There was really only one reason for me to go to the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party, and that was to eat some of Mitchell's chopped pork barbecue without having to make the trip home to North Carolina.
In my opinion, it was also the only barbecue at the party worth waiting for in those ridiculously long lines. But you don't have to take my word for it -- this woman was also in line for Mitchell's and something tells me she knows and loves her barbecue more than the rest of us:
If you missed the weekend's festivities, you don't want to miss BBQ NYC 2004 featuring Big Island Bar-B-Cue and Travis the Cuemaster on Saturday, July 24th.
UPDATE: Be sure to check out the "Live" from the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party '04" thread at eGullet, if only to read the first post by Steven A. Shaw a.k.a "Fat Guy" on Mitchell's Barbecue, including his visit to Wilson, NC.