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What is the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party?

The Big Apple Barbecue Block Party takes place the second weekend each June in Madison Square Park and surrounding streets, attracting people from near and far to celebrate America’s authentic culinary and musical traditions. Event admission is free, with award-winning barbecue and Southern-inspired fare from the country’s top pitmasters available for purchase. Live performances from […]

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2015 Around The Park

Are you ready for the weekend? From freshly smoked meats to delicious cold drinks, the 13th annual Big Apple Barbecue Block Party will be packed with the best of the best from around the country. While you’re exploring the pitmaster preparations, don’t forget to check out even more of the fun - and delicious - […]

About Us

Great ‘Cue. Great Music. In The Heart Of It All. The Big Apple Barbecue Block Party is a celebration of the craftsmanship of ‘cue, represented by the most talented pitmasters in the country. Each one brings their signature approach to the tradition of ‘cue to New Yorkers the second weekend in June in Madison Square […]

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Wayne Mueller

Serving Texas Beef Rib with Pickled Southern Vegetables Louie Mueller’s Barbecue has been proclaimed the Cathedral, the St. Peter’s and the Mecca of Texas barbecue. What began in an alley in 1949 in Taylor, Texas as a way to minimize spoilage from Louie Mueller’s fresh meat market, is today recognized as one of the Top […]

Tim Love

Serving Lamb Brisket with Borracho Beans Tim Love is the acclaimed chef/owner of Lonesome Dove Western Bistro, Woodshed Smokehouse, Love Shack, Queenie’s Steakhouse, a founding partner of the Austin FOOD & WINE Festival, committed philanthropist, sole hospitality provider at Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial and official chef of Austin City Limits, where his inspired and innovative dishes […]

Scott Roberts

Serving Beef Brisket and Sausage with Coleslaw Scott Roberts, owner and pitmaster of Salt Lick Bar-B-Que, has been immersed in the Texas barbecue culture from his youth. In 1967, he helped his father Thurman build the original family barbecue pit marking the official opening of the business—originally a small barbecue stand. Today, the restaurant remains steeped in family […]

Samuel Jones

Serving Chopped Whole Hog Sandwich with Coleslaw Sam Jones is the third generation to cook traditional whole hog BBQ at Skylight Inn in Ayden, NC. Sam’s family opened Skylight Inn in 1947 with a very humble beginning. Since then they have always stayed true to what has made them what they are, a standard bearer […]

Patrick Martin

Serving Western Tennessee-Style Whole Hog Sandwich with Coleslaw One of the country’s most renowned pitmasters, Pat Martin is self-taught, having learned the art and craft of Western Tennessee smoke and meat in the tiny town of Henderson, Tenn., before making Nashville his home. The Mississippi native incorporates West Tennessee’s legendary whole-hog barbecue style as the […]