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Auburn AL: Mike and Ed's BBQ

Mike and Ed's is just across the railroad tracks from Auburn's campus town. You can smell the smoke from the street. Inside, it is an appealing and unassuming place. The walls are decorated with record albums from Conway Twitty and Tony Bennett, an eclectic collection. And their BBQ is excellent.
I ordered the ribs. They were cooked to a very tender, pull-off-the-bone state but with some tooth left. The smoke flavor came out nicely. I ordered the hot mustard sauce. It wasn't especially hot but it was very tasty and made a great complement to the smoke of the ribs. It had a fairly thin texture; it left only a thin coating on the meat that enhanced the flavor without distracting. The beans were excellent. The creamy cole slaw was rich and not gooey.

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