I got to Dusty's today just in time. Any later and I might have been trapped there by the snow. Not the snow exactly, but the ridiculously bad driving of Atlanta residents with even the hint of snow. One flake and everyone goes into Will Smith I Am Legend mode---shotgun, dog, donuts, bathtub.
Dusty's, located near Emory, is very reliable BBQ. I don't think of their meat as extremely smoky, but it is very tender and juicy. I usually get the rib platter. Besides being good, it isn't too big. Most BBQ restaurants seem to be in business to kill their customers---huge plates of food that come with a cardiologist's emergency number. Dusty's can certainly serve big food, but most of their portions are human-sized. My secret pleasure on the rib plate is the hushpuppies. Given the basic nature of a hushpuppy---fried dough---it's surprisingly hard to find at all, let alone find good ones. The plate is also served with a single pork rind crisp, which is a great amuse bouche for the barbeque set.