In 1925, Bob Gibson nailed oak planks to a large sycamore in his backyard and started cooking barbecue. Now, the fourth generation of the family continues delighting diners at Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q in Decatur, Alabama. Part of the fun is saucing the meat as you like from the array offered. White sauce flecked with pepper, first made here, was designed for chicken, but it's tasty on pork, too.

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