lines are long b ... More >>
Sarah DiGregorioBig Bob Gibson's pulled pork.Anticipation for the eighth-annual Big Apple Barbecue Block Partybegan growing back in February when this year's dates were announced. Now, with less than a month remaining until the blow-out, which takes place June 12-13, the pitmaster line-up is ... More >>
Hello, Friday afternoon, and thanks for rolling around again. Here's a recap of our favorite blog posts of the week. Our Man Sietsema found some mighty fine chiles rellenos (a vegetarian delight) in Hell's Kitchen. Chantal continued her running coverage of BYOB spots, and interviewed Jamie Wolff ... More >>
The Big Apple Barbecue Block Party has grown to be one of the great culinary events of the summer. This year the 7th annual edition will be held on June 13th and June 14th in Madison Square, from 11 am till 7 pm, which is two hours longer than the previous year. As usual, the collection of barbecues ... More >>
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