The Greater Good Barbecue

Greater Good Barbecue joins what seems like an influx of BBQ joints ITP as of late. Located near Fellini’s and La Fonda on Roswell, it is in the building next door that has had its fair share of turnover. I remember its location as a battery store, fro-yo spot, and most recently a hot dog […]

Smoke Ring

This is one of the rare spots that both Emily and Anish have reviewed separately. To see Anish’s review, go here. On the Saturday following our Meat Week excursion to Daddy D’z, we attended another Meat Week event at Smoke Ring in the Castleberry Hill district. I’d heard a few good things in advance about […]

Daddy D’z BBQ Joynt

Remember Meat Week? (We went in 2013, 2012.) Well it’s back – and celebrating its 10-year anniversary, too! More on that later. First up on the schedule for this year’s eight-day barbecue love fest was Daddy D’z BBQ Joynt. I passed this place for the first time when I came to the neighborhood to eat […]

Big Shanty Smokehouse

A couple of weeks back, we got to spend some time with Grant and Marie up in their neck of the woods for a change. We headed out to Big Shanty Smokehouse in Kennesaw for some more barbecue experience-gathering (with the best guides for the job, I might add). Big Shanty Smokehouse is a converted […]

Hottie Hawg’s Smokin’ BBQ

Closed January of 2016. Recently, we were cordially invited to tag along with consummate barbecue expert Grant of Marie, Let’s Eat! to check out Hottie Hawgs Smokin’ BBQ. You may have seen them around town, as they have been racking up the awards. You also may have seen them on Catering Wars on Lifetime television. […]

Ming’s B.B.Q.

We recently had the opportunity to share another BuHi meal with Grant and Marie of Marie, Let’s Eat, with toddler and teenaged girlchild in tow. Hooray! Unfortunately, once we ruled out places that one or the other couple had already been to, things were looking a bit sparse at Asian Square. We settled for Ming’s […]

BBQ Corner II

This week we start in on Asian Square, one of Buford Highway’s larger and more iconic shopping centers, beginning with BBQ Corner II, a chinese barbecue joint that is aptly named, being on the corner of the shopping center. The inside has seen better days. Everything seems old, faded and run-down. It seems apparent that […]

Easy Grilled Feta with Thyme

Happy Memorial Day*; happy beginning of summer! I hope everyone is having a great time, and spending some time with family and outdoors. We’ve been having lovely weather here, perfect for a holiday weekend grill-out with my beloved Shannon of the green chest. After coaxing the recalcitrant coals with a hair dryer (a handy technique), […]

Meat Week: Bone Lick BBQ

Remember Meat Week from last year? Well, the earth has gone around the sun once more, and it is Meat Week again! For those who don’t remember and don’t feel like taking the link, Meat Week is a national event, where groups in local areas organize an entire week’s worth of delicious meaty meet-ups. Last […]

Homemade Banh Hoi

Adam and I enjoyed making and eating banh hoi at Nam Phuong and Co’m so much that we decided to make our own. First, we headed to the Buford Highway Farmer’s Market to pick up supplies. We grabbed cilantro, loose-leaf lettuce, daikon radish, flat rice vermicelli, and spring roll wrappers. We also used fresh basil from our CSA box, as […]

Meat Week: Heirloom Market

Apparently there’s this awesome thing called Meat Week. It ran all last week. I probably should have written about it sooner, but oh well. That’s why you should be friends with n00bcakes, like I am. Then you can know all about these things, too. Clearly, all watermarked photos in this post belong to Mr. Gravanis. […]