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Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q Restaurant Review: Wood piled outside the kitchen door of a barbecue joint isn’t just for decoration; it becomes fuel that fires the smokers to transform pork shoulders, ribs, butts and beef brisket, and also is a component affecting flavor. Classic Southern fare beyond barbecue is consistently good in this far-flung chain that's based in Birmingham, Alabama. But the barbecue meat itself sometimes seems as though it missed the wood, but when it's on, it's terrific. We're not a fan of the too ketchup-y barbecue sauce, though, so the meat has to carry the day. We do like the smoked pork hot links, four spicy, nicely textured and quite large sausages, with pimento cheese and saltine crackers. Good slaw, potato salad, baked beans and collards are among the sides, here called "trimmings." Tacos, filled with catfish, beef, pork and chicken, also are available. Classic pies comprise dessert---go for the coconut cream. Like other locations in this chain, this one has a generous bar. While beer is the quaff of choice, the short wine list has some good choices for barbecue, notably the Seghesio Zinfandel.