Miss Myra’s flew under the radar for a long while, but recently it’s started to get noticed by more and more barbecue lovers outside of Alabama. An array of meats are slow-cooked on custom-built brick pits, including pork, ribs, beef, and sausage. The real prize, though, is Miss Myra’s chicken. Eminently smoky beneath pit-blackened skin, it’s complemented by a thin, tangy white sauce laced with black pepper. The sides—slow simmered greens, mac and cheese, baked beans, potato salad, deviled eggs—are all delicious, and the sweet, gooey banana pudding is the perfect capper for a classic Alabama barbecue meal.
Miss Myra's Pit Bar-B-Q: 3278 Cahaba Heights Rd., Vestavia Hills, AL 35243; (205) 967-6004