Sunday, June 11, 2006

Big Apple Barbecue Block Party

OK, it isn't a typical block party; it is a heavily-promoted, big-time commerical enterprise featuring corporate sponsors and high-profile chefs. But there's no denying that this weekend the 4th Annual Big Apple Barbecue Block Party attracted a crowd that included some of New York's most ravenous foodies.

The event brought 10 pitmasters to Madison Square Park for two days of marinating, smoking, basting, cooking, eating, dancing and drinking. Thousands of people stood on line for hours to get their share of the ribs, pulled pork, brisket and Brooklyn Beer while soul, jazz and country musicians took the stage. Best of all, the proceeds from the sale of food and drinks benefit the Madison Square Park Conservancy. Good food, good beer and good music, all for a good cause.

Entrance to Madison Square Park Posted by Picasa

Surrounded by smoke Posted by Picasa

Partygoer eating a barbeque sandwich Posted by Picasa

Bettye LaVette singing soulfully Posted by Picasa

Partygoer carrying a platter Posted by Picasa

Partygoers digging into platters Posted by Picasa

Pit worker covered in barbeque sauce Posted by Picasa

Pit worker in a scorched shirt Posted by Picasa

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