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Progressive Georgia BBQ Rally

MBCA - Peachtree

Saturday, March 28, 2020
JD's Barbecue, Acworth, GA

Registration closed March 19, 2020 11:59 PM on March 19, 2020 11:59 PM EDT Registration ends March 19, 2020 11:59 PM on March 19, 2020 11:59 PM EDT Registration opens November 14, 2019 12:00 AM on November 14, 2019 12:00 AM EST Registration runs from November 14, 2019 12:00 AM to March 19, 2020 11:59 PM

If you are adventurous and want to sample “real” Georgia BBQ while driving in parts of Cherokee County Georgia that you have never seen before, have I got a deal for you. We will meet initially at J.D’s BBQ in Acworth, GA. Owner and pit master Chip Allen has converted the Eli Whitney Schoolhouse in Acworth to a BBQ destination of note.  In addition to the massive grill in rear of the building, Chip recently unveiled his biggest BBQ smoker that will be on display at the Georgia state fair this fall. “Big Bertha”, J.D’s new trailer mounted grill can cook one hundred pork butts and one hundred whole chickens simultaneously. Your appetizer is a helping of J.D.’s spicy collards, mighty good on a crisp fall day. Those who do not know what collards are can have Cole Slaw.

Next stop after a drive into the hinterlands of Cherokee County is Amos’ Biscuits and BBQ, located on Hightower Road between Canton and Gainesville and has a Ball Ground, GA address.  Amos sells firewood in addition to BBQ plus ten types of breakfast biscuits.  Proud pit master of “fall off the ribs BBQ”, Amos is known for” nothing fancy, just tasty slow cooked fresh food.” Amos’ location will look like home where you were raised to most of you. Difference is that “your momma” did not make Brunswick Stew like that of Amos. Sample a heaping cup of stew before hitting the road again.  If you are low on firewood, buy a rick that you can place in your trunk with the lid tied down to hold the load.

Third stop is nearby Butts and Barley Smokehouse. Their BBQ is so good that you can smell their butts a mile away.  Butts and Barley is only three miles from Amos’ location, so start smelling as soon as your Mercedes begins its journey to Butts and Barley.  Here you will have a large Pork BBQ sandwich, your entrée. The barley in the name is for the cold beer sold on site. Beer is available for $3.50 for whatever brand that they decide to serve you. Do not complain, just say thank you. Other than water, you will pay a la carte for a beverage.  

The final leg of your journey will take you to the Hickory Flat area of Cherokee County to Frosty Frog Creamery and Café. You will be served a bowl of ice cream, with your selection of a combination of four different flavors.  Your tummy should be full by then as you depart of the metropolitan area where you reside with found memories of a day in the country. Time will not permit us to include a taste of moonshine and a gospel singing.  Please, no banjo playing! Cost is $22 per person.

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JD's Barbecue
Location Acworth, GA
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