1008 Oxmoor Road between Broadway Street and Evergreen Avenue
Homewood, AL 35209
The Brother’s friend had stated to him that Saw’s is the best BBQ in Birmingham, and Birmingham being a bastion of BBQ, that’s not a bitty statement to make. Making sure that it was well before 7pm (this closing time still bothers me), Dave and I made it to Homewood with more than an hour until Saw locks its doors. Whew. There isn’t really a parking lot for the restaurant, so if you can’t find street parking, there’s a small lot at the corner of St. Charles Street and Oxmoor that seemed to be legit.
Yes, another order-at-the-counter establishment. There was a small line at the register which allowed Dave and I to carefully ponder our dinner decision. We ordered a family special which they had for about $26. It included pork, buns, pickles, sauce, and two sides of your choice. We ended up going for the baked beans and the mac and cheese.
The pulled pork was amazing! Hands down, the best of any pulled pork I’ve eaten in this state. I love it when the meat isn’t so finely shredded. So soft and flavor-packed. Superb! You have your pick of a couple of sauces. The one in the styrofoam, I poured over my pork. There was a bottle of Saw’s own sauce on the table which I found wasn’t my bag since it had too much of a spicy kick for me, but Dave was a fan. Saw’s also has a white sauce but I didn’t try it this visit.
The beans were droolworthy, though the mac and cheese really didn’t do it for me. Dave found me crazy for thinking the latter. Your mileage may vary.
No fried okra, and there is a lot of University of Alabama memorabilia as decorations. Patrons are encouraged to doodle on the walls though I refrained from writing anything.
Ribs apparently were a big draw, as they were sold out of them by the time we got there, and some folks turned heel and left after they heard this sad news. Note to self: must try ribs and white sauce next time[s].