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Barbecue Nation at the Atlanta History Center

 Barbecue Nation opens at the Atlanta History Center on May 5,  2018, in celebration of National Barbecue Month. The exhibition explores  how barbecue has come to claim an enduring place at the American table,  and how it connects us to cultures around the world, in addition to  traditions, history, and the future. 

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Poss Barbecue

Poss’ offered “pig sandwiches” and other traditional American barbecue specialties. It was located o

Poss' Barbecue - offered 'pig sandwiches' and other bbq choices. It was located on Atlanta Highway near Timothy Road. It was a UGA favorite and at one time had exclusive catering rights to all UGA football games.

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Crawfish Springs at Chickamauga, Georgia

 After the Civil War, Crawfish Springs hosted a historic reunion of veteran soldiers from both the North and South who had fought in the Battle of Chickamauga. Called the Blue and Gray  Barbecue, 14,000 veterans gathered at Crawfish Springs in 1889. 

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Sheriff John W. Callaway

Washington (Wilkes County), Georgia


Barbecue cooks started getting attention from the press in the late 19th century, and foremost among the famous  ...

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Poole's BBQ

Poole's BBQ in East Ellijay, Georgia. The famous 'Pig Hall of Fame.'

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BBQ mullet

BBQ mullet on Sapelo Island, Georgia. See the story of mullet in the Saveur article attached. Remember that mullet is not just a Florida tradition.

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Sam Crowel was a carhop at Fincher's in Macon since 1971. He died today (July 15, 2018)

 We are sad to say we lost one of our longtime employees Sam Crowell early  this morning.  He died from complications from sickle cell. Sam started  working for our family in 1971 and retired late last year due to health  issues. He worked as a pit master, curb hop, and waiter. Sam was truly loved by our customers and fellow coworkers. He  was considered part of our Fincher family. He will be deeply missed.  

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Historical BBQ website follows different recipe

Article in the Milledgeville Union Recorder on the Georgia BBQ Trails website

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If you don’t exclusively use wood to smoke your meat, is it still true barbecue?

Jim Auchmutey talks about True 'Cue and the issue of smoking meat with only wood or charcoal

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Georgia BBQ Trails featured on Georgia College Frontpage

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