The Atlanta barbecue scene is smokin’ now that the weather has warmed up.
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.
But those of you who enjoy barbecue in the metro Atlanta area were eager to vote on your favorite restaurant.
But this year’s winner was new to our voting:
Hattie Marie's Texas Style BBQ and Cajun Kitchen opened its doors in 2017 at 3699 Main St. in College Park.
As The AJC’s Yvonne Zusel reported: “Husband and wife Willie and Ramona Griggie named the eatery — which serves Texas-style barbecue and cajun dishes — after Willie's mother, who loved to cook and owned her own bakery and catering company.”
Four of the nominees 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.
More Atlanta BBQ from the AJC Spring Dining Guide 2019