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.