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Alabama & Georgia Recipes
Alabama & Georgia Spices

In Alabama and Georgia, chicken and ribs are the stars of BBQ menus. Smoked chicken with Alabama’s own unique, tangy white sauce and hot and fast ribs with the perfect char are essentials. But in the South, the sides really stand out too. Slow-simmered greens, rich mac and cheese, and delectable coconut cream pie are staples along with that classic Southern hospitality.
 

Barbecue Tips

'Cue Tip #6: Always Use Seasoned Wood

"Always use wood that has been seasoned, meaning wood that has been allowed to dry naturally for 8-12 months. Green wood may put off a lot of smoke but not the type of smoke you want; it will add unwanted, bitter flavor to your cooked meats."

Esaul Ramos – former Pitmaster of La Barbecue, Pitmaster and Co-Owner of 2M Smokehouse, Lytle, TX

Mike's Road Journal

La Barbecue: Austin, TX

What a fine Austin, Texas welcome! Esaul Ramos (who uses Savory Spice at home - thank you, sir!), the pit master at La Barbecue "Cuisine Texicana" gave me a great tour and interview. He has been focused on barbecue since he was 18 and has never looked back...total passion for it. As you can see from the photos, the locals start lining up early and now I know why. There is next level ‘cue going on here. Many people along the way have said to me that La Barbecue was one of their...
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La Barbecue: Austin, TX

BBQ Joint Finder

Bet the House Barbecue

"Cody Smithers, Shawn Eagle and Jess Swann - Pitmasters"

508 S. Elm St. Suite 109 Denton, TX 76201

Pollard's BBQ

"Owner: Tarrance Pollard"

4560 Elvis Presley Blvd Memphis, TN 38116


Barbecue Slang

Tug Mouth feel when biting into a perfectly cooked rib. The rib meat shouldn’t slide right off the bone; rather, it should need a gentle tug. Important to judges when scoring competition barbecue.


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