They are about two miles apart in Florence. Both Dick Howell’s and Bunyan’s have won fanatical followings for their pulled pit-cooked pork and mustardy Hot Slaw. So, which is best if you’re a novice? Heck, they sit only two miles apart so try both, and decide for yourself. Open since 1947, Dick Howell’s has a more traditional barbecue menu, with plates and sandwiches, but also hot dogs and baked potatoes. Bunyan’s, a relative upstart that celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, serves chicken stew along with the standard plates and sandwiches.
Whether you want to chow down on barbecue, sample vegetarian food-truck fare, or crush on gussied-up funnel cakes, Black-owned food businesses in Huntsville and across north Alabama will make your belly happy.
These aren’t just restaurants to support once a year, though. This is serious food for serious eaters, all 12 months of the year.
Also check out our stories on Black-owned restaurants in Birmingham and South Alabama.