Pass the sauce and wipes, please

Posted on: April 11, 2010 | Comments(3) | Race Tracks | By: Dave

When seeking dinner suggestions in Birmingham, there are quality options to cover every day of the year.

Opinions about BBQ, though, are as numerous as restaurants. It seems everyone has their favorite – from Mom and Pop’s such as Miss Myra’s Pit Bar B Q to a swankier sauce experience (where the napkins are linen). “Have you tried?” a member of the Bruno Event staff at Barber Motorsports Park responds to an inquiry, only to be met with “No, I have a better place” by a member of the Zoom Motorsports promotion group.

This weekend, being the fourth visit to the city and Barber Motorsports Park, our travel group has hit a cross-section – from the quintessential Dreamland (with a loaf a white bread plopped in the center of your table; on a plate, of course) to the Full Moon (with its slogan “The Best Little Pork House in Alabama”).

Ribs from Dreamland BBQ

Ribs from Dreamland BBQ

Regional variations abound, and Birmingham area is known for its sweet tomato-based sauce.  Northern Alabama is known for its distinctive white sauce (mayonnaise- and vinegar-based). No thanks.

Another good thing for those involved with the Indy Racing League – coming up on the schedule is another city known for its barbeque (Kansas City). Pass the wipes, please.


There are 3 comments for this post.

  1. Allan on April 11, 2010 9:19 am

    We have been making it a tradition to eat/make foods from where the races are being held….the Brasillian BBQ was fabulous for opening day and today we are doing classic BBQ, ah i love the indy season

  2. Mark on April 11, 2010 11:58 pm

    White sauce is for chicken.

  3. NickyScarfa on April 14, 2010 1:00 pm

    Good call with the BBQ. While in Alabama we checked out Miss Myra’s and received sass from Miss Myra herself and sauce to accompany it. It was great.

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