Eufaula restaurant wins Alabama BBQ sauce contest

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A restaurant from Eufaula has won Alabama's BBQ Sauce-Off Championship.

A
panel of judges picked Phil's BBQ as the best sauce during a tasting
Saturday in Birmingham. Phil's was one of four regional winners that
ended up in the state contest organized by the Alabama Tourism
Department.

Contest Coordinator Brian Jones said Alabama has a
great barbecue culture and the Tourism Department is highlighting it
during its Year of Alabama Food promotion.

The contest began with
34 sauces. The four finalists in addition to Phil's were LawLers from
Athens, Costas from Birmingham and Viper from Fairhope.