Atlanta has the reputation -- pretty justified -- of not being a real good place for 'cue. Harold's -- the most famous of the old places inside 285 -- is worth visiting for the brunswick stew and the cornbread -- not the bland vinegar cue.
But Atlanta does have good rib places. D&D, which I just found last night, may be the best. I had a rib plate with cole slaw, greens and banana pudding. The ribs, without the sauce were well flavored. The sauce, a hot and sweet that did not have a ketchup aftertaste (like Fatt Matt's) made it close to spectacular. The cole slaw was very sweet and really good. The greens were, well, good soul food greens. Banana pudding was good -- not perfection.
My wife did pulled pork, which used the same sauce. Also good, though I think I like the sauce better for the ribs. Her baked beans were great The sweet potato pie was perhaps qualitatively the best thing on the menu. I haven't had one this good, before. Though it was very sweet, the spices made the desert.
D&D is not hard to find. From 75-85, exit onto Langford Parkway. Go west and get off at the second exit (Sylvan Road). Turn right. D&D is the repurposed gas station at the bottom of he hill. As this is close to the downtwn connector, this is a good option for people driing through Atlanta at non-rush-hour.
I did not see any dine in seating, so bring a lot of napkins. But this is really very special soul food 'cue. This place deserves to be a lot better known.
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