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.