Big Apple BBQ Block Party 2011

by BiteSizedJonathan on June 15, 2011

This year was the 9th annual Big Apple Barbecue Block Party at Madison Square Park. I was working this weekend and only made it to the barbecue with enough time to scarf down a pulled pork sandwich before I had to run. Jon was able to attend the festival both days and decided to do a photo essay of the food he saw and tasted. The smoky fragrant air and jovial atmosphere of the block party is always a fun start to the summer and we are happy to share our photos with you!

Above: Ten-time World Barbecuing Champion Chris Lilly of Big Bob Gibson’s Bar-B-Q from Decatur, AL, chopping up his famous pulled pork.

Above: The crew from Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint in Nashville, TN, putting the rub on their whole hog before they put it in the smoker for 24 hours.

Above: Chris Lilly of Big Bob Gibson’s Bar-B-Q from Decatur, AL, checking on his pork shoulder.

Below: The crew from Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in New York City chopping up their pulled pork shoulder.

Above: Pulled pork sandwich with cole slaw from Ubon’s Barbecue of Yazoo from Yazoo City, MS.

Below: Big Apple Barbecue Block Party attendees adding Big Bob Gibson’s BBQ sauce to their pulled pork sandwiches.

Above: Smoked sausages made by Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q from Birmingham, AL, getting finished off on the grill.

Above: Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q smoked sausage with hot pimento cheese.

Below: Baker’s Ribs from Dallas, TX, grilling off their St. Louis-Style ribs.

Above: Rack and Soul’s ribs from New York City.

Below: Chopping up Rack and Soul’s ribs fresh off the grill.

Above: Rack and Soul’s ribs ready to eat!

© 2011 Jonathan Meter and Jessica Hertle

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Oui, Chef June 15, 2011 at 9:30 am

This post is making me very hungry indeed. Love the shot of the cracker with the egg-sausage-jalapeno stack. – S

BiteSizedJessica June 16, 2011 at 1:28 am

Thanks Steve, glad you liked the pictures. It was delicious!

cs June 16, 2011 at 8:44 am

the pimento cheese and sausage was the bomb diggidy

Jessica June 21, 2011 at 4:08 am

Drool! I went to the BBQ Block Party a few years ago, ah! Wish I could’ve gone again.

Lew Dods June 24, 2011 at 12:10 pm

awesome. I’m surprised my computer monitor hasnt broken based on the flavor explosion going on in these pictures.

cleice beraldo August 16, 2011 at 9:18 pm


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