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Barbecue Times Two: Harold’s and Han Il Kwan open branches

Courtesy of roadfooddigest.com

Courtesy of roadfooddigest.com

Two venerable barbecue restaurants — one Southern, one Korean — have decided to expand to the suburbs.

Harold’s Barbecue, a Southside Atlanta fixture that has long been a favorite with local politicians, will open a branch next week at 2054 Highway 42 N in McDonough. Owner Harold Hembree, Jr., passed away in 2008, but the restaurant continues to be a local draw. The new location will duplicate the menu, down to the cracklin’ cornbread.

Han Il Kwan, one of the best Korean barbecue restaurants on Buford Highway and in the city, has opened its second location in the former Seoul Garden at 3040 Steve Reynolds Boulevard in Duluth. More and more, Duluth is the place to be for Korean dining.

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Steve

February 10th, 2010
1:30 pm

John, which of the Korean BBQ spots in Atlanta do you think is best and why? I’ve heard so many different names and opinions, its hard to keep up.

pika

February 10th, 2010
2:06 pm

Slightly off on a tangent, but I really liked Seoul Garden, and was bummed when I drove all the way up there to find it closed. :(

Fred

February 13th, 2010
11:43 am

LOL John, I guess you alrready knew about Han II so I didn’t help you at all. When we went I didn’t have the BBQ, didn’t even know it was known for it lol. That is one of the Korean dishes i can easily make at home so I never get it when I go out, but I’ll give it a whirl at Kwans’ next time we go.

I went to Harolds once and that was enough. I would call it the Mary Mac’s of BBQ if you know what I mean. ;)