Category Alabama

Rusty’s Bar-B-Q – Leeds, AL

Camping for the weekend in the Anniston – Oxford metroplex, one of my jobs was finding a lunch spot.  I pulled up the lists and found that I had very little that was less than an hour away.  Then I saw the note for Rusty’s Bar-B-Q which said “halfway between Birmingham and Taladega” and I […]

The Acre – Auburn, AL

Today’s lunch at Acre was spurred by Southern Living’s “best restaurants in the South list” from 2014 (of which I keep a copy on my phone – who doesn’t) and a desire to get out of town for the day.  Looking at options, I realized we could be in Auburn in less than 90 minutes from […]

Little Donkey – Homewood, AL

There was one more stop, for dinner, on this road trip, as we headed back to Atanta.  And this one was in Homewood.  Little Donkey popped onto my radar with an article about Good Eats in Garden N Gun in the spring of 2012. If you’ve been to Homewood in the last decade, there’s a […]

C F Penn Hamburgers – Decatur, AL

While wandering the town of Decatur, AL, waiting for lunch, we were killing time and I found a music store. I drove past it and parallel parked around the corner. As we were getting out of the car, I saw we were parked directly across from CF Penn Hamburgers.   Of course, I was intrigued. […]

Trowbridge’s Ice Cream and Sandwich Bar – Florence, AL

Today was road trip Saturday, so we set out on the three and a half-hour drive northeast to Florence / Muscle Shoals.   I had a few stops in mind, and we arrived at the first around 10:20 Central time.  But since we had arisen prior to 7:00 Eastern, this was a perfectly acceptable time […]

The Bar B Q Place – Fort Payne, AL

Jo always says that it’s not a matter of if she’ll get food poisoning, but rather when.    Today, as we got back in the car, she began to sing, “This.  Could be the day.”  And thus ended the story of our first agreed-upon epic barbecue failure.  Driving to Scottsboro, AL, we had stopped in […]

Over Easy – Birmingham, AL

As the road trip winds to a close, we were looking for breakfast.   I considered a smokehouse that we could see from our hotel room, but googled instead for the best breakfast in Birmingham and found Over Easy was both well rated and close by.  We pulled up to a packed restaurant, in the […]