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Hapeville: Pit Boss BBQ

I just had a very satisfying meal at Pit Boss BBQ in Hapeville. I missed it on my first drive down the street---its location in the back of a liquor store is pretty low key. However, I considered that location to be auspicious for the quality of my meal, and I turned out to be right. The smoke billowing out of the chimney greeted me as I pulled into my parking space. The restaurant offers pork ribs and pulled pork, chicken, brisket, wings, and burgers. This is a popular place, so expect to wait a few minutes in line and then a few more minutes for your plate to arrive. In the mean time, you can entertain yourself with the Theater of BBQ that the store presents. The counter is a frontpiece to the main stage of BBQ as revealed by the kitchen window. The front of the kitchen centers around the grill with its burgers. The doors of the smoker fill the back of the kitchen. When they open, they reveal a full company of smoking meats. I was so entranced by the huge stack of ribs that I don't remember anything else.

I ordered baby back ribs with collard greens, baked beans, and cornbread. The ribs were meaty and juicy. They had a little bit tooth to them, requiring a little bit to pull them away from the bone. I ordered the hot sauce; it tickled my lips but didn't set them on fire. The collard greens were liberally interspersed with pork. They had a rich, smoky flavor that I really liked. The beans and cornbread were good but I was paying so much attention to the other dishes that they sort of went past me.

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