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Atlanta Barbeque, Part 1

Welcome to Atlanta…home of T.I., Ludacris, Jeezy, and some of the best damn barbeque south of the Mason-Dixon line!  Although the Yankee in me typically leans towards hearty, Italian meals; I will never turn down some barbeque.  So what does a good southern girl do after a long day of antiquing?  She goes to Daddy D’z BBQ Joint, of course.

Located in Atlanta’s Historic Grant Park, Daddy D’z has been rated number one by the New York Times and is the only Atlanta barbeque restaurant to be featured on the Food Network.  Not to mention, you’ll get a serious bang for your buck here!  Don’t let this restaurants small size fool you, the menu was chalk full of mouth-watering appetizers and entrees.  Can you say fried pickles?  Yes, please!

Sliced Smoked Turkey on Texas Toast with a side of Mac and Cheese.

Sliced Smoked Turkey on Texas Toast with a side of Mac and Cheese.

Daddy D’z is known for their smoked turkey and since it was stacked high on some texas toast, I couldn’t resist.  Now, I’m a simple kind of gal when it comes to barbeque, but the New Yorker in me can’t ever turn down a good sandwich.  Their side menu was long and I had a difficult time choosing one, but finally settled on some classic mac and cheese.  The toast was buttered to perfection and the thick turkey slices were full of flavor!  Can we talk about the delicious barbeque sauce they were slathered in?  That alone was enough to send my taste buds on a wild roller coaster all their own.  This was a meal worth the wait!

My partner in crime was a little more adventurous with his palette and opted for a plate of their Beef Brisket.  Of course it was gloriously slathered in their house barbeque sauce and came with a heaping chunk of cornbread on the side.  The potato wedges had some type of seasoning that they seriously need to bottle up and sell.  They were delicious!  I’m not a fan of yams, but these were actually good.  I could tell they were fresh and from a can; they weren’t overly sweet or syrupy.

Beef Brisket entree with yams, potato wedges and a side of cornbread.

Beef Brisket entree with yams, potato wedges and a side of cornbread.

If you’re ever in Atlanta and want to treat yourself to some good ‘ol southern barbeque, Daddy D’z will not disappoint!  Their staff was friendly, the food was great and you can’t ever go wrong with that in my book.  Just be sure to get their early because some of their items have a tendency to get sold out.  We arrived before the rush, so there was plenty of sliced turkey and brisket to go around!

Check them out at:, where you can place your order.

Or if you’re in the Atlanta area, swing by 264 Memorial Drive, Atlanta, GA 30312


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