In my opinion, we needed a great hot dog place. Now, we have The Original Hot Dog Factory, from Atlanta, open in Tuscaloosa. It's located on Hwy 69 South, in the Engelwood Village shopping center, near Winn-Dixie.
As a fan of our fine restaurants, the one thing that truly disturbs me is a "roach infestation" or a "rodent infestation" for that matter. I am the one that is contacted every couple of months with new information directly from the Alabama Department of Public Health. This time, in addition to looking at the places with a roach problem, we will ALSO highlight some of the places in West Alabama with the BEST and HIGHEST health scores.
Several comments on social media also mentioned the salad bar with the famous "block of cheese" that you could grab a slice from. A sign posted on the Southland door hints at a possible return one day down the road, but no firm date was given.
However, with this new meat study, I'm not so sure about enjoying it rare any longer. Researchers studied a variety of meat products from chicken to turkey to beef and pork. All samples came from supermarkets of all kinds and were chosen completely at random.
I'm not knocking gas stations. I have had some great food at gas stations. In fact, I remember having great BBQ at a gas station outside of Dothan, Alabama. It had two tables, so yes, you will wait for a bit but it was worth it.