Not Everybody Knows About Georgia BBQ, but It Still Exists

In North America, BBQ is generally associated with the Southern states. And this is not just about the low-and-slow meat cooking, barbecues are a great method of communication.

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Most Southerners Agree That Georgia BBQ Exists

The reason why Georgian BBQ is not accepted as a thing globally is the lack of clear regional barbecue traditions compared to other Southern states. The truth is, Georgia’s style varies depending on the person describing it, and that’s what makes the Georgia BBQ so interesting as a topic and a unique experience every time you’re in the area.

What Should Be on The Menu?

What really defines Georgia-style barbecue is a blend of cooking with heart, soul, and history. All these, coupled with twangy vinegar, thickened tomato base, etc., are the recognizable flavors in the Georgia BBQ.

Judd Foster of South of Heaven BBQ in Carroltron says he discovered the existence of Georgia barbecue through his customers. After three years in Atlanta, the owner opened up a restaurant 50 miles west of the city. With the help of the Atlanta-based hip-hop duo OutKast, he made sure he included the following in the menu:

  • Brisket
  • Pulled Pork
  • Smoked Sausage Sandwich (Big Boi)
  • Homemade Beer Cheese, which is incorporated into the restaurant’s cheesesteak

The Smokers Are Important

Smoked Ribs Other BBQ owners believe it’s the smoker that matters most, and what’s not to like about a sweeter, smokier flavor? Georgians would feed a smoker all night, so that’s definitely something to taste on your meat.

Anna Phelps from Anna’s BBQ is sure that smokier meats are Georgia’s calling cards. Her father’s side hails from Greensboro – a small town located between Atlanta and Augusta, and she believes that the increased levels of smoke found in Georgia BBQ are due to the tried-and-true tradition of backyard charcoal cooking.

She also adds: “Everybody’s got a little bit of a different taste, but I don’t think it’s that different when you get outside Atlanta”.

Smokey meat, mac & cheese for a side Georgians also love Sunday suppers and family meals, which include mac and cheese, cornbread, collard green mandatory add-ons, chicken mull, and other BBQ sides that are often associated with Northern states.

Mexico City Turns 500 in 2021 — Here’s Why to Plan a Visit

It’s safe to say most of us are happy to put 2020 behind us, but it appears that Mexico City may have all the more reason to celebrate 2021. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says it will be a year of greatness and independence. Greatness, because the city celebrates 500 years since its inception, and independence because it marks two centuries of freedom from Spain. And while coastal destinations like Cabo continue to be a magnet for tourists, you might want to change your plans to include a trip to Mexico City as well. Here’s why!

Mexico CityMexico City — Where History Meets Modern Hot Spots

Known for its ancient pyramids, colorful neighborhoods, and mouth-watering street food, Mexico City has so much more to offer to anyone looking for sensation and adventure. From pampering your taste buds at some of the world’s finest restaurants to sailing down an ancient canal and listening to a live mariachi band, you can immerse yourself in the city’s culture and richness at every corner.

Something for Every Traveler

Colorful boats docked at the Xochimilco waterways When you arrive at the Xochimilco waterways where the Aztecs cultivated and transported crops, you’ll be charmed by the long and colorful line of beautiful Mexican trajineras (gondolas) just waiting to take you on an adventure. If you love history, you’ll fall in love with the mysteries of Teotihuacán, a city the Aztecs found after it had been abandoned for over a century.

an inside look at the La Gruta restaurant in Mexico CityHow about getting lunch at La Gruta? It’s a restaurant based inside a cave where you can enjoy flavorful dishes made with local ingredients and pre-Hispanic culinary techniques. It’s the perfect meal after climbing the 250 steps to the top of the famous Pyramid of the Sun.

Pyramid of the SunNot a fan of sightseeing? No problem. Mexico City can please any traveler. Just head down to the trendy Roma Norte neighborhood and you’ll find all the vibrant entertainment spots you need!