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LostNation
01-30-2011, 10:21 AM
I'm going to a practice round for the Masters. Could someone direct me to a BBQ place between Atlanta and Augusta. Thanks

Garyclaw
01-31-2011, 07:13 AM
Thought I'd bump this Rich. Surprised nobody responded yet.

Last time I was in Ga., we ate at a pretty good place called Countrys. It was a small chain around the Columbus area. Don't know if they reach up to the Atlanta area though.

Lake Dogs
01-31-2011, 09:16 AM
Lost, you're talking about out I20 East. Right off I cant think of a BBQ joint worth
a flip on that stretch....

rogwadd
01-31-2011, 12:05 PM
Edit: This is becoming a disappointing search, as I expected:

Here's a good blog entry/ You might scan his other Q' entries
http://cookingwithlittlebuddy.com/?p=381

Most of my time has been spent in Coastal Georgia and along I-95 between DC and Savannah.

Good luck in your journey

I did find a few of the following:

BBQ Barn, North Augusta, SC
http://cookingwithlittlebuddy.com/?p=478

Neil's Bar-B-Que, Thomson, GA
http://www.menupix.com/georgia/restaurants/2205727/Neals-Bar-B-Que-Thomson-GA

Jackie Hite’s Bar-B Que
Batesburg-leesville, SC- about 50 miles from Augusta
http://cookingwithlittlebuddy.com/?p=729


Fresh Air Barbecue , Jackson and Macon. Jackson, the original, has been in business since 1929. basic menu, pork, chicken, ribs, Brunswick Stew, beans, coleslaw.
http://www.freshairbarbecue.com/index.html

Sconyer's Barbecue, Augusta, GA; mixed reviews-you might google them.
http://www.sconyersbar-b-que.com/

Some other info:
Holcomb's, Greensboro, GA; maybe
http://busterblogging.blogspot.com/2010/11/holcombs-in-greensboro-ga.html

Heavy's barbecue, Crawfordville, not recommended

LostNation
01-31-2011, 01:22 PM
Thanks, we have time and I go over them. I've never been to that part of Georgia.

rogwadd
01-31-2011, 02:14 PM
Forgot one. This is the first one I hit in my search. He's got an interesting Google Map at the bottom of his page.

http://3rddegreebbq.blogspot.com/

BKBBQ
01-31-2011, 06:46 PM
we will be set up all week at cadillacs bar only two miles up washington rd from the gates.we will be cooking on site and i always do a hog on the first day.we will have plenty to eat and you can tell em you are with the cooks and drink free too.nice website lostnation great bean recipe too i believe you will enjoy our food bring your friends and i am sure there will be plenty of tickets for other days also.

Lake Dogs
02-01-2011, 12:05 PM
Regarding Fresh Air BBQ: Jackson will be the closest to your route, and probably 45
minutes to an hour off of your path. Macon is 1.5 hours heading south of Atlanta,
away from your eastern flight.

Fresh Air won a contest a few years back where a group of folks toured around and
rated BBQ restaurants. As a result (of their winning), I went. I honestly was not
impressed at all. The pork was chopped (right off, I dont care for it) very fine, and
had very little smoke flavor at all. For that matter, the pork had very little flavor.
Their sauce was OK, but not off the chart great. That HAS to be what they were
voted on/for, because everything else was bland. It wasn't aweful, but I wouldn't
travel out of my way for it...

It was a few months afterwards, at a contest where we cooked chicken thighs as
well as other things that we had one older gentleman (I'd say 75 years old) eat
pretty much his weight in our chicken thighs. He'd eat one, go to another tent or
two, sample theirs, then come back and eat another one of ours. He went on and
on about how wonderful our chicken is and how he'd like the recipe and how he'd
like to sell it in his restaurant. Ends up he was the elderly main cook, at Fresh Air.
Nice guy, but they dont have my chicken recipe. :-)


The best BBQ restaurant around this area would probably be Pig In A Pit. Their pork
is pulled and cooked traditionally in a Southern Pride smoker. First problem is that
they're a good 40 minutes off of I20. The second problem, IMHO, is they're not very
consistent. One day their pork will be off-the-hook great, the next day it'll ok at
best. I'd hate for you to take my word for it and travel this extra distance (to
Milledgeville) and catch them on an off day.... Their pork is seasoned well, cooked
low and slow over smoke, plenty of smoke flavor, and not chopped into oblivion. Their
sauces are pretty good too, if you're in to sauces.

