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Mojo BBQ, St. Augustine, Florida

Mojo BBQ (St. Augustine, Florida)

Mojo BBQ, St. Augustine, FloridaJust a couple of blocks over from tourist-trampled St. George Street in St. Augustine, Mojo BBQ is situated on a quiet thoroughfare, made even more peaceful by its neighbor across the street—the silent Tolomato Cemetery, closed to burials since 1884. On the tremendous raised terrace of Mojo BBQ, where only the tallest of passersby could peep over the walls and take a look at the happy diners, I secured a seat under a much-needed shade umbrella. The 10-page drinks menu challenged my decision-making skills, and the aroma of barbecued food in the air prepped me for a wonderful dinner.

Fork and KnifeTry This: Whiskey lovers will be impressed by the astoundingly long list, but if you’re not in the mood for liquor, the always satisfying Southern tradition of sweetened iced tea will slake your thirst. Start with a Southern specialty—sliced battered dill pickles, deep fried and served with comeback sauce, a concoction of mayonnaise, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, hot sauce, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. From a dozen barbecued meats, I went for the beef brisket, which was served along with a box containing five different sauces for me to experiment with—chipotle, mojo, mustard, sweet, and vinegar. My choices for two side dishes—mac and cheese, and black-eyed peas—were spot on, and the golden brown Texas toast, spread with butter on both sides, was a nice extra.

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