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New York Barbecue Is Coming To Los Angeles

So Cal sandwich chain enlists Brooklyn pitmaster
Nov 18, 2014 1:30 pm

Mendocino Farms, Southern California’s seasonal-themed sandwich chain, announced this week that it will be opening its own dedicated smokehouse facility in Los Angeles next month. And, which renowned pitmaster did the company choose to bring in as a consultant on the project? Not some dude in bib overalls from any of the usual barbecue hotspots. Nope. It's the guy with the fancy watch and suede Pumas: Brooklyn's own Billy Durney.

Video: Watch Prominent Pitmasters Discuss New York City's Barbecue Boom

How NYC shed its BBQ 'inferiority complex'
Jul 25, 2014 8:00 am

Organizer Mark Maynard-Parisi calls it the "mother yeast" of New York City's burgeoning barbecue community. We're talking, of course, about the annual Big Apple BBQ Block Party, first organized back in 2002 and now attracting some 150,000 people each year to Manhattan's Madison Square Park. Back in June, Food Republic was on the scene, interviewing pitmasters from near and far about the impact of the yearly festival and the roots of the city's barbecue boom in general. See how it all went down right here.

Video: Watch How Jerk Baby Back Ribs Get Made At Brooklyn's Hometown Bar-B-Que

Recipe is inspired by NYC's Caribbean community
Jul 23, 2014 3:00 pm

Brooklyn's Hometown Bar-B-Que gets a lot of love for its Texas-quality beef rib. But for a taste of something uniquely New York, try the jerk baby back ribs. Watch pitmaster Billy Durney, a Brooklyn native, whip up a fresh rack right here.

How Barbecue Has Become New York City's Most Addictive Smoking Habit

Big City pitmasters relish the no-rules atmosphere
Jul 22, 2014 8:00 am

Since the opening of Blue Smoke in 2002, New York City has made tremendous strides toward shedding its historical reputation as a barbecue backwater. We're talking about authentic barbecue, mind you, the kind that's slow-cooked over real smoldering wood. Not grilled or baked in some conventional gas oven, with possibly a dash of the pit master poseur's notorious cheat: liquid smoke. But, only recently has the quality of New York 'cue risen to such a level that it merits even a mention in the national conversation. Chris Shott takes a close look at the New 'Cue York.

Here's What You Need To Know About North Carolina Barbecue

It's all about the pork spiked with vinegar
May 21, 2014 3:00 pm

North Carolina's got a lot to be proud of, not least of all — their renowned barbecue. If you know that porky, vinegar-spiked NC 'cue, check out our sneak peak at Southern Living magazine's A-Z Guide to Southern Food from their June food issue, featuring a pit crawl of the Tarheel State's best pig.

Guide: 2014 Barbecue Competitions, Festivals And Smokeouts

A calendar of the nation's best BBQ events
May 1, 2014 9:00 am

The smoke just keeps on a-rollin’. Earlier this year, we gave you a list of barbecue competitions across the country and around the world to help plan your vacation calendar. Since then, more and more events have been scheduled and announced, so here’s an update to ensure you’re never more than a few weeks away from getting your recommended intake of hickory in your bloodstream. A guide to the best barbecue festivals in the United States, after the jump.

16 Of The Country's Top Barbecue Masters Are Visiting NYC In June

Welcome back, Big Apple Barbecue Block Party!
Apr 11, 2014 12:00 pm

New York City will play host to some of the nation’s best barbecue at the annual Big Apple Barbecue Block Party the weekend of June 7-8. Taking place in Madison Square Park and neighboring streets, the two-day festival will feature 16 of the country’s top pitmasters from a a dozen states.

Get The Best Of Texas Barbecue…In Brooklyn

Texas Monthly dinner event countdown: one week
Mar 21, 2014 8:00 am

Texas Monthly's “50 Best Texas BBQ Joints” list is widely considered the BBQ bible and a definitive road map to the promised land. So, how to get in on the fun if your travel plans aren’t taking you to Texas anytime soon? If you'll be in New York City next week, you're in luck. Read on.

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