BBQ in Atlanta ?
As long as I have lived here I still can not find a good BBQ in Atlanta . I know that most of you know a good quality BBQ. I watch the Food Network all the time but they only talk about NC, TNN, and other states in the South…bummer
It is possible. Not as good as Memphis or Lockhart, but good BBQ does exist...
#1: Fox Brothers, when they are on, they are easily the best
#2: Sam and Dave's BBQ #1 and #2
#3: Pig N Chik
In the mediocre camp, I'd put Rolling Bones, Harold's, Swallow at the Hollow (some swear by it), Daddy D'z.
I wouldn't bother with Fatt Matt's, Old Brick Pit, Dusty's, etc...
There are a few others out there that I've not been to.
The AJC Accessatlanta site has an online vote-by-comment poll for best of Atlanta Q. Lots of opinions there. Hopefully the dimwits who selected Fat Matt's last year won't prevail.
I pretty much echo what biskuit said. I'd just add that I think folks like Swallow at the Hollow for the full experience (good setting, good sides, music), even if they're meat can be hit or miss.
I saw it noted on the AJC comments that Hodges on Candler Rd has reopened and that The Boss burned down and has relocated.
And it might be worth a road trip to Jasper to try Bub-A-Que. Bubba's on the competition circuit and gets rave reviews from that crowd.
Having lived in eastern NC for a few years, this mid-Ga native knows why NC bbq is all they talk about! However, since a six hour drive for pork can be a bit much on a weekday....what places have you ruled out as "good"?
I'll concede they don't have the out and out best meat in the world, but imho, you could go to Harold's and get a bowl of stew w/ crackin cornbread, and a cup of dirt out ot the parking lot with a side of slaw and it'd still beat most places.