Ah, the wonders of modern technology.
On our drive up to Hoover, Ala., for SEC Media Days, Robbie Andreu and I decided to stop for lunch in Dothan. So about 20 miles south of the sleepy town I pulled out my laptop, connected to the Internet and Googled “Dothan barbecue restaurants.”
About 30 minutes later we were pulling into Webb’s 231 BBQ. If barbecue is your thing, this was truly a Love Shack.
Inside the hole in the wall joint were 22 seats, wood paneling and a smoky fragrance that told us we were in the right place. On the wall there was Alabama memorabilia, a 2004 calendar and a story about a man who killed a giant hog nicknamed Hog-zilla. Outside, a few people dined on concrete picnic tables.
You come to Alabama you have to try barbecue and you know that there is a hidden gem. This was it for us, not so hidden because of the wonders of cyberspace.
We both had the BBQ Duo, two kinds of meat and two sides. I went for the Camp Stew as one of mine and it was delicious. The meat was cooked beautifully and the sauces to our liking.
Now that we’re both Dooley bloated, we can head north past Troy University and through Montgomery to our destination. The iPod is blaring Coldplay, Weezer and Panic at the Disco through the radio. I’m trying to educate this Andreu guy on modern music.