The Big Apple BBQ Block Party -June 10/11th 2017

 Whole hog at The Big Apple BBQ Block Party

Whole hog at The Big Apple BBQ Block Party

Today I feasted at the Big Apple BBQ Block Party at Madison Square Park, an annual celebration of BBQ. Yes, if you are vegetarian, no need to bother: this is not for you as choices are extremely limited. The Big Apple BBQ Block Party is for meat lovers and it features a bunch of places from all over the country, from Alabama to Texas. We went during lunch time and was quite crowded, full of people excited like me to try some amazing food or simply look at some of the spectacular smokers there.

 Martin's BBQ Joint's smoker at The Big Apple BBQ Block Party

Martin's BBQ Joint's smoker at The Big Apple BBQ Block Party

 Whole hog cooking in Martin's BBQ Joint's smoker at The Big Apple BBQ Block Party

Whole hog cooking in Martin's BBQ Joint's smoker at The Big Apple BBQ Block Party

Here is what we tried:

Our first stop was at Dinosaur BBQ, a place well known in the City with its restaurants in Harlem and Brooklyn; they proposed some St Louis spareribs with baked beans. This was delicious: the meat had a nice char and was literally falling off the bone.

 Dinosaur BBQ at The Big Apple BBQ Block Party

Dinosaur BBQ at The Big Apple BBQ Block Party

 St Louis spare ribs on the grill from Dinosaur BBQ at The Big Apple BBQ Block Party

St Louis spare ribs on the grill from Dinosaur BBQ at The Big Apple BBQ Block Party

 St Louis spare ribs on the grill from Dinosaur BBQ at The Big Apple BBQ Block Party

St Louis spare ribs on the grill from Dinosaur BBQ at The Big Apple BBQ Block Party

 St Louis spare ribs on the grill from Dinosaur BBQ at The Big Apple BBQ Block Party

St Louis spare ribs on the grill from Dinosaur BBQ at The Big Apple BBQ Block Party

The second stop was Jim'N Nick's BBQ from Alabama. There, I got their hot link (sausage), pimento cheese and saltines.

 Jim'N Nick's BBQ at The Big Apple BBQ Block Party 

Jim'N Nick's BBQ at The Big Apple BBQ Block Party 

 Sausage and pimento cheese from Jim'N Nick's BBQ at The Big Apple BBQ Block Party 

Sausage and pimento cheese from Jim'N Nick's BBQ at The Big Apple BBQ Block Party 

 Sausage and pimento cheese from Jim'N Nick's BBQ at The Big Apple BBQ Block Party

Sausage and pimento cheese from Jim'N Nick's BBQ at The Big Apple BBQ Block Party

Last was Salt Lick BBQ from Texas that I remember I tried two years ago. And again this year, they proposed their succulent brisket on white bread, sausage and slaw. Simply delicious.

 Salt Lick BBQ at The Big Apple BBQ Block Party

Salt Lick BBQ at The Big Apple BBQ Block Party

 Brisket and sausage at Salt Lick BBQ at The Big Apple BBQ Block Party

Brisket and sausage at Salt Lick BBQ at The Big Apple BBQ Block Party

 Cutting the brisket at Salt Lick BBQ at The Big Apple BBQ Block Party

Cutting the brisket at Salt Lick BBQ at The Big Apple BBQ Block Party

 Brisket and sausage at Salt Lick BBQ at The Big Apple BBQ Block Party

Brisket and sausage at Salt Lick BBQ at The Big Apple BBQ Block Party

The Big Apple BBQ Block Party is also tomorrow, so if like me you love BBQ, do not miss it! They offer VIP tickets that allow you to go to a fast track line and get a certain amount of food, but you can like me just go and eat whatever you like, paying just $12 per dish.

Enjoy (I did)!

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