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But at least the birds came out delicious.
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Looks good
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+Eater Atlanta has a roundup of eight new barbecue joints in town. I've only been to GC BBQ in Krog Street Market so far, so I have some work to do.  

Anyone been to the others?

http://atlanta.eater.com/maps/best-new-barbecue-atlanta-restaurants
Barbecue is a Southern birthright, and there are plenty or restaurants around Atlanta serving up various styles of 'cue. This list isn't meant to highlight the city's old standards like Heirloom...
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I had Grand Champion BBQ for the first time, via their new outpost at Krog Street Market in Inman Park. 

The ribs were outstanding, with a tender pull from the bone and a flavorful but reserved dry rub. The end of the rack shrank into that candied, gnarled jerky that I love to dip in sauce. I used the tangy Western NC-style sauce. The slaw was too sweet for my tastes. 

Krog Street Market's pretty cool, too. The key feature is Hop City's tap room, which has a few dozen unique beers on tap, including limited editions from local and regional breweries. The market has an open license, so you can grab a beer and walk around to the different food stalls. Well worth checking out next time you're out on the BeltLine. 
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Warning:  If you go to Fred's and happen to get hung up on the Korean fried chicken sandwich, don't fall for it.  Sounds like an awesome concept, but failed on execution (assuming it's still there).  Loved the fries, though, though the regular fries were better than the flavored once IMO.
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A couple of souvenirs from my Dad's Atlanta days. RIP Harold's Barbecue.
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They lost with me, just like the place that opened up on Boulevard where Mix'd Up is currently, when they microwaved my ribs. This is BBQ 101 IMO. You never nuke Q.
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ALL THE CRISP!!!

An outstanding meal, though I failed to get a picture of the whole spread. Gravy had to be made, you understand.
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I dunno man, I've had shit luck with free range. Meat always ends up tough as hell and stringy no matter what you do... Oh, and costs a fortune to boot. I'm not usually one for big-box birds of any size, but...pros vs. cons I'm normally there.
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The contraption is built! Same as last year: Vertical turkey roaster lashed with steel wire to a roast rack and jammed into the gravy pan.

This year I skipped the brining and just rubbed the bird with sage butter and salt and pepper.

Other photos: Butter in bulk and roasted onions with lemon and rosemary.

Happy Thanksgiving!
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Looks wonderful…hope we see some after- photos, too.  
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Cracked another plate setter. In the magical fantasyland that is +Big Green Egg​ world, that'll be $60. 
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Interesting, looks like steel. The problem with cast iron will be rust. You'll probably need to keep it continually seasoned. Not a huge thing but it's extra maintenance.
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Spatchcocked birds for tonight, rubbed with 3 Beers BBQ rub from Alpharetta. 
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Merry New Year!!!
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Broke down and tossed the beef jerky in the Excalibur today instead, may finish it in the smoker tomorrow. Hoping the forecast holds true and the rain breaks before noon.. PS - HNY!
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Rib sandwich and Frito pie from Fox Bros. BBQ. Love it when they have spare or St. Louis-cut ribs instead of baby backs.
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At first I thought this was a skimpy portion from Bone Lick BBQ, but it turned out just right. Enough to satisfy, but not so much to knock me out all afternoon. The ribs were the best I've had here. Nice work!
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I'm so insanely pissed about them changing their Brunswick stew due to pressure from the investors that I won't go back again. I used to drag people in to taste it as an awesome diversion from the norm.. It was in-damn-credible. They started making something boring and traditional a couple (few?) months in.. Continued patronizing the place in hopes they came to their senses. I wasn't the only one - Yelp showed a few negative dings about this when the change happened.
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+Jason Schwartz had asked me a while back how my last pork shoulder turned out and I neglected to follow up (as usual these days). I got caught in the "Stall" and ended up having to pull it off a little early to make sure we ate before 10 p.m. It was delicious, but not quite as tender as I was aiming for. I think the injection definitely helped out.

I hope to post some Thanksgiving turkey photos this week and please do the same. Have a great holiday.
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Thanks on the smoke ring! For whatever reason, I find I get a better smoke ring using the Berkshire pork from Your DeKalb Farmer's Market. 

I get you on the turkey, but I've had good luck the last couple of years. Smoking the turkey is a permanent tradition in our house now, mainly because it frees up the oven for all the sides and allows me to hang outside drinking beer.
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Graduate Research Assistant at Georgia Tech's Center for Urban Innovation. Recent alumnus of GT's School of City and Regional Planning. Used to do news. MARTA bus commuter and pedestrian. 

Diversions include music and porch-sitting. Known to cook with fire and smoke when time allows. Moderator of Atlanta Barbecue community: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/113243845067699830195