Mac & Cheese With Bell Pepper Bowls, Because Dishes Are the Worst
1. Wisteria471 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta
2. Community Q BBQ1361 Clairmont Rd, Decatur
3. Fox Bros Bar-B-Q1238 Dekalb Ave NE, Atlanta
4. Heirloom Market BBQ2243 Akers Mill Rd, Atlanta
5. Busy Bee Cafe810 Martin Luther King Jr Dr SW, Atlanta
6. Asante250 Park Ave W NW, Atlanta
7. The Pig & The Pearl1380 Atlantic Drive Suite 14180, Atlanta
This Souther spot serves some of the best mac & cheese, and because it comes with braised greens you can totally count it as a serving of vegetables!
Deftly plating locally-sourced BBQ bites, Q's from two ATL natives who leverage their grilling experience (one was part-owner at Marietta's Sam & Dave's BBQ) to turn the Emory-area joint into a true neighborhood spot; that homey feel's accomplished by leaps and bounds with comforting classics like pulled pork and ribs.
An Atlanta institution serving up solid BBQ fare like pulled pork and beef brisket sandwiches, Frito pie, and burnt ends. We think that Fox Bros Bar-B-Q serves up some of the best BBQ in town, but you'll have to stop by and see for yourself.
From a duo originally repping TN and South Korea, Heirloom is a down-homey, natural-wood-surrounded 'cue house with Texas-sourced pecan, red oak, hickory & fruitwood ready to be tossed into two custom BBQ vaults where GA-farmed meats are slow-smoked. Get down with a variety of dinners & sandwiches (sliced brisket, stuffed turkey, baby back/St. Louis-style ribs...), sides like pork belly & Tabasco vinegar collards, grass-fed burgers, and smoked sausages including kielbasa, chaurice, and hot Italian.
Busy Bee Cafe serves traditional Southern eats. Their specialty is a 12 hour marinated masterpiece that draws fans from Macon to Marietta, and the only way to eat it is “smothered” in pan gravy. In the past year, Bernie Sanders and Killer Mike broke bread and fried chicken bones in political fellowship. Some would say BBC is “hot” again, but it’s had hot sauce ready for hungry guests and neighbors since icons of the Civil Rights Movement dined there for strategy sessions.
Prawns, conch, snapper, and scallops are all given a combination of Southern and Caribbean treatments. The chef will even give you the recipes if you ask nicely.
This Atlantic Station joint has BBQ, oysters and a large beer menu. They also fancy it up on occasion with things like chicken liver paté w/ cranberry preserve & brioche, a lobster & shrimp salad, and more.