The event will be entering it’s 10th year and features “award-winning barbecue and Southern-inspired fare from the country’s top pitmasters available for $8/plate”.
There will be 18 pitmasters at the event from “barbecue capitals like Texas, North Carolina, Alabama, Illinois and more”. There is also live music and cooking seminars throughout the day.
|Pitmaster Ed Mitchell|
I’ve been to the BBQ a few times. The whole area smells amazing from all of the barbecue being prepared around Madison Square Park. The event attracts a huge crowd and you can end up waiting at some of the stands for 30- 40 minutes before getting the chance to buy your food. However, the food is really great which makes it worth the wait.
To avoid the long lines, this year we purchased a FastPass which allows you and a guest to go on express lines to get your food. It cost’s $125 and comes with a $100 credit good for food, drinks and merchandise. The FastPasses have sold out but we felt it was a worthwhile purchase to avoid the huge lines, especially since we’ll be going with Lucas.
Squirrel looking for scraps
Here are pictures of some of the food from last year:
The Big Apple Barbecue Block Party takes place on June 9-10 from 11am-6pm.
Find out more about the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party HERE.