is not much of a restaurant, unless you like ribs
. The Original
was founded by John "Big Daddy" Bishop
across the street from a trailer park
in Jerusalem Heights
(near Tuscaloosa, Alabama
.) It is home of, quite possibly, the best bar-b-que
in the world.
There menu is very simple:
Not mentioned on the menu
is the plain white bread
they serve with every order. The ribs come on styrofoam plates
with a handful of white bread (or if it's a large group, they just split the bag open from top to bottom
and slap it on the table.) No frills
seems to be the unwritten rule.* But don't let the simplicity
fool you, like many places that specialize in just a few things, they do those things amazingly well. As the styrofoam
cups, menus, and bib
s like to point out: Ain't nothin' like 'em nowhere!
Dreamland has locations in Birmingham
, and of course the original in Tuscaloosa
, and as crazy as it may seem, you can order Dreamland's world-famous
ribs on the Internet
. (More info at www.dreamlandbbq.com)
*The written rule
Absolutely, Positively, Under any circumstances whatsoever...
This is posted in a neon sign near the entrance to Dreamland in Tuscaloosa (not the entire message, just "NO FARTING"). The Dreamland Bar-B-Que web site has an image of this sign on its "rules" page, framed as above.