National Geographic : 1990 Aug
"I knew I was close to finding this barbecue stand when I caught its aromafrom afew blocks away. With ten grills, Florida Boy's is at the top of the barbecue business in Philadelphia." "Folks here in Philly may be living up North," says a customer at a streetside barbecue stand, "but they're still eating like they're down South." Among the oldest and the largest stands, Florida Boy's Barbecue (above) fires up ten cookers at a time, serving a steady walk-up trade until the wee hours of the morning. Doz ens of such stands dot the city, filling African American neigh borhoods with the sweet smell of barbecuing pork. On the other side of town, white-frocked members of the Evangel Temple Church of Deliv erance have used the proceeds from six years of suppers offering fried chicken, pig's feet, oxtails and gravy, ribs, greens, potato salad, steamed cabbage, and sweet-potato pudding- to move from a cramped storefront church into a spacious, newly built sanctuary.