Finishing up a week in Tuscaloosa moving my son in for school. Lived in NC for 30 years so know BBQ. Best meals have been fantastic BBQ at Big John's just south of Tuscaloosa in Moundville. To me, better than Golden Rule, which we stopped at in Irondale, after reading the reviews here, on the way in, and as good a BBQ as any I've ever eaten. Just a shack that smells of burning hardwood in the parking lot. Also terrific meat and 3 at City Cafe in Northport, just across the river. Their chicken fried steak with white gravy, and fried green tomatoes were about the best I can remember. Surprisingly BAD meal at Pepito's Mexican . How this place can stay in business is beyond me. But, overall very impressed with the culture, ambiance, and food of Tuscaloosa thus far. Roll Tide!