Here There and Everywhere

Expat wanderer

Richard’s BBQ in Birmingham, Alabama

The iPhone was made for road trips. We used to kid each other “if we had an iPhone right now, we could look up . . . ” and now we have one and we do!

It got us flawlessly to the Marriott Residence Inns we favor, even those hidden away, miles from the interstates.

We also found we could enter “BBQ restaurant off I-459 Birmingham” and Boom! There it would be! We found Richard’s that way, and it was our favorite kind of place, not a chain, and full of people who live and work in the area.

This is what it looks like inside, and although there is a train that runs around the top of the restaurant, it is not a noisy train, and after a while, you don’t even notice it.

The food was excellent. I had the barbecued Grouper – and my first ever fried green tomatoes. I discovered I love fried green tomatoes.

AdventureMan had ‘vegetables.’ For strict vegetarians, warning: ‘vegetables’ in The South often contain shreds of meat, and meat fat, usually pork:

We resisted the desserts, but barely . . .

Gotta love those iPhones!

Here are some excerpts from the menu:

Prices were great, service was excellent. When I first ordered, I was told that they were already out of fried green tomatoes, so I ordered the grilled asparagus, and got another sorry, they were out of that, too. I ordered something else – I don’t know what – and when the food came – I had fried green tomatoes! It’s a miracle!

June 3, 2011 - Posted by | Adventure, Eating Out, Food, iPhone, Road Trips, Travel


  1. I love that banana pudding is considered a vegetable!

    Comment by mamacat | June 3, 2011 | Reply

  2. And how about Mac and Cheese??? đŸ˜€

    Comment by intlxpatr | June 3, 2011 | Reply

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