This weekend we had lunch at Leo and Susie’s, which is also called the Green Top Cafe, or Green Top Barbecue, in Dora AL.
It’s one of those places where *all* kinds of people go. It’s very, very informal which makes it kid-friendly, except that smoking inside is still allowed (people have enough sense not to do that anywhere around children, thank goodness) and they have two highchairs.
It’s so informal that electrical outlets don’t get in the way of the wall treatment:
Av had the barbecue plate (pretty good although those beans were not):
…and Shug and I shared a barbecue baked potato:
…which I had topped with their ultra-peppery version of white sauce:
This month’s issue of Bon Appetit came a couple of days ago and has a feature called “Best Eats In All 50 States”. The white sauce at Big Bob Gibson’s in Decatur is mentioned for Alabama. Av says someone should study the spread of white sauce from Decatur/Madison/Huntsville to other parts of the state and the South, like some great migratory bird.
…which is especially curious because they break a rule of every barbecue joint (btw, this rule does not apply to rib joints because they only need to serve two things: ribs and white bread). See the list of sides below?:
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