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Big Apple BBQ 2013 this Saturday and Sunday, June 8th-9th, in Madison Square Park

[caption id="attachment_14228" align="alignright" width="260"] Ubon’s Pulled Pork Shoulder[/caption]

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.

[caption id="attachment_14230" align="alignright" width="300"] Jim N Nicks Smoked Sausage[/caption]

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:

Big Apple BBQ banned from Madison Square Park? Meeting this Thursday

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="340"] Pappys Smokehoue Ribs[/caption]

It seems the Big Apple BBQ is up for review again by the CB5 Joint Parks and Consents and Variances Meeting, and a public hearing is scheduled for Thursday, April 4th (6pm) to discuss Union Square Hospitality Group’s application for the event. The Big Apple BBQ is currently scheduled to take place in Madison Square Park from June 8th-9th.

The extremely popular Big Apple BBQ takes place each year in Madison Square Park, bringing approximately 20 of the best pitmasters in the United States to set up food stands and serve up different styles of barbeque ribs, chicken, pork, beef and more for about $8 a plate.

The Community Board 5 Parks committee voted to ban the event in 2011 allegedly because they feel it is too similar to other street fairs and blocks pedestrian traffic. What is unclear is whether this opinion just reflects their own feelings about the event or reflects the feeling of the neighboring community as well.

Feel free to attend the meeting to voice your opinion (Thursday at 6pm at the SGI-USA NY Culture Ctr. 7 East 15th Street) or send in your comments to office@cb5.org.

What do you think? Take our informal Yes/No poll at https://www.facebook.com/questions/631181640242294/.

Big Apple BBQ NYC 2012 is this weekend in Madison Square Park, with menus and Pitmasters below!

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This Saturday and Sunday (June 9th-10th from 11am-6pm), the extremely popular Big Apple BBQ returns to Madison Square Park. It’s free to attend, and there will be 18 of the best pitmasters in the United States cooking up different regional styles of barbeque ribs, chicken, pork, beef and more for about $8 a plate. 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. There are also regional music including Southern Culture on the Skids and 5 more bands).

Here is the list of confirmed pitmasters with stands at the 2012 Big Apple BBQ:

Baker’s Ribs (Dallas, TX): St. Louis Style Ribs, The Original Fried Pies

Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q (Decatur, AL): Pulled Pork Shoulder

BlackJack Barbecue (Charleston, SC): Pulled Pork Shoulder

Blue Smoke (New York City): Salt & Pepper Beef Ribs

Checkered Pig (Danville, VA): St. Louis Style Ribs

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (New York City): Pulled Pork Shoulder

Ed Mitchell (Raleigh, NC): Whole Hog

Hill Country (New York City): Beef Brisket

Jack’s Old South (Unadilla, GA): Beef Brisket

Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q (Birmingham, AL): Smoked Sausage

Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint (Nashville, TN): Western Tennessee-Style Whole Hog

Memphis Championship Barbecue (Las Vegas, NV): Baby Back Ribs

Pappy’s Smokehouse (St. Louis, MO): Baby Back Ribs

Rack & Soul (New York City): Baby Back Ribs

The Salt Lick BBQ (Driftwood, TX): Beef Brisket, Sausage

Scott’s Bar-B-Que (Hemingway, SC): Whole Hog

17th Street Bar & Grill (Murphysboro, IL): Baby Back Ribs

Ubon’s Barbeque (Yazoo City, MS): Pulled Pork Shoulder

And here is a video of last year’s event:

Big Apple BBQ survey results – did MadParkNews readers support it or want it banned?

We did a quick poll of MadParkNews readers to see what you thought about allowing or banning the Big Apple BBQ in Madison Square Park. We thought the results would be a little closer, but that was not the case…

We posted the results on our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/MadParkNews

Big Apple BBQ in jeopardy again? Hearing this Thursday…

It seems the Big Apple BBQ is under some scrutiny again, and a public hearing is scheduled for Thursday April 5th (6pm) to discuss Union Square Hospitality Group’s application for the event.

The extremely popular Big Apple BBQ takes place each year in Madison Square Park, bringing approximately 20 of the best pitmasters in the United States to set up food stands and serve up different styles of barbeque ribs, chicken, pork, beef and more for about $8 a plate.

The Community Board 5 Parks committee voted to ban the event in January 2011 allegedly because they feel it is too similar to other street fairs and blocks pedestrian traffic. What is unclear is whether this opinion just reflects their own feelings about the event or reflects the feeling of the neighboring community as well.

Do you feel they should ban the event? We have a VOTE just started on http://www.facebook.com/MadParkNews.

Feel free to attend the meeting to voice your opinion (Thursday at 6pm at the SGI-USA NY Culture Center, 7 East 15th St.) or send in your comments to office@cb5.org.

Learn more at http://bigapplebbq.org.

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