Photo by myself outside Madison Square Park, at 23rd Street and Fifth Avenue.
The 7th Annual BBQ Block Party took place Saturday, around 23rd Street and Fifth Avenue. Above, a food preparer proudly showed off a rack of pork ribs.
Some of the best barbecue purveyors from all over the States were present. Trucks were hauled in from Texas, Alabama and Nashville, among other places.
Mark and I wound up at the BBQ party, Saturday. He'd seen the trucks setting up Friday night, and called me excitedly to say that entire carcasses were being roasted overnight. We're not huge meat eaters, but we will do just about anything for good barbecue.
It turns out a kajillion other people knew about this too, so when we arrived around noon, it was insanity. Long lines snaked in front of each truck. Picnic tables lined the street so that people could eat ribs the right way, with two bare hands.
We weren't able to deal with the crowds, though, and left early after a delicious (and pricey) pulled pork sandwich and ribs.
The trucks will be there Sunday, from noon to 6 pm. Bring your wallets, patience and appetite.
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