Taste of the month - BBQ!
Where to Go for the Best BBQ in Atlanta

Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
1811 Piedmont Rd. 404.607.1622
fatmattsribshack.com
Since 1990, award winning Fat Matt's Rib Shack has been one of Atlanta's favorite hot-spots. They feature great BBQ, live blues nightly and a casual setting for the whole family to enjoy. Not limited to the North Carolina or Kentucky styles, Fat Matt's uses their own seasoning and cooking technique. These ribs are smoked to perfection and literally falling off the bone. The ribs can be ordered as a whole, half slab, or on a sandwich. They also serve great barbecue chicken and pork. The signature side is their Rum Baked Beans, but they also have delicious Brunswick Stew, Mac & Cheese, Collards, Potato Salad, and Cole Slaw. Fat Matt's serves nine beers on tap and more in bottles. Seating is available inside and out. During the busiest times a little patience is required but tables generally turn over quickly. They feature live blues seven nights a week. Check out their website for nightly band listings.

Lovies BBQ
3420 Piedmont Rd. NE (Buckhead)
404.254.2848

Loviesbbq.com
In the hustle and bustle of Buckhead Lovies is an unexpected, down to earth comfort food spot that celebrates contentment, convenience and community. With roots firmly planted in Atlanta, Lovies is a dream come true for friends Nate, Drew, and Kay who now provide the greater Atlanta community with the same great food, friends and family had come to expect. When you visit Lovies, you'll first be greeted by the irresistible smell of slow cooked meat just before you're given a heartfelt welcome upon entering. Everyone can feel at home in the casual atmosphere that's brimming with Atlanta pride – complete with a row of seats salvaged from the 1996 Olympics stadium. Custom-built twin Stump's smokers ensure their food is smoked to perfection. Lovies is built on simple ingredients, tried and true traditions, and a commitment to serving smoked comfort food with a big serving of hospitality.

Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q
1238 Dekalb Ave NE 404.577.4030
120 Ottley Drive 404.414.0826 (Catering)

foxbrosbbq.com
This award-winning barbecue restaurant is located just south of Little Five Points. Opened in 2007, FoxBros. Bar-B-Q is known for their unique Southern-style barbecue with a Texas flair, serving up whole hog, smoked brisket, and wings with original side dishes to the hungry masses. To complement their que, the Fox brothers developed a sauce that mixes the flavors of Texas with the heat of the South. Today Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q has become a staple for Atlanta natives and visitors alike. Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q is the Official BBQ of the Atlanta Falcons and will serve up their famous 'que to hungry Falcons Fans at Mercedes Benz Stadium later this year. This summer, find them at the Terrapin Taproom and in Section 153 at SunTrust Park. For Fox Bros. on the go, visit the Que'osk, located at 120 Ottley Drive in Armour Yards. Call today (404) 577-4030 or visit foxbrosbbq.com.

Pig-N-Chik
4920 Roswell Rd. 404.255.6368
5071 Peachtree Ind. Blvd. 770.451.1112
1815 Briarcliff Rd. 404.474.9444

pignchik.net
Pig-N-Chik ranks among the top BBQ restaurants on Facebook and on first taste you can see why. The ribs come St. Louis cut and are cooked until they show a pink smoke ring. All the meats are served naked without sauce so the true flavor of the meat comes through. Their homemade BBQ sauces are found on the tables and their barbecue is served accompanied with a slice of thick white bread to mop it up. AJC food critic John Kessler writes, "It is glorious stuff, as every barbecue should be but rarely is." Pig-N-Chik is a family friendly, community oriented barbecue restaurant that offers something that everyone will like; all at affordable prices. From barbecue ribs and barbecue pork to turkey, beef brisket, chicken wings, smoked salmon and a variety of salads, they've got a menu filled with irresistible dishes. Your children will love their kid's menu, featuring a tasty selection of chicken fingers, corndogs, beef and pork sandwiches and pork ribs. Pig-N-Chik offers catering to parties large and small. All three locations offer Dine-in, Delivery and Catering. Call them today for 4th of July Celebrations.

Bone Lick BBQ
327 Edgewood Ave. (Old Fourth Ward)
(404) 343-4404

Bonelickbbq.com
Bone Lick BBQ is Atlanta's first chef-driven BBQ joint. They use traditional techniques and modern playful twists to bring you the best BBQ Ribs, Pork, Chicken and Brisket. Instead of focusing just on North Carolina, Kansas City or Texas barbecue, Bone Lick BBQ took inspiration from all three. They have created barbecue that is delicious, big and bold with a decent amount of spice and a rich, smoky flavor. It started decades ago when Chef Mike LaSage first tasted the smoky deliciousness of some BBQ that his dad brought home from a road side shack. That taste changed his life. He spent decades chasing the memory of that flavor all over the country, going from one BBQ town to the next. After all that time gathering barbecue knowledge from the best the country has to offer, Mike mastered the lifelong culinary quest to creating the perfect barbecue. Mike's Bone Lick BBQ, one of Atlanta's first "Pop-Up" restaurants, was born. Bone Lick BBQ quickly became a name on many Atlantan's lips as they lined up on Monday nights to sample this southern gold. Once Atlanta Magazine named it the best in the city, it became clear to Mike + Co. that a brick and mortar needed to be built. 1133 Huff Rd., in West Midtown Atlanta, would be its home. Bone Lick BBQ recently opened its new location in the Old Fourth Ward on Edgewood Ave. above the Music Room. Bone Lick offers dine-in and takeout or delivery through Zifty.

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