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axachef May 15, 2012 10:16 AM

Just wanted to share what a fantastic experience we had at Saw's

We ate at the one near Sloss Furnaces. A pretty seedy neighborhood but a bustling brewery next door made it feel safer.

Parked on the street, went inside a very, very small room. No signage that we saw but noticed the outdoor picnic tables. No beer available but you could get your food to go and eat it at the brewery next door (they have a courtyard with tables out back).

Chalkboard menu.

We ordered the bbq with greens and grits, an oyster sandwich, deviled eggs and cole slaw.

Took a seat at an indoor table (one of maybe 4) and after a short wait, the cashier brought the food over.

Right away I was excited. It looked great! And..it tasted even better than it looked. BBQ shredded and sauced over cheesy, creamy grits and some braised greens-maybe collard and kale. Perfect combination of textures/flavor.

Oyster sandwich-nice soft bun, crispy iceberg, pickles, tangy sauce and some under-ripe tomatoes (only bad thing)-the oysters were lightly breaded, tender on the inside, little crispy on the outside.

One of the best things I have ever eaten.

I quickly ordered 2 more!

The deviled eggs weren't so great-a bit rubbery for my tastes but the rest-unbelievable good. Cole Slaw really vinegary but worked well with the bbq.

If I ever get near Birmingham again-I'm heading directly to Saw's!

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    Littleman RE: axachef May 24, 2012 10:34 AM

    My son lives near BH and Saw's is his favorite BBQ joint. Go to Archibald's if you get to Tuscaloosa.

    Archibald's BBQ @ 4300 Hwy. 43 N. Tuscaloosa, AL. 205 - 333 - 3622.

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