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