BBQ Under the Sun
  • A throng of more than 120,000 pig eaters is expected to descend on Danny Meyer's annual Big Apple Barbecue Block Party in Madison Square Park on Sunday. The temperature is supposed to be 95 degrees. Hope you like other people's sweat on your pulled pork. [NY Sun]
  • Daniel Boulud now has a completely meaningless statuette to put next to his James Beard Awards: He won the "A-List Chef" award at Bravo's A-List Awards. [NY Post]
  • Ever dreamt of seeing restaurateur Drew Nieporent perform karaoke live? No? Have you actually had nightmares about that exact scenario? Then don't attend the Ruth Reichl-emceed Who's Who of Food & Beverage event at the Plaza on Saturday. [NY Daily News]
  • Jean-George's Matsugen, his long-awaited soba restaurant in the old 66 space, is tantatlizingly close to opening. [Eater]
  • Dan Barber's idyllic Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Westchester just got a smidge less Edenic: It now has a slaughterhouse on the premises. [NY Times]