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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Raised in the City

Folks, the 4th Annual Big Apple BBQ Block Party is just about 2 months away-- June 10th and 11th, and I suggest you start strategizing how to maximize your potentials now. This is a fantastic event for NYC that invites pitmasters from all over the country to come and vend their food, while there are seminars on 'cue, book signings, movies, music and, in case I didn't mention it the first time, lots and lots of barbecue. Great. Except for the fact that, historically, it has rained on at least one of the days of the block party and the lines are tremendous and snake around and curl and twist and eventually, you don't know if you are on the line you thought you were on and you start to wonder if you'll ever reach the promised nirvana of a few morsels from these pit-gods. $7 a plate, though they sell a Bubba Fast pass for about $130 that lets you cut through the lines, to some degree and avoid dealing with exchanging cash on the day of. This is a must-go event for any tri-state cue lovers, despite the fact that it can be a bit annoying.

Planned so far are:

Soutshide Market
, Paul Kirk/RUB, Mike Mills, Ubon's, Big Bob Gibson, Blue Smoke, Mitchell's, B.E. Scott's, The Salt Lick and Dinosaur Bar-b-que.


Blogger WhiteTrashBBQ said...

The block party can be a lot of fun. Just don't try and eat - the lines are just too damn long.

Try and meat and hang out with some of the pitmasters. Dance to the music. Enjoy the smoke.

Then go eat at RUB or BLUESMOKE or DAISY MAYS. You'll have good food and none of the hassle.

11:12 AM  
Blogger WhiteTrashBBQ said...

And you basidge - you stole my blog topic for today!

1:41 PM  
Blogger PJay said...

I didn't have the Fast Pass last year and the wait times were a bit long for me. Thus my FP should be here next week sometime. Fortunately it's good not only for food but merchandise as well.

3:09 PM  
Blogger Backyard Chef said...


I didn't have one either, but there were only a few places on my list to hit and, except for Big Bob Gibson who was closing, I hit them. I'm more into talking w/ the 'quers, the lines make me crazy!

WTBBQ-- I think we get spoiled by eating our own cue, too. There were a couple of things I ate that were AWESOME-- try the Ubon's pulled pork, you won't be disappointed. I agree with you, though, it gets annoying quick...still a great way to get outside and smell some smoke.

4:12 PM  

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