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#1 Posted on 16.2.05 2044.33
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So I'm gonna be headed to Birmingham Alabama for a bit. Any W's live there, been there? Anything to do?

-Jag
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#2 Posted on 16.2.05 2325.30
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Golden Rule BBQ is tremendous. There are a number of excellent BBQ joints in Birmingham, but Golden Rule is my favorite.

The Irondale location is the original, and it's the one you need to visit. Simply heaven.

Golden Rule BBQ--Irondale
2506 Crestwood Blvd.
Irondale, AL 35210
205-956-2678
www.goldenrulebbq.com

We worked in town there for about a week and did a bbq tour of all the top joints.

The Best of the Rest:

Dreamland Bar-B-Que (just great ribs, and oh yeah, white bread--that's it)
1427 14th Avenue S
Birmingham AL 35205-5416
205-933-2133
http://www.dreamlandbbq.com

Bob Sykes Barbeque
1724 9th Ave N
Bessemer AL 35020-3418
205-426-1400
http://www.bobsykes.com

Jim N Nick's Barbeque - Five Points
1912 11th Ave South
Birmingham AL 35205-2604
205-320-1060
http://www.birminghammenus.com/jimnnicks/newsite/newsite.html

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church
1530 Sixth Avenue North (205) 251-9402
Worship services Sundays at 11:00am.

The Sixteenth Street Baptist Church is the site of the infamous 1963 bombing that killed four little girls and brought racial violence and the pursuit of civil rights into crisp world wide focus. Visiting this church was incredibly intense and highly emotional, it's impossible to describe.


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#3 Posted on 17.2.05 0707.59
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I love the fact that here at the W anytime anybody mentions going to another city, the first thing that gets mentioned are great BBQ restaurants...
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#4 Posted on 17.2.05 0722.07
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    Originally posted by Grimis
    I love the fact that here at the W anytime anybody mentions going to another city, the first thing that gets mentioned are great BBQ restaurants...


Which is exactly what I look for in a town. I loves me some BBQ ribs...my mission up here in Titletown is to find the city's best.

It's a dirty job, but somebody's gotta do it *burp*. :-)
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#5 Posted on 17.2.05 1156.01
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I heard in Birmingham, they love the governor.
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#6 Posted on 17.2.05 1200.50
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Speaking of which, I'll take any restaurant pimpings for Eugene, Oregon from anyone. BBQ is fine but any and all recoomendations of any kind are welcome.



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#7 Posted on 17.2.05 1317.04
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All I know is, they let me drink there, while wearing the Uniform of our country, when I was 18, back a few years, and I got my one and only tatoo there (under the influence of underage drink).

So yeah, it's a great town!
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#8 Posted on 17.2.05 2229.08
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    Originally posted by Spaceman Spiff
    I heard in Birmingham, they love the governor.


It's a lie! A god damned lie!!

Alright, so maybe I'm a little harsh, he's not too bad.

When you come in, I'd try and pick up either "The Birmingham Weekly" or "Black and White." Both are smaller local papers that have a good listing of events and points of interest in the city and they're free!

Some stuff off the top of my head for the tourist...
- Vulcan and his gigantic metal ass!
- Sloss Furnace
- Alabama Civil Rights Museum
- If they have anything at the Alabama Theater, it's pretty cool just to see the theater itself.
- McWane Center's fun for the kids! (Plug!)
- If you like music, The Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame is in town.
- Barber Motorsports Park is a kick ass road course and has a cool Motorcycle Musuem.

http://www.bcvb.org/thingstodo.html This is a pretty good list of attractions, places to eat, shop, outdoors stuff, golf courses, etc. Sadly, they don't rate the places to eat...

Enjoy your stay!

No, I do not work for the tourism bureau!

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#9 Posted on 17.2.05 2246.59
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I have to say the best place for pizza is Tortuga's

Tortugas Homemade Pizza
2801 Alabama 150
Galleria Trace Plaza
Birmingham AL 35244

Of course maybe where you are from there are plenty of real pizza places, down here pretty much everything other than Tortuga is your chain of crappy pizza places like Dominos, Pizza Hut, etc.

Other than that there are plenty of malls on that site that L-Mo posted, golf courses too if that's your thing. You could also go see a UAB basketball game. Even if they aren't playing anybody you care about they are a pretty exciting team.

If you came last week you could've come to my graduation! Exciting!
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#10 Posted on 18.2.05 2004.02
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    Originally posted by Spaceman Spiff
    I heard in Birmingham, they love the governor.


I loved it when his name was Fob. Of course, we had a Brereton at the time so who was I to judge?

Loved going to Tuscaloosa to visit my friend while he attended Univ of Alabama Law School. Also loved visiting the strip club that had to have been the inspiration for Porky's (Middle of the woods just south of nowhere and had to cross the little bridge over the crick to get to it).
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#11 Posted on 22.2.05 1638.03
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Well, I'm here now. Hadn't realized the size of Birmingham before. Interesting city you've got down here.

-Jag
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#12 Posted on 23.2.05 1016.50
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Hit the zoo. There's a great monkey house and tiger exhibit (they walk back and forth, trying to smell the children on the other side of a glass wall).
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