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554 Piedmont Ave. NE (Renaissance Pkwy.) Send to Phone
MARTA: North Ave.
Apps and sides, as well as 'cue, are prepared with great attention to detail and freshness.

Lunch Mon.-Sat., Dinner Fri.-Sun.

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: Brothers Tito and Al Mercer, natives of Kansas City, Mo., have assembled a gathering of barbecue styles that stretches from St. Louis to North Carolina and even comes in with a touch of Texas. Smoked beef brisket takes you to the Lone Star state, in barbecue terms, while the vinegar-pepper sauce for the chopped 'cue sandwich is a page from Carolina. Our favorite is the hot sauce, a light tomato-based sauce with just enough zing for interest but not for burning the palate. Start with the smoked and grilled shrimp, an awesome dish worthy of a white tablecloth operation. Then we'd proceed to the ribs, gently smoked and rubbed with a lovely spice dusting. Brunswick stew is the thin stock-based Carolina style of stew, but it's well seasoned here, with chunks of meat, tomato and fresh vegetables. For non-cue lovers (are there any?) a grilled maple-ginger salmon is an option. House-smoked bacon graces the B.L.T. Homemade cobbler is made with fresh peaches, and the list of s'mores you can make yourself at the table is just heavenly.


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