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Bob Sykes Bar-B-Q Restaurant Review: In 1957, Bob Sykes built his first pit and began to cook the barbecue of his Tennessee childhood at his ice cream and hamburger stand in the Central Park neighborhood of Birmingham. The location may have changed, but the family likes to say “three generations, one recipe.” Pork or ribs are on most plates, but there’s beef and chicken as well. Hamburgers and smoked ham sandwiches are also quite tasty, if you can tear yourself away from the ’cue. We like crispy onion rings, crunchy slaw or baked beans as sides, but you could choose french fries, potato salad or corn on the cob. On Tuesdays, Bob Sykes makes barbecue tacos enfolding the smoked meat into house-made tortillas. Don’t leave without a slice of pie --- lemon meringue is our favorite and we’re betting the recipe for it may be 50 years old as well. There’s also chocolate, coconut and pecan pie in season, as well as red velvet cake.