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The Big Apple Barbecue Block Party in Photos

Crowds and lines under a cloud of barbecue smoke.
Crowds and lines under a cloud of barbecue smoke.

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 demonstrations and live music.

Didn't feel like fighting the lines? Understandable, because they were long. Here's a small photographic taste of what you missed.

Pulled pork shoulder from Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q in Decatur, Alabama.
Pulled pork shoulder from Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q in Decatur, Alabama.
Baby back ribs from Pappy's Smokehouse in St. Louis, Missouri.
Baby back ribs from Pappy's Smokehouse in St. Louis, Missouri.
Brisket and sausage from the Salt Lick in Driftwood, Texas.
Brisket and sausage from the Salt Lick in Driftwood, Texas.
Whole hog 'cue sandwiches from pitmaster Ed Mitchell of Durham, North Carolina.
Whole hog 'cue sandwiches from pitmaster Ed Mitchell of Durham, North Carolina.

 

New York City's Blue Smoke grills salt-and-pepper beef ribs.
New York City's Blue Smoke grills salt-and-pepper beef ribs.
A pimento cheese lesson from Birmingham, Alabama, shop Jim 'N Nick's.
A pimento cheese lesson from Birmingham, Alabama, shop Jim 'N Nick's.
While plenty of beer was on hand, the arguably more appropriate pairing was sweet, fresh-squeezed lemonade.
While plenty of beer was on hand, the arguably more appropriate pairing was sweet, fresh-squeezed lemonade.
Crowds gathered for live country music.
Crowds gathered for live country music.
Weber offered grilling classes, where participants were instructed to "cut against the grain."
Weber offered grilling classes, where participants were instructed to "cut against the grain."
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