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Drool over the Full Menu for This Year’s Big Apple Barbecue Block Party

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All the brisket, pulled pork, sausages, and ribs one can eat

Hill Country brisket
Hill Country brisket
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With the imminent return of summer comes the annual Big Apple Barbecue Block Party, which springs back to life on June 9 and 10. One of the country’s largest barbecue gatherings, the Madison Square Park event is an ever-popular way to try brisket from 15 pitmasters around the country — and without a ticket. All barbecue plates are $12, sides are $6, and desserts are $4 to $8.

Big names to beeline for include newly-minted James Beard Award winner and South Carolina whole hog legend Rodney Scott of Rodney Scott BBQ, who will show off his pig prowess with St. Louis ribs with coleslaw. New York’s own Erika Nakamura and Jocelyn Guest, the former White Gold butchers are making a hot dog with kimchi and mayo, kielbasa with mustard, and bratwurst with kraut and mustard. And Chris Lilly of Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Que in Decatur, Alabama is always a big hit — he’s been at the event all 15 years and this year will be making his pulled pork sandwich with spicy mustard coleslaw.

Check out the full menu here:

Amy Mills and Mike Mills, 17th St. BBQ, Murphysboro, IL: Baby Back Ribs with Tangy Pit Beans

Joe Duncan, Baker’s Ribs, Dallas, TX: St. Louis Ribs with Jalapeño Cole Slaw

Chris Lilly, Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q, Decatur, AL: World Championship Pulled Pork Sandwich with Spicy Mustard Coleslaw

John Stage & Leland Avellino, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, New York, NY: St. Louis Ribs with BBQ Beans

Jonathan Fox and Justin Fox, Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q, Atlanta, GA: Brisket & Jalapeño Cheddar Sausage with Jalapeno Slaw & Pickles

Billy Durney, Hometown Bar-B-Que, Brooklyn, NY: Chopped Brisket & Jalapeño Cheddar Link Sandwich with Queso and Tater Tots

Jean-Paul Bourgeois, Blue Smoke, New York, NY: Fried Smoked Chicken with Tabasco-spiked Honey, Broccoli & Black Eyed Pea Salad

Ed Mitchell and Ryan Mitchell, Ed Mitchell’s Que, Wilson, NC:Eastern NC Whole Hog Sandwich with Slaw

Ash Fulk, Hill Country, New York, NY: Brisket Sandwich with House Pickle & Coleslaw

Pat Martin, Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint, Nashville, TN: West Tennessee Whole Hog Sandwich with Coleslaw

John Wheeler, Memphis Barbecue Co., Horn Lake, MS: Baby Back Ribs with Mamma June’s Baked Beans

Rodney Scott, Rodney Scott’s BBQ, Charleston, SC: St. Louis Ribs with Coleslaw

Sam Jones, Skylight Inn and Sam Jones BBQ, Ayden, NC: Eastern NC Whole Hog Sandwich with Sweet Slaw

Scott Roberts, The Salt Lick BBQ, Driftwood, TX: Brisket & Sausage with Sesame Coleslaw

Leslie Roark Scott and Garry Roark, Ubon’s Barbeque, Yazoo City, MS): Mississippi Chicken Wings with Bloody Mary Cucumber Salad

Jocelyn Guest and Erika Nakamura: Hot Dog with Kimchi & Mayo, Kielbasa with Mustard, Bratwurst with Kraut & Mustard

Carolyn Bane and Sarah Sanneh, Pies ‘N’ Thighs, New York, NY: Mac & Cheese, Spicy Watermelon Salad, Biscuits & Sausage Gravy, Cornbread

Ample Hills, Brooklyn, NY: Corn Ice Cream with Cornmeal Crumble & Blueberry Swirls

Doughnut Plant, New York, NY: Doughseeds + Doughnuts

Original Fried Pie Shop, Dallas, TX: Apple, Apricot, Blackberry, Cherry, Peach, Pecan

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