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Decatur: CommunityQ BBQ

Wow---this is a great place. Community Q BBQ just landed on a list of 10 best new restaurants in the country. It's on Clairmont in the same strip mall as Capozzi's. The decor and atmosphere pay homage to BBQ's modest roots but are clearly aimed at the middle-class. They serve organic food (I'm not sure how much is organic) and homegrown. They sell some organic vegetables in line, which is arguably a stunt but still sets a nice atmosphere.

I tried a sampler plate with brisket and pork ribs (sorry for the lousy photo). The meat was excellent---tender but still with a little tooth. The beans were the real hit of the main course. They were rich with meat and came in a very rich sauce.

Nancy and I both enjoyed our strawberry shortcake, which was divine. The strawberries were local and their flavor really popped. The cake was a lemon buttermilk and it was all topped with real whipped cream (so easy to do and so nice).

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