A Day of Meat at Big Apple BBQ

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:

[caption id="attachment_43527" align="aligncenter" width="640"]IMG_6988 Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint brought their whole-hog, train-car-turned-smoker, all the way from Nashville, TN![/caption]


[caption id="attachment_43526" align="aligncenter" width="640"]IMG_6982 The guys from Jim N' Nick's Community Bar B-Q grilled hundreds of sausages for guests.[/caption]


[caption id="attachment_43525" align="aligncenter" width="640"]IMG_6952 Sam Jones BBQ served traditional North Carolina barbecue including their famous smoked barbecue pork.[/caption]


[caption id="attachment_43524" align="aligncenter" width="640"]IMG_6940 Pitmasters even brought their own wood to fuel their smokers.[/caption]



[caption id="attachment_43531" align="aligncenter" width="640"]IMG_6936 Kingsford Charcoal sponsored the event, and set up a corn-hole court in the center of Madison Square Park.[/caption]


[caption id="attachment_43522" align="aligncenter" width="640"]fullsizeoutput_599f Kingsford collaborated with East Village Barbecue restaurant and Root and Bone to create this bloody mary complete with a barbecue rib garnish.[/caption]