Thursday, January 7, 2010

Tate's Bar-B-Que, Scottsboro

By Leigh Bratina

Driving down the road, in a search for Tate's Bar-b-que in Scottsboro, you could almost pass by the place if you weren't looking closely for it. Tate's is actually a "dive" of a place in every sense of the word. The building is questionable. I'm not even sure that it would pass inspection and never noticed a food rating but the food is delectable. Any true BBQ place-one that has delicious tender BBQ, as most can agree, is usually a "dive". Tate's cannot ever be called anything better than a "dive" but it is a "dive" that serves up some delicious bar-b-que with a thin vinegar BBQ sauce. It is a place where one can only be served by walking up or by driving up to the window. There is no indoor seating, or fact the only thing they do in the the building is prepare the food. Tate's offers up pork bbq, hamburgers, chicken, grilled cheese sandwiches, BLT's as well as some delicious accompaniments to go along with the main dishes: balked beans, vinegar slaw, french fries, onion rings, fried peanuts, salads. BBQ is available by the pound ($7.95). The BBQ was very tender and had a great smoky flavor (as a testament by my husband, Tom).

Tate's Bar-B-Que
South Broad Street
Scottsboro, AL
(256) 574-6173

Hours: Mon-Thurs 10-6/ Fri. & Sat. 10-7/ Closed Sun.

*Leigh is a full time mother, a part time photographer and writer. Her photography and written work is featured in several professional business and local publications. She owns her own photography business, Photographic Memories. Leigh resides in the Alabama with her three children and husband "Big Daddy". You can read more of Leigh's daily adventures by visiting any of her three blogs: Tales from Bloggeritaville , Plates and Places , as well as Photographic Memories

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