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Nothing is quite as mouthwateringly delicious as the taste of juicy smoked meat. Usually, this quintessential Southern food is laboriously cooked in a pit. But you don’t have to have a time- and labor-intensive pit to get that scrumptious smoky flavor. You can add delicious......

Geri Martha and Ryan O’Hara (Big Spoon Creamery) Imagine you’re Frank Stitt walking into Bottega — one of three wildly successful restaurants you own — and your Sous Chef (who’s been with you for seven years) and Pastry Chef (five years), have something to discuss......

“My dad was in the convenience store business when I was a child,” says Marty Griggs, owner of America’s Freedom Fuels in Phenix City and Fort Mitchell. “Later he sold it and we were in the restaurant business together for a few years.” In 2004,......

Richard Boyles (Moe’s Original BBQ) Richard Boyles knows a great bargain when he sees one. Which is why, in the summer of 2017, he jumped at the chance to buy a used Bushwacker machine from a local equipment dealer for his soon-to-open Montgomery location of......

Tommy Thompson (Liberty Convenience Center) Tommy Thompson knows it’s easier keeping C-Stores current with consumer trends when you’re part of a larger corporation. That hasn’t stopped him. “Sure, I’m independently owned, and I don’t get a steady supply of corporate research. I’m kind of on......