Oh, there are plenty of Shanes Rib Shacks around. Skip those at all costs.

kevinsbbqjoints
02-01-2011, 03:59 PM
I'd second the motion with Hance on Pig in a Pit.

Kevin
Kevin's BBQ Joints

Panthers65
02-01-2011, 07:46 PM
I'd agree with the Fresh Air comment above, lots of hype but I wasn't too impressed.

If you come through Atlanta, Fox Brothers is in down town Atlanta, Community Q is in Decatur, both have pretty decent Q. I've heard good things about Jim N' Nicks in Conyers, but never tried it. I'm in Stone Mountain (east Atlanta) and I travel up to North Georgia to eat at a place called Stonewalls in Brasselton.

trza
02-01-2011, 08:49 PM
I'd agree with the Fresh Air comment above, lots of hype but I wasn't too impressed.

If you come through Atlanta, Fox Brothers is in down town Atlanta, Community Q is in Decatur, both have pretty decent Q. I've heard good things about Jim N' Nicks in Conyers, but never tried it. I'm in Stone Mountain (east Atlanta) and I travel up to North Georgia to eat at a place called Stonewalls in Brasselton.

Fox Bros was really good when I went there. I pulled the KCBS judging trick, ordered a ton of Q and put it in ziplocs for the flight back to Baltimore.

here's a piece of menu. The Fox Bros Burger is solid and I'd love to eat one again.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4037/4433325228_cdfa4a4c3d.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/trza-and-jojo/4433325228/)
Fox bros "burger" (http://www.flickr.com/photos/trza-and-jojo/4433325228/) by trzarocks (http://www.flickr.com/people/trza-and-jojo/), on Flickr

Here were the specials the day I went...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4131/5409496392_c6e98cb34a.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/trza-and-jojo/5409496392/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/trza-and-jojo/5409496392/) by trzarocks (http://www.flickr.com/people/trza-and-jojo/), on Flickr

Appetizers - fried okra and some sort of bbq tots. The okra seemed like it was breaded in crackers. They were both ok.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5095/5408884729_56d46d0b09.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/trza-and-jojo/5408884729/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/trza-and-jojo/5408884729/) by trzarocks (http://www.flickr.com/people/trza-and-jojo/), on Flickr

Here's the meal. Everything here was awesome. Smoked turkey breast was recommended by the waitress, smoked wings were solid. Great Shells and Cheese and cornbread.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5135/5409497178_c3e4d12e44.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/trza-and-jojo/5409497178/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/trza-and-jojo/5409497178/) by trzarocks (http://www.flickr.com/people/trza-and-jojo/), on Flickr

Hope the info helps. I am looking for Q recommendations in Birmingham right now so hopefully karma will kick in here.

bbq.tom
02-02-2011, 10:43 AM
Fox Bros was really good when I went there. I pulled the KCBS judging trick, ordered a ton of Q and put it in ziplocs for the flight back to Baltimore.

here's a piece of menu. The Fox Bros Burger is solid and I'd love to eat one again.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4037/4433325228_cdfa4a4c3d.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/trza-and-jojo/4433325228/)
Fox bros "burger" (http://www.flickr.com/photos/trza-and-jojo/4433325228/) by trzarocks (http://www.flickr.com/people/trza-and-jojo/), on Flickr

Here were the specials the day I went...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4131/5409496392_c6e98cb34a.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/trza-and-jojo/5409496392/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/trza-and-jojo/5409496392/) by trzarocks (http://www.flickr.com/people/trza-and-jojo/), on Flickr

