Big Apple BBQ 2007

The smoke was billowing, the sauce was bubbling. The beer was chilling, the beans were heating, the slaw was cooling and the dogs were licking their chops.

It was a great day for eaters, a nightmare of a day for vegetarians and cardiologists. It was the 2007 edition of the Big Apple Bar*BQ & Block Party.

For the fifth year in a row, barbeque experts from around the USA gathered in Madison Square Park to cook, sell their tastiest creations and preach the gospel of the grill.

Although some folks decried the BBQ’s lack of a representative from Kansas City, the fest included pitmasters from Alabama, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virigina, Boston and even Manhattan, dishing up tons of ribs, sausages, pulled pork, chicken, Brunswick Stew, beans, pickles, cole slaw, apple turnovers and blueberry pie.

And for dieters, it was a terrible, awful, no-good, very bad day.

Big Apple BBQ Welcome sign
Big Apple BBQ Welcome sign

Eating Baker's Ribs
Eating Baker’s Ribs

Manning the grill at Jake's Boss BBQ
Manning the grill at Jake’s Boss BBQ

Cooking pig skin at Ed Mitchell
Cooking pig skin at Ed Mitchell

Dining on the curb
Dining on the curb

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Bench full of barbeque eaters

Feeding the dogs
Feeding the dogs

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Eating from paper baskets

Using newspaper boxes as tables
Using newspaper boxes as tables

Wendy the Snapple lady
Wendy the Snapple lady

Basting ribs at Rack & Soul
Basting ribs at Rack & Soul

Picnicing on the grass
Picnicking on the grass

Using a window ledge as a table
Using a window ledge as a table

Stirring the Proclamation Stew Crew's Brunswick Stew
Stirring the Proclamation Stew Crew’s Brunswick Stew

Ryan Shaw
Ryan Shaw singing

Licking up every last drop
Licking up every last drop

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5 Responses to Big Apple BBQ 2007

  1. I can’t believe I miss this! I L-O-V-E barbeque. I would be happy as a clam if I was there. When was this?

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  2. annulla says:

    Ming, the barbeque was Saturday June 9th & Sunday June 10th from noon to 6:00 p.m. Hope you make it next year!

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  3. moi says:

    great pics as always……..my favorite being the last one…

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  4. You show a side of New York that I would love!

    If we know anything in Alabama its BarBQ.
    You know ‘the secret’s in the sauce!’

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  5. acai says:

    Its hard not to enjoy your post. Your topic was well prepared and I cant fail but be in agreement with your impressions. Good presentation, as well! I got hooked to stay with it to the finish. Its griped up with thoughts that it holds me more involved about this issue. Keep it up!

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