The Birmingham News has anointed Big Daddy's Bar-B-Q in Warrior with the gold medal for the "Best Ribs in Birmingham." Not sure I'd consider Warrior part of Birmingham, but it sounds like it might be worth a trip up I-65. According to last Friday's City Scene, Paul Woodard learned the art of barbecue growing up in Chicago but worked in the mortgage business before opening Big Daddy's two years ago. Judges say the ribs are "very tender and juicy."
(For those of you who may not realize they have some very good BBQ in the Midwest -- does anyone besides us remember the M*A*S*H episode where they managed to get ribs sent to Korea from Adam's Rib in Chicago?)
Check out http://www.myspace.com/bdbbq407 for the menu and video of the ribs judging.