Alabama tourism year of food

Barbecue Contest
5:56 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Alabama's Best Barbecue Contest Down to Final 8

The Shed in Mobile, Alabama is one of the final eight barbecue restaurants competing for the top spot in the state.
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The Alabama Tourism Department's contest for the best barbecue restaurant in the state is down to the final eight.

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. The four regional winners will be decided Saturday afternoon.

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Arts & Life
6:00 am
Tue November 27, 2012

New Book to Feature Alabama Dishes

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Alabama's tourism agency has a new book for people who love food.

The Alabama Tourism Department is offering a 128-page, hardcover book titled "Alabama Food" that goes on sale Dec. 3.

The book features more than 225 dishes from restaurants around the state. It's based on a tourism promotion that highlights Alabama's home-grown restaurants.

The book features food products from around the state. It has sections devoted to farmers markets, farms, food festivals, and wines and craft beers.

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