Meatscursion: Big Apple Barbecue Block Party

— by Caroline on Crack

Flickr Shot by joshbousel

Flickr Shot by joshbousel

As soon as dotsara told me about this, I had to book my tickets to New York City asap. Did you know they have a special barbecue block party called the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party where you can enjoy finger-licking meat goods from 12 of the nation’s top pitmasters? Why don’t we have something like this in L.A.? Hm? We got some meat lovers here, too.

Apparently this meat festival has been going on for four years; it’s the fifth year come this June. But yup, I got my plane tickets for that weekend, June 9-10. “Aww, you’re going to make me eat meat,” my New Yorker vegetarian sister mildly protested. “That’s right!” AND I’m even thinking of buying one of the special $100 fast passes so I can jump in the food and drink express lines.

There’s going to also be live jazz, bluegrass and R&B acts as well as seminars about I-don’t-know-what. How to roast a cow?

From CitySearch:

The Big Apple Barbecue Block Party is a sign of summer — and a red-letter date for fans of barbecue, more than 50,000 of whom converge on Madison Avenue from 23rd to 26th Street and 24th Street from Park to Madison for a two-day festival of food, brew and tunes. The block party is free and open to the public, but food and drink tickets must be purchased. Proceeds will benefit the Madison Square Park Conservancy.


East 26th Street
New York, New York 10001