Last October, I told you about the great barbecue in Alabama and in particular in Scottsboro. At the time, Scottsboro was home to six great barbecue restaurants. Carlile's Restaurant, Triple R Barbecue, Mud Creek Fishing Camp, 50 Taters, Tate's Barbecue, and Holy Smokes Barbecue all bring their own particular brand of tasty smoked meats to the good folks of Jackson County. But now? Well, there's a new kid in town! KC's Bar-B-Q just opened up out on Highway 79 before you get to Goosepond Colony as you head south from Scottsboro toward Guntersville.
KC's may be the new kid on the block, but the tiny barbecue joint is starting out strong. People are already singing the praises of the goodies coming from KC's kitchen. You know I had to check it out for myself, so Scott and I stopped by for lunch a few days ago.
As you enter the restaurant, the counter for placing orders is at the rear of the room, so we made our way through the maze of tables and waited our turn to place our order. There were lots of choices from breakfast items and stuffed baked potatoes to pulled pork and smoked chicken. The special for the day we were there was a smoked chicken salad, which I almost ordered, but then I decided to get just the smoked chicken plate with baked beans and slaw. Scott chose the pulled pork with baked beans and French fries. We placed our orders, filled our drinks and found a table. Our food came out pretty quickly even though the lady working the front seemed to be the one taking the orders and waiting the tables.
Here's what our plates looked like... first, Scott's pulled pork,
and then my smoked chicken.
The rumors about KC's were exactly right. The food was wonderful. I especially liked my tender, smoky chicken with KC's delicious white sauce. I also liked KC's hot sauce. I ended dipping a few of Scott's French fries into the hot sauce because it was so good. The sides were delicious, too. Scott was equally impressed with his pulled pork. Friends have told me to check out the homemade onion rings the next time I go and I plan to do just that. After all, my friends haven't steered me wrong yet.
If you get a chance, give KC's a visit. I think you will be very happy with this new barbecue kid in town. It's just one more jewel in Scottsboro's barbecue crown and is helping to reinforce Alabama's reputation as the best barbecue state in the country.