|Atlanta airport dog park. Cool art.|
Ok, so back to my little bucket list vacation. Upon arrival I quickly realized the Atlanta airport was not a tiny little redneck pit stop but one of the busiest airports in the U.S. Jenn arrived before me ad made sure I knew that my baggage would be in the domestic area and not international. I had to reply with a snarky comment, "I know what domestic and international mean, thank you." So started the back and forth of two stubborn, slightly mental, road trip geeks.
|BBQ Stop 1, Atlanta|
All I can say is, don't look down when you enter. The tile floor needs a good scrub and the mismatched seats don't provide the "small café" feeling as much as a vibe of "unkept" and "unclean." But, having said that, I still went totally gung ho and ordered a platter of food worthy of a king.
Jenn pointed out it was $30.00 worth of food and I could probably share it. Buzz kill, right? Fine. Whatever. We walked away with an order of ribs, brisket, wings, cornbread, cheezy mashed potatoes, Brunswick stew, and two drinks. We grabbed some mild sauce and then some hot sauce. As I waited to fill my cup with ice, I watched a large bug crawling on the wall behind the soda machine. Not a good sign.
So the food. Keep in mind, I'm a total BBQ freak ...but I'm also judgmental like a nun at a private school who has just found a game of Cards Against Humanity under someone's bed.
First, Brunswick stew was so spicy Jenn took one bite and pushed it aside. The brisket was great. Great flavor, tender, tasty, and downright delicious. Everything else was ok. Just ok. Of note, the spicy homemade BBQ sauce was so spicy that I literally asked if there were flames coming from my mouth. I can take a little heat, but not when it sneaks up you...admit it...you know what I mean. You know when you take a bite, smile and say, "Oh yeah, that's not that hot" then about a second later your face contorts and as you feel like acid is dripping down your throat? It was like that. Awesome sauce. Literally.
|Street view....BBQ joint or seedy bar? Either way, I'm stopping...I'm that kind of girl.|
BBQ Ranking: 4
Best food: Brisket
Chance of me returning: Are you buying?