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DISHIN' ON DISHES

THE DOWN LOW

As barbecue grows in popularity, the competition for customers fires some intense creativity.  There's also no substitution for good old-fashion know how.  Classics are classics for a reason, and, when done well, hold their own.  From grandma's family recipe to scientific concoctions from formally trained chefs, there are ton's of mind-blowing, mouth watering bites that you have to try.  This list highlights the most delicious chase worthy delights in Alabama.  Enjoy and let me know what you think deserves to be on this list.  I don't want to miss a thing!

MAKIN' IT THE TASTIEST

Great barbecue joints can't be one dimensional.  These dishes help their joints stand out and belong on the silver platter of best eats!

Don't worry about what to order.  It's all DYNOMITE!

The Big Jim, a half-pound sandwich on a giant bun.  

Old school preparation, smoky with bark, yet tender and moist.

Not a lot of brisket in Alabama I'd chose over pork.  This one I would!

With white sauce and it's the most harmonious bite you'll ever have!

We expect nothing less from a James Beard winner.

Tender, juicy, and so good there's no need for sauce.

The godfather of all sauces!

Perfectly balanced with deep flavor and just enough spice to liven your taste buds.

Smooth and light, keep a bottle in the fridge for all sorts of uses.

A take on Carolina gold that absolutely slaps on pork!

If you're not a fan of vinegar sauce, this one could change your mind.

Hand-cut, hot, fresh, and just something about the smell.

Battered, crispy, and hot!  Nothing comes close.

Up your expectations with this spicy, yellow slaw that's totally unique.

Flavorful, thick, and meaty.  The model for a side of vegetables.

Red potatoes in a creamy mayo that's smooth and indulgent.

Spiral pasta covered in a rich, delectable cheese blend.

Course ground, rich, creamy, and, most importantly, cheesy!

How can anyone make collard greens taste this good?

Top it with pork and get the white sauce.

Corny, creamy, and absolutely delicious!

Homemade pies that slap, just don't slap your mama!

Pork N Greens - fried onions, on pulled pork, on collard greens, on grits.  Amazing!

All TABC lists are living, breathing entities.  They may change frequently based on reader recommendations and my own personal discoveries.  Thoughts and suggestions are always welcome so don't be shy.  We're all in this together!

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