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Kevin Bussey (aka k-dawg)
Lead Pastor
Charlotte, NC, USA

Samford University: B.S. Public Administration, 1985
University of Alabama at Birmingham: M.A. Education, 1988

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary: MDivBL, 1995

Married to:
Cassandra (6-25-88)


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Sunday, March 12, 2006

Top Ten BBQ!

There has been a lot of discussion about barbecue on my site and others this week. I love all kinds of BBQ! So I am giving my TOP TEN BBQ. Feel free to give your own. 10. Thomas Pit BBQ - Madison, AL 9. Risky's BBQ- Stockyards, Ft. Worth, TX 8. Maurice's BBQ- Columbia, SC 7. Williamson Brothers BBQ- Canton, GA 6. Springcreek BBQ- Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex 5. Greenbriar BBQ- Madison, AL 4. Whitt's BBQ - Ardmore, AL 3. Smithfield BBQ- Jacksonville, NC 2. Matt's Rib Shack- Mobile, AL 1. Dreamland BBQ- Tuscaloosa, AL

posted by Kevin Bussey at 3/12/2006 07:37:00 PM


Blogger joe kennedy said...

Dreamland BBQ: With restaurants in Birmingham, Mobile, Tuscaloosa, and Huntsville. Not sure if there's one in Montgomery.

Is Matt's the one down off MLK Blvd. in Prichard? Dad was telling me about one down there that 10 years ago, half the big-wigs in the area would go eat at for lunch. (Mayors, businessmen.) Bars on windows and everything. That good.

Oh man, now you've done it.

3/12/2006 08:03:00 PM  
Blogger Kevin Bussey said...

Dreamland is also in Roswell/Alpharetta, GA!

Matt's used to be near FBTC. But the one I ate at was on Schillenger across from Starbucks-in the same shopping center with Family Christian Stores.

3/12/2006 10:32:00 PM  
Blogger Alan Cross said...

Hey Guys,

This just happens to be my area of expertise! There is a Dreamland in Montgomery, but you really can't franchise BBQ - it's all about the smoker.

The original Johnny Ray's in Birmingham used to have the best BBQ sandwiches, but they changed owners and went downhill. Smokehouse in Millbrook, AL is some of the best I've had (talking about pulled pork - just off I-65 north of Montgomery). Also, Little Dooey's in Starkville, MS and Corky's in Memphis, TN.

As far as ribs go, I'd still have to go with the Dreamland in Tuscaloosa.

This has got to be one of my favorite subjects. Now, if we could just plan a tour of all the great BBQ places and write a book or something . . .

3/12/2006 10:53:00 PM  
Blogger Neil Elmore said...

dreamland . . . . why do you taunt me so?

3/13/2006 12:39:00 AM  
Blogger art rogers said...

1. Risky's - Ft. Worth
2. Rendevous - Memphis
3. - 10. Just about any roadside joint in Texas - and I have been to quite a few.

3/13/2006 10:18:00 AM  
Blogger Stuart said...


No offense, but Risckey's is BBQ for tourists.

Also, while Spring Creek is pretty good, can a chain restaurant really be in a "Top 10" list?

I think you were gone from FW before The Railhead opened, but its DFW's best BBQ by a mile. (They even have pulled pork a couple nights of the week!)

3/13/2006 11:09:00 AM  
Blogger Wes Kenney said...

The roadside joints have the potential to be the best - chains can't match this; it's all about the smoker.

If you've been in eastern Oklahoma along I-40 and haven't sampled Wildhorse BBQ in Sallisaw, you have sinned. This is the sin written about by the apostle John that is a sin leading to death, therefore I can't pray for you.

If you didn't know it was there, I guess it would be excusable. Now you know: I-40, Sallisaw, pull over and ask somebody...

3/13/2006 11:27:00 AM  
Blogger steve w said...

Anybody have any suggestions for BBQ in Greensboro?

3/13/2006 11:35:00 AM  
Blogger Jamie Wootten said...

Little Dooey's gets my vote. Although I may be just a little partial to anything coming out of Starkville.

3/13/2006 04:59:00 PM  
Blogger Kevin Bussey said...

I will find out a good BBQ in G-boro. I drove thru there today but had lunch in Burlington. I will do my research and give a report.

3/13/2006 07:06:00 PM  
Blogger Den Mother said...

kdawg: Regarding barbecue in GSO, check out www.stameys.com. It's Lexington style, which is not up to my standards, being from the coast, but still good. And...there is a location right across from the Greensboro Coluseum! (If you ever travel north on I-85, check out the "BBQ and Ribs Co" in Graham, NC. So vinegary it will make your eyes water."Smithfields" also has several locations in the eastern part of the state, including a new one in Henderson off I-85. Yummy vinegar base with pork skins as big as your hand.)

3/13/2006 07:24:00 PM  
Blogger rob said...

I'm from SC but I boycott Maurice's. Too much drama there a few years ago.

The best local place for me is Bubbalou's Bodacious BBQ.

3/13/2006 08:03:00 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

If you are ever in Oakwood, Ga stop by the Smokehouse Barbeque. It is a little known gem. They have great BBQ, and their Brunswick Stew is so good that if you put a bowl of it on your head, your tongue would beat your brains out trying to get to it. Also, Risky's has nothing on Cousins in Ft. Worth

3/14/2006 12:34:00 AM  
Blogger Kevin Bussey said...

We need to set up a map so we know where to eat great BBQ!

3/14/2006 12:36:00 AM  
Blogger Jana said...

I knew Dreamland when there was only one--in Tuscaloosa. Back in college we used to leave the dorm at 4:30 on a Saturday in order to get in the door. Back then there was only ribs, white bread, and beer.

3/14/2006 10:09:00 AM  
Blogger Tim Sweatman said...

Whenever we're in Chattanooga we try to eat at Sticky Fingers. Great ribs and barbecue sandwiches (pork, that is; but they may have beef on the menu as well). They have a variety of styles and sauces to choose from, so no matter how you like your barbecue they should have something to please you.

Here in KY, Moonlite in Owensboro is THE place for barbecue. They'll barbecue anything, even mutton. They have folks come from all across the country to eat there. And the best part is they have a buffet.

3/16/2006 03:16:00 AM  

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