Big Apple BBQ Block Party Makes Bank; Hipsters to Battle in Pie-Making Contest

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The report on this year's Big Apple BBQ Block Party is out, revealing that the event made an unprecedented $82,500 for the Madison Square Park Conservancy. But it's not that surprising when you read that 12,125 pounds of pork ribs were consumed. [Eater]

A 27-year-old Florida man attempted to pay for a meal at McDonald's with marijuana. No word yet on exactly how high you have to be to try that. [AP]

Hipster bakers will battle for first prize in an apple-pie bake-off this Sunday at Greenpoint hangout Enid's. [Feedbag]

Like the stock market itself, business at Katz's Delicatessen has been erratic lately. [Villager]