Granville’s Gourmet Ribs and Barbecue

Huntsville, Alabama… On a bright and sunny Saturday afternoon we decided to travel to Huntsville to try a BBQ joint that I had been reading about for sometime.  Located on the upper northeast side of Huntsville on Oakwood Ave NE, Granville’s Gourmet Ribs and BBQ is the type of place that just has the looks […]

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Big Cove BBQ – Scrappins from the bottom of the Pit

Owens Crossroads, Alabama… Not long ago after reading several reviews by blogger friends of mine, we decided to check out a barbecue joint named Big Cove BBQ.  It’s located south of Huntsville near Owens Crossroads,  just off Highway 431 near the Walmart Supercenter.  It’s one of those places that you would zoom right by going […]


NeSmith Jumbo Hamburgers – Moulton Landmark Since 1966

Hartselle, Alabama…
The hamburgers sold at NeSmith are similar to those sold by C.F. Penn’s Hamburgers in Decatur and Willie’s Burgers in Hartselle. All are of the doughburger or slugburger variety and each place has a similar recipe for the meat mixture. If you ask any of the owners for their recipe, be prepared to receive a good scolding as to you being too nosey

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BBQ Ribs – Spares or Baby Backs

  For the rub: Follow the recipe here:  Dry Rub for Pork For the ribs: Take ribs out of package and rinse them off well.  Using paper towels dry the ribs thoroughly. If you preparing Spare Ribs, then you’ll want to cut the flap on the back off, keep this flap because it will be […]


Dry Rub Recipe for Pork

Dry rub is used by all the major competitive barbecue cooking teams these days and in Memphis, which is the barbecue mecca, a good dry rub is the holy grail that all barbecue pit masters seek.  All pit masters have their “secret” recipe that if someone tried to steal it they could get some serious […]


Scalded A$$ Dog Hotsauce

Recently while eating at a barbecue joint in Harselle, Alabama I tasted of a house-made hot sauce.  It literally would take the hide off of your tongue when you tasted it, it was just that good.  The Pig Stand BBQ’s name for it was “hot sauce,” my name for it was the Scalded A$$ Dog […]


Slugburger – Love’em or Hate’em

According to sources on the internet such as Wikipedia and other blogs and/or websites, the odd named hamburgers were concocted during the Great Depression of the 1930’s when both meat and money were scarce and almost non-existence for the working poor.  For many folks during the depression a biscuit with some lard on it was […]


Sawmill Gravy – A Southern Tradition

  Sawmill Gravy – A Southern Tradition   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 20 mins Total time 30 mins   Author:  Alton Brown Recipe type: Gravy Cuisine: Breakfast Serves: 2-1/2 cups Ingredients 1 lb bulk pork sausage ¼ cup floor 2 cups milk Salt Black Pepper Instructions Cook sausage in a cast iron […]