Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Eating Out: Heirloom Market BBQ in Atlanta, GA

By Dru Chai

This is one of the best Texas-style BBQ spots I've tried outside of Austin and Lockhart in Texas. I ordered the Texas trinity -- pork spare ribs, brisket, and sausage. All three were excellent. I judge a BBQ joint on how well they smoke their brisket. Heirloom's was smokey, juicy, and incredibly tender.

This place is the epitome of a hole-in-the-wall. It shares the same space with a shady-looking convenience store on the left. They just recently allowed people to dine inside, with about 6 or so chairs up along the wall.

I wasn't impressed with their Korean-style pork tacos. Then again, coming from Los Angeles, I've had my fair share of Korean fusion food so my taste buds are a bit skewed.

Although I wasn't impressed with their Korean influenced items, I do love their BBQ sauces (although they charge 50 cents extra) with a touch of Korean flavor -- the sweet, the spicy, all mixed in -- it's a great compliment to the meat.

The next time you find yourself in Atlanta and you're craving some Texas-style 'Q, don't hesitate to check out Heirloom Market BBQ.

2243 Akers Mill Rd SE
Atlanta, GA 30339

Friday, September 9, 2016

Oink Oink! October 12 is National Pulled Pork Day

By Dru Chai

These days you can't go through an entire day without seeing a " Happy National ______ Day!" Social media really explodes when it's food related (how many National Burger Days are there in a year?!).

The folks at Sonny's BBQ reminded me that this upcoming October 12 is the first ever National Pulled Pork Day. Are you ready? It's on a Wednesday, so that middle-of-the-week BBQ cookout is always a nice surprise. Be sure to share your pictures on social media with the hashtag #NationalPulledPorkDay.

If you're a novice BBQ enthusiast, or you're just breaking in a new smoker, smoking pulled pork as the first meat is highly recommended. Compared to brisket and ribs, which are relatively time consuming, smoking pork shoulder is as simple as slapping on some rub or marinade and letting it smoke until ready.

For all the details, check out my post on pulled pork.
Learn more about National Pulled Pork Day.