Food & Drink

The 6 Best New Ways to Eat Pork in Atlanta Right Now

Published On 01/22/2015 Published On 01/22/2015
Thrillist/Sebastian Davis
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The Cockentrice
Thrillist/Sebastian Davis
Thrillist/Sebastian Davis
Thrillist/Sebastian Davis
Thrillist/Sebastian Davis
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1. American Food + Beverage 250 Buckhead Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30305 (Buckhead)

This Buckhead joint serves some great sammies, be sure you try the House-made Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato with a craft beer ASAP.

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2. The Cockentrice 99 Krog St, Atlanta, GA 30307 (Old 4th Ward)

The pork options are almost endless in the lofty, exposed-brick Krog St space. The house-made meats include several expertly crafted salamis and prosciuttos, plus things you aren’t going to recognize as pork, including the “lonzino”, (fermented, dried, and delicious pork loin), and “grattons” (aka “pork cracklins” here in the South).

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3. Doraku 267 East Paces Ferry Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305 (Buckhead)

This Japanese-fusion spot in Buckhead has must-try Balsamic Teriyaki Spare Ribs that're sweet and savory ribs that are slow braised in a pork broth, and then given a hot sauce that burns just enough to let you know it’s in charge.

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4. Makan, Restaurant & Bar 130 Clairemont Ave, Decatur, GA 30030 (Decatur)

Makan builds upon Chinese and Korean recipes with locally-sourced ingredients to create some seriously delicious Asian fusion comfort foods. Its ramen is rich and silky and its pork buns have an unmistakable touch of Southern charm in their pecan sugar topping. Aside from dinner, Makan also serves weekend brunch that's part dim sum, part ramen slurp-fest.

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5. Timone's 1409 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306 (Morningside)

This NY-influenced pizza joint from Ron Eyester has stuffed rice balls, wine of tap, and, of course, glorious amounts of gourmet 'za.

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6. 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”.