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Billy Durney Joins the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party

Daniel Krieger

Billy Durney, the pitmaster behind Hometown Bar-B-Que in Red Hook, was just added to the lineup for this year's Big Apple Barbecue Block Party in Madison Square Park. Durney will join New York pitmasters Daniel Delaney (BrisketTown), John Sage (Dinosaur), and Jean-Paul Bourgeois (Blue Smoke), as well 13 other acclaimed smokers from across the country including heavy hitters Ed Mitchell, Mike Mills, and Chris Lilly. This is, perhaps, the most impressive lineup in the 12-year history of the event.

The BABBQ will take place on June 7 and 8, and entrance is free to the public. The lines can be uncomfortably long during peak hours, so if you really care about sampling all the 'cue and you've got the money to spend, the $125 food-inclusive fast pass is really the way to go here. Check out the updated lineup below, and stay tuned for a chance to win a ticket to this smoked-infused bacchanal later this afternoon.

BABBQ lineup 2014:

Ed Mitchell (Durham, NC)—Whole Hog and All Natural Whole Turkey

Mike Mills: 17th Street Bar & Grill (Murphysboro, IL)—Baby Back Ribs

Chris Lilly: Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q (Decatur, AL)—Pulled Pork Shoulder

Charles Grund, Jr: Hill Country (New York, NY)—Beef Brisket

Joe Duncan: Baker's Ribs (Dallax, TX)—St. Louis Style Ribs

Mike Emerson: Pappy's Smokehouse (St. Louis, MO)—Baby Back Ribs

Jimmy Hagood: BlackJack Barbecue (Charleston, SC)—Pulled Pork Shoulder

Patrick Martin: Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint (Nashville, TN)— Western Tennessee-Style Whole Hog

Garry Roark: Ubon's Barbeque of Yazoo (Yazoo City, MS)—Pulled Pork Shoulder

Scott Roberts: The Salt Lick Bar-B-Que (Driftwood, TX)—Beef Brisket and Sausage

John Stage: Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (New York, NY)—Beef Brisket

John Wheeler: Memphis Barbecue Co. (Horn Lake, MS)—Baby Back Ribs

Rodney Scott: Scott's Bar-B-Que (Hemingway, SC)—Whole Hog

Sam Jones: Skylight Inn (Ayden, NC)—Whole Hog

Event Debuts:

Daniel Delaney: Delaney Barbecue (Brooklyn, NY)— Beef Brisket and Sausage

Hometown Bar-B-Que: Billy Durney (Red Hook, NY) – Texas-Style Beef Rib

Jean-Paul Bourgeois: Blue Smoke (New York, NY)— Louisiana Andouille and Chow Chow

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Big Apple Barbecue Block Party

Madison Square Park, New York, NY