Alabama help needed
Posted 16 February 2005 - 06:51 AM
Posted 07 March 2005 - 01:45 PM
Posted 07 March 2005 - 01:52 PM
Bear in mind that many Alabama barbecue places do not serve beer even if the town is wet. In fact, many of the best places are in dry towns or counties.
And now for my dinner tonight, which is some barbecue from Lawler's in Athens. Good stuff, especially when served on a hamburger bun with some hot sauce, dill pickle, and slaw heaped on top. You may know this, but in Alabama when someone says they want some "barbecue" they are talking about slow smoked pulled pork butt. So when you go to a barbecue stand, just say "I want a pound of barbecue" or "gimme two barbecue sandwiches". They'll know what you mean.
Dave in Alabama
Posted 08 March 2005 - 02:18 PM
Posted 17 March 2005 - 06:31 AM
Thanks for the helpful info, guys. No beer with bbq? DRY towns and counties? I assume Auburn/Opelika is not dry since the U is there but what about Greenville? I would hate to not be able to find a cold one after toiling on the links all day.
Posted 17 March 2005 - 07:04 AM
Byron's SmokeHouse in Auburn-Pork, Chicken and Ribs. Ribs and Chicken always good. Sometimes the first of the pork plates tastes like yesterdays butts warmed over, but by mid lunch that mornings batch is coming off the pit. Hickory and oak mix. Sauce is a sweeter red sauce. Sides are average, but the locals just grab a bag of chips and dive into the chicken and ribs.
Country's Barbecue in Auburn. Full menu, including fresh ground hamburger steaks and fried chicken. Country's is a small regional chain, but they turn out some pretty good 'cue. Huge pit, oak and other hardwood mix. Mustard based sauces, three bottles per table...the lighter in color the hotter. Pork, Chicken, Ribs and Brisket. Brisket may be the weak link, but this is Alabama ! Best side dishes in town. Fresh cut fries are great. For dessert, You gotta have their homemade Goober pie. And yes, Country's serves beer, served with a Mason jar mug.
Hope one of these places suits you. Enjoy your visit to the "lovliest village."
Posted 23 March 2005 - 06:16 AM
Posted 10 April 2005 - 06:54 PM