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Big Apple BBQ 2010 Review

Eating Everywhere, a place that I occasionally will write a restaurant review for, did a quick review on the Big Apple BBQ. Having attended this splendid event, I can assure you that, if you’re in the NYC next year when this event roles around, you undoubtedly should not miss it! Incredible food, beer, and fun!

From EatingEverywhere.com:

New York City is not often known for barbeque. That’s not to say we don’t have a number of fine establishments specializing in the slow process of smoking beef, pork, and chicken until they’re fall-off-the-bone tender. There are some good ones, and more opening all the time.

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There’s Life In This Here Blog

After a few hours of work, I imported all my posts from my old blog (it’s still up) on Blogger.com.  The posts were moved here more for posterity than anything else.  I have every intention of making this blog a place where I post a few times a week, if not more, about the things that are relevant to me – sports (mostly Boston-based), food/drink, and random events that occur over time.  Hopefully you’ll enjoy the ride.  And, if you do enjoy what I write here – tell your friends!

Additional Reading Required

Just as an FYI – I’ll be writing for a new up-and-coming blog called Eating Everywhere.  I’ll be providing unbiased reviews and overviews of restaurants there – with my main focus being on BBQ joints.  Any reviews that are BBQ related will be posted about here with links provided.

Please check us out and lend some support.  This site is a great resource for unbiased reviews of any restaurant in your area!

Thanks!

Mating Beer & BBQ

What goes better with BBQ than beer?  The folks over at The Kitchn have put together a nice article about pairing the two together.  While this article is directly related to smoking or grilling, it does speak to the one of the most important compliments to good food – and that is a good beverage.

Photo courtesy of Karl Gunnarsson

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8th Annual Big Apple BBQ Block Party

Big Apple Barbecue Block Party

For more information, visit http://www.bigapplebbq.org.

The Eighth Annual Big Apple Barbecue Block Party takes place in Madison Square Park June 12-13, 2010, from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM. The weekend-long event takes place every June and brings together the country’s top pitmasters who cook up their award-winning food for over a hundred thousand barbecue enthusiasts. Set against the beautiful backdrop of Madison Square Park, the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party attracts people from near and far to sustain and celebrate America’s authentic culinary and musical traditions.

Admission to the event is free. Take in the sights, sounds and smells of the event – from great live music to engaging seminars and cooking demonstrations – without ever dropping a dollar. The country’s best barbecue is available from top pitmasters for only $8 per plate.

Proceeds from the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party support the Madison Square Park Conservancy, the organization responsible for the beauty, ongoing maintenance, and programming of this historic park.

The Novice Smoker will be in attendance – taking pictures and testing all the food – for quality control reasons, of course 🙂 If you’re in the area, come on down for some good music and great food. And, the best part is that it all goes towards a great cause.