This weekend features the Big Apple Barbecue event in Madison Square Park, New York City.
In a preview feature, the New York Times online has a detailed story about a traditional whole-pig pit BBQ joint, Scott's Pit Cook BBQ in Hemingway, SC:
Pig, Smoke, Pit: This Food Is Seriously Slow
There is a very cool multi-media feature with a tour of the cookhouse, narrated by the pitmaster:
The Whole Hog
The article also has a whizzy interactive Flash animation that illustrates just how Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q from Decatur, AL will cook 360 butts on their trailer:
Drive 900 Miles, Cook a Ton of Pork (Literally), Drive Home
The writing tone is a tiny bit patronizing in that The-Times-goes-to-an-exotic-country-where-they-don't-have-$4-bagels way, but the photographs are gorgeous. Well worth a read.
Free registration for the Times may be required.