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. New to the Block party this year and a stand-out for both the quality and uniqueness of their Q was Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn from Owensboro, Kentucky. Mutton BBQ is big in Kentucky, more so than anywhere else, while burgoo was recently named the state dish of Kentucky.
I happened to be visiting the Moonlite Bar-B-Q booth at the same time as Danny Meyer, the CEO of the Union Square Hospitality Group and the founder of The Big Apple Barbecue Block Party, which this year celebrated its 8th year. Mr. Meyer graciously let me record his conversation with Moretta and Ken Bosley of Moonlite. Thanks to all three, with this brief video, I hope that you will learn a little more about these wonderful regional foods and the most well known maker of them.