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Alabama BBQ Company

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By Tim Hill | Posted 2/13/2008

First thing we noticed was the sign. No dancing pigs, happy chickens or smiling cows here. Alabama BBQ Co.'s logo features these animals tied to the stake, flames lapping their butts, their faces resigned to their demise. So it goes inside. No chitchat, no hokey music, no neon, just the pit master focused on slow-cooking a massive catering order while his assistant pulls together our lunch.

We had to try the Alabama-style sauce, which has a vinegary, spicy mayonnaise base. That comes on the pulled chicken sandwich ($5.99), which was right tasty. For $2 more, it came with a side--we chose the meaty, dense baked beans--and a drink. Sweet tea, natch. Specials change weekly, and a few items on the menu jump out--the Bamalaya barbecue stew looks great--but we had to bring home a couple house-made sweets. The Red Hot applesauce is made with the actual candy, and yes, it tastes exactly how it sounds and looks as bright red as you'd expect. The whoopie pies go the extra mile with chocolate chips. All in all, a great addition to the local BBQ-scape; just be prepared to work off those calories.

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