'Big Apple Barbecue Block Party' on Serious Eats

We Chat with John Stage About Trial and Error Barbecue and His New Brooklyn Restaurant

This weekend, June 8th and 9th, over 100,000 eaters will flood Madison Avenue for the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party. For the eleventh year, 18 of the country's best pit masters serving up whole hogs, ribs, pulled pork, brisket, and other cuts. Live music and lots of booze promise it'll once again be one hell of a party. Dinosar Bar-B-Cue's John Stage is one of the pit masters repping NYC; here he talks to us about what got him into this world, and shares details on his new Brooklyn restaurant. More

Your 10th Annual Big Apple Barbecue Block Party Battle Plan

Smoke will rise from Madison Square Park tonight as 17 barbecue crews get fired up for the 10th annual Big Apple Barbecue Block Party. Whether this is the first time you've caught the scent off Broadway or the tenth time you'll be making the pilgrimage, you'll benefit from a plan of attack to make the most of limited time, money, stomach space, and patience for one of the most daunting cookouts of the Summer. More

We Chat With: Chef Kenny Callaghan of Blue Smoke

Chef Kenny Callaghan—the executive chef, pit master and partner to Danny Meyer at Blue Smoke—may be a born and bred New Yorker, but he exudes southern charm and hospitality. And he's a founding organizer of the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party, coming up this weekend. We spoke with him about his favorite 'cue and this year's party, which is expecting a crowd of over 100,000 people. More

Win Tickets to the Southern Foodways Alliance's Potlikker Film Fest Dinner

On the eve of the tenth annual Big Apple Barbecue Block Party, only the greatest weekend of the year for barbecue lovers in NYC, the Southern Foodways Alliance will be throwing the Potlikker Film Fest—a dinner and screening event on Friday, June 8, bringing together Southern food, bourbon, and short films. Enter to win a pair of tickets here. Special guest Julian Van Winkle, the grandson of "Pappy" himself, will be pouring from his family's stash of brown whiskey! More

The 2011 Big Apple BBQ Block Party: New York's Annual Moment in Barbecue

The 9th annual Big Apple Barbecue Block Party was hardly different from the 8th annual Big Apple Barbecue, which wasn't all too different from the 7th annual Big Apple Barbecue. Fortunately, after nine years of building a bigger and better barbecue, the Block Party's repetitions taste more like tradition. A curated festival of Southern-style barbecue in New York City is not something to turn down lightly, no matter how many times we've lined up for our favorite pulled pork sandwich in the past. More

Your Big Apple Barbecue Block Party Battle Plan

New York is two days away from its best taste of whole hog heaven. (Oh, and rib heaven. And pork shoulder heaven. And beef brisket heaven.) At the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party, Madison Square Park will be an animal's graveyard on a roll, with some of the biggest names in barbecue from all around the country coming in for the occasion. Here's our guide to making the most of this year's Block Party. More

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