Category Archives: Big Apple BBQ

The Big Apple Barbecue Block Party 2014 – Some Personal Highlights

I look forward to attending the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party in NYC’s Madison Square Park on Madison Avenue every year and have attended all but one (missed it because of a conflict with my son’s college graduation) over the [...]

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Guts and Glory – StarChefs’ ICC 2013 Day Two

The second day of the StarChefs ICC has everything that the first day has, but it also has the cocktail party at the end of the day as well as a variety of top notch cocktails available throughout the day. [...]

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Highlights From The Big Apple Barbecue Block Party 2013

Brisket, ribs, sausages, whole hog, pork shoulder, cracklings, Mint Juleps, slaw, Bloody Marys, Alabama seafood – it was all there, enough to turn one relatively small park in NYC into the center of the American South for one whole weekend [...]

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The Big Apple BBQ Block Party is Back!

Crazy, fun and chock full of some of the best Q around, the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party organized by Danny Meyer and his crew at Union Square Hospitality Group is back for another go this weekend! See here for [...]

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A Conversation with Danny Meyer

While attending the recent Big Apple Barbecue Block Party I recently had the opportunity to chat with Danny Meyer, the head of the Union Square Hospitality Group based in NYC, but now branching out beyond Gotham. There isn’t a restaurateur [...]

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How to Feed 100,000 People in a Weekend

I have enjoyed the Big Apple BBQ Block party for a number of years now and I never fail to be amazed by the sheer logistics of organization of this event that winds up feeding over 100,000 people over the [...]

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Photos From The Big Apple BBQ Block Party 2011 – Day 2

It was another great year for the Big Apple BBQ Block Party. My favorite previously untasted (by me) Q was Rack & Soul. Their ribs combined a touch of sweetness with a kick of spice. It was a multi-hand-wipe experience [...]

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Photos From The Big Apple BBQ Block Party 2011 – Day One

Although misty, the day was nevertheless filled with great Q and lots of fun. Once again, Danny Meyer and his crew at The Union Square Hospitality Group has come up with a winning event.
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The Pit In Situ

Ed Mitchell is an undisputed and well deserved star in the world of barbecue. He is one of the founders of the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party and a perennial favorite of that seminal bbq event. That is [...]

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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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