The word "barbecue" is synonymous with the American South, and which restaurants have “the best” barbecue always generates fierce debate among those loyal to smoked meat. It should come as no surprise that barbecue is a really big deal in Atlanta and requires its very own essentials list. From barbecue platters at sit-down restaurants to smoked meat plates paired with Southern sides served at pop-ups in parking lots, these are the Atlanta-area barbecue spots to know.
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Disclaimer: The latest CDC guidance for vaccinated diners during the COVID-19 outbreak is here; dining out still carries risks for unvaccinated diners and workers. Please be aware of changing local rules, and check individual restaurant websites for any additional restrictions such as mask requirements. Find a local vaccination site here.Read More