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Bob Sykes Private BBQ Tour and Demo Available Every Month!

January 8, 2020

Come hungry and enjoy an unforgettable finger licking time when you visit the legendary pitmaster and restaurateur Van Sykes as he explains the history of Bob Sykes and creating southern bbq. Take your bbq skills to the next level and elevate your bbq game after attending this event! The $60 ticket per person includes 3 rounds of entertaining bbq tips, bbq history and delicious bites form the pit to the plate. All you have to bring is your BBQ appetite! To purchase tickets and to view dates visit Eventbrite.
For More information call 205-426-1400.

City of Bessemer Presents the 11th Annual Bob Sykes BBQ & BLUES Festival!

January 8, 2020

Bob Sykes is proud to announce the music line-up that includes Bobby Rush…2017 Grammy winning blues legend, Blues Hall of Famer, 12x Blues Music Award winner, B.B. King Entertainer of the Year. Robert Kimbrough Sr. the 2019 AMG Award winner for Album of the year. Tullie Brae the soulful and instrumentalist blues singer. Hurricane Elaine & Force of Nature is the Alabama powerhouse singer and songwriter. Regi Yarbrough Showcase Band with special guests Tara Sabree & Robert Harris with opening act of NJ Speights & Band. The festival is giving tribute to the memory of Henry ‘Gip’ Gipson owner of Bessemer Juke Joint “Gip’s Place.

Bob Sykes Pies and Cakes History!

November 5, 2019

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Sights and Scenes from the 10th Annual Bob Sykes BBQ & BLUES Festival

October 25, 2019

Sights and Scenes from the 10th Annual Bob Sykes BBQ & BLUES Festival https://www.thecutoffnews.com/bessemer/sights-and-scenes-from-the-th-annual-bob-sykes-bbq/collection_22754152-6a3e-11e9-9d7a-a77750938a9e.html?fbclid=IwAR3WrVpX1SL6MPwl_hbJ_DM4MoDPpp0CJQug6EprZHpInfLHI9I9scprXGw#49

A Portrait of Birmingham at Work

October 25, 2019

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 […]

Birmingham’s BBQ Crew

October 25, 2019

Meet the crew who makes Birmingham’s  BBQ https://www.al.com/life/2019/06/meet-the-crew-who-makes-birminghams-barbecue.html

Cooking Smoked Turkey and the Blues!

October 25, 2019

Cooking Smoked Turkey and the Blues! https://www.wbrc.com/2019/04/08/bob-sykes-hickory-smoked-turkey-breast/ https://www.thecutoffnews.com/bessemer/sights-and-scenes-from-the-th-annual-bob-sykes-bbq/collection_22754152-6a3e-11e9-9d7a-a77750938a9e.html?fbclid=IwAR3WrVpX1SL6MPwl_hbJ_DM4MoDPpp0CJQug6EprZHpInfLHI9I9scprXGw#48

Eating Alabama Podcast

October 25, 2019

PODCAST is LIVE with owner Van Sykes and Nick with Eating Alabama! Listen and Enjoy the American Story of Bob Sykes!http://eatingalabama.libsyn.com/van-sykes-of-bob-sykes-bbq

July 4th Celebration 2019

October 25, 2019

Iconic Bob Sykes Bar B Q cooks hundreds of slabs of ribs on July 4thhttps://www.wbrc.com/2019/07/04/bob-sykes-bbq-cooks-hundreds-ribs-july-th/

20 YEARS, 20 FOUNDERS: VAN SYKES

October 25, 2019

Van Sykes is one of the 20 founding members of Southern Foodways Alliance 20 years ago. SFA celebrates the people and places who enrich the landscape of Southern food and culture.