During the second weekend in June, Kingsford Charcoal sponsored the 15th annual Big Apple Barbecue Block Party, which hosted over 130,000 hungry participants at Madison Square Park. The event is the nation’s largest music and culinary festival dedicated to barbecue, and one of the largest food events in New York City. The lineup featured some of the best chefs and pitmasters from across the country, as well as a variety of food and alcohol vendors and live music performances. Here are some photos from the delicious event:

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Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint brought their whole-hog, train-car-turned-smoker, all the way from Nashville, TN!

 

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The guys from Jim N’ Nick’s Community Bar B-Q grilled hundreds of sausages for guests.

 

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Sam Jones BBQ served traditional North Carolina barbecue including their famous smoked barbecue pork.

 

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Pitmasters even brought their own wood to fuel their smokers.

 

 

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Kingsford Charcoal sponsored the event, and set up a corn-hole court in the center of Madison Square Park.

 

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Kingsford collaborated with East Village Barbecue restaurant and Root and Bone to create this bloody mary complete with a barbecue rib garnish.

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Defending Beef @DefendingBeef • Aug 14, 2018
What Doesn't Kill You Episode 129 - #DefendingBeef Nicolette Hahn Niman on #heritageradio- https://t.co/HYHiGK274O