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Slow & low, that is the tempo…


The Big Apple Barbecue Block Party is rooted in a deep appreciation for the tradition,

culture, and low-and- slow mantra of real-pit barbecue. The 2017 festival features a star-studded roster of Chefs and Pitmasters; we’re talking the absolute best-of- the-best from around the country. Watch as the entire Flatiron neighborhood is transformed virtually overnight into a barbecue-lover’s paradise, with the biggest names in the game setting up shop on Madison Avenue and smoking up that skyline.

To celebrate our 15th Anniversary, we’ll feature 15 of the nation’s most lauded Pitmasters. The culinary talent unveil is set to debut at the end of February, check back soon! In the meantime, take a peak at last year’s lineup to whet your appetite.

2016 Highlights

The Sweetest Thing

In addition to exceptional barbecue and beer, guests enjoyed irresistible desserts from Original Fried Pie Shop out of Texas, and NYC’s very own Milk Bar.

Crack Pie Slice
Compost Cookie
Corn-Flake Marshmallow Cookie
Confetti Cookie

What’s Cookin’, Good Lookin’

The 2016 line-up welcomed 14 of the nation’s most celebrated Pitmasters. Here’s a look at what they brought to the table last year.

Beef Short Rib w/ Pickles, Onions
Pulled Pork Shoulder w/ Spicy Mustard Coleslaw
Smoked Alabama White Wings w/ Sesame Coleslaw
St Louis Ribs w/ Coleslaw
St Louis Spareribs w/ BBQ Beans
Baby Back Ribs w/ Baked Beans
Baby Back Ribs & Tangy Pit Beans
West Tennessee Style Whole Hog w/ Coleslaw
Beef Brisket w/ Sausage & Coleslaw
Smoked Beef Brisket w/ Cucumber Pickles