I looked at the call sheet around 11 pm last night, and saw that our first location for the video shoot was D & D Barbecue and Ribs. At the time, I wasn’t thinking about food, I was thinking about waking up at 9 am on a Sunday to go work for 12 hours.
D & D is located outside of East Point on the West end of Atlanta. It sits across from The Atlanta Hope Center, which specializes in dealing hope to the neighborhood.
When I pulled into the parking lot of D & D Barbecue and Ribs, an intense hunger immediately overtook me. It was only 10 am, but the fire was already cooking, and I hadn’t had breakfast.
When I was told that I could order whatever I wanted to, I am not sure they knew what they were in for. I started with the end rib dinner plate with Mac and Cheese and Baked Beans.
The Ribs were cooked to perfection, and covered in sauce. Some people are dry rub people, and some people are wet, saucy kind of people. I am rib person, so as long as the ribs taste good I am happy.
The ribs were tender enough to peal away from the bone, but not cooked too much to where they lost all their texture.
The Mac and Cheese ain’t nothing to write home about, but the baked beans were some of the best I’ve ever had. In fact, they might consider bottling those up and selling them. I would buy and eat them everyday.
Not to disappoint my friends, who wonder how I am not a type II diabetic, I also ordered Lemon Pepper Wings with a touch of hot sauce. I like my wings nice and crispy, and these were fried to perfection.
It would also be remiss of me not to remark on the perfectly fried, and seasoned, French Fries. You just don’t find perfectly cooked fries these days.
I was also able to sample the catfish, which I usually avoid because, well I am not really sure why. The catfish breading and seasoning was delicious, and it wasn’t too fishy or too bready.
Although D & D Barbeque and Ribs did not make our Top Five Best Atlanta Barbecue Restaurants, it does deserve an honorable mention.