Glistening pork plate; love the Texas toast on the bottom just soaking up the goodness!

BBQ Roundup

I recently paid a visit to two of the newer BBQ joints to open up in the metro and came away with mixed emotions. Both Smoke Ring (Castleberry Hill) and Righteous BBQ (Marietta/East Cobb) received favorable first impressions from several legitimate sources so I figured that was enough for me to hop back on the…

Tomlin’s BBQ

As anyone who follows this blog knows, I am always on the search for new BBQ joints both near and far. I just happened to be visiting Black Rock Mountain (about 2hrs north of the city) for a fall foliage tour…no comment…and was fortunate to get a tip from a follower on Twitter who suggested…

Fox Bros. BBQ – Comfort Food Redifined

I finally made it down to Fox Brothers and was not disappointed…the smells coming from the rear of the restaurant were worth the trip alone; I loved the huge tent out front for al fresco dining! I of course had to try several of the unique appetizers, including the Lopez and the Frito Pie. For…

Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ

BBQ…one simple word can stand for a myriad of smoked or grilled beef, pork, poultry, fish etc. and can be quite confusing. For me BBQ is pork; slow smoked, fat rendered, pink ringed, and crispy; tender and succulent with juice running down your arms…and supposedly Smokey Joe’s in Kansas City, KS has some of the…

Bone Lick BBQ – Continuing the Trend

There’s a new BBQ joint on the Westside brought to by the folks at P’cheen and it’s making a serious push to move into the tops of Atlanta Q spots. Bone Lick BBQ was born form the success of P’cheen’s Monday BBQ nights. It’s located at the bottom of the Apex West complex so if…

Barefoot BBQ Trailer

Food Trucks by the Sea

Food trucks are sprouting up everywhere these days, even the beach! Seaside, FL (of Truman Show fame) is supporting about 5 permanent trucks right on the main drag of 30A, just a stone’s throw from the crystal clear waters of the gulf. There’s not a ton of variety, BBQ, grilled cheese, hotdogs, frozen treats and…

Sam’s BBQ 1

In my never ending quest for quality Q, I found myself in Marietta (East Cobb to be exact) at Sam’s BBQ #1. This was recommended by a few friends and I was told they had the best mac n cheese ever… Sam’s is in a little strip mall just north of the Johnson’s Ferry and…

Miso Grilled Quail w/ Scallion Pancakes &

I love to grill quail, not just because they look cool, but they have a great taste; deeper and more meaty than chicken but not gamey. As I continued down my personal miso discovery trail I realized I had marinated or rubbed it on just about every protein product with great results, so why not…

Grand Champion BBQ – Devine Swine

The AJC recently bestowed the title of  “Best Ribs” in Atlanta to Marietta based Grand Champion (GC) BBQ, so being the lover of pork that I am and always wanting to compare the best to my efforts, I made a special trip up to check them out. Robert Owens & Gregory Vivier opened GC in July…

Baby Back Ribs

Pork is one of my favorite proteins, and smoked ribs are near the top of the list in preparation methods. Everyone has a favorite recipe, and there is a polarizing divide when choosing among dry rubs, mop sauces and saucing after the completion of cooking. This is just my recipe, albeit a damn good one…