In a quick jab at Alabama and its college town, Tuscaloosa, we'd like to take a moment to quote our favorite ESPN sportswriter, Pat Forde, whose food & drink recommendations are part of what make his Forde-Yard Dash a fun read every week:
"When hungry and thirsty in Tuscaloosa, The Dash recommends eating and drinking somewhere else -- the town is just not big enough to properly entertain 100,000 people on a football Saturday. So if you end up in, say, Birmingham, try the ribs at Dreamland (39) and experience gustatory ecstasy. (Dreamland originated in T-town and remains more real there -- but good luck getting in.) Post-barbecue, hit Little Five Points (40) and check out the underrated bar scene."