We’ve all been there: It’s 11 p.m., and you flip the channel to something you can always count on: The Food Network. Maybe it’s Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. Maybe it’s $40 a Day. The point is, by the time it’s over, all you want is a burrito and your own food show.
If there’s anyone who understands that feeling, it’s Josh Byers, who is just a regular guy eating food—really good, local food. And he’s decided to take that experience and share it with the world via YouTube, just like a Food Network show. He calls his show Regular Guy EAT’N FOOD. “I’ve always been a foodie,” he says. “It just made sense to do something in that vein.”
For his show, Byers chooses restaurants around the Birmingham metro area and films his experience there, and then edits the videos and uploads them to his YouTube channel (JackyMcJayblesteen). He’s mostly interested in places that might be otherwise missed. “Sometimes there are some amazing places tucked away in a small town or hiding in the alleys of the big city,” he shares. “Hopefully, if enough people see my videos, these places will get some much-deserved exposure.”
Each month, B-Metro will share Byers’s adventures in print. To follow along online, visit his YouTube channel, like him on Facebook (Regular Guy EAT’N FOOD), or follow him on Twitter (@RegGuyEATNFOOD). You can also read his blog at regularguyeatnfood.blogspot.
Take it away, Josh.
For my first stop, I chose to go to an award-winning barbeque food truck in Leeds, Alabama. Owned and operated by Colt Reese, it’s known as Little Bit of R&R BBQ. While there, I sampled much of the menu, as well as some specialty items. My favorite—along with most of Reese’s customers—is their pulled pork. This juicy deliciousness is topped off with their house-made secret sauce, which took a whole two years to develop.
Not only will you get some of the best barbeque you’ve ever put in your mouth here, you’ll get some comparable sides. The baked beans stand out from any I’ve had before. Also on the menu is a macaroni and cheese that is a remarkably tasty concoction. And if you are a fan of bread pudding, you should definitely try theirs.
Little Bit of R&R BBQ currently operates two food truck locations: one in Leeds (by the Raceway in front of Walmart), and another off of 280 by that Walmart. You can also dine at the actual restaurant, which opened in May, off of Highway 411 in Odenville, Alabama.