That last blog entry reminded me that the Big Apple BBQ is coming up in New York in a couple of weeks (June 7-8). Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group is heavily involved in that, and in past years their staff has been responsible for the smooth operation of the party, which is extremely well attended, and so chaos threatens and long lines are a virtual certainty.
A couple of years ago I was chatting with Will Guidara, who is now the GM at Eleven Madison Park but at the time worked at The Modern (and for people in the chain restaurant world, the son of Uno’s chief, Frank Guidara) about the event. He said it was best to go on the second day, when operational kinks were likely to be resolved.
So there you have it.