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New Yorkers feast on country's best barbecue in Madison Square Park

The Big Apple Barbecue Block Party brings some of the country's best barbecue — including ribs from a newly minted James Beard Award winner — to Madison Square Park each year. On Saturday, New Yorkers descended upon the park to feast.

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Mike "Chopper" Parott, from Sam Jones BBQ in Ayden, North Carolina, chops pork for sandwiches.

Pulled pork sandwiches from Sam Jones BBQ.
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Pulled pork sandwiches from Sam Jones BBQ.

Star whole-animal butchers Erika Nakamura, left, and Jocelyn
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Star whole-animal butchers Erika Nakamura, left, and Jocelyn Guest serve up three types of sausages made with meats from upstate.

Holly Holbrook-Gross has a kielbasa from the J&E
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Holly Holbrook-Gross has a kielbasa from the J&E Small Goods booth.

Holly Holbrook-Gross enjoys her kielbasa.
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Holly Holbrook-Gross enjoys her kielbasa.

Mike Brixey, representing Dallas, Texas, works the grill
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Mike Brixey, representing Dallas, Texas, works the grill for Baker's Ribs.

Stomachs full, Mike Bovino of North Massapequa, Monaca
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Stomachs full, Mike Bovino of North Massapequa, Monaca Marquez and Nicola Marquez rest on the lawn.

Grill masters Jake Timmons, left, and Scott Irvine
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Grill masters Jake Timmons, left, and Scott Irvine from Dinosaur Bar-B-Que prepare ribs.

Erin Harpe performs at the Big Apple Barbecue
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Erin Harpe performs at the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party.

Tiffany Charbonier, left, and Matt Huiatt eat ribs
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Tiffany Charbonier, left, and Matt Huiatt eat ribs from Rodney Scott's BBQ.

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