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Favorite new restaurant of 2011

The meatloaf meatballs at Table & Main are just one reason why you named the Roswell restaurant your favorite new spot of 2011. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

The meatloaf meatballs at Table & Main are just one reason why you named the Roswell restaurant your favorite new spot of 2011. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

1. Table & Main
You say, “Table and Main is a wonderful addition to Roswell!”

2. The French Market & Tavern
3. Grand Champion BBQ
4. No. 246
5. Bell Street Burritos

Fried Missisissippi rabbit with parsley caper salad is one of many adventurous dishes from Chef Robert Phelan at One Eared Stag, our pick for favorite new restaurant of 2011. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

Fried Mississippi rabbit with parsley caper salad is one of many adventurous dishes from Chef Robert Phalen at One Eared Stag, our pick for favorite new restaurant of 2011. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

1. One Eared Stag
Chief Dining Critic  John Kessler says, “Chef Robert Phalen has fun, takes chances and can create the kind of food that lives long in your memory after the meal’s over. One Eared Stag is kind of a garage band of a restaurant, but that’s part of the appeal.”

2. No. 246
3. Seed Kitchen & Bar
4. The Bakery at Cakes & Ale
5. Alma Cocina

186 comments Add your comment

Alison MW

February 8th, 2012
2:20 pm

Octopus Bar @So ba in EAV

Typical Redneck

February 8th, 2012
2:21 pm

and here come the Grand Champion folks.


February 8th, 2012
2:27 pm

GRAND CHAMPION!!!! Everything they do is great, not just the meat!


February 8th, 2012
2:36 pm

Grand Champion BBQ in Marietta … barbecue ever….love that mac and cheese and apple coleslaw.


February 8th, 2012
2:36 pm


February 8th, 2012
2:41 pm

Hands down for Grand Champion BBQ. By far the best BBQ one ever had and one of my top favorite places to grab a bite to eat. Portions are huge and anything you order is incredible.

Don’t forget to try the baked Mac n Cheese! It is to die for.


February 8th, 2012
2:42 pm

And arriving in style, Typical Redneck.


February 8th, 2012
2:45 pm

Grand Champion BBQ – Fantastic BBQ!!!! Oh the ribs!!!!

Mr. Reed

February 8th, 2012
2:52 pm

Grand champion Bbq


February 8th, 2012
2:53 pm

Why shouldn’t they ?
They have already been nominated best ribs on this or any other planet.
As well as big time bangin Mac n cheese..
I challenge anyone to find a better Mac n cheese anywhere in the U.S.
Bring it on Bobby Flay …. Lets throw down

Mark Mosbacher

February 8th, 2012
2:56 pm

GC BBQ awesome new BBQ and the folks there are great!

Gary Gribble

February 8th, 2012
3:09 pm

Grand Champion BBQ has it all. Ribs are the best in town, pork melts in your mouth, beef ribs are insane, brisket done right and great sides. All this and a friendly atmosphere. Robert and the gang are the best!


February 8th, 2012
3:13 pm



February 8th, 2012
3:33 pm

Grand Champion BBQ


February 8th, 2012
4:03 pm

We had the ribs, baked beans, and cole slaw at Grand Champion BBQ for the Super Bowl. Best ribs ever.


February 8th, 2012
4:55 pm

Grand Canyon BBQ is the best


February 8th, 2012
4:55 pm

Grand Champion BBQ!


February 8th, 2012
5:01 pm

Hands down – GC BBQ in Roswell. This
vote is given on the basis of quality, consistency and customer service. I have yet to visit a new establishment that outshines GC BBQ in these regards.


February 8th, 2012
5:17 pm

GC is the Ritz Carlton of BBQ in ATL. Do yourself a favor go by and check them out.


February 8th, 2012
5:50 pm

Grand Champion BBQ!! It’s awesome and the Mac n’ cheese is outta this world!!!!


February 8th, 2012
6:07 pm

Grand Champ is good. If you have ever been to Community Q in decatur, they are virtually the same place. Both owners have a history with Sam or Dave or both. The owner of the Comm Q is the person that came up with the Mac and Cheese recipe. Since I live in Decatur, the trip to Grand Champ seemed like a waste of time.

Michele Henderson

February 8th, 2012
6:22 pm

Grand Champion BBQ, we LOVE it!!

Yong J.

February 8th, 2012
6:31 pm

Are you kidding me, there’s no other. The best BBQ, I have ever had. Grand Champion BBQ #1.

Randall D

February 8th, 2012
6:45 pm

GCBBQ (Grand Champion) have the best ribs Ive ever eaten. Now, Im not one of those foodies that go around critiquing each and every restaurant out there but I can tell you Ive had some pretty awesome bbq in my life and the consistency and taste at GC is above reproach. Their mac and cheese is of gourmet quality and the pulled meats are lean and full of flavor.


February 8th, 2012
7:15 pm

Grand Champion BBQ in Roswell East Cobb is the best new restaurant in town.
Try it. You”ll like it.


February 8th, 2012
7:27 pm

GC BBQ!!! Best BBQ in GA!!!!!


February 8th, 2012
7:54 pm

Grand Champion BBQ – The best ribs anywhere and they don’t need sauce, rub is the best!!!!

