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Archive for February, 2012

Best Brunswick stew

It's an Atlanta classic and, once again, Harold's is both your pick and our pick for best Brunswick stew in and around Atlanta. Staff photo

It's an Atlanta classic and, once again, Harold's is both your pick and our pick for best Brunswick stew in and around Atlanta. Staff photo

YOUR PICKS
1. Harold’s Barbecue
You say, “Harold’s still beats all comers … Their stew is fantastic and served with cracklin’ cornbread” and “Harold’s is the best stew in Atlanta … I had a bowl of stew there last Wednesday at lunch and it was as good as ever! Cracklin’ corn bread is still wonderful as was some outside sliced pork.”

2. Old Hickory House
3. Williamson Bros. Bar-B-Q
4. Fresh Air Bar-B-Que
5. Old South Bar-B-Q

OUR PICKS
1. Harold’s BBQ
The AJC dining team’s Popular Eats specialist Jon Watson says, “Harold’s has been one of Atlanta’s favorite old-school barbecue spots for decades, and their Brunswick stew wins some of their highest praises. The traditional  emulsified-style stew makes for a fantastic dunking sauce for their cracklin’ cornbread, and should be your first pick for a side at the landmark …

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Weekend best bets: Feb. 24-26

Synchronicity Theatre presents "Petite Rouge," a musical take on the tale of Little Red Riding Hood with a Cajun twist, at 7 Stages beginning Saturday, Feb. 25, and continuing through March 25. Renita James plays the title character. Photo: Synchornicity Theatre

Synchronicity Theatre presents "Petite Rouge," a musical take on the tale of Little Red Riding Hood with a Cajun twist, at 7 Stages beginning Saturday, Feb. 25, and continuing through March 25. Renita James plays the title character. Photo: Synchornicity Theatre

FRIDAY

Stage: Charlie’s shyness renders him helpless in conversation – so when a friend covers for him by telling the other guests in a rural Georgia mountain lodge that he speaks no English, Charlie ends up hearing more than he should in the Georgia Ensemble Theatre production of “The Foreigner.” It continues through March 11 at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center.

Wrestling: Universal Championship Wrestling’s Pro Wrestling “Payback” pay-per-view taping features many former WWE, WCW, TNA and ECW stars. The action begins at 7 p.m. Feb. 24 at the  North Atlanta Trade Center in Norcross.

Music: Formerly half of the phenomenally successful country duo Brooks & Dunn, Ronnie Dunn is back in solo mode and comes to …

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Best banana pudding

All that tasty looking barbecue and a cup of banana pudding, too. This comes from Moe's Original Bar-B-Que, your pick as purveyor of the best banana pudding in and around Atlanta. Photo courtesy Moe's Original Bar-B-Que

All that tasty looking barbecue and a cup of banana pudding, too. This comes from Moe's Original Bar-B-Que, your pick as purveyor of the best banana pudding in and around Atlanta. Photo courtesy Moe's Original Bar-B-Que

YOUR PICKS
1. Moe’s Original Bar B Que
You say, “It seriously has the best taste!” and “Moe’s Original BBQ is hands down the place to be for nanner pudding.”

2. Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q
3. Matthews Cafeteria
4. Swallow at the Hollow
5. Dreamland Bar-B-Que

The beautifully composed, trifle-like banana pudding at South City Kitchen is one of our critic's picks for best banana pudding in and around Atlanta. Photo courtesy Fifth Group Restaurants

The beautifully composed, trifle-like banana pudding at South City Kitchen is one of our critic's picks for best banana pudding in and around Atlanta. Photo courtesy Fifth Group Restaurants

Fox Bros. take on banana pudding is the perfect way to finish up a meal of the restaurant's great barbecue. It's one of our critic's picks for best banana pudding in and around Atlanta. Photo: Justin Fox

Fox Bros. take on banana pudding is the perfect way to finish up a meal of the restaurant's great barbecue. It's one of our critic's picks for best banana pudding in and around Atlanta. Photo: Justin Fox

OUR PICKS
1. (tie) Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q and South City Kitchen
The AJC dining team’s specialist in Southern and Neighborhood …

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Weekend best bets: Feb. 17-19

The Fusco Brothers are among the acts you'll see at the Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey Circus' "Fully Charged." It's at Philips Arena now and moves to the Gwinnett Arena Feb. 23. Photo courtesy Feld Entertainment

The Fusco Brothers are among the acts you'll see at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus' "Fully Charged." It's at Philips Arena now and moves to the Gwinnett Arena Feb. 23. Photo courtesy Feld Entertainment

FRIDAY
Circus: The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus returns to town with “Fully Charged,” which is at Philips Arena now through Feb. 20 then moves to Gwinnett Arena Feb. 23-26. $14-$130. Check out our preview of “Fully Charged” and the Universoul Circus, which continues near Turner Field.

Storytelling: Southern Order of Storytellers’ 30th Annual Storytelling Festival is happening at various venues around Decatur Feb. 17 and 18, including Atlanta Friends Meeting House (701 W. Howard Ave.), Eddie’s Attic (515 N. McDonough St.) and Decatur Presbyterian Church (205 Sycamore St.).

Dance: The acclaimed Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre brings works by Paul Taylor, Rennie Harris and Robert Battle to the Fox Theatre, along with Ailey’s …

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