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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!

July 4th Celebration 2019

October 25, 2019

Iconic Bob Sykes Bar B Q cooks hundreds of slabs of ribs on July 4th


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.

Bob Sykes The BEST BBQ!

October 25, 2019

Thank you Alabama for choosing Bob Sykes as your favorite BBQ joint in Alabama! Owner, Van Sykes had fun sharing how he’s kept the fire burning for 62 years.

Van Sykes hosting Private BBQ TOUR

October 25, 2019

Van Sykes talking about BBQ Pork Picnic Shoulders and hosting a Private BBQ Tour on November 2nd, 2019,  teaching among other things like history of Southern BBQ, how to cook spare ribs, picnic shoulders and much more! Of course, you’ll enjoy several dishes including desserts.

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

October 25, 2019

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, […]

Maxine Sykes Vocational Scholarship

October 25, 2019

Owner Van Sykes is happy to give yearly to the Bessemer Academy School in memory of his Mother who was owner and founder of Bob Sykes Bar B Q.

11th Annual Bob Sykes Bbq & Blues Festival

October 25, 2019

Mark your calendars for a day full of great blues music and delicious BBQ! April 25, 2020 12-8pm   Sponsorship Opportunities:   Vendor Opportuntites:  Purchase Festival Tickets:  For more information visit: Contact:  205-243-9492

Bob Sykes’ Private Barbecue Tour & Demo Event

October 25, 2019

Bob Sykes Private BBQ TOUR & Demo Saturday, November 2, 2019  9:30am-10:30am  Located at Bob Sykes Bar B Q Restaurant:  1724 9th Avenue North in Bessemer, AL  To reserve a spot visit visit Bob Sykes Bar B Q  205-426-1400 Limit 12 per class

City of Bessemer Presents the Bob Sykes Bbq & Blues Festival!

February 25, 2019