The Big Apple BBQ 2013 will be back this Saturday and Sunday (June 8th-9th) from 11am-6pm each day in Madison Square Park, with some of the best pitmasters in the country serving up bbq all weekend.
Basically a Fastpass costs $125 and with it you get $100 of food credit as well as private access to each food stand. The lines can get long at Big Apple BBQ.
Typically there are 18-20 stands each featuring a few items (pulled pork, ribs, chicken, sausage, etc) for about $8 each.
Because the event features the best pitmasters in the United States cooking up different regional styles you really get to try some different bbq styles from places like Alabama, Tenessee, Texas, Mississippi, Nevada, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Missouri, Illinois, and of course NYC.
They start the smokers Friday and by Saturday morning the lines get long for an amazing array of tasty bbq all in one place. Best bet is to split up among friends into different lines and then sit down in Madison Square Park to share and enjoy the different flavors (or buy the fastpass).
There are also regional music bands playing both days.
Here is the list of confirmed pitmasters with stands at the 2013 Big Apple BBQ:
Baker’s Ribs (Dallas, TX):
Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q (Decatur, AL):
BlackJack Barbecue (Charleston, SC):
Blue Smoke(New York City):
Checkered Pig (Danville, VA):
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (New York City):
Ed Mitchell (Raleigh, NC):
Hill Country (New York City):
Jack’s Old South (Unadilla, GA):
Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q (Birmingham, AL):
Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint (Nashville, TN):
Memphis Championship Barbecue (Las Vegas, NV):
Memphis Barbeque Co. (Horn Lake, MS)
Pappy’s Smokehouse (St. Louis, MO):
The Salt Lick BBQ (Driftwood, TX):
Scott’s Bar-B-Que (Hemingway, SC):
17th Street Bar & Grill (Murphysboro, IL):
Skylight Inn (Ayden, NC)
Ubon’s Barbeque (Yazoo City, MS):
And here is the music line-up:
- Spampinato Brothers, Saturday, June 8th, 1:00pm
- Barrence Whitfield & The Savages, Saturday, June 8th, 2:45pm
- Marcia Ball, Saturday, June 8th, 4:30pm
- Myles Mancuso Band, Sunday, June 9th, 1:00pm
- Elizabeth Cook, Sunday, June 9th, 2:45pm
- The Dirty Guv’nahs, Sunday, June 9th, 4:30pm