The BBQ Blog chronicles our adventures in search of the perfect all-natural BBQ.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

NYC BBQ Photos


NYC Wedding Photog Daniel Krieger really likes shooting BBQ! I came across these amazing NYC BBQ Restaurant photographs.


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Sunday, June 08, 2008

Reserve Champion, and 3 Other Trophies at Grillin' on the Bay


Despite the temperature and a couple of other issues yesterday at Grillin' on the Bay (New York City's only Grilling competition), we won 4 trophies and a ribbon including Reserve Champion!

We were less than one point away from winning Grand Champion. Congrats to SmokeInDaEye BBQ team. Not only did he win Grand Champion, it was his birthday.

Here are the Grillin' On The Bay results.

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We hit the cycle with a 4th in fish, a 3rd in Chef's Choice (we did Jerk Ribeye), a 2nd in Pork (we did Ribs), and 1st in Chicken. This was by far our best chicken turn-in as far as scores go, including one 9-9-9 and one 9-8-9.

Woot! We were happy with the results, and super-psyched that Robert pulled of the competition despite many set backs. He did a really great job, and every time I see him at one of these comps I realize what a truly nice guy he is and what a big role he is playing in bringing BBQ to NYC. Thanks Robert and thanks St. Mark's for hosting us.

We are not doing anymore comps until October because of scheduling conflicts, so we are happy to let these trophies get us through the summer.

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Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Grillin' on the Bay Still Has Some Space!


Grillin' on the Bay, taking place this weekend June 7th, 2008, in Brooklyn, NY still has some slots left for teams to compete. They had to reschedule and change the venue for it this year so maybe people don't know they still can enter. Please email them right away and let them know you are interested and get your cooking application here.

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Saturday, June 23, 2007

Inside a dry-aging room.


Inside a dry-aging room in NYC.

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Friday, June 08, 2007

Big Apple BBQ Update - Fast Pass


So if you are gonna brave the crowds get to Madison Park early and get your FastPass. Here is a nice email that I reveived from the event organizers:

Thank you for your interest in the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party. A
limited number of Amex fast passes will be available for purchase at
12:00 Noon on Saturday at the fast pass sales tent in the park. See you

Jill Rooney Carr
Union Square Hospitality Group

So if I were you, I would get there damn early.


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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Big Apple BBQ


Ready to get crushed in search of BBQ? - In a now yearly event, Manhattan allows some of the best BBQ producers around the country to sell Que in Madison Square Park. It is quite crowded so get there early. Get more info here.

My only wish is that the organizers made a little bit more effort to get local (by local I mean New York state at least) BBQers involved.

Oh well...there is always next year....

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Monday, May 07, 2007

Grillin' On The Bay Pictures


Jason, T. Adam and I got a chance to compete in Grillin' On the Bay and boy did we have fun. How did we do? Not great, but not bad. We got a call in Chef's choice for our lamb loin chops (another great recipe implemented by Jason). I normally grill them with a dijon mustard-based marinade at Burning Man (where I have cooked about 10 million of them), but Jason came up with a different style of marinade and dry rub that really did the meat justice.

As you can see in this post from Eating for Brooklyn, they were well liked, but the judges mistook them for beef as opposed to lamb.

Anyway, a ribbon is a ribbon. You go into these things thinking you are going to win, but every little tiny mistake adds up. Our fish looked AMAZING, but I forgot the planks I wanted to cook on and I didn't make proper adjustments. Oh well. I still had fun, but I want a full on overnight KCBS-style comp here in the city. Maybe in Corona Park or Randall's Island. Hmmm.

I want to thank Matt and Robert - it is hard to put these events together and they did a really great job. Logistics in this city can be a nightmare if you don't have oodles of cash to throw at the problem.

I also want to thank my teammates Jason Parisi and T. Adam Woods.

On to the pics.

Better BBQ Bureau Tent

This was our set up from afar.

Injecting Chicken

Injecting our chicken.

Chicken on the grill.

Chicken on the grill.

Fish on the grill.

Fish on the grill. Should not have had the foil and used the extra rack.

Fish Presentation for Judges.

Fish looked great. Probably the highest presentation scores we have ever had.

Jason and Bryan cooking with our Weber kettle grills.

Here you can see our Weber kettles in the foreground and Jason and I in the background.

Pork chop presentation for judges.

Our pork chops ala Jason are in the box and about to be taken to the judges.

Jason prepping lamb loin chops.

Jason is layering on the dry rub for the lamb loin chops.

Jason and Bryan checking lamb temperature.

We are checking the temp of the lamb loin chops so we don't over cook them.

Lamb Loin Chop presentation for the judges.

The lamb loin chops are ready to go to the judgeing table.

Jason taking a well deserved drink.

Jason taking a well deserved drink.

All the photos werer taken by T. Adam Woods who besides being our Quartermaster and Turn-In Chief is also a academically trained professional photographer. If you need any photography in the NYC area drop me an email and I will put you in touch with him.

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Thursday, May 03, 2007

NYC Designated BBQ Areas


Now that it is National BBQ Month some of my fellow New Yorkers may want to get their grill on. If so you should be aware that you are not allowed to grill in just any park in the "5 boros".

Here is the Parks Dept. list of designated bbq areas.

Have fun.

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