Okay, here's another post I promised about a century ago. Fair Weather Runner has been waiting a long time for this one, I know . . . It's my Snapple Big Apple Barbecue Block Party report! I think there was also supposed to be a long run report that went along with it, so I'll do a speedy recap of that, and then get to the good stuff. I apologize ahead of time to any vegetarians out there (you might want to skip the BBQ report)!
Blue Smoke - New York, NY
Hill Country - New York, NY
Baker’s Ribs - Dallas, TX
BlackJack BBQ - Charleston, SC
Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q - Decatur, AL
Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint - Nashville, TN
17th Street Bar & Grill - Murphysboro, IL
The Pit - Raleigh, NC
Ubon’s “Champion’s Choice” - Yazoo, MS
Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q - Birmingham, AL
The Salt Lick BBQ - Driftwood, TX
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - New York, NY
Pappy’s Smokehouse - St. Louis, MO
Rack & Soul - New York, NY
Wilson’s Barbeque - Fairfield, CT
I am pretty sure this next plate was from BlackJack . . . although, I'm not 100% sure.
As we were leaving, we stumbled upon one of the "whole hog" tents.
If you thought that last picture was gross, wait until you see this one, where the pitmaster men are actually digging crap out of the hog. Also, we saw the one dude drop his sunglasses into the hog. That was almost enough to force my stuffed gut to lose its contents.
Oh ribs, you are so beautiful to me!
A shot of the crowd. I usually steer clear of mass chaos like this . . . but not when there's meat involved! This was literally the best day ever!
In other news, I think I erroneously led some of you to believe that my marathon is THIS weekend. No, it's just that I'm so psychotic that I start looking at the weather reports on accuweather as soon as they are available (15 days beforehand!). The race isn't actually until a week from Saturday. Thank goodness, because I think I'll need some extra time to burn all of that pig and cow off! Whew!
Hope you all have an amazing weekend! :)