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5 of Atlanta's Must-Try Barbecue Joints

The South and barbecue go together like sweet tea and lemon wedges (we would know). Atlanta has some truly incredible ‘cue joints, all with their own delicious, signature styles and unique ambiances. And there’s no better time to try ‘em all than in the fall with a side of football and/or foliage! Without further ado, five of our faves:
Smoke Ring: One of the new kids on the barbecue block, Smoke Ring is really making a name for itself with its Southern cuisine and “Georgia style” barbecue. We highly recommend hitting this Downtown spot on the weekend for hangover-curing brunch (hello, giant Smoke Ring tater tots) and bottomless mimosas FTW. - D.B.A. Barbecue: A true Virginia Highland staple with that good ol’ neighborhood vibe, D.B.A. never disappoints with its hickory-smoked meats, especially the wings and St. Louis ribs (and don’t ignore the burger). They also use our iced tea in a refreshing, killer cocktail called the Candler Park (citrus vodka, Blue Durango sweet tea, and fresh squeezed lemonade). - Smokebelly BBQ: We love the huge patio, we love the sports viewing, and we love the food at this Buckhead joint. Take our word for it and try the brisket Disco Q fries and pressed bahn mi with smoked pork.
- Community Q BBQ: If you’re looking for a simple, friendly, down-home spot with out-of-this-world brisket (among other things), you’re in luck. Community Q is worth the trip to Decatur for drool-worthy dishes made fresh daily with local ingredients. (Image: @photomark16 on Instagram)
- The Greater Good BBQ: You can't go wrong with any of Greater Good's three casual locations (Tucker, Buckhead, and East Lake), and its simple, Southern 'cue. We recommend a plate with the smoked meat of your choice (pork, chicken, ribs, brisket, hot links) with two homemade sides, and that tasty Texas toast. (Image: @silvercuellar3 on Instagram)
Anyone else's mouth watering?


Why Iced Tea Cocktails are Summer's Best Drink

Summer has barely begun and it's already hit 900 degrees in Atlanta (give or take). We are definitely in for a scorcher and there is one thing we swear by when it comes to beating the heat: Cold drinks.
Iced tea cocktails are truly the best boozy beverage you can sip when it’s steamy -- they’re refreshing, low-cal (when you use unsweet tea), AND you get an extra energy boost from the caffeine, which is crucial when the high temps are sucking the life out of you.
Here are our favorite ways to get tipsy on tea….and where to find some of these libations around Atlanta!
Spiked Arnold Palmer
Who doesn’t love the crisp concoction of iced tea and lemonade (fondly referred to as an Arnold Palmer)? Just add vodka in the mix and you have yourself a winner, just like Arnie himself. We like D.B.A. Barbecue’s twist on this classic drink -- the “Candler Park” is citrus vodka, fresh squeezed lemonade, and sweet tea, served by the glass or carafe.
Tea + Liquor of Your Choice
Iced tea mixes very well with a variety of liquors (why do you think they made a sweet tea vodka?). You can mix it with vodka, rum, bourbon/whiskey, or tequila, depending on your tastes. At Bartaco, the Well Oiled Style is a carafe of our iced tea infused with ginger and mint (incredibly delicious) + a double shot of the liquor of your choice. The ginger mint flavor really brings this cocktail to another level, we can’t recommend it enough!
Iced Tea Mojito

We’ll keep this short and sweet. Just substitute iced tea (unsweetened works better) for the club soda in a mojito and VOILA!

Spiked Raspberry Tea

This is a fun recipe to play with and perfect at home, but you can also order it anywhere (as long as the bar has Chambord). Just ask for an iced tea and vodka with two splashes of Chambord (about half an ounce) for a tasty raspberry treat. Garnish with fresh raspberries and mint if available. Here’s a more involved recipe if you’re feeling Pinterest-y.
Iced Tea-rita
Yes, you guessed it -- an iced tea margarita! Experienced bartenders should be able to handle this one or you can try your hand at home -- you just need unsweetened iced tea, tequila, triple sec, lemon, lime, and simple syrup (here’s a recipe). Add your favorite fresh fruits (blueberries, peaches, strawberries, etc.) for extra fun and flavor.

Bottoms up! _

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