For every American city or region touting its own defined style of barbecue, there are some cities that are pulling in the best parts of each style. In Atlanta, the barbecue scene offers everything from Texas-inspired brisket to South Carolina whole hog barbecue, and perhaps no barbecue joint does this better than B’s Cracklin’ Barbecue.
In this episode of Cult Following, we visit B’s Atlanta smokehouse — an offshoot of the Savannah original that’s actually a second coming after the very first B’s burned down. Devotees helped owner Bryan Furman raise enough money to re-open B’s in Savannah before he eventually expanded to Atlanta. Ribs, smoked pork, and brisket are all major draws, but followers know missing the sides would be a true crime.
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