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Some Praise For Some Alabama Barbecue


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If there is one food everyone in Alabama associates with, it’s barbecue!  Now, a Birmingham Metro BBQ restaurant has been named as one of the top ten BBQ restaurants in America!  Full Moon BBQ has been named as a Top 10 barbecue restaurant across the U.S. by the Huffington Post and Gayot.com. Full Moon was recognized for their “zingy sauce and crunchy, peppery chow-chow (pickled relish)… that sets this barbecue haven apart from the others.”

From SamDogBBQ

From SamDogBBQ

“We love our chow-chow!” states David Maluff, Owner of Full Moon Bar-B-Que.  “Being recognized by the Huffington Post is an honor and we welcome anyone across the US to come to Alabama to try our special sauce,” states Joe Maluff, Owner of Full Moon Bar-B-Que.  Full Moon BBQ has a long, delicious history of great Southern-style ‘que made in the time-honored, traditional way, with quality meats cooked low and slow over a hickory wood-fired pit and spiced with a mouthwatering, award-winning bar-b-que sauce.

The Maluff brothers, David and Joe, bought the original restaurant in 1996, and they have since grown the business while continuing a family-owned tradition that caters to folks who know great ‘que from the rest.  The wood smoke from every Full Moon restaurant’s fire pit shows the Birmingham-born brothers’ commitment to top-notch bar-b-que.  At the same time, they satisfy a variety of tastes with fresh salads, hand-breaded chicken tenders, farm-raised catfish, Buffalo-style wings and overstuffed baked potatoes.

Almost everything at Full Moon is homemade, from the famous Full Moon chow-chow to the baked-fresh-each-day Half Moon cookies.  And it’s all served with a smile and a healthy helping of true Southern hospitality, whether you eat in, get it to go or have your meal catered with our portable bar-b-que pits, which are guaranteed to make your next gathering as entertaining as it is enticing.

To see a complete list of the Top 10 barbecue restaurants in the U.S, go to: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/gayot/best-barbecue-restaurants_b_3589080.html.

From Parade.

From Parade.

Parade Magazine also talked about two Birmingham Metro BBQ restaurants in their last issue.  The magazine hailed Alabama mainstay Jim ‘N’ Nicks BBQ as one of the country’s excellent barbecue joints and listed Avondale’s newer Saw’s Soul Kitchen in its list of top 17 new barbecue restaurants.  The July issue features food writer John T. Edge’s historical account of the fall and rise of barbecue in America, highlighting both large chains and mom-and-pop outfits across the nation.  Read the article at: http://www.parade.com/55073/johntedge/holy-smokes-the-new-golden-age-of-barbecue/

Since I am still talking about barbecue, on Wednesday July 24th at 8/7 central, the Travel Channel will profile Big Bob Gibson’s Bar-B-Q in Decatur and Bob Sykes Bar-B-Q in Bessemer on their show “BBQ Crawl.”  The show will follow host, barbecue competitor Danielle Dimovski, as she goes on a road trip and eats and competes her way through the American South.  The episode will also show Dimovski competing in the Decatur Jaycees Riverfest.  Tune in!

Learn more about BBQ Crawl at: http://www.travelchannel.com/tv-shows/bbq-crawl