Hopefully sunny skies will return in time for an all barbecue weekend! Saturday afternoon, BBQ NYC kicks things off on Ward's Island with their barbecue picnic featuring "Slow-Smoked, Dry-Rubbed, Non-Commercialized, Un-Corporate-Sponsored, REAL LIVE BBQ In The Greatest Food City On Earth." $15 in advance or $20 at the door, all you can eat and drink. Details and directions can be found on their website.
On Sunday, the Hudson River Park hosts Blues and Barbecue. Restaurants participating include Blue Smoke, Brother Jimmy's, Oscar Famous BBQ, Tennessee Mountain, and Virgil's Real BBQ. Stay late for fireworks over the Hudson!
And if you're up for a roadtrip, you could always pay a visit to Big W's Roadside Bar-B-Q in Pawling, NY. Ed Levine writes:
This is Big W's Roadside Bar-B-Q, which appeared on a little bit of roadside lawn in front of Pawling Collision earlier this summer. The pork ribs served there are about the best I've ever had within 90 miles of New York City.
Big W is Warren Norstein, 39, and it would be a nice romantic thing to tell you that he learned the fine art of smoking meat from his daddy in Memphis, who in turn learned it from his father. But this is not the case. Mr. Norstein said he is simply "a nice Jewish boy from Brooklyn."