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The Big Apple Barbecue 2016 – Hog Wild!

I once again returned to one of my favorite annual events – the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party in and around Madison Square Park in NYC. I particularly enjoyed this one seeing old friends, making new ones and, of course […]

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Big Apple BBQ 2015 – Meat, Music & Memories – Personal Highlights

The weather forecast earlier in the week wasn’t particularly encouraging, but fortunately, in this case, at least, the lack of long-term forecasting accuracy worked out splendidly as it proved to be another perfect weekend for the 13th annual Big Apple […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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