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Big Apple BBQ (Barbecue Block Party) 2008

kathryn | May 26, 200803:31 PM


They have posted a list of vendors and what they're cooking. Note that Fast Passes are on sale ONLY for AMEX customers and only until May 31. From the way I read the site, they won't be selling FastPasses on site, only online. They are using the punch card (as opposed to swiped card) system again this year.

It's still $8/plate of BBQ and it's still for charity. Lines last year were VERY SHORT! I hope it stays that way. Maybe 20-30 minutes tops and very few vendors ran out of food. I hope this year is just as successful in crowd control and line management.

Changes from last year:
- Ed Mitchell opened up a new restaurant called THE PIT, his stand is no longer called MItchell's BBQ. It's THE PIT.
- Mitchell's stand is in a completely different part of the park now, 26th/Broadway instead of 23rd and Madison.
- No Southside Brisket and Sausage! They have been replaced by some other brisket joint.
- No chicken option this year.
- Everything remains mostly beef ribs, pork ribs, and chopped/pulled pork, with two brisket options
- Proclamation Stew is back but fried apple pies aren't.

I'm looking forward to THE PIT (Ed Mitchell's) Whole Hog, Big Bob Gibson's Pulled Pork, 17th Street Baby Back Ribs.

CH on last year's fest:

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