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Ollie's BBQ Sauce - B'ham

Dave T Jan 2, 2004 05:54 AM

I spent many summers growing up in Birmingham with my grandparents, and Ollie's BBQ was a staple food. Since then, any time a family member was in Birmingham we'd make a point of picking up a couple of gallons of Ollie's sauce, which would hold us for a while.

While having the traditional pork roast yesterday, I was informed by my parents that Ollie's BBQ has *closed* (I knew it moved) and that they can't find the sauce -- which was reported to be available at local grocery stores.

So, my question is threefold:
1) Is Ollie's sauce obtainable?
2) If not, can we reverse engineer an "open source" recipe for same?
3) Can anybody recommend a worthy alternative?

I'm already working it through in my head -- vinegar, pepper, butter?, hmm... but does anybody have any more 'proprietary' information on this?

Heartbroken in Annapolis,

  1. m
    M&M Jan 2, 2004 08:18 AM

    I feel your pain over Ollie's closing. The new Ollie's was on H31, the Montgomery highway. B'ham friends say it didn't last long after the move.

    As for sauce we enjoy Dreamland sauce and that can be ordered over the phone or net.

    1. r
      RibDog Jan 2, 2004 09:54 AM

      I have been very happy with the sauce offerings from Big Bob Gibson's Restaurant just a little ways up the road in Decatur AL. I use their Championship Red, their Habanero Red and their Backyard Mustard. You can see these at their site which is



      1. b
        Bob H. Feb 18, 2004 02:09 PM

        You might try this link to order Ollie's:

        Link: http://www.greatsouth.com/gs/product....

        1. a
          armstwa Jan 5, 2012 06:55 PM

          I got it from Mr. P's butcher in Hoover a few months ago.

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          1. re: armstwa
            hlsess Jan 8, 2012 05:51 AM

            you cna find Ollie's sauce at the Piggly Wiggly and Publix - probably Western also

          2. d
            dcbbq Jan 8, 2012 02:48 PM

            You can mail order it. I got a case for Christmas (can there be a better present?) Now if there were a way to get their coconut pie......

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            1. re: dcbbq
              knight200 Jul 12, 2013 04:38 PM

              I loved their Chocolate Pie...

            2. d
              dcbbq Jul 24, 2013 06:05 AM

              They sell it in one of the airport shops

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