High on the Hog: North Alabama Barbecue Trail

A rack of barbecue ribs

Is there a better way to celebrate the summer than to hit the roads and plop down at a table in one of the many barbecue restaurants scattered across the North Alabama region? Tangy, peppery white sauce, slow-cooked pork and southern hospitality have earned a deserving spot for North Alabama on the national barbecue map.

North Alabama is situated in the heart of the South where barbecue reigns king. Each year, barbecue aficionados make their way to one of many restaurants to enjoy the different styles of barbecue, sauces and rubs. Whether you’re looking for chopped, pulled, or sliced barbecue, a slab of amazing ribs, or even a hefty baked potato over-stuffed with cubes of savory meat, one way to find our pit masters’ locations is to get a copy of the North Alabama Barbecue Trail brochure to discover your next big food destination.

The North Alabama Barbecue Trail takes visitors on a scrumptious journey spotlighting 25 top barbecue restaurants located throughout the 16 northernmost counties in Alabama. From Centre to Cherokee and New Market to Cullman, each restaurant offers distinctive cooking styles and specially created sauces. Fan favorites include smoked chicken from Johnny’s Bar-B-Q in Cullman, a rack of ribs from Smokin’ on the Boulevard in Florence, tangy white sauce from the legendary Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q in Decatur and smoked mac ‘n cheese from New Market BBQ.

In addition to the restaurants, the brochure contains a handy map and southern recipes for peanut butter pie, stuffed red bell peppers, old-fashioned slaw, potato salad, cowboy baked beans and white barbecue sauce submitted by restaurants on the trail and local residents. 

Get ready to celebrate the summer by downloading a North Alabama Barbecue Trail brochure at https://www.northalabama.org/trails/barbecue-trail/ and hit the road!

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Other North Alabama Trails:
North Alabama Mural Trail
North Alabama Train Depot Trail

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