Monthly Archives: June 2010

Chris Lilly’s Alabama Pulled Pork

I have never had a better pulled pork sandwich than the one I had at Big Bob Gibson's at this year's Big Apple BBQ Block Party. With a little bit of their habanero bbq sauce, it had great texture, moisture [...]

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Ed Mitchell Talks About the Pit

Ed Mitchell was one of the founders of the Big Apple BBQ Block Party and has been there all 8 years. He specializes in vinegar based North Carolina style whole hog barbecue made from Animal Welfare Approved (AWA) humanely raised [...]

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Mike Mills – Barbecue Legend

While at the Big Apple BBQ in NYC, I had the chance to chat with BBQ legend Mike Mills of the 17th St. Bar & Grill of Myrphysboro, Il and his daughter, Amy Mills Tunnicliffe. This video gives a sense [...]

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A Bite of History with Kenny Callaghan – A Docsconz Video

A Conversation with Kenny Callaghan from John Sconzo on Vimeo.
Kenny Callaghan, the Executive Chef and pitmaster of Blue Smoke, was there at the beginning, at the conception of The Big Apple BBQ Block Party. When The Union Square Hospitality Group [...]

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Burgoo and Mutton BBQ – Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn

There are no slouches serving BBQ at The Big Apple BBQ Block Party. The best of the best serving various regional styles come to represent their genres and regions. Most of the stands have been making this an annual tradition. [...]

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(Almost) Meatless Monday

Some of my best cooking is when I see what is available in the fridge and the pantry and just go at it. Pasta always makes a great canvas for that sort of spontaneous cooking. I was going to [...]

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At the Market – Recent Photos from the Union Square Green Market

During two recent weekend visits to Manhattan, I had the pleasure to stop and shop at the Union Square Green Market, arguably the finest green market in the eastern US. Here are some photos:

Choosing the chunk size at Three [...]

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Gulf Seafood- To Eat or Not To Eat?

I believe that for the foreseeable future, these stocks should be allowed to maintain themselves and recover as best they can.
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Big Apple BBQ Block Party 2010 Day Two Highlights

Day two was another blockbuster day. For most of the day, the weather was even better than day one, though it started to rain later in the afternoon. In any case, the crowds were slightly fewer and the food was [...]

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Big Apple BBQ Block Party 2010 Day One Highlights

The Big Apple BBQ is a great party. Though the forecast for today was iffy, the weather couldn't have been a whole lot better. The crowd was out in force with a few vendors such as Ed Mitchell's [...]

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