The Big Apple BBQ Block Party
My daughter and I attended the block party on Sunday. We met up with Nancee and Greg from Purple Turtle Caterering (easily one of the best caterers in Connecticut, if you're looking) and braved the outrageous crowds to get some pretty mediocre food. There's just no way that these BBQ champions can serve 10,000 plates a day and it still be good.
Here's my daughter with the legendary Mike Mills from the 17th Street Bar and Grill, who's ribs were the best BBQ we had all day.
Meet the Iowa Pork Princesses who got their hands on the Pickled Pig...
Ray Lampe, aka Dr. BBQ, was giving a demo of this tropical pork chop sandwich. Pretty good stuff, actually this was the best meat of the day even if it wasn't barbecue, and it's always great to see the good Dr.
The crowds were outrageous, but that's par for the course. I don't think the crowds reached the 150,000 projected, but it was very tight.
Even the squirrels were into BBQ yesterday. I didn't know that they ate meat.
Be sure to check out Smoke In Da' Eye for some outstanding videos and interviews with the pit masters from Friday night. Great stuff Clint!