Saucy Q’s ribs smoke out a spot on the list of 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama Before You Die

Saucy Q’s ribs smoke out a spot on the list of 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama Before You Die
Saucy Q Bar-B-Q ribs are one of 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama Before You Die. (Chad Allen / Alabama NewsCenter)

When Elbert and Jacquelyn Wingfield would invite friends and neighbors over for barbecue, a clear pattern started to emerge.

“Every time, we would tell somebody that we were cooking ribs, it seemed like the whole neighborhood would come,” Elbert said. “I told my wife, I said, ‘We got something going here.’”

When the Wingfields established a barbecue stand at a local flea market, they needed a name. Elbert was inspired by the song “Suzie Q” by Creedence Clearwater Revival and decided to name the restaurant Saucy Q Bar-B-Q.

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After 27 years, the name has become synonymous with great barbecue in Mobile and the ribs have earned a spot on the Alabama Tourism Department‘s list of 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama Before You Die.

Saucy Q has been making barbecue in mobile for more than a quarter of a century. (Chad Allen / Alabama NewsCenter)

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