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Recap: 2013 Big Apple Barbecue Block Party!

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Happy Monday, Noshers!  How was your weekend?  It was absolutely gorgeous in NYC, and I’m so glad that I got to spend a lot of time outdoors!  Today I’m super excited to share my experience at the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party with you all.  I dropped by the event last weekend, and as in previous years, it didn’t disappoint!  By the end of the day, I was absolutely stuffed from good BBQ, used a grill for the first time, and gobbled down more oysters than a girl knew what to do with.  Intrigued? Read on…. Continue Reading

Big Apple Barbecue Block Party – THIS Weekend!

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Happy Thursday, Noshers!  This week has flown by for me – I moved apartments, enjoyed the lovely weather, and received some fun and delicious foodie products in the mail. All-in-all, not too shabby.  This weekend will be equally busy, and I am excited to share with you what I will be doing Sunday – stuffing my face with BBQ!! But wait, you can too!  This weekend is the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party – one of my favorite annual food events in NYC!


This is the 11th year of the festival – and I’m so psyched to check it out again this year!  If I’m in town when the event is taking place, I always try to stop by.  The event will feature over 15 pitmasters from all over the country, and the aroma of smoky bbq will be unbeatable!  There’s nothing like seeing a whole hog or racks of ribs ready for your consumption.  Yum!  Entrance to the event itself is free, and each pitmaster’s plate will set you back around $3-8.  My recommendation – bring a friend so you can sample more dishes 🙂

In addition to the country’s best BBQ, the block party will feature live music, demonstrations, and awesome events such classes at the Weber Grilling School, where you can learn unique grilling techniques and “test-drive” a Weber grill, making either grilled steak tacos with fresh guacamole or French toast with grilled fruit. Class participants receive a gift bag chock full of grilling goodies!  Tickets are $30, and I hope to check out one of the classes.  For all my baking experience (and some cooking experience) I am still a grilling novice!

I’ll also be checking out the Alabama Gulf Seafood No Bone Zone, with live oyster shucking and oysters and champagne galore! There’s little that would pull me away from good barbecue at a barbecue block party – unless it’s oysters…  Tickets are $40; hope to see you there!

The Big Apple Barbecue Block Party takes place this Saturday and Sunday, from 11a.m. – 6p.m.  I will be stopping by on Sunday – will I see you there? 🙂

What’s your favorite barbecue memory?


Smorgasburg at Whole Foods: Mighty Quinn’s

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Happy Tuesday, Noshers!  I don’t know about you, but this unseasonably warm weather in NYC has been truly amazing.  Well, the dreariness and rain isn’t awesome, but I certainly don’t mind the temperatures. Reminds me of one of my favorite “warm weather” foods – barbecue!  So, I was super excited when I was invited to check out the third vendor at Smorgasburg at  Whole Foods‘ Bowery location – Mighty Quinn’s Barbecue.  During my one trip to Smorgasburg, I was actually super keen to try Mighty Quinn’s, but the line was ridiculously long.  Thankfully I didn’t have to wait long at Whole Foods and got to try some Mighty Quinn’s for myself!

The menu was short and simple, perfect for Ms. Indecisive over here:

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Brother Jimmy’s #QueSummer Event and a GIVEAWAY!

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Happy Monday, Noshers!  How did you all spend the weekend? It sure was a scorcher in NYC – phew! Definitely called for a short trip to Long Beach and some lounging!

If you follow me on twitter, you’ll know that I attended a Brother Jimmy’s #QueSummer event last week.  Consisting of a 5-course, BBQ-focused meal, it was saucy, juicy, tender meaty goodness.  Oh, and colorful beverages galore – just take a look at the menu:

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BBQ: Fatty ‘Cue

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I had been wanting to try Fatty ‘Cue for a while now – a restaurant specializing in smokey, Southeast Asian-inspired goodness of the pork specialization (they also feature other meats). First of all, I love BBQ – it’s a serious love, and one that I’d like to believe is requited.  Second, any restaurant with “Fatty” in its name has to possess a certain level of deliciousness.  So on one sunny NYC afternoon, off I went with an eating buddy to check this place out.

The first thing we noticed were that there were only two of us, and about 8 things we wanted to try on the menu:

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