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rongmtek

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FAT MATT'S RIB SHACK Wed, 05/14/08 12:33 PM (permalink)
My wife & I went to Atlanta for our son's college graduation last weekend. One of his friends hosted a BBQ, and served excellent barbecue from FAT MATT'S. I've wanted to try their BBQ for a long time; I rode shotgun for the pickup.
We picked up:
10 racks of ribs
10-lbs. of chopped pork
baked beans
rolls, bread & sauce
The verdict: GREAT!
Ribs are (almost) as good as my all-time favorite, FLINT'S in Oakland, CA.
I'm not a big fan of chopped 'cue, but this was terrific. Just juicy enough, great flavor, texture- sauce could have had more kick, but I'm sure that's available.
Baked beans- well, they were baked beans. Anyway, I'd rather eat more ribs. So I did.
Now, if it had been my party, I would have ordered some chicken and sweet potato pies, too. Maybe next time.
The kicker- the bill came to what a party of 5 or 6 would pay for "BBQ" anywhere in NYC.
Nice.
Ron
 
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    KOK

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    • Joined: 4/26/2006
    • Location: Westminster, MD
    RE: FAT MATT'S RIB SHACK Wed, 05/14/08 1:59 PM (permalink)
    Saw a piece on this place the other night on Fine Living Network. Everything looked great.

    After reading your post, I looked up the website, but they only ship bbq sauce and shirts. I was hoping to get some of their rum baked beans. They looked excellent.

    Next time in Atlanta .............

    Kevin
     
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      rongmtek

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      • Location: Bedford Corners, NY
      RE: FAT MATT'S RIB SHACK Wed, 05/14/08 2:49 PM (permalink)
      You'll be glad if you go, Kevin. I'm hard to impress, and I really thought the ribs were excellent. It's my kinda joint, too. My son said they have live music on Saturday nights; I guess the band sits on your lap.
      Ron
       
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        mayor al

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        • Location: Louisville area, Southern Indiana
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        RE: FAT MATT'S RIB SHACK Wed, 05/14/08 3:19 PM (permalink)
        Been There (12 years ago)
        Great Ribs
        Got the Tee Shirt &
        It is on the list for a return someday!!

        Here is a younger and gentler Mayor in his Office in Cajon Pass!
        1997 and the Fat Matt's Shirt is on display!

         
        #4
          Hillbilly

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          • Joined: 8/9/2001
          • Location: North Wilkesboro, NC
          RE: FAT MATT'S RIB SHACK Wed, 05/14/08 6:20 PM (permalink)
          Fat Matt's is my favorite rib joint--better than Dreamland, Letha's, Arthur Bryant's, Interstate, Corky's, Jack Stack, Bubba's or any of the many others where I have gnawed the bones.

          His Chicken Snack next door to the Rib Shack on Piedmont Avenue NE is also terrific.
           
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            MetroplexJim

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            • Location: McKinney, TX
            RE: FAT MATT'S RIB SHACK Wed, 05/14/08 6:29 PM (permalink)
            Just the name makes me famished!
             
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              Twinwillow

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              • Location: "Big D"
              RE: FAT MATT'S RIB SHACK Wed, 05/14/08 6:56 PM (permalink)
              quote:
              Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen

              Been There (12 years ago)
              Great Ribs
              Got the Tee Shirt &
              It is on the list for a return someday!!

              Here is a younger and gentler Mayor in his Office in Cajon Pass!
              1997 and the Fat Matt's Shirt is on display!




              Al, you look much thinner in that old picture. Did you miss your kolaches for breakfast on that trip?
               
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                mayor al

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                • Location: Louisville area, Southern Indiana
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                RE: FAT MATT'S RIB SHACK Wed, 05/14/08 11:48 PM (permalink)
                Micheal,
                Huffing around the High Desert kept me a lean,mean,political machine !! Clean living since I came to Louisville has made me a better person !
                 
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                  pdmiller

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                  • Location: Woodstock, GA
                  RE: FAT MATT'S RIB SHACK Mon, 06/23/08 2:01 AM (permalink)
                  I love Fat Matt's. Haven't been there in awhile so it might be time for a trip downtown.
                   
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