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Barbecue Universe

Yes, you have come to the center of the universe and yes it all revolves around barbecue! Simple principles and basic elements form the core of life as we know it, and we know it best as BBQ! Everyone has their favorite methods, flavors and styles, but there are core essential principles in the definition of barbecue. First, bad bbq is much like anti-matter, don't go there becuase it upsets the universe. Secondly, barbecue is literally an incarnational experience of the divine with us. Barbecue is the iconic cousin who moves in with us, in the flesh, and become a way of life. Our commitment to tell the world about Good Barbecue is our core mission. We will warn and inform and inspire you to try new flavors. We are its messengers, witnesses, tasters, and prophets. Yes, this is a stock photo and our family photos will be forthcoming and replace these handsome fellow. (Honorary degree's can be confered for a nominal fee)

Best of the Very Best of Georgia BBQ

  • Harold's - Atlanta, Ga Near Federal Pen.
  • Speedy Pig - Roswell Road, about 4 miles south of 285
  • Pig Stop - Fayetteville, GA located near inferior bbq provider
  • Fresh Air - East of Athens, Ga / near Winterville Location
  • Daddy Dzz - Grant Park on Memorial Drive / Atlanta, GA
  • Rib Country - Blairsville, GA / Murphy, NC

Dependably Just Fine in the Chain Category

  • OUTBACK - ribs are moist, tender, well seasoned. Have only had one exception in forty plus visits.
  • Famous Dave's - on a good day, (a slow day) is good eats. Variety of sauses, moderate portion sizes, variety of sides are good. Ribs are generally excellent, while very tasty may not always be as tender, time of day and day of week seem to make all the difference.
  • Houston's - Great ribs if you have extra cash to pay for them and want to make a mess on a white clothe napkins that has a button hole to fasten on your shirt. Side order are not thier strength, it's not a bbq joint, but the ribs are generally dependable. No to-gos on the weekend.

Surprizingly Enjoyable

  • The Varsity - Atlanta, Ga (not their traditional item, but it's moist, generous and a value. Rings, Fries, Slaw all available
  • Skip Carey's at Turner Field - Atlanta, GA The samwich is tasty and generous even through its priced like the other food at the ball park.
  • Smokey bonz - good quality meat, tender, variety of tasty sauses, it digs deep into the pocket book.

Try Sushi Instead

  • Sonney's "Sliced" Pok - Always tell them to bring it pulled with no fatty pieces and you'll do just fine.
  • O B's - It's ok, but not worth the drive and they nickled and dimed extras, sides, and changes. May be past it's prime.
  • Sprayberries, Melears, Malones, have had better days. If I have a choice, I exercise that day.
  • Barbecue Kitchen - Near ATL Airport - BEST Meat and Veggies

Catering On Location

  • Railroad BBQ - Atlanta, Ga (Metro Area) 404.569.9144 Brayan Brarner and Larry Zessack