Sunday, June 14, 2009

Big Apple BBQ 2009

Mabel and I just got back from the 7th annual Big Apple BBQ at Madison Square Park.

It was fun, the weather was perfect. We went for lunch.

The strategy was to go to 2 places, a rib place from Texas and a pulled pork place from the Carolinas. But there were ridiculously long lines at some of the places we wanted to go, so we skipped them. And the portions were very small so we went to 3 places.

The first place we went was to Baker's Ribs which is based in Dallas Texas.

The ribs were pretty good. There was a unique flavor to them that was nice. They weren't so smokey, and didn't have that pink smoke ring, but they were still good to eat. The cole slaw was fantastic and had some jalepeño kick to them.

Then we went to 17th Street Bar & Grill which is based out of Murphysboro, IL and Las Vegas.

The baby back ribs were really good. There was a satisfying chewy quality to them, and they were nice and smokey. I could probably eat two racks of these if given the chance.

We walked around a bit and ran into this useful sign.

So we turned the corner and went to our last place of the day which was a whole hog place, The Pit run by Ed Mitchell in Naleigh, NC.

It was good eats.

On our way out of the park, we passed by this probably illegal cupcake stand.

At least it's for a good cause.

All-in-all a fun lunch. We went in, ate, and made a quick getaway. I like BBQ.

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