Food & Drink

Everything You Need to Eat at the Big Apple Barbecue This Weekend

Published On 06/08/2017 Published On 06/08/2017
everything to eat at the big apple barbecue
Andrew Celbulka
Heath Scott

Mississippi chicken wings from Ubon’s Barbeque (Mississippi)

Pitmasters Garry Roark and Leslie Roark Scott (called the Princess of the Pit by Mississippians) of Yazoo City, Mississippi will be the only poultry servers at the event. On the menu you’ll find traditional smoked BBQ chicken wings, sausage cut from a 30-pound rope, and Bloody Mary cucumber salad to wash it all down.

Justin Fox

Potato salad from Fox Bros Bar-B-Q (Georgia)

Brothers Jonathan and Justin Fox of Atlanta will be making their Big Apple Barbecue debut with brisket, jalapeño-Cheddar sausage and potato salad. The duo is the first to ever serve potato salad at the event -- help make history by eating their sides.

Jim 'N Nick's

Pimento cheese from Jim ’N Nicks Bar-B-Q (Alabama, Colorado, North Carolina, and more)

After a hiatus from the event last year, Pitmaster Nick Pihakis of Birmingham will be serving smoked pork hot links with fan-favorite pimento cheese, in case you wanted that chili cheese Coney Island dog to be replaced with a new favorite.

Andrew Celbulka

St. Louis Ribs from Rodney Scott’s BBQ (South Carolina)

Pitmaster Rodney Scott of Charleston is locally known for his slow-cooked whole hog, but for NYC crowds, he’ll be serving up his slightly more cosmopolitan St. Louis-style ribs with coleslaw.

Burnt ends from Blue Smoke (New York)

Chef Jean-Paul Bourgeois will be representing Danny Meyer’s Manhattan barbecue joint, which will be serving its famed brisket burnt ends with chipotle barbecue sauce and a summer corn salad.

Root & Bone

All the sides from Root & Bone (New York)

This East Village restaurant will be serving up sides at Big Apple Barbecue’s first-ever Sides Stand. Expect corn three ways -- corn on the cob, hot butter cornbread purée, popcorn -- and watermelon salad.

Joseph Woodley

Whole hog from Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint (Tennessee)

Pitmaster Pat Martin of Nashville will be going all-in with his West Tennessee-style whole hog served with coleslaw -- in case you needed to break up all that meat.

The Salt Lick

Brisket from The Salt Lick BBQ (Texas)

Pitmaster Scott Roberts of Driftwood, Texas will be serving up some of the Austin-area’s favorite barbecue, with meaty options including brisket and sausage, to be drenched in The Salt Lick’s signature orange sauce, and sesame coleslaw to refresh your meat-coated mouth.

Hill Country Barbecue Market

Brisket from Hill Country (New York)

See how Texas-style New York barbecue stacks up to the Southern plates with New York pitmaster Ash Fulk’s brisket and house pickles.

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Beef ribs from Hometown Bar-B-Que (New York)

In case you have yet to venture out to Red Hook in search of some of New York’s best barbecue, head to pitmaster Billy Durney’s stand for smoked beef short ribs with pickles and onions.

Fried pies from Original Fried Pie Shop (Texas)

The sister bakery to Texas’ Baker's Ribs will be serving sweets to compliment your meat platters. Apple, peach, blackberry, apricot, and cherry fried pies are all on deck.