Indie artist, Meeka Means
Dawnee Robinson in front of the Bucc's large menu
Need i explain besides, "MMM MMM MMM!"
Atlanta is known for being a brave city entrepreneurially speaking. As a city patron for almost 16 years i have seen many enthusiastic ideas and attempts of club and restaurant greatness in that near double decade.
Well right in time for hot weather, one of those good ideas has hit Atlanta with the grand opening of Bucc's Barbecue! I am always a slight skeptic upon hearing of business owners and investors with new hopes of grandeur in the form of a new hot spot for both the elite and non to mix,mingle or simply, "get their eat on". It takes bravery in a flailing economy to decide to hope, dream then build, which going for it, is the part i can respect. So while i wasn't sold on a new eatery in hotlanta, especially a BBQ eatery, i immediately respected the efforts to bring something old out with a fresh twist.
On the hot spring day that i drove to Bucc's i must admit i was secretly hoping for its success because i was a tad hungry...bump that i was famished (Everyone knows i'm a fat kid at heart. Consistent workout is my saving grace.)! And i arrived at the right time because i came moments before the passing of the plates, if you will. I got my plate, and SOLD! Bucc's has a menu full of southern barbecue favorites, some with as i said earlier, fresh or new twists. They serve beef ribs, chicken wings, link sandwiches (YES!!), slammin' potato salad, greens, green beans, and not to mention (Side thought: Why do people say "not to mention" and then mention it anyway? Hmmm.), the best macaroni and cheese this side of hwy 85. The only thing i really didn't care for was the chicken chili. The chicken in the chili was a little dry and the mixture had flavors that were strong yet didn't work well together in my opinion. I like my homemade chili to taste like it came straight from Grandma's pot. You know, the one she put her foot in. So now that i've listed about a quarter of the menu i bet the meat connoisseurs know what wasn't mentioned. Pork. Cuz there's no pork. GASP! Yea i said it, no swine, no "other white meat" but you won't miss ms.piggy because the menu is so full of goodness that your pig fetish will fly away faster than a man confronted by his main chick and his side piece at a rowdy family reunion (I'm just sayin'...).
Bucc's was started by owner Will Robinson and is the brain child of Dawnee Robinson the mother of 2009's young slain rapper, Roderick "Dolla" Burton who was lovingly known as Bucc to loved ones. The eatery is located in the perfect location in the Grant Park area on Boulevard in downtown Atlanta. But don't expect to sit and gab with your homies while licking perfect mango bbq sauce off of your greedy little fingers, the spot is equipped with a drive thru, a walk in counter but no tables. Get your stuff, take it home to your family or friends or catered picnic and be on your merry eating way! And guess what they are open late you belly busters (mainly talking to myself)! Matter of fact, i've done made myself so hungry from writing this article that i just might...oooh let me stop before i have to pop in another Billy Blanks tape! Anywho...i came, i saw, i ate, i loved! If you haven't had Bucc's do yourself a favor and HAVE BUCC'S! I betcha a "dolla" you'll love it! :)
313 Boulevard S.E.
Atlanta, GA 30312
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