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Pig-N-Chik Family-Style BBQ
4920 Roswell Rd., Sandy Springs; 404-255-6368;
5071 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Chamblee; 770-451-1112;
1815 Briarcliff Rd., Atlanta; 404-474-9444
All locations: 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. daily
(except Sundays, when doors open at 11 a.m.)

What’s on the menu:

Choosing what to order is not easy. If in the mood for a sandwich, the restaurant offers pulled pork or chicken, sliced beef brisket, turkey or chicken tender sandwiches. These sandwiches are served on good old-fashioned white bread (but wheat bread is available). Barbecue plates – small, medium or large – are also on the menu. The same meats are offered as well as pork ribs, salmon and tilapia; the “plate” option includes