Today is National BBQ Day, and since I was on a work trip and couldn’t fire up the smoker, I headed for Fox Brother’s BBQ in Atlanta, GA. Fox’s offer a variety of smoked meats and delicious sides that will satisfy your cravings and leave you wanting more. Topped off with a good atmosphere and service, you can’t go wrong here.
I started my meal with an appetizer and a margarita. I tried the “Texas Charcuterie” which consisted of a jalapeno cheddar sausage link, a scoop of pimento dip, and saltine crackers. It was a nice combination of flavors and textures that prepared me for more. The margarita was freshly squeezed lime juice, no sour mix here. They also have a spicy jalapeno version, but I opted for regular. It was large, fresh and delicious, perfect for a warm Georgia day, pairing well with smoky BBQ flavors.
Next up was the three-meat plate with chopped brisket (sliced is also available), pulled pork, and dry smoked wings (wet is an option). The brisket was tender, with the right amount of lean and fat. The smoke clearly comes through. The pulled pork was flavorful and moist, and the wings were crispy and smoky. All of the meats are fantastic, but the smoked wings really shine, it’s hard to find the level of crispy that Fox Bros achieves. They may be the best smoked wings I’ve had. I also enjoyed the barbecue sauces, especially the spicy version with a nice hint of smoked spice.
On the side, I had brisket chili and “Fox-a-roni” which was a dish of noodles and vegetables in a meaty sauce. Both were hearty and tasty, but the chili was my favorite. I couldn’t pass up the corn bread which was soft and sweet with a little jalapeno in there.
Since I wanted to try everything, I packed up for leftovers while I still had room for dessert. They had three options: banana pudding, carrot cake, and honey pie. I decided to go with the banana pudding which was light and airy with just the right amount of sweet to end a meal.
One thing I appreciated about Fox Brother’s BBQ was that they served sides and dessert in containers with lids for the leftovers. It made it easy to take them back to the hotel, since I had plenty left for dinner. Even though there is a small wine list, they also offer a $15 corkage fee, which is reasonable, for those who like to pair their smoked meats with a Malbec or bold Syrah.
Fox Brother’s BBQ is one of my regular stops when I visit Atlanta, and I always enjoy their food, service, and ambiance. They have a great selection of smoked meats and sides that will please any BBQ lover. I highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for a satisfying and memorable meal!