I’m no barbecue expert and, in fact, I successfully avoided it for many years. However, I have enjoyed some great barbecue recently and find these spots to be worthy of a visit:
Upscale Southern barbecue with a great selection of lighter dishes, creative sides and cocktails; try the pimento cheese with pork rinds!
Sweet Auburn BBQ
Barbecue with an Asian accent; order the taco trio and don’t miss the pimento cheese wontons.
Heirloom Market BBQ
Korean-inspired barbecue with a selection of unique housemade sauces.
Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
Reliably fall-off-the-bone tender ribs.
Bone Lick BBQ
Rock ‘n’ roll barbecue; try the Sloppy Ho Sliders.
Classic Southern sides with award-winning barbecued meats.
SS and I used to frequent this BBQ dive when we lived in Grant Park; served the old fashioned way, with a slice of Wonder bread.