The word "barbecue" is synonymous with the American South. In addition to all the ketchup-based, vinegary, mustard-laden variations throughout the Southeast, Atlanta also throws the melting pot of urbanity into the mix. Atlantans count their blessings on their finger-licked hands when the barbecue joints they love are influenced by the variety of immigrants who have settled here with their spice racks. This map includes 11 of the meat havens we love in the metro Atlanta area.
— Eater Atlanta contributor Jamie Lee