Category Northeast GA

Slope’s BBQ – Cumming, GA

In the interest of full disclosure, I’m a barbecue snob.  I’ve known it for a while, but today really drove the point home.  When I leave this much on a plate, it’s just not a good sign.. Slopes’s BBQ has been on a secondary list of Atlanta area barbecue joints since July of 2010. They […]

Weaver D’s Delicious Fine Foods – Athens, GA

Standing in the doorway, looking both at the sign on the sidewalk that said open 11-6 on Saturday and the closed sign in the window, I’m sure I looked like a dog that had just heard a high pitched noise. Since “the game was out of town and he had to cook for a funeral”, […]

Jim’s Smokin Que – Blairsville, GA

We’re coming to you today near the end of the Six Gap trail, in Blairsville, with lunch at Jim’s Smokin Que.  This spot comes to us courtesy of a Trip Advisor ranking of barbecue joints from a couple of years back, in which they ranked fairly highly, nationally.  Being on Six Gap trail, there were […]

Clocked! Diner – Athens, GA

We were heading up to the fabulous North Georgia Folk Festival, above Athens and stopped downtown, for a little pre-festival shopping and lunch at Clocked! Diner.  They declare their ideology very clearly:   We proudly use organic, local and natural ingredients, free of chemical fertilizers, antibiotics, growth hormones, synthetic herbicides and pesticides, ammonia and other additives. All […]

Southern Smoq Bar-B-Q – Flowery Branch, GA

I’d like to start this entry with a tip of the hat to Marie, Let’s Eat for pointing me toward Southern Smoq Bar-B-Q.  When I got the email signalling the blog entry about their visit, I was excited to find a new place (relatively) near my office that was getting good reviews.  I have a […]

Mot’s Bar-B-Que – Augusta, GA

As a bit of general advice, the worst time in the world to go on a barbecue hunt is the week of the 4th of July.  Not thinking that through completely, as we were heading over to Charleston for a long weekend, I had a couple of places in mind to try along the way.  […]

‘cue Barbecue – Cumming, GA

When I was looking to meet someone for a work lunch, somewhere between Duluth and Alpharetta, we had settled for Dreamland on Peachtree Parkway.  The next day, we both acknowledged we were merely “settling” (as none of the Atlanta-area franchises can approach the Alabama locations) and I had to find some place else.  So I […]

Henry’s Louisiana Grill – Acworth, GA

Acworth is an area to which we don’t frequently venture for dinner.  When some friends of ours invited us to meet them at Henry’s Louisiana Grill one Monday night, we took the chance.  I’m a cajun food fan, so I’m always up for trying a new place.  We’d heard several folks talking about the food […]

Hickory Pig BBQ – Gainesville, GA

Sometimes you go to lunch. Sometimes you have a “dining experience”. This Friday was definitely the latter.  It being Friday, and me being bored, I headed up to Gainesville, GA (about 70 miles northeast of Atlanta) to sample some barbecue.  You see, in May, 2011, Atlanta Magazine named the Hickory Pig in Gainesville as the […]

Collegiate Grill – Gainesville, GA

When I first downloaded the Hamburger America app last summer, the first thing I did was look at the choices in my hometown.  About 50 miles north of the city, this green flag was in  the town of Gainesville.  When I clicked on the flag, it opened on the Collegiate Grill.  Then I remembered reading […]