Here's the full pit-master roster for this weekend’s Big Apple Barbecue Block Party

The celebration of all things ’cue is back for its 12th year—check out the full list of grillers and barbecued eats



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Brisket and sides at BrisketTown

Brisket and sides at BrisketTown Photograph: Jolie Ruben

On June 7 and 8, Madison Square Park will be gloriously perfumed with barbecue, thanks to 17 of the country’s top ’cue experts, who will be serving regional specialties and hosting cooking demos at the 12th annual Big Apple Barbecue Block Party. A hearty helping of Empire State pit masters will be on hand, including regulars like Hill Country’s Charles Grund Jr. and John Stage of Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, as well as event newbies like Brooklyn’s Daniel Delaney (BrisketTown) and Billy Durney (Hometown Bar-B-Que).

Serious BBQ buffs can jump into the express line with a FastPass, loaded with $100 to spend on meat, sides and drinks, or splurge on the BigPiggin’ VIP pass, which, along with the $100 credit, grants you access to lounge seating, catered Southern fare and more. Feast your eyes on the full festival menu below.

The Menu
Ed Mitchell: Que (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
Jean-Paul Bourgeois: Blue Smoke (New York City)— Louisiana andouille and chowchow
Charles Grund Jr.: Hill Country (New York City)—Beef brisket
Joe Duncan: Baker's Ribs (Dallas)—St. Louis–style ribs
Mike Emerson: Pappy's Smokehouse (St. Louis)—Baby back ribs
Jimmy Hagood: BlackJack Barbecue (Charleston, SC)—Pulled pork shoulder
Patrick Martin: Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint (Nashville)— 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 City)—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
Daniel Delaney: Delaney Barbecue (Brooklyn, NY)—Beef brisket and sausage
Billy Durney: Hometown Bar-B-Que (Red Hook, NY)—Texas-style beef rib
Sweets from Original Fried Pie Shop (Dallas) include apple, blackberry, cherry and peach fried pies

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