Despite the weather, 5 Boro PicNYC 2021 went on rain or shine and was a huge success!
Hundreds of guests made it to Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden to enjoy ribs, sauces, veggie dishes, drinks and more. The event owes its success to the positive attitudes of all the participants and the generosity of our sponsors Prime Six Charcoal, Prairie Fresh and Kikuichi Cutlery.
Two-time Brisket King® winner Richie Holmes of Juicy Lucy BBQ took home the top prize for his St. Louis style Duroc pork ribs with bing cherry chipotle barbecue sauce. As he told us between his 2021 wins, “I’ve never competed in Rib King, but I’m going to win that, too.”
Second place went to Hindsight BBQ of Waterbury, CT. They served maple bacon baby back ribs with house barbecue sauce as well as St. Louis style ribs with Original Sin blackberry hard cider sauce.
Best Rib Dinner went to a collaboration between Jase’s BBQ and Bark Barbecue for their smoked ribs with Dominican rice and beans, sweet plantains and cornbread. Chef Jesse Jones was also awarded for his stellar ribs and coleslaw.
Other favorites included Brothers Smokehouse’s famous sticky ribs, ribs rubbed in coffee with a coffee barbecue sauce from Smoke Sweats, baby backs glazed with Laphroiag from Matt Fisher, ribs topped with green harissa from Smokin’ Joes and traditional St. Louis ribs from Mable’s Smokehouse. Every single one of our participants served up truly excellent ribs.
There were also delicious non-rib dishes like carrot hot dogs and stewed collard greens made by Trevor Kunk with vegetables from the Snug Harbor Heritage Farm, whole hog from Mario Chape of Big Papa Smoke’m and pork sliders from Tank Jackson of Holy City Hog. Knob Creek, Laphroiag, Maker’s Mark, Jim Beam, Austin Eastciders, Flagship Brewing, The Long Drink and more kept guests hydrated all afternoon. Sauce makers including Coney Island Saucery, Silva’s Heet Wave, BBQ Buddha and Hell’s Kitchen Hot Sauce also sampled and sold their products, making sure everyone left with something to remember the event by.
“The Most Delicious Ribs from Rib King NYC 2021” on NYCBBQ
“Memorial Day Weekend BBQ Fest on Staten Island: Rockin’ Ribs on a rainy Saturday” in the Staten Island Advance
Join us for our next event: Pig Island on September 11th at Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden