Being from California, I know that I am a little out of my element on the subject of barbecue. If California, anything cooked on a grill is “barbecued.” That has got me in trouble here in the South, where barbecue is a serious subject. Still, I think I know good ’cue when I taste it. Check out this review of Jim ‘N Nick’s Southern Kitchen I wrote for the travel web site UpTake.com:
Smokin’ Good BBQ: Jim ‘N Nick’s Southern Kitchen
I speak from experience, as on my first visit to the Alabama-born barbecue chain, I could barely eat half of my entrée, if that.
The Jim ‘N Nick’s near my place has been open for going on two year, I’m guessing, but I had yet to have eaten there. An oversight I intended to remedy ASAP. That day came recently on a Saturday evening with Johanna before heading off to a movie (“Bridesmaids” was a laugh-riot, by the way… if only I reviewed movies, I’d say more).
When you first walk into the bright, clean dining room, you are hit with the smell of smoke—not the hmmm… something’s burning kind of smell but the ooh, that smells good kind of smoke. After being seated, we barely had time to open the menu when we were served the first of many baskets of these small corn muffins. Having never been here before, I didn’t know what I was getting myself into and popped on in my mouth. OMG! I could probably make a whole meal of these things.
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