Appetizers - fried okra and some sort of bbq tots. The okra seemed like it was breaded in crackers. They were both ok.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5095/5408884729_56d46d0b09.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/trza-and-jojo/5408884729/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/trza-and-jojo/5408884729/) by trzarocks (http://www.flickr.com/people/trza-and-jojo/), on Flickr

Here's the meal. Everything here was awesome. Smoked turkey breast was recommended by the waitress, smoked wings were solid. Great Shells and Cheese and cornbread.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5135/5409497178_c3e4d12e44.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/trza-and-jojo/5409497178/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/trza-and-jojo/5409497178/) by trzarocks (http://www.flickr.com/people/trza-and-jojo/), on Flickr

Hope the info helps. I am looking for Q recommendations in Birmingham right now so hopefully karma will kick in here.


THANKS trza, I wasn't hungry until you posted these photos!!!

Bigdog
02-02-2011, 11:29 AM
I'm going to a practice round for the Masters. Could someone direct me to a BBQ place between Atlanta and Augusta. Thanks

You lucky stiff. How did you pull that one off?:cool:

carr73
02-02-2011, 04:31 PM
Carolina BBQ in New Ellenton Sc. about 45 minutes from town. Motts in Martinez Ga. It's chopped but good. Sconyers is chopped also but more food than you can eat. Sportsman BBQ Sweetwater Sc not far from the 1st N Augusta exit. Hash and rice is the main side in this area. Further south it is Brunswick stew usually.

trza
02-02-2011, 06:54 PM
THANKS trza, I wasn't hungry until you posted these photos!!!


Glad that I could help (or hurt). While the okra and tots were a little disappointing, their meat and sides great. If I ever have much of a layover in Atlanta again I'm going to cab it out there and grab a bite to eat again.

My Birmingham thread doesn't seem as promising right now. I'm going to keep doing some research and hope the Lord finds a way to put a great plate of Q in front of me.

LostNation
02-04-2011, 04:05 AM
Thank you everybody, we now have some great options for the trip.

You lucky stiff. How did you pull that one off?:cool:

My older brother has been in the practice round lottery for the last 20 years. I'll be going with my 2 brothers and nephew. Going to the Masters has always been on my bucket list.

Gadragonfly
02-04-2011, 08:22 AM
I'm in Stone Mountain (east Atlanta) and I travel up to North Georgia to eat at a place called Stonewalls in Brasselton.

Panther,
Where in Stone Mountain? I live in Stone Mountain as well and didn't realize I had neighbors here. :-D

Bigdog
02-04-2011, 11:56 AM
Going to the Masters has always been on my bucket list.

Same here. How do you get in the lottery?

LostNation
02-04-2011, 03:00 PM
This is off the Masters web site, I'm going to send in an application to get on next years list.

Practice Rounds
Tickets for the 2010 Masters are sold out.

Practice Round tickets are limited and sold in advance by application only. Applicants are allocated tickets on a random selection basis. 2011 Practice Rounds applications will be mailed in June, after the 2010 Tournament. Those people who applied in 2009 and/or 2010 will automatically receive an application for 2011 tickets. The deadline for 2011 applications is July 15, 2010. Successful applicants will be notified in September. Unsuccessful applicants will not be notified.

If you are not on the Practice Rounds mailing list and would like to be added for 2011, please send your name, address, daytime telephone number, email address and last four digits of your social security number no later than May 31, 2010, to:

Masters Tournament
Practice Rounds
PO Box 2047
Augusta, GA 30903-2047

Good luck

Gowan
02-05-2011, 10:03 PM
Masters tickets are handed down as family heirlooms. You can't just decide to go out and buy some at Ticketmaster like a Brittney Spears concert.

Should you be lucky enough to work a deal for some, keep in mind that it is also difficult to obtain lodging during Masters week. My sister used to live in a rental house in Augusta, and it was common practice to have a lease that specifically excluded the two weeks surrounding the Masters. I was told property owners can rent their houses to golf fans and make more money in those two weeks than they do for three months regular rent.

Good luck!