JR’s Log House


Again, quite nice. It’s dense (but not too dense), delicate and crumbly.

Fried Catfish, Okra, & Collards

Again, its served piping hot straight out of the fryer. Every time we’ve entered JR’s thinking, “Eh, I’m just […]

Tom, Dick & Hank

TDH Tom, Dick, & Hank

Smoked Turkey Ribs

What is a turkey rib? Well, it’s a slice of turkey breast that’s smoked on one bone. That bone gives you something to hold on to while you nibble it up. It’s incredibly tender. […]

Community Q BBQ

Community Q Ribs

Gorgeous and equally delicious, again…

With Smoked Sweet Potato & Collards

The chicken was smoky and tender, too. Yep, again.

Smoked Chicken Salad Sandwich (And, More Smoked Sweet Potatoes & […]

Moonies Texas Barbecue

Moonies Texas Ribs

Tender, smoky, and generously dusted with coarsely ground black pepper… these were absolutely divine.


They’re worth each and every second of that long drive to Flowery Branch. Just be sure they’re open first. When the meat is gone, so are […]

Sweet Auburn Barbecue

Sweet Auburn Barbecue



Sweet Auburn Country Picnic Plate

If you start here, you’ll never be able to finish the rest of your meal. This very generous plate of candied bacon, pimento […]

‘Cue Barbecue

‘Cue BBQ

Pulled Pork…

And Chicken


The meat was a bit dry… even under a rather thick coating of sauce.

Collards & Sweet Potato […]

Heirloom Market BBQ

Smoked Chicken Wings

Those spicy pickles deserve equal attention. So good, we polished them off too quickly and instantly craved more.

The Georgia Sampler

Ribs, pulled pork…

…brisket and pulled chicken, it was […]

Hawg Wild BBQ & Catfish House

Hushpuppies, Cornbread Muffin, & Texas Toast

Out of the three, the hushpuppies were the clear winner. They were nicely seasoned and dotted with chives. We devoured each and every one in our basket. And, we were generously offered more.

Smoked Brisket Jalapeño Poppers

Fall Colors, BBQ & Catfish

Dahlonega Gold Museum

Smokin Gold BBQ & Antique Shops Everywhere You Look

Lake Zwerner

Vogel State Park

Further north, it gets better.

Jaemor Farms

Tip # 1 Don’t wait until the weekend before Halloween to go pumpkin shopping.

This field was previously packed with pumpkins.

These were the last pumpkins to remain homeless.

But, there’s still plenty for the kids to […]