I had a GREAT meal here. Starting with fresh, homemade potato chips & onion dip that WASN'T salty. As a nice change of pace, you don't get a bread basket; instead you get rib tips. What a great way to get you to switch your choice of entree. I had the ribs (dry) "burnt ends" (the ends of the brisket chopped up) & smoked beef sausage. All were superb; just enough smoke that the meat wasn't overpowered. No rub really evident...but then again it wasn't Memphis-style. The sides I had did not disappoint; the greens, which are usually a non-descript green mush, had the right amount of chew and were flavored with smoked turkey instead of the traditional ham hocks/pork (this helped keep them from being too salty.) The beans were made with their BBQ sauce (more on that later) and minced pieces of smoked brisket. I usually am disappointed by the barbecue beans at most BBQ joints, but not here. The sauces (regular & hot) were both served warm (part of the overall presentation with is unlike any other BBQ joint I've been to, trying to make BBQ more like fine dining...which worked actually.) It was nice to have sauces that weren't overpowered by either molasses or ketchup. There were hints of celery seed, vinegar, brown sugar, and maybe even cumin. If you couldn't tell from my review, this isn't a traditional, down-home style BBQ joint (which isn't a bad thing.) It's polished and a bit 'she-she', but still comfortable for the after-work crowd, families or DINKs alike (although the latter may be annoyed by the kids.) Lots of TVs tuned to both news networks (CNN...this is Atlanta after all) and sports (ESPN) with a neat waterwall, shiny cement/tile floors, and an excellent covered/heated outdoor area (for us smokers.) I won't be around to see the live entertainment they have on weekends, but will most likely be back tomorrow night for the all-you-can-eat ribs! Be ready for me Mark (who was a great bartender...attentive & friendly.) This is a must stop for a GOOD BBQ meal.
Pros: Great food, nice people, good service, cool atmosphere.
Cons: No "human sized" 3 meat entree choice (had to order the std combo & pay for ribs too)