Food & Drink

The 5 best new smoked meateries in the ATL

Published On 11/20/2014 Published On 11/20/2014

By now you've eaten at all of Atlanta's best BBQ spots, right? Right?! Right, which is why a certain men's lifestyle site that rhymes with "illest" has generously rounded up the best Atlanta has to offer of something even better than BBQ: new BBQ...

Twin Smokers Barbecue

Twin Smokers BBQ

Downtown
From the people behind Article 14, Der Biergarten, and STATS, this new Downtown spots is equipped with guess how many massive smokers, which they fuel using a proprietary blend of Texas mesquite and post oak that puts a Dirty South twist on the best examples of BBQ from all over the country.

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Tom, Dick & Hank BBQ

Midtown
Started by a crew of meat-lovers (hmmm...wonder what their names are?), who wanted to share that love with the rest of the city, this shack on Ponce Ave boasts a menu anchored by pork, chicken, and sausage, but their smoked turkey ribs are something you won’t find anywhere else. 

Memphis BBQ Co.

Memphis BBQ Co.

Dunwoody
Melissa Cookston has the prefect last name for her profession, except maybe “Beefsmokerston”, but either way this world champion pitmaster has brought her craft to Dunwoody, where she'll gleefully pile a handful of meats on your plate and dare you to down them in one sitting.

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521 Kitchen & Que

Buckhead
The new meatery boasts badass versions of classics like brisket, pork, etc., but their BBQ’D Grilled Cheese might be one of the ATL's best new sandwiches, and best of all, no matter where you sit in their long dining room, you'll be pleasantly assaulted by the smell smoking beef.

Sebastian Davis

World of Beer

Midtown
Midtown’s new beer-centric spot heaps delicate pulled chicken, onions, peppers, and bacon on their BBQ chicken flatbread. The ‘cue is then suffocated in mozzarella and drizzled with a chipotle BBQ sauce. A dark, malty porter is the recommended beer pairing.

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1. Tom, Dick & Hank 294 Ponce De Leon, Atlanta, GA 30308 (Midtown)

This love story started with few guys who love meat and want to share it with the rest of the city. Pork, chicken, and sausage anchor anchor this stand, but their smoked turkey ribs are something of succulence you won’t find anywhere else. This shack on Ponce is how real ATL BBQ begins.

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2. Twin Smokers BBQ 300 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313 (Downtown)

Meat scientists installed two massive smokers at this Atlanta BBQ spot and used a proprietary blend of Texas mesquite and post oak for the perfect pink flavor ring. They’ve taken the best of all the US’s ‘cue, given it a dirty South twist, and piled it on a plate for you. Their slogan is something we should all live by, “BBQ Bourbon Atlanta”.

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3. Memphis BBQ Co. 4764 Ashford-Dunwoody Rd, Dunwoody, GA 30338

They forged our reputation at some of the world’s toughest BBQ competitions, but they aren't just a BBQ joint -- the menu offers a variety of items like cheese fritters, BBQ shrimp, and pork rinds.

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4. 521 Kitchen & Que 4365 Roswell Rd #4367, Atlanta, GA 30342 (Buckhead)

This Sandy Springs meatery is deep with seating and flavor. The brisket and pork are on-point, but the fried beef bologna sandwich is a hidden gem. No matter where you sit in their long dining room, your clothes will absorb the wafting aromas of tons of beef, and the opposite sex will love you for it.

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5. World of Beer 855 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30308

Sure, they've got a lot of beer, but you should also try the Tavern Taters that're topped with house-made beer cheese, jalapeños, crispy bacon, scallions & sour cream and go perfectly with an IPA.

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