BBQ Block partyAaron mentioned this way back, but since the event is tomorrow and Sunday, we'll mention it again: The 1st Annual Big Apple Barbecue Block Party, presented by Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group, Blue Smoke, and The Jazz Standard. It's all happening on East 27th Street, between Park Avenue South and Lexington Avenue. And as Gothamist loves to eat, we'll be there. With digital cameras, even though Lockhart Steele is afraid of our pictures.

The event will benefit Jazz at Lincoln Center and Music Maker Relief Foundation which is a non-profit to help Southern musical pioneers get recognition as well as support for day-to-day needs. Which means that Gothamist will be eating even more barbecue and slaw.

BBQ reading: The "Whole Hog" chapter of Jeffrey Steingarten's The Man Who Ate Everything and Calvin Trillin's Tummy Trilogy.