Food Therapy: Big Apple BBQ Block Party (6/12/10 - 6/13/10)
I LOVE BBQ!! Which is why I try to attend the Big Apple BBQ Block Party every year. Pit masters from around the country congregate for 2 days at Madison Square Park to show city folks how bbq is done by champions. Bbq is sold by the plate. This year will be the bbq festival's 8th year and will occur from 6/12/10 - 6/13/10. The lines are long (really really long if the weather is good) so the trick is to invest in a Bubba Fast Pass and bring friends. It allows you to purchase plates from a shorter line (the Bubba Fast Pass line). You must purchase the Bubba Fast Pass early because it will sell out. Go to www.bigapplebbq.org for more information (and to purchase a Bubba Fast Pass). I would like to point out one thing that I am rather upset over: they are now charing a $25 fee to purchase the Bubba Fast Pass. In previous years, the Bubba Fast Pass cost $100 and you could redeem $100 worth of bbq (which is why you bring friends). This year, the Bubba Fast Pass costs $125 but you're still only redeeming $100 worth of bbq. Was that really necessary? If you don't want to spring for a Bubba Fast Pass, go on the second day. There's always significantly less bbq fanatics on the second day because they went on the first day. Here are some pix from previous years:
Yes, just the sight of a smoker or a grill makes me grin like an idiot!
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