Gotta love summer -- cold beer, beaches, summer flings and, of course, barbecue. Another 'cue festival is upon us -- this time it's BBQ NYC on August 26th. We're giving you some advance warning on this one because spots are going quickly. For $40, you get to hang out on Ward's Island for all you can eat BBQ, and 5 beer/wine tickets. This year's theme is "A Celebration of Texas BBQ," featuring slow smoked cow, pork and chicken by Big Island / Hill Country BBQ; Elgin Hot Links from Meyer's; Alderwood Smoked Salmon by Stephen J. Silverberg. esq.; plenty of sides and traditional Texas fixin's. They're also doing a pot luck of sorts -- if you are one of the first 20 who make a donation with a a note saying you're bringing a dessert or one of the first 20 who donate with a note saying they're bringing an hors d'oeuvre, you'll get bumped to the front of the food lines. How's that for incentive to share? RSVP at www.bbq-nyc.com; donation of $40 to attend; 3-7 pm.
See also our trip to BBQ-NYC last year.