The 10 Hottest BBQ Restaurants in Atlanta
The nice thing about barbecue in Atlanta, other than it being readily available all the time? There isn't one defining regional feature. As the hub of the South, we luck out in that we've got transplants who love tangy Carolina vinegar and mustard sauces, sweet and sticky Memphis flavors, brisket out of Texas and even Korean-influenced 'cue…you get the picture. From smoked wings to pulled pork to thick ribs, there's not much you can't find in the A. (Though why some folks chop their pork remains a mystery to us.) All the places we mention here are ITP, but if you're eager for even more, do venture further afield, as the outer 'burbs have some great spots — look into Sam's BBQ-1, Zeigler's, Swallow at the Hollow, Grand Champion — particularly as you head up I-75. We're also looking at barbecue restaurants with seating (and a roof!), but if you're in town and looking for takeout from a shack, aim for Ms. Betty's House of Ribs or Wyatt's Country Bar-B-Que.
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