BBQ food 

Alabama pit stop: 5 of the best gas station barbecue joints

Alabama excels at the gas station barbecue a sub-genre of one of the few truly American cuisines which is tailor-made for lovers of the open road Gas station barbecue is just what it says it is: homespun food, cooked yards from the petrol pumps, in small kitchens. Ribs, pulled pork and chicken wings are served on paper plates at simple table defines inside the garages, overlooking aisles stacked with engine oil, anti-freeze and rubber hoses. It is not surprising Alabama excels at this road-trip cuisine of convenience: the deep souths…

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BBQ food 

Alabama pit stop: 5 of the best gas station barbecue joints

Alabama excels at the gas station barbecue a sub-genre of one of the few trulies American cuisines which is tailor-made for lovers of the open road Gas station barbecue is just what it says it is: homespun food, cooked yards from the petrol pumps, in small kitchens. Ribs, pulled pork and chicken wings are served on paper plates at simple table situates inside the garages, overlooking aisles stacked with engine petroleum, anti-freeze and rubber hoses. It is not surprising Alabama excels at this road-trip cuisine of convenience: the deep souths…

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Rising Arizona: how Phoenix is becoming a foodie city to savour

Phoenix is working hard to reinvent a food scene once regarded as flatter than a flapjack. Guardian restaurant critic Marina OLoughlin fees her way round the diners and eateries fusing cuisines and creating fresh twists on American classics Among Americas great cities, the name of Phoenix, Arizona, does not loom big. Yoghurt, the old gag runs, has more culture than Phoenix. This is a city where even the poshest eating establishments have TVs behind the bar tuned to the sports channel. Nobody seems to actually come from here the rapidly…

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