Burnt Fork BBQ: Committed to sustainable practices, Burnt Fork gets high marks for its ingredient sourcing. Their mains and sides are sold by weight - pulled pork and brisket, for instance, both run $8 per half pound and $15.75 per pound. This is one of the few 'cue places in town with a really exceptional BBQ tofu, and it's $6 per half pound and $11.75 per full pound, so make your veggie friends happy. Visit Burnt Fork's catering page for full price breakdowns, estimates on how many people the individual amounts feed, and deadlines depending on how much you want to order (404-373-7155).
Community Q: Decatur's Community Q has a number of catering options, with prices tiered depending upon how many people you're looking to feed. Every catering spread includes two meats (pulled pork, sliced brisket, pulled chicken, smoked sausage or bone-in chicken), two sides (slaw, potato salad, baked beans, Brunswick stew or collards) and buns. From 25-50 it's $6 per person, from 50-100 it's $5.70 per person, and for more than 100 people the rate's $5.50. Want ribs or mac and cheese? That's an extra $3 and $2, respectively, per person. 48 hours advance notice necessary (404-633-2080).
Farm Burger: Want burgers for the game? Want options? Farm Burger has you covered. "No matter the size of the party," they say, Farm Burger will assemble a custom takeout feast of food depending on what your party likes. A bonus: from from now through the end of January, diners at any Atlanta-area Farm Burger (Dunwoody, Buckhead or Decatur) can enter a chance to win a spread of Farm Burger’s burgers, toppings and sides for 10 people, delivered! (email@example.com).
The General Muir: Why go the barbecue route like every other party in the neighborhood? The Emory Point restaurant's New-York-deli-inspired cuisine is just as satisfying (and just as meaty). The choices on the catering menu are vast, but highlights include a platter for eight to 10 people called The Maven ($135) which features bagels, cream cheeses, lox, nova, sable, baked salmon salad and more accoutrements, or classic deli platters like The Ginsberg ($125) with housemade pastrami, corned beef, roast beef, chopped liver, rye bread and more. Platters are also customizable, and the restaurant's flexible. Deadlines for placing an order are Friday, January 31, and orders must be picked up by noon on Sunday, February 2 (firstname.lastname@example.org; 678-927-9131).