when the south came to the north

big apple bbq2Last weekend, respected pitmasters from around the U.S.  gathered at Madison Square Park for a good ol’ all-American bbq.

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Loads of people, a bit of rock ‘n roll and tons of meat!

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There were lots of little events going on, like grilling lessons, giveaways and cooking demos from the Batali brothers and staff of Real Simple and Southern Living magazine. But in true fat kid fashion, Bob and I just went there to eat as much bbq as possible. And maybe jam a bit to Barence Whitfield & the Savages. It’s the kind of music you expect to hear at one of these things: super bluesy, funky and something you find yourself shaking your hips and snapping your fingers to.

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The pulled pork from BlackJack BBQ from Charleston, South Carolina was downright delightful. And that bbq sauce was the bee’s knees.  Thank goodness for extra sauce to drench that sandwich. Sticky fingers and not a care in the world!

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Deliciousness to the nth degree!

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