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Smokebelly BBQ Brings in Executive Chef Nagib Sued, Debuts New Menu

Sued has been cooking in Atlanta for more than a decade.

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Nagib Sued.
Nagib Sued.
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Smokebelly, the chef-driven barbecue restaurant that opened in Buckhead last May, has a new executive chef and menu. Nagib Sued is now running the kitchen, and chef de cuisine Darrell Rice is still on board. Sued brings experience from a couple of popular eateries that are no longer with us: Big Tex Decatur and Hector Santiago's Pura Vida.

"My love and passion for barbecue goes way back," Sued said in a prepared statement. "I am focused on taking Smokebelly's food to the next level. The addition of our new Southern Pride rotisserie smoker has been a game changer, and I am proud to say our smoked pork and brisket is now some of the best I have ever had."

In addition to preparing Southern staples, Sued is adding some international flair to the menu — look for a pressed banh mi sandwich with smoked pork and hummus with smoked and roasted red peppers. He said he's working with kitchen staff to improve holdover dishes from the old menu.

Smokebelly Menu

Smokebelly BBQ

128 East Andrews Drive Northwest, , GA 30305 (404) 848-9100 Visit Website