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Dreamland Tuscaloosa still good?

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I will be in Atlanta for a week this June. Is the original Dreamland in Tuscaloosa worth the trip from Roswell? I went to the Roswell location 3 years ago and was very disappointed. If not Dreamland, is Big Bob Gibson's or Syke's worth the drive from Atlanta?

I am planning to go to Sam & Dave's, Fox Bros., Swallow at the Hollow, Melear's (Fayetteville), Spayberry's (Newnan), Dean's & Old Hickory House. Should I avoid any of these & what do you suggest?

I have been to Harold's, Fresh Air (Jackson), Nu Way, J R's log house, Mary Mac's, & Zesto's. The only one I want to return to is Harold's (loved the ribs), as well as the Varsity and Clairmont hotel.

So Please help me as I don't get to the South very often and want to make the most of my visit food wise. I am willing to travel and will go into any neighborhood. I have no fear or common sense in my pursuit of good stuff to eat. I will have a rental car and want to get my $ worth.

The only other plans I have so far is to go to Turner Field my first day in town to watch the Braves play the Pirates. I figure to est dinner at Harold's before the game. I also am thinking about taking my mother to the Silver Skillet on the way from the airport to my Niece's home in Roswell.

Unless you folks make some other suggestions, I am trying to choose between a side trip to Tuscaloosa (U of A) or Athens (U of GA) to check out an authentic SEC legend. What do you recommend?

In any event, I am looking forward to my 3rd visit to ATL from NY. I hope you folks will help me make the most of it. One of these days I hope to get to some of the real BBQ hot spots - North Carolina, Memphis, KC, & Texas.

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