Members of the Atlanta Food Bloggers Society were invited to dine at Sweet Auburn BBQ recently. It’s always fun to get together, especially while discovering new tasty dishes in town. We were particularly excited to try some different types of smoked meats with their unique sauces.
Unfinished wood and institutional gray walls are decorated with vintage signs, chicken wire, and a big American flag, giving the restaurant a casual neighborhood feel. For our blogger dinner, they started us off with their Sweet Auburn country picnic plate, generous portions of shaved Benton’s country ham, homemade pimento cheese, candied bacon, and homemade pickles served with crostini. We ordered some craft cocktails to go with it.
A dish of smoked chicken wings drizzled with addictive sweet and spicy Wu Tang sauce were quickly devoured. And no visit here would be complete without an order of their signature pimento cheese wontons with bacon and sweet Thai chili marmalade.
Those morsels were tasty, but we came to eat some barbecue! Having dined here before, I wanted to try one of their specialties, so me and Casey of Foodie in Motion decided to share the Sweet Auburn taco plate, a selection of three tacos in flour tortillas; Korean short rib with Asian slaw, sriracha aioli and scallion, another with pulled pork with pear slaw and bbq sauce, the third with smoked brisket, charred corn, pico and avocado crema.
I added a side of their Chomp and Stomp chili, an award winning recipe made with brisket and topped with sour cream and scallion, but found it barely lukewarm and far too salty. However, the tacos were quite delicious, especially the combination of savory and spicy flavors with the crunch of the slaw in the Korean short rib taco.
Sweet Auburn BBQ serves some of Atlanta’s best barbecued meats and creative appetizers, all with a little Asian flair.
656 N. Highland Avenue 678-515-3550