Sights and Scenes from the 10th Annual Bob Sykes BBQ & BLUES Festival
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.
Meet the crew who makes Birmingham’s BBQ
Cooking Smoked Turkey and the Blues!
PODCAST is LIVE with owner Van Sykes and Nick with Eating Alabama! Listen and Enjoy the American Story of Bob Sykes!
Iconic Bob Sykes Bar B Q cooks hundreds of slabs of ribs on July 4th
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.
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 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.