There are many fine examples of stew locally. Here are some classics:
Old Brick Pit BBQ
This is as close to textbook Georgia Brunswick stew as you’ll find inside the Perimeter.
4805 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. 770-986-7727, oldbrickpitbbq.com.
Old Hickory House
Two generations of Atlantans grew up loving this stuff. At the last outpost of the barbecue chain, the stew is still thick, smoky and slightly sweet.
2202 Northlake Parkway, Tucker. 470-645-1454, oldhickoryhousebbq.com.
Scott’s Walk-Up Bar-B-Q
Scott’s, a few blocks from the Booth Western Art Museum, makes a meaty, vinegary rendition that usually opens my sinuses.
206 N. Tennessee St., Cartersville. 770-382-1600, scottswalkupbbq.com.