Atlanta's Best Barbecue Quest: Kissed By Fire

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This locally-produced special introduces viewers to the many styles of barbecue being offered in Atlanta, and the people serving it up. Which restaurants will only cook hams, and which will use pork butts for their pulled pork? Are they cooking on oak or hickory or mesquite? Will anybody give away the secret to their barbecue sauce?

Are people loyal to a barbecue place because of its history, its food, or its atmosphere? There's nostalgia for the days of car hops and old-fashioned brick pit barbecue, and an introduction to three barbecue families who've been dishing up smoked meat for a combined 195 years. You'll find out who's serving up a side dish of music along with the ribs and meet folks so loyal to their favorite that they pass ten barbecue places on their 50-mile trip to eat the barbecue they love.

Kissed by Fire features visits to a dozen of metro Atlanta's favorite barbeque establishments such as southwest Atlanta's Anderson's Old Fashion Bar-B-Que, Daddy D'z just east of downtown Atlanta, Jonesboro's Dean's Barbecue, Dusty's near Emory, Harold's Barbecue near the infamous Atlanta Federal "Pen", Buckhead's One Star Ranch Texas Style Barbeque, Sprayberry's of Newnan, The Swallow at the Hollow in Roswell, and Marietta's Williamson Bros. Bar-B-Q. And we didn't neglect the new kids on the street like KC Pit BBQ, Pig-n-Chik, and Rolling Bones Premium Pit BBQ. This unabashedly friendly look at barbeque and its fans here in Atlanta will have viewers craving a taste from their favorite barbeque pit or make new converts out of those who've never experienced it!

Long-time Atlanta resident Martha Bird Knighton narrates and the program is written and produced by Conne Ward-Cameron, producer/director of the Emmy-winning baseball documentary Southern Bases.

Featured restaurants of Atlanta's Best Barbecue Quest: Kissed By Fire

Anderson's Old-Fashion Bar-B-Q 
65 Willis Mill Road 
Southwest Atlanta, Georgia 30311-1723 
404-696-8144 

Daddy D'z
264 Memorial Drive
Southeast Atlanta, Georgia 30312-2139
404-222-0206

Dean's Barbecue
9480 S. Main St.
Jonesboro, GA 30236-6024
770-471-0138

Dusty's
1815 Briarcliff Rd.
Atlanta, Georgia 30329
404-320-6264

Harold's BBQ 
171 McDonough Boulevard
Southeast Atlanta, Georgia 30315
404-627-9268

KC Pit BBQ
234 Hilderbrand Dr NE
Sandy Springs, 30328 
404-459-6497

One Star Barbecue
25 Irby Ave NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30305-1807
404-233-7644

Pig and Chic
4920 Roswell Road N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30342
404-255-6368

Rolling Bones
377 Edgewood Avenue
Atlanta GA 30312
404-222-2324
www.rollingbonesbbq.com

Sprayberry's Barbecue (2 Locations)
229 Jackson St
Newnan, GA 30263
(770) 253-4421
Cross Street:US 29 and 1060
Georgia Rte. 34 E.
Newnan, GA 30265
770-253-5080.

The Swallow at the Hollow
1072 Green Street
Roswell, Georgia  30075
678-352-1975
www.theswallowatthehollow.com

Williamson Brothers
1425 Roswell Road
Marietta, GA 30062-3668
770-971-3201

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