Miss Myra’s Pit Bar-B-Que
3278 Cahaba Heights Road at West Green Valley Road
Birmingham, AL 35243
The original plan was for Brother and I to eat at Saw’s BBQ, but since it closed at the absurd time of 7PM (really?!?!?), Miss Myra’s Pit Bar-B-Que came to the rescue. I had found out about it via Yelp’s glowing reviews though I was a smidge skeptical, after the not-so-awesome Bettola.
Miss Myra’s closed at 8PM, so they were cleaning up when we showed up. This is one of those order at the counter places, but this time you go get your order when it’s called. Brother ordered a pulled pork sandwich while I went for the chicken sandwich. We both got a side each of the baked beans. The side selection was a tad skimpy, with some others being deviled eggs, chips, potato salad, and green beans. Sad, no fried okra. That’s how I judge a BBQ place.
Our orders were presented as soon as the monetary transaction was completed. I am not sure about the exact cost since my order had some payment issues, but it was not significant. Brother and I sat down. I admired the fish tank containing two large catfish or suckerfish and a multitude of guppies. We both were not crazy about the Crimson Tide memorabilia, but what can you do. The Christmas tree with pig ornaments was cute.
Now, I had noticed some Yelp reviews which made it a point to discuss the white sauce. After I squirted some on my chicken pieces, I thought, “What’s the big deal?” but then I found myself squeezing the bottle more and more. And then more and more. And more. It was nearly gone. Well no, I exaggerate. But an employee noticed our enjoyment of said sauce and commented on it. He revealed that the sauce was vinegar, mayo, and black pepper. And maybe something else, but that was basically it. Hmm, good to know. The sauce also complemented the beans quite nicely. What a versatile condiment. Brother was happy about his pulled pork. I thought maybe that I should have gotten the pulled pork, but the chicken was fine. The beans were really excellent with the white sauce.
Thank you, Miss Myra, for being there when Saw’s wasn’t. I still want to try you, Saw’s. But be warned that you’ve already gotten a strike against you. Miss Myra’s close proximity to The Summit cannot be ignored. Good place to pop in for an authentic BBQ experience.