BBQ Events: First Friday Blues
There's a barbecue joint in New York City, actually there's two them, who get no respect. They're the Waterfront Ale House in Manhattan and Pete's Ale House in Brooklyn.
They're both run by my friend and fellow competitor Sam Barbieri who also happens to be the pit master for the Fuggedaboutit BBQ team, supporter of New York's only sanctioned bbq contest, Grillin' On The Bay, and a damn fine cook.
The reason that both the Waterfront Ale House and Pete's Ale House get no respect in the barbecue community is that they're primarily bars with a full menu but with a limited amount of barbecue being served. But, to use some old New York slang, the barbeque they serve is choice. They offer pulled pork, 14 hour smoked brisket, chicken and award winning barbecue spare ribs. What more can one want?
And what could go better with barbeque than blues? Every first Friday it's The First Friday Blues Show at the Waterfront Ale House in Manhattan. The party starts at 11:00 PM. This month the band is The Black Coffee Blues Band. See you there!