Steve D wrote:
Harolds is still around and I think there might be a couple of the Old Hickory Houses around. They sure were good. There was one near Decatur that my dad used to take me to sometimes....
There's a new chain BBQ place opened up in Newnan called Shane's Rib Shack. We gave it a try a while back and weren't impressed and tried it again over the weekend to see if it the first time was a fluke - it wasn't.
Didn't care for the stew really (it wouldn't have been too bad if I'd wanted gumbo instead of brunswick stew as it tasted more like gumbo).
The chopped pork was was good at forst but as we ate it seemed like some very greasy meat had been hidden under a little less greasy meat.
We decided we might make one more trip back to try the ribs but if they aren't any better we'll just write Shane's off our list.
I've eaten at the Shane's in Athens a good bit. They don't cook their stuff on sight. It is trucked in from somewhere. As long as they are consistantly busy, the pork is pretty good as they have to keep bringing in fresh product, but during slow times when UGA is not in session and the product doesn't turn over as fast it will fall off a bit.
They just opened in Winder as well, and I know there is one in Locust Grove.