Counterpoint to salty 'cue: caramel cake (slice, $6). Unlike the wrapped, shelf-stable candies that sometimes attain the hardness of table-top hockey pucks, the caramel frosting was just as meltingly luscious as it looks. Alas, at dessert-time, a decision had to be made, and in hindsight the also-rans, strawberry and red velvet, look ever more tempting now that they're out of reach.
110 West Bankhead St., New Albany, Mississippi
At the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party
In and around Madison Square Park, Manhattan
(The 2015 event was held on June 13 and 14)