The Atlanta barbecue scene is smokin’ these days. In our Spring Dining Guide, we explore how Atlanta has emerged as a serious barbecue city.The Guide highlights nearly three dozen barbecue joints that represent a variety of traditional and hybrid styles. And it shines a spotlight on the pitmasters, who lend their personal touch to everything from pulled pork, to brisket to ribs. (Video by Ryon Horne/AJC)

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The Atlanta barbecue scene is smokin’ these days. In our Spring Dining Guide, we explore how Atlanta has emerged as a serious barbecue city.

Find out where to chow down on not just barbecue, but also sides, sauces, pies, banana pudding and, of course, Brunswick stew, in our guide. And get ready for a road trip, because we’re following the smoke all around Georgia.

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Before you leave, though, we’d like to know which metro Atlanta barbecue joint is your favorite.

Four of them were on Business Insider’s 2016 list of the best 50 barbecue restaurants in America. 

And Thrillist named one of them the best ‘BBQ joint’ in America in March. 

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We stuck to traditional barbecue with this poll, but if you’d like to submit a write-in nominee, please email your pick to stephanie.toone@ajc.com.

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