So You Think You Can Cook? 2018-1

Photo by Jon Anderson

Other winners included ServPro of Birmingham, the Cullman and Hoover fire departments and Gadsden first responders. more


So You Think You Can Cook?

Image courtesy of Hometown Lenders

The event, called "So You Think You Can Cook?" is raising money for scholarships for children of first responders. more


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Photo by Lexi Coon.

Birmingham residents will soon be able to get Dreamland Bar-B-Que without traveling all the way to Southside. more



Photo by Katherine Polcari.

Wooden paneling, comfortable booths, clean floors and great food are not what usually come to mind when you think of a gas station restaurant, yet Good Ole Boys BBQ works to accomplish all of this with an added touch of personable customer service. more


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Photo by Jordan Hays.

After the success of last year’s Iron City Chef, which pitted four local firefighters against each other in the kitchen, this year’s competition has a different theme: barbecue. more


0513 Georgia Pit

Photo by Nathan Kelly.

Charles Hawk has never used a simple smoker to cook a butt or rack of ribs since childhood. His meat has always been perfected in an underground pit. more


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    Emily Featherston

    Community members gathered in the City Hall parking lot for a day of barbecue and fun at the 2018 Fire in the Foothills event.

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    Emily Featherston

    Larissa Daniels and Leonard Sneed of the Holy Smokes BBQ team serve pulled pork at the 2018 Fire in the Foothills cookoff at Chelsea City Hall.

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    Emily Featherston

    Sam Wheeler and Oscar Crawley of the Sleepy BBQ team serve guests samples at the 2018 Fire in the Foothills event at chelsea City Hall.

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    Emily Featherston

    In addition to the barbecue competition, several community members entered the Chelsea Fire Department chili cookoff

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    Emily Featherston

    There were many types of barbecue available for guests of the 2018 Fire in the Foothills event to enjoy, and by donating “tips” to the Kiwanis Club, guests could vote for the crowd favorite.

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    Emily Featherston

    Leonard Speed (right) of Holy Smokes BBQ discusses his team’s ribs with Clay Adkisson at the 2018 Fire in the Foothills cookoff at Chelsea City Hall.

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