The Big Apple BBQ is always such a great event each year. I'm a little biased since it's only one block from my apartment which means I can run home at any point to put leftovers in the fridge, use the bathroom or grab a beer; but seriously it's an amazing event. This year I got there early to hit up Salt Lick BBQ from Driftwood, Texas. The line was already long at 10:45 but they kept people happy with trays full of brisket and short rib samples. Plus kudos to the crew- I was probably about 150 people back at the start time of 11:00 AM and had food in hand by 11:10.
Salt Lick was doling out thick, juicy sausage with slices of brisket and some of the best BBQ sauce I've ever had. I came back Sunday afternoon to buy a bottle for home but they were long gone. This will definitely be on my to-do for next year.
I hit up all the usual suspects Dinosaur BBQ, Martins, etc. but in need of a little something sweet with my meat I booked it to Sugaree's. The Strawberry Cake from this Mississippi based bakery was made with real strawberries in both the batter and the frosting creating a delicious slice of southern life.
Big Apple BBQ
110 West Bankhead Street
New Albany, MS 38652