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A Portrait of Birmingham at Work

A collection, titled “A Portrait of Birmingham at Work” is on display at the Birmingham Public Library.  Southern Foodways Alliance commissioned Birmingham artist Celestia Morgan to create a series of portraits documenting restaurant labor across the city. 

Bob Sykes Bar B Q pie and cake maker Sharon Mayes and Pitmaster Martin Vaca are featured in this photo exhibit. Sharon has been Bob Sykes pie maker for 33 years and Martin has been the Pitmaster for 13 years.

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Dom Eats Local’ Celebrity Chef Dom Tesoriero visits Bob Sykes Bar B Q

Owner Van Sykes had a great time showing New Yorker Chef Dom Tesoriero  the way we do BBQ for a video that is on and other digital media outlets around the country. A big thanks to our friend and Bob Carlton from for choosing Bob Sykes to show the yankees how we do BBQ here in Bessemer, Alabama!