Congratulations to Forrest Coile, winner of the Great American Barbecue Joint contest. Forrest’s description of Big John’s Alabama Bar-B-Que made me want to drop what I was doing, leap in my car, and drive halfway across the state of Florida to try it. I could just about smell the smoke all the way from Tampa.
I hope you enjoy your grill, Forrest.
I also want to mention the two runners up:
Mike Starks (big50), who raved about Mick’s Bar-B-Que in North Little Rock.
And also, Sarah Hirsch, who went so far as to describe her favorite joint (E.G. Nick