Alabama Tourism holds BBQ sauce competition at Southern Makers festival

MONTGOMERY – A panel of celebrity judges will sample seven local barbecue sauces Saturday at the Southern Makers festival in downtown Montgomery.  The sauces are among 34 in a statewide competition to name Alabama’s best barbeque sauce. Four of the five judges are members of the media including: Melissa McKinney of WSFA-12 Heather VacLav of […]


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Jim ‘N Nick’s wins state title in BBQ contest

MONTGOMERY- Facebook fans selected Birmingham-based Jim ‘N Nick’s over Sam’s of Montgomery by a vote of 4,055 to 3,629 in a competition to pick the state’s favorite barbecue restaurant. Some 81,000 votes were cast during the past 4 weeks in a tournament style bracket that mirrored the collegiate basketball championship that’s decided tonight. Alabama Tourism […]

Date change – Alabama Tourism Department Workshop

Due to unforeseen circumstances the Alabama Tourism Department Workshop date has been changed to May 8.  Please mark your calendar and make plans to attend the Alabama Tourism Workshop on Wed., May 8, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The workshop, which is for tourism industry members, event organizers and anyone interested in enhancing tourism in their […]

Barbecue contest narrows to Final Four

MONTGOMERY – Barbecue fans can now vote to see which of two restaurants will square off against each other in a Facebook contest to be named the state’s favorite barbecue restaurant. The Final Four competing restaurants are: Big Bob Gibson in Decatur Jim ‘N Nick’s in Birmingham Sam’s BBQ in Montgomery The Shed in Mobile. […]