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baked potato. Heaping it onto a bun, he placed it before his scowling patron. Scowls turned to smiles. “That’s barbecue,” said the customer. To a Southerner, it would have looked like a pork Sloppy Joe. Perhaps no American dish is more debated, discussed, cussed and argued over than barbecue. What it is and isn’t. How it should be and shouldn’t be. Heck, no one can even agree on how to define it or even how to spell it, whether it’s barbecue or barbeque. No one has a longer pedigree on the subject than longtime Atlanta caterer Bennett Brown Jr. Proud of his deep South Carolina roots, Brown started doing barbecue back in high school and made it his life’s work. “The dictionary,” he says, “defines barbecue as ‘to roast or broil on a rack over hot coals or on a revolving spit before or over a source of heat.’” OK, but definition No. 2 is “to cook in a highly seasoned vinegar sauce,” which gets close to St. Louis-style. The rest, says Brown, “is smoking,” cooking meat over indirect heat until the Born to barbecue, Georgia’s Myron Mixon has meat is cooked, the exterior become nationally recognized for his barbecue caramelized and the meat is ways both on TV and now as a book author. tender. To many Southern- Known for their barbecue, his father, Jack, ers, that’s barbecue. and maternal great grandfather, Lewis Cross, Two good books on the contributed some of the pertinent DNA. subject reflect this division: ry the day, not needing sauce, Steven Raichlen’s “Planet Barbecue” (Workman, 2010) in its first sentence which should be a grace note. Rolling Bones’ barbecue sliders are piled high with “Top Chef” finalist, Atlanta’s succulent ’cue and make a fine $3 snack. equates barbecue with grilling, while Southern Living’s “Big Book of BBQ” Woodfire Grill Executive Chef (Oxmoor House, 2010) distinguishes Kevin Gillespie is adamant about the The Butcher’s Market in Woodstock; subject. “I hate it when you mask the Gaby’s by the Lake at the Ritzbetween the two. flavor of the meat by dumping sauce Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation When properly cooked over in Greensboro; Sam’s BBQ1 in Marion it,” he says. indirect heat, barbecue, including etta; and Bub-Ba-Q in Marietta and chicken, exhibits a pink cast called Jasper dish up some delicious verthe “smoke ring.” That pink tinge is sions, but they’re all different as day There are three kinds of ribs. what the knowledgeable barbecue and night. Baby backs, which are connected to enthusiast looks for as assurance that At The Butcher’s Market, Tom the backbone and lie beneath the the meat was cooked over wood. McDaniel bathes the ribs in his loin, are the tenderest and leanest. Sauce aside, the meat should carCOURTESY MYRON MIXON COURTESY MOE’S ORIGINAL BAR B QUE Moe’s Original Bar B Que opened this year, bringing another take on Alabamastyle ’cue to Atlanta’s Midtown. # Ribs August 2011 More online at www.georgiamagazine.org 23 GARNISH PHOTOGRAPHY / JEFF MOORE http://www.georgiamagazine.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia Magazine - August 2011

Georgia Magazine - August 2011
Table of Contents
Viewpoint
Mailbox
Picture This?
Georgia News
Calendar
Currents
Georgia's Energy Outlook
Southern speedsters
From humble to highfalutin
Second helping: Barbecue
Around Georgia
My Georgia
Snapshot
Snapshot Submissions
Meet legendary NASCAR driver Rex White
The history of Lake Lanier
Gardens plant of the month; Liberty notes
Energy-efficiency tips

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Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Table of Contents (Page 4)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Viewpoint (Page 5)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Mailbox (Page 6)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Picture This? (Page 7)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Georgia News (Page 8)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Georgia News (Page 9)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Georgia News (Page 10)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Georgia News (Page 11)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Calendar (Page 12)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Calendar (Page 13)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Calendar (Page 14)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Calendar (Page 15)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Currents (Page 16)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Currents (Page 17)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Georgia's Energy Outlook (Page 18)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Southern speedsters (Page 19)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Southern speedsters (Page 20)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Southern speedsters (Page 21)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - From humble to highfalutin (Page 22)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - From humble to highfalutin (Page 23)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - From humble to highfalutin (Page 24)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - From humble to highfalutin (Page 25)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - From humble to highfalutin (Page 26)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Second helping: Barbecue (Page 26A)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Second helping: Barbecue (Page 26B)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Second helping: Barbecue (Page 26C)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Second helping: Barbecue (Page 26D)
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Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Second helping: Barbecue (Page 26F)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Second helping: Barbecue (Page 26G)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Second helping: Barbecue (Page 26H)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Around Georgia (Page 27)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Around Georgia (Page 28)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Around Georgia (Page 29)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Around Georgia (Page 30)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - My Georgia (Page 31)
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Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - My Georgia (Page 33)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Snapshot Submissions (Page 34)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Snapshot Submissions (Page 34A)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - The history of Lake Lanier (Page 34B)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Gardens plant of the month; Liberty notes (Page 34C)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Energy-efficiency tips (Page 34D)
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