Alabama Barbecue competition http://apr.org en Alabama's Best Barbecue Contest Down to Final 8 http://apr.org/post/alabamas-best-barbecue-contest-down-final-8 <P>The Alabama Tourism Department's contest for the best barbecue restaurant in the state is down to the final eight.</P> <DIV> <P>The department's Brian Jones said the contest on Facebook pits Jim 'N Nick's in Birmingham against Tuscaloosa's Dreamland in the central division. Big Bob Gibson in Decatur is matched against Lawlers in Athens to represent north Alabama. Sam's BBQ in Montgomery and Lannie's in Selma are competing in the south region. L.A. BBQ in Summerdale is going against The Shed in Mobile for the Gulf region. Fri, 29 Mar 2013 10:56:08 +0000 The Associated Press 27581 at http://apr.org Alabama's Best Barbecue Contest Down to Final 8 Competition on for Alabama's Best Barbecue http://apr.org/post/competition-alabamas-best-barbecue-0 <DIV> <P>People can go to Facebook and start voting on Alabama's best barbecue restaurant.</P> <P>The Alabama Tourism Department is sponsoring the competition as part of its Year of Alabama Food. State Tourism Director Lee Sentell says barbecue is part of Alabama's heritage, and there has always been a debate about which restaurant is best.</P> <P>The competition is in brackets like the NCAA basketball tournament and 32 restaurants are starting. Voting starts Monday, and voting in each bracket lasts for three days. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 11:31:10 +0000 The Associated Press 26477 at http://apr.org Competition on for Alabama's Best Barbecue Competition on for Alabama's Best Barbecue http://apr.org/post/competition-alabamas-best-barbecue <DIV> <P>People can go to Facebook and start voting on Alabama's best barbecue restaurant.</P> <P>The Alabama Tourism Department is sponsoring the competition as part of its Year of Alabama Food. State Tourism Director Lee Sentell says barbecue is part of Alabama's heritage, and there has always been a debate about which restaurant is best.</P> <P>The competition is in brackets like the NCAA basketball tournament and 32 restaurants are starting. Voting starts Monday, and voting in each bracket lasts for three days. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 11:30:39 +0000 The Associated Press 26476 at http://apr.org Competition on for Alabama's Best Barbecue