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Smoking With Tradition

July 31, 2018

Van Sykes, right, stands with Jason Jewell in front of the barbecue pit and kitchen at Bob Sykes BBQ in Bessemer. Sykes and Jewell are the second and third generation, respectively, to run the restaurant that has been a family business since 1957. Watch the fire and tend the grill — that’s what it all […]

Trip Advisor Certificate Of Excellence

July 31, 2018

We’re pleased to announce that Bob Sykes Bar B Q has been recognized with a 2018 Travel Advisor Certificate of Excellence based on the consistently great reviews we’ve earned. Thank You!

Van Sykes has mastered pit-to-plate barbecue by keeping business simple

March 2, 2018

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Bob Sykes Bbq Potato Salad Recipe

February 23, 2018

Bob Sykes Bar B-Q’s Potato Salad 4 pounds (4 large) Russet potatoes 1/2 cup sweet relish 1/2 tablespoon sugar 1 cup Hellmann’s (or heavy) mayonnaise 1 egg 1/2 tablespoon yellow mustard 1/2 cup red pimentos Salt to taste Enjoy!  

Barbecue isn’t just business at Bob Sykes Bar-B-Q: it’s a way of life.

February 23, 2018

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Southern Foodways Alliance

February 22, 2018

  Bob Sykes BarB-Q   1724 9TH AVENUE N BESSEMER, AL 35020 (205) 426-1400 Originally from Cumberland City, Tennessee, Bob Sykes grew up in the country, experiencing hog killings and learning to smoke hams. As a young man during the Depression, Bob set out for Birmingham, seeking opportunity in the big city. He worked a […]

What’s Better, Gas or Charcoal? Bob Skyes BBQ Helps Us Decide

November 28, 2017

Tailgating is almost as important as the game its self.  But What is better to use to start the fire, Gas or Charcoal? And how do you get the right flavor? Bob Sykes BBQ stops in to tell us.

Bob Sykes Pecan Pie Recipe | Since 1957

November 28, 2017

Prepared by Van Sykes Set aside an unbaked 9” pie crust Combine 4 TBSP Soften Butter with ¾ cup of firmly packed Light Brown Sugar and cream (or whole milk) and blend until smooth In a separate bowl, whip 3 whole eggs with a whisk and blend with the butter and sugar Next, add 1 […]