Category Northwest GA

Pink Pig – Cherry Log, GA (Quick Bite)

For years, Pink Pig Barbecue, in Cherry Log, has been on my list, but we always seem to be trying to get somewhere, on time, when we’re driving that part of 575/515. Today, we had time and I decided it was our day to give it a try.  Owned and operated by the Holloway family […]

Johnny Mitchell’s Smokehouse – Cartersville, GA

About two years back, we had dinner at Johnny Mitchell’s Smokehouse, at their original incarnation in Euharlee.  We were in Cartersville the weekend after the 4th of July and looking for lunch, when I remembered that they had moved.  We headed over, late in the lunch hour, and found a fairly empty restaurant. My beloved […]

JD’s Bar-B-Que – Woodstock, GA

As we were roaming around the northwest suburbs, lunch time rolled around and I was (of course) searching the area for a spot.  JD’s Bar-B-Que appeared on my phone, and I set our travel plans toward Bells Ferry (they also have an Acworth location).  They’ve been open since 1999 and at some time in the past […]

Johnny Mitchell’s Smokehouse – Euharlee, GA

After a Saturday morning during which I surprised my wife by digging into some yard work, without prior contemplation (or prodding), about six hours into it, I suggested that we drive up to Euharlee to eat barbecue and received an affirmatory nod.  Johnny Mitchell’s Smokehouse is, basically, a destination dinner.  Not because the food is […]

Scott’s Walk-Up Barbecue – Cartersville, GA

Today, we took the name of Scott’s Walk-Up Barbecue to heart, as I thought they were located in a different spot than they actually are.  I proudly wheeled onto Main Street and parked near the Booth (a wonderful museum, if you haven’t been) and hopped out – then couldn’t find the restaurant.  I pulled up […]

Joe’s BBQ – Blue Ridge, GA

About two weeks back, TripAdvisor set the barbecue world on its collective ear, by declaring Georgia the barbecue “Capitol”, with three Georgia spots in their top 10, in this list.  Friends from around the country (particularly Texans) immediately took umbrage and started questioning the quality of the rankings.  Sadly, I had personally been to none […]

Partridge Restaurant – Rome, GA

On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, we drove up to Rome to attend an honor society induction and to have lunch with our daughter and her boyfriend.  When you attempt to avoid chain restaurants in Rome, your choices are somewhat limited. We headed downtown to Broad Street, likely headed to Jefferson’s or Harvest Moon, when the […]

Pizza Farm – Rockmart, GA

So on a Saturday afternoon, we’re heading back from Rome (after visiting our youngest at Berry) and approaching dinner time.  If you’ve ever driven from metropolitan Rome to metropolitan Douglasville, you know that the towns through which you pass (Aragon, Yorkville and Rockmart) are not known as culinary Meccas.  In fact, the only non-chains once […]

Vingenzo’s – Woodstock, GA

For the last couple of years, I have seen several raves about Vingenzo’s, in Woodstock.  The gist of all of them was that it was definitely worth the trip OTP (outside the perimeter).  When Friday night rolled around and we had no plans, I made a reso via Open Table and we made the thirty […]

The Steak House – Rockmart, GA

This Saturday evening, we were meeting the Coolest Journey Group Ever at the Steak House in Rockmark.   Jo and I had been there a couple of times over the last three years, after hearing some folks talk about it.  In fact, it is like a standing Abbott & Costello routine.  “What’s the name of the […]