Ines K

February 8th, 2012
7:58 pm

Grand Champion BBQ!!!!!!!


February 8th, 2012
8:01 pm

That’s right, GCBBQ rocks.


February 8th, 2012
8:33 pm

GCBBQ offers not only the best BBQ meats but equally impressive fresh sides.They have added a new line of homemade pies which are both sweet and savory and the perfect end to a perfect meal. The owners and staff are friendly and passionate about pleasing their customers with top quality products. They are always searching for ways to involve the community.I am always impressed with their attention to detail and their impeccable cleanliness.GCBBQ is a refreshing addition to the restaurant and catering industry. I have eaten BBQ all over the U.S. and none rivals GCBBQ for quality,taste,and overall atmosphere. Passion equals perfection!

Tim Hammond

February 8th, 2012
8:35 pm

I had a dental appointment one block from Grand Champion BBQ and was in the mood for BBQ after my appointment. My GPS said Grand Champion BBQ was one block away so I decided to try it. I love BBQ and this place was great! There was absolutely no fat in the meat and it was SO tender. The cole slaw was also perfect and I am real picky about coleslaw. Now I go out of my way to eat at Grand Champion and I think it’s the best BBQ in Cobb County.


February 8th, 2012
8:49 pm

Grand Champion BBQ in East Cobb has the best BBQ I have ever eaten and I come from Memphis which has awesome BBQ!!!!!

Our family is thrilled that we have such a great restaurant so close by. Everything we’ve ordered has been delicious, including the collard greens, the mac and cheese, as well as the banana pudding . In addition, you can’t beat the prices, or the attention the owner and his family give their customers. They’ve got the vote of our entire family of 5!

Ruf n'ready

February 8th, 2012
11:28 pm

My Boy’s at Grand Champion BBQ are in it to win it this year!


February 8th, 2012
11:38 pm

Grand Champion BBQ! Excellent quality, clean atmosphere & customer service. It is on my list of must haves.


February 8th, 2012
11:49 pm

French Market in Locust Grove is a GREAT new restaurant. It’s the best thing that has hit this side of town in long time!

CK Chiang

February 9th, 2012
12:12 am

Grand Champion BBQ is the best BBQ in GA.

Andrea King

February 9th, 2012
12:45 am

One of the things that I love best about Atlanta is discovering the best eats at these little “hole in the walls”! Hurray for G.C. BBQ, the best thing that has come to East Cobb! Everyone knows where “Chicago’s” is located, on the corner of Johnson Ferry and Shallowford. . . take home some of G.C. BBQ’s fixin’s “to go” in that same shopping plaza, if you don’t have time to stay and eat ~ but you better hurry, because when the BBQ is gone, the work day is over for them (smart owners)! At the rate G.C. BBQ

Karl vivier

February 9th, 2012
12:58 am

GC BBQ vote here!


February 9th, 2012
7:23 am

GC BBQ! You can’t beat it! They have my vote.


February 9th, 2012
8:53 am

The French Market must be the first restaurant to ever open in Locust Grove. And will someone tell Gary what “new” means and explain to him that Mathews in Tucker is not a new restaurant.

Ryan W

February 9th, 2012
9:14 am

I’m glad that an amazing BBQ restuarant has open by my moms house. Now when I’m over in her area I can get some amazing BBQ. My votes for Grand Champion BBQ!

Kevin Killian

February 9th, 2012
9:21 am

SEED in East Cobb. Hands down the best new restaurant in Atlanta. Everything about Seed is on point. Food, service, ambiance. If you havent been do yourself the pleasure of trying it out! I will be trying out that BBQ place Grand Champion. I love some BBQ

Eric D (w/Rakim)

February 9th, 2012
9:29 am

GC BBQ… hands down. Amazing meats, amazing mac & cheese and I forgot about the coleslaw w/ diced apples until I saw it comments above… that also is amazing!
If you think that some place else is deserving? Super. But you owe it to yourself to come OTP and try it, cause it’s worth the hype.
PS – I hear the pies are good, too!

Mike T. O.

February 9th, 2012
9:37 am

Grand Champion BBQ! Not only do I LOVE the food and service, I’m very pleased to see a restaurant support the community! After purchase, you can choose a local school and then 10% of the total on the receipt goes to that school. It’s nice to see a restaurant that actually CARES about the community in which it does business!!!


February 9th, 2012
9:38 am

Grand Champion BBQ without a doubt.
We don’t go anywhere else anymore.


February 9th, 2012
9:41 am

Grand Champion love the North Carolina Sauce.

Eliza B.

February 9th, 2012
9:46 am

Grand Champion BBQ is awesome! Love it!

Georgia BBQ Hunt

February 9th, 2012
11:13 am

Gotta give it to GC BBQ in Roswell…This place has only been around a couple months and they’re putting out real-deal BBQ.


February 9th, 2012
11:30 am

Bell Street Burritos, without a doubt!


February 9th, 2012
12:02 pm

Atlanta knows what it’s talking about! I also vote Grand Champion BBQ! I live in the area and appreciate the quality & quick service they offer. They really do have the best Mac n’ cheese…ever!! Do yourselves a favor and go try them out!