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At the Top Hat Barbecue, Blount Springs, Alabama!

For over 40 years, the Top Hat Barbecue has been the place to go for pulled pork barbecue slow cooked over an open flame. The restaurant is located on U.S. Highway 31, just about six miles North of the exit 287 on I-65.

Seen here, large plate pulled pork barbecue with sauce, potato salad, baked beans, coleslaw & sweet iced tea. With generous tip, ~$20.

Typically, I think the plate would probably have included two side dishes.

I thought the bill was wee bit on the pricey side, but I knew what I wanted, and I specifically requested those three traditional side items to sample their fare. Further, having just driven about five consecutive hours, and not having eaten in 18 hours, I was hungry, and since I was only about 30 minutes away from my destination, I really didn't care.

While fried pies were typically available, there were none available this time, because the lady who prepares them suffered a death in the family, and was absent from work.

Top Hat Barbecue
8725 US Highway 31
Blount Springs, AL 35079
(256) 352-9919

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Murphy's Creek at Blount Springs, Alabama. The sunlight and fall colors were reflecting on the water.

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Note the size of the chimneys on the LEFT which contain TWO stacks for the FOUR large open pits which are used to cook the delicious pork shoulder (aka "butt") in the traditional method. The other chimney - at a right angle - is barely visible along the far RIGHT side of the chimney.

Sometimes, size perspective is lost on photographs, unless there's something familiar nearby with which a comparison can be made.

8725 U.S. 31
Hayden, AL 35079
(256) 352-9919

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