In huge, bold red letters, a sign on the street-facing side of Miss Betty?s House of Ribs proclaims ?BBQ.? It?s an old-fashioned invitation to sample some of the rib-shack recipes that rightfully hold a beloved position in the pantheon of southern cuisine. Inside, pit-masters slow roast hefty slabs of ribs and slather whole and half chickens in the restaurant?s signature sauce. The grills are kept in a screened-in porch so passersby can smell the flavorful smoke and hear chefs shout when the meat gets too delicious.
Forget the dry, overcooked turkey lurking untouched in the center of your holiday table. Today's side deal to Black Tie Barbecue puts a succulent, fully cooked, hickory-smoked turkey on your Thanksgiving table for $30, a $95 value. The friendly caterers at Black Tie Barbecue have never had an embarrassing Thanksgiving and want to share their success with your family. They'll fully prepare a 10- to 12-pound bird to juicy, smoky perfection for you to pick up between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, at Phipps Plaza. Serve your bird chilled, or follow Black Tie's handy reheating instructions to fool your family into believing you've done it yourself.
Visiting Bone Lick BBQ is as much about the experience as it is about the food. Inside, a skee-ball machine from 1945 stands alongside classic tabletop arcade games, and old school rock n' roll spins atop a record player (patrons can even bring in their own vinyl and get a complimentary PBR for their effort). Further entertainment comes in the form of TVs above the bar and the occasional live act, including comedy every Wednesday evening.
Even with such a fun, laid-back atmosphere, the food still shines at Bone Lick. Its chefs rub beef, pork, and chicken in secret spice blends, then cook them for hours on end over hickory and pecan woods. While the meat cooks, the chefs stay extremely busy?they make everything on their menu from scratch every day.
They bake corn bread, braise collards in pork, and blend jalape?os into mac 'n' cheese. They also whip up homemade pickles and cider slaw to lay atop pulled-pork sandwiches on griddled texas toast. Even the cotton candy, funnel cakes, and Granny Pearl's pecan pie are made in-house, though no one knows how Ms. Pearl keeps sneaking into the kitchen unnoticed.
At the bar, which is made from recycled shipping pallets, mixologists concoct creative cocktails, such as bacon old-fashions. They also send out crisp Georgia drafts and American-crafted whiskies.
Batter up! Step up to the plate at Bullpen Rib House. They are known not just for their ribs but for keeping their doors open for hungry baseball fans after late-night Atlanta Braves home games. Take a bite out of the hickory smoked spare ribs, hot wings or the all-beef hot dogs. Fresh cornbread is a nice complement to the ridiculously good spices and flavors encompassed within Bullpen’s savory meats. Paid parking for all Braves’ home games is available from Bullpen, too. Stop by for the weekday lunch special that fits your budget and your schedule. With three days’ notice, the folks at Bullpen can cater your next event. Options for setup and serving tools are available. Check out the BBQ Blog on their website for news and recipes. Folks watching the Braves at home can order delivery or pick up takeout on the way home from the game. The best barbecue for Braves fans is right here at Bullpen Rib House.
Fat Matt’s Rib Shack has been serving award-winning ribs since 1990. Voted one of Atlanta’s best BBQ spots, they complement their delicious food with live blues performances that make dining there that much better. Notable dishes include their Brunswick, which is known for tasting “just like home,” the pork sandwich, which is BBQ-slathered and slow roasted to perfection, and of course, their ribs, which are so well-cooked, the meat slides right of the bones. The baked beans, potato salad, and coleslaw are some of the best sides you’ll find anywhere in town. With its filling portions and outstanding blues performances, dining at Fat Matt’s fills up not just the stomach, but the soul as well.