The famous Goal Post kicker lives on at a neighboring restaurant, proving that a great way to bring me by your place of business is to restore and find a new home for one of the best animated neon signs in the country.
We enjoyed pretty much everything about this lovely business, from the vintage signs to the good chopped pork to the company that we met there for a few minutes.
Underneath “the biggest cactus in town,” this local chain serves up some ridiculously good, very addictive Mexican fast food. I like this place a whole lot.
Crimson Tide faithful know all about this burger joint. It’s literally located across the road from their stadium!
I do love it when you deliberately set a place aside for a rainy day and find that it was worth the wait. The ribs here are totally amazing, and among the best we’ve ever had.
For the final stop on our trip, we had a second lunch outside Birmingham. This very old restaurant’s flagship store has seen the owners try and fail, mostly, to expand and grow larger.
There are restaurants all around Birmingham that sell hot dogs and have the name “Gus.” We looked into how these places are related and enjoyed a good lunch with friendly people and really noisy kids.
It’s the Year of Alabama Barbecue, to hear that state’s department of tourism tell it. So naturally, we needed to stop and get some…
Approaching 150 years in business, this very popular Saturday lunch spot has an army of upbeat employees and is loved by both tourists and locals alike.
We came into Chef David Bancroft’s very nice restaurant with some high expectations, and they were met. Man alive, were they ever met. Set your hyperbole shields to maximum and come read about this place, y’all.
You know what hit the spot as we walked the long way around campus in the mean August heat? A great big cup of sweet tea and a sandwich from this growing chain, whose original store opened in a great location almost forty years ago.
We visited one of the many restaurants in the region that have followed in Chuck Ferrell’s footprints and served up the area’s barbecue style. This one is probably better known to Auburn alumni due to its excellent location near the university.
The business that we had planned to visit was not in this location; we had stumbled across it by chance in Opelika already. Retail evolution and natural selection had left its original home in the hands of a side venture.
It took a few years to get back to town and, finally, visit this really popular place and try their distinctive mustard sauce. It was worth the wait. There’s a lot of history in this old building.