Harold's Barbecue in Atlanta closes this week

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Heartbreaksoup
Cheeseburger
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2012/04/29 15:23:06
The sad story from the Atlanta paper:
 
http://blogs.ajc.com/food...-close-next-week/?cp=2
branedamag
Junior Burger
Re:Harold's Barbecue in Atlanta closes this week 2012/04/29 15:43:50
That's a shame but it sounds like the quality had gone down a lot.  I used to live in Atlanta and ate there a lot, plus I always tried to make it there when visiting.  Harold's will definitely be missed.
wheregreggeats.com
Filet Mignon
Re:Harold's Barbecue in Atlanta closes this week 2012/04/29 19:27:53
I'd heard varying reports ... before and after the times I was there.
Add me to the "Miss Them" column.
 
wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:Harold's Barbecue in Atlanta closes this week 2012/04/29 20:17:39
I'm not surprised they went out of business. I'm surprised it hasn't happened sooner. The only roadfood restaurant where I'm surprised  that their rancid pork didn't give me food poisoning. It left me physically nauseated.
Heartbreaksoup
Cheeseburger
Re:Harold's Barbecue in Atlanta closes this week 2012/04/30 15:17:13
Well, I can't speak for its decline in a historical sense, but I can certainly say that I have eaten Brunswick stew at something like eighty or ninety different barbecue restaurants, and Harold's was the runaway best of them all.  The only stews in their league are at Speedi-Pig (Fayetteville) and The Turn-Around (Tallapoosa).  I will certainly miss it!
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
Re:Harold's Barbecue in Atlanta closes this week 2012/04/30 15:33:05
What a shame this happened.  From reading the comments, it seemed like the quality had been going downhill for a while now.  Like WJ, my one experience here was terrible.  I wish I had been able to eat here during their heyday, because it was obviously someplace special.
wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:Harold's Barbecue in Atlanta closes this week 2012/04/30 17:17:21
I have to admit, the Brunswick Stew and Cracklin Corn Bread were nothing short of excellent, unfortunately the rancid pork just completely shrouded what could have been a positive dining experience
 
 
Large Man
Hamburger
Re:Harold's Barbecue in Atlanta closes this week 2012/04/30 21:17:00
Sad day! I'll never forget several years ago when Harold was still alive, his daughter saying, " Your lucky, Daddy's working and he doesn't weight the pork, he just grabs a handful and puts it on the plate."  It was an incredible amount.  Back when the legislature was in session when Harold was alive, you could see many  important people there during lunch breaks.
scrumptiouschef
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Harold's Barbecue in Atlanta closes this week 2012/05/03 00:40:30
Harold's is NOT closing after all. http://blogs.ajc.com/food...rbecue-to-remain-open/