Though charcoal drawing was once the dominant artistic medium in America, precious few masterworks survived the realization that those early portraits could be crumpled up and used to smoke delicious stacks of ribs. Honor forgotten artists with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of southern-style barbecue at Hambones BBQ in Hapeville.
Hambones BBQ heeds the call of grumbling bellies with a menu of tender pork, turkey, chicken, and ribs slathered in savory sauce. Satisfy carnivorous cravings by ordering one of the plates⎯a selection of meat kept company by your choice of two side items, such as fried okra, baked beans, or brunswick stew ($7–$10.25). Tender eats can also arrive in the form of sandwiches ($1.75–$3.74) accompanied by homemade, freshly cut french fries ($1.49) that will inspire tone-deaf taste buds to serenade incisors with John Fogerty lyrics. Patrons can nosh on more finger-friendly fare such as the ribs splashed in the homemade special rib sauce ($12.50 for a half rack) or smoked chicken wings dressed in ranch or blue cheese ($7 for 10 pieces). Then wash down flavor-packed meals by slurping an iced tea ($1.65), a beverage from the full bar, or by sticking your head into a nearby waterfall.
811 Virginia Avenue
Atlanta, Georgia 30354