It started as a quest to visit all the 60+ BBQ places in the counties of Madison, Limestone, Morgan, and Lawrence in Northern Alabama (that is the Hunstville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area).
Then I got sent back to Germany and there was no BBQ. But eventually I got assigned to a new job which takes me on business trips in the USA occasionally. So I reopened the blog – just deleted the “North Alabama” from the title.
Friday, December 7, 2012
Lawler’s Barbecue Express #2 (Jeff Road)
Quest Log No 43 – Lawler’s Barbecue Express #2 (Jeff Road) Huntsville, Madison County
Another day, another Lawler’s. They
are spreading like wildfire across the county, the next one (Number 6) already
in the making near the new Madison
This time, we went to the maybe
smallest of the bunch, located in a tiny strip mall on Jeff Road, a mile or so north of the
Kroger store on Highway 72. They have a drive-through window there, a small
room with a counter, a soda machine and other useful stuff, and outside, in
front of the store windows, there are two tiny tables with two chairs each. Well,
since this December feels more mike March, and it was actually T-shirt weather
outside, my wife and I sat down there and had quite a lovely meal.
True to my credo to have something
different each time I visit a satellite restaurant of a franchise, I ordered
the ham sandwich this time. It comes with pickles, mayonnaise and lettuce and
what can I say, I like it. It is very good smoked ham, nothing special, but
So, up until now, I did not have
any bad experience at Lawler’s. They are certainly not in the Top Five of my
list of favorite BBQ places. But as an alternative to some greasy burger joint,
they are unbeatable.