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Space Shuttle Barbecue Pit Lands at Atlanta History Center

Plus, Publico Kitchen & Tap open in Midtown, Reformation Brewery opening a second location

Pork ribs in a smoker.
Pork ribs in a smoker at B’s Cracklin’
Jonathan Phillips/Eater Atlanta
Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for over 12 years.

Barbecue Nation exhibit at the Atlanta History Center
A new exhibit entitled “Barbecue Nation” centered around the history and cultural significance of barbecue in America is opening at the center on May 5. It runs through June 16, 2019. Vintage grills, a Japanese kamado (which may have served as design inspiration for the Big Green Egg,) and a 13-foot-long “Space Shuttle BBQ Pit” are counted among the exhibit’s artifacts. Oral histories and historic photographs are also included. There will be a screening of the Southern Foodways Alliance film “Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ” on May 23, followed by a barbecue panel discussion. [Official]

Publico Kitchen & Tap is open in Midtown
The Columbia, South Carolina-based restaurant is now open on Crescent Avenue. Publico just received their liquor license from the city, too. The restaurant opened on Thursday afternoon and posted a video on their Facebook page. Publico took over the old Front Page News location at 1104 Crescent Avenue NE. [Facebook]

Woodstock’s Reformation Brewery opening second location
OTP brewery Reformation is opening a second location in downtown Woodstock in August, the Atlanta Business Chronicle reports. The brewery known for European-influenced beers like the Belgian-styled ale Cadence or white ale Haddy, plans to open a “research and development” facility at 105 Elm Street. The 6000-square-foot, five-barrel brewhouse includes two bars serving up to 24 brews, a large outdoor green space, and regular events like weekly trivia, a book club, and yoga. [ATLBizChron/paywall]

Reformation Brewery

500 Arnold Mill Way, Woodstock, GA 30188 (678) 341-0828 Visit Website