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    Mac’s Speed Shop Offers More Than Barbecue

    Mac’s Speed Shop is a restaurant originally opened 11 years ago, in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Currently with six locations between North and South Carolina, the five owners take pride in their concept of “traditional barbecue” matched with good beer; however, the restaurant offers other comfort foods such as burgers, wings and their popular Mac ‘n Cheese.  Although reluctant to eat restaurant style barbecue, my husband and I visited because I wanted a good burger. Atmosphere Advertised as a “beer, bikes and bbq bar,” I was a little intimidated, but their casual, open atmosphere put my mind at ease right away.  The high ceilings and exposed duct system lends itself to…

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    Smokin J’s Barbeque recap of City Fest 2016

    Smokin J’s at Dallas Inaugural City Fest 2016 Had a great weekend competition at the first City Fest 2016 in Dallas, Georgia.  Fifteen professional Georgia Barbecue Association teams competed for the top team in ribs, pork loin and pork butt.  Some teams competed in the “People’s Choice,” category.  The weather started gloomy Friday morning, but skies cleared and residents came out to enjoy a beautiful Saturday.  A car show, craft vendors and activities for kids were surrounding the downtown Dallas Square; however, the main event was the barbecue battle.   The competition was fierce but points leader, Rescue Smokers took the Grand Champion trophy for the day with a nearly…