With the arrival of Twin Smokers BBQ, there’s now a restaurant for any craving in Downtown Atlanta.
Twin Smokers offers a casual setting that focuses on the food. You place your order at the counter. Tables offer street views or views of the twin smokers – named Elizabeth and Matthew after the owner’s children. While you’re waiting you can check out the “Wood Library,” the restaurant’s collection of Texas mesquite, hickory, white oak and post oak used in the smokers.
Daily the chicken, pork and sausages are smoked over hickory and white oak in Elizabeth, and the beef is smoked over Texas mesquite and post oak in Matthew. Using traditional smoking techniques with some modern technology (the smokers have electric thermostats to control the temperature), everything comes out just right.
The meats come in plates or sandwiches, or in two or three meat combinations. Mix and match southern and Texas styles, and don’t overlook the sausage. Peppery, smoky and spicy, the sausage comes from Patak Meats in Austell, Georgia.
There’s a basket of sauces at each table with a host of styles: South Carolina mustard; North Carolina vinegar; Memphis sweet & tangy; Twin Smokers sweet and southern; Kansas City spiced and sweet; and Texas spicy.
Sides come in three sizes, and you’ll want to try several. The mac ‘n cheese is super creamy, and the coleslaw is way better than the afterthought at many barbecue spots. The seasonal sides offer a changing selection of tasty ways to eat your veggies.
Local and regional beers come in a coozie, and there’s a full bar menu with bourbon, whiskey and moonshine as the featured spirits. Try the Troy’s Moonshine Sour, made with Troy and Sons Platinum, fresh squeezed lemonade and peach bitters. The Double Trouble, a milkshake made with High Road vanilla ice cream and Bulleit Bourbon, can be enjoyed with or after your meal.
Twin Smokers BBQ is open daily for lunch and dinner beginning at 11am. Three hour validated self-parking is offered across the street in the Hilton Garden Inn parking deck. Twin Smokers also offers catering.