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danimal15

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New Orleans to Memphis via Birmingham Sun, 01/8/12 4:48 PM (permalink)
We're planning a road trip. I don't need New Orleans, Birmingham or Memphis recommendations, as those are easy to research. But if anyone knows of any great roadfood in the small towns along I-59 between New Orleans and Birmingham or on Route 78 between Birmingham and Memphis, I'd be happy to hear about them. We especially like fried chicken and beef BBQ, though I know pork reigns supreme in this region. Thanks.
 
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    Littleman

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    Re:New Orleans to Memphis via Birmingham Tue, 01/10/12 2:17 PM (permalink)
    Leatha's in Hattiesburg or The Shed.
     
    http://www.yelp.com/biz/leathas-bar-b-que-inn-hattiesburg
     
    You won't find much between BH and Memphis.  Do you know how to get around the shortcut in BH on I 22 when you leave BH.  Construction stops right before you get to BH but you can get off and go W on Daniel Payne to Coalurg Road and N to I 22. 
     
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      Play27

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      Re:New Orleans to Memphis via Birmingham Fri, 01/13/12 1:00 PM (permalink)
      You will pass through Meridian but there is really not anything there now since Weidman's closed. But, about 30 miles east of Meridian, near Butler, AL is Ezell's Fish Camp. Excellent Fried Catfish in a neat old fish camp house that sits right on top of the Tombigbee Waterway. Lot's of history, food is great. There is also one in Birmingham but I've never eaten there and can't recommend.
       
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        buffetbuster

        Re:New Orleans to Memphis via Birmingham Fri, 01/13/12 1:08 PM (permalink)
        Could not agree more with the recommendation of Leatha's BBQ in Hattiesburg.  It can be difficult to find, since it is stuck behind a RV dealership, but it is some of the best bbq I have ever had.
         
        From Birmingham to Memphis, I would stop at Phillips Grocery in Holly Springs, MS for fine burgers in an unique atmosphere.  In New Albany, MS, there is Westside Bar-B-Que.  I thought the 'que was average at best, but the desserts were unbelievable.
         
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          danimal15

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          Re:New Orleans to Memphis via Birmingham Mon, 01/16/12 5:52 PM (permalink)
          Very helpful, everyone. Thanks. Hope some more can add comments if there's anything I'm missing.
           
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            will_work_4_bbq

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            Re:New Orleans to Memphis via Birmingham Mon, 01/16/12 6:12 PM (permalink)
            While in Birmingham, don't forget about Niki's West for fabulous vegetables, and Bob Sykes for some pork barbecue that will make you forget about beef!
             
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              wanderingjew

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              Re:New Orleans to Memphis via Birmingham Mon, 01/16/12 6:18 PM (permalink)
              will_work_4_bbq


              While in Birmingham, don't forget about Niki's West for fabulous vegetables, and Bob Sykes for some pork barbecue that will make you forget about beef!

               
              will_work_4_bbq
               
              I was just wondering about your thoughts on Miss Myra's BBQ it seems that they are one of few BBQ joints in the Birmingham area that have white bbq sauce commonly found in Northern Alabama. It seems they have gotten incredibly rave reviews on urbanspoon and yelp. I plan to stop there when I fly into town from New Orleans the week before the Nashville Glee Club weekend.
               
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                Littleman

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                Re:New Orleans to Memphis via Birmingham Tue, 01/17/12 1:38 PM (permalink)
                Go to Truman's BBQ in Eutaw, AL and Archibald's in Tuscaloosa over in Northport. 
                Trumans Original Bar BQ 208 Main Street, Eutaw, AL 35462-1002 (205) 372-3720 () ‎
                 
                 
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                  Heartbreaksoup

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                  Re:New Orleans to Memphis via Birmingham Tue, 01/17/12 1:46 PM (permalink)
                  wanderingjew, one of those recs on Urbanspoon for Miss Myra's is mine.  I love it!  I've only had a few BBQ places in B'ham, but that is the one to beat, and her white sauce the best of all the ones that I've tried anywhere.
                   
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                    wanderingjew

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                    Re:New Orleans to Memphis via Birmingham Tue, 01/17/12 2:04 PM (permalink)
                    Heartbreaksoup


                    wanderingjew, one of those recs on Urbanspoon for Miss Myra's is mine.  I love it!  I've only had a few BBQ places in B'ham, but that is the one to beat, and her white sauce the best of all the ones that I've tried anywhere.


                    Heartbreaksoup
                     
                    Now I'm definetely looking forward to trying Miss Myra's. I've been to Big Bob Gibson's  previously and thought that since I would be in Birmingham I would try one of the white sauce places there.  There seems to be  handful in the Birmingham area but Miss Myra's  stood out.
                     
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                      mbrookes

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                      Re:New Orleans to Memphis via Birmingham Wed, 01/18/12 11:33 AM (permalink)
                      I thought Weidman's in Meridian wa re-opened under new management and using the old recipes. Has it closed again?
                       
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                        wanderingjew

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                        Re:New Orleans to Memphis via Birmingham Wed, 01/18/12 11:37 AM (permalink)
                        mbrookes


                        I thought Weidman's in Meridian wa re-opened under new management and using the old recipes. Has it closed again?


                        Weidman's is very much alive and open- in fact that is my slated stop for dinner after Miss Myra's
                         
                        http://www.weidmanns1870.com/
                        <message edited by wanderingjew on Wed, 01/18/12 11:40 AM>
                         
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