The name may conjure quintessentially American backyard grills, but this neon-bright joint is the first area franchise of a Korean chain specializing in olive oil–fried chicken.
The Big Ole Totties—Tater Tots bombarded with pulled pork, chipotle barbecue sauce, Brunswick stew, cheese sauce, and jalapeño slices—is this barbecue joint’s most satisfying dish.
In 2012, new owners took over the Stone Mountain roadside stand that previously housed Garden Produce and Country Store, a laudable barbecue joint with a misleading name.
Since 2009, when they split their Sam and Dave’s BBQ empire that reset the bar for metro-area barbecue, Sam Huff and David Poe have been compared constantly by ’cue aficionados.
Marcus “Ebony” Phillips and Victor “Ivory” Amato (as they identify themselves on the restaurant’s website) met while working at Dantanna’s CNN Center location and pooled their resources to open a takeout shack in Smyrna, next door to a Sherwin-Williams outpost.
Come here if you want nothing more than a plate of ribs, which arrive blackened, moderately caramelized, modestly smoky, and altogether satisfying.
The sliced brisket has the proper nubbly texture achieved from slow cooking, and the tender on-the-bone short rib, sold Thursdays and Saturdays, is the best iteration of that Flintstonian indulgence in the city.
Occupying a large building and hosting frequent poker nights and live entertainment, this is really more of a community lodestone than a magnet for barbecue classicists.
This tiny barbecue joint has a unique cross-cultural vision. Heirloom pork, juicy-tender beef brisket, and fresh sausages meet kimchi, hot sauce, pickled radishes, and tempura-style Korean sweet potatoes.
Longtime Atlantans will remember where Cuban sandwich favorite Kool Korners stood on the corner of Fourteenth and State streets. It closed in 2008 and reopened in Birmingham a year later.
An intown reincarnation of popular Cumming barbecue pit stop Pappy Red’s, the place sure looks the part: light brick walls, wood paneling, bric-a-brac, Coca-Cola signs, and a mounted steer’s head on the back wall.