Saturday, June 12, 2010

Big Apple Barbecue Block Party!!

The countdown is almost over! The Big Apple BBQ is about to begin! Just 30 minutes to go!

The BBQ runs from 11-6 both today and tomorrow, rain or shine, in Madison Square Park. Last year, the streets around Madison Square Park closed down as tens of thousands of people came out for some of the best professional barbecue in the country, for $8 a plate. Barbecue vendors from all over America set up their stands on the park’s perimeter, while desserts from Blue Smoke are sold inside the park ($4) along with a variety of beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages ($2-$6). Snapple (a sponsor of the Big Apple BBQ) gives out free (non-alcoholic) drinks throughout the day, though, so if you time it right, you’ll never have to pay for a drink.

The best strategy is to gather a group of friends, pick up a map of the event from one of the information booths, choose your first target, and hop in line. Get one or two orders of whatever that vendor is selling, and go directly into your next line, eating while you wait. If things work out, you’ll be able to happily graze all day!

Now, it’s true that today’s weather forecast calls for scattered thunderstorms, but you know what that means? Shorter lines!

Check out some pictures from last year’s event, and get ready for an awesome day of drinkin’ beer and eatin’ hog!

Chris Lilly, of Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q (you must eat here!!)

Ribs, ribs, ribs!

Peace, love, and barbecue: the ultimate trifecta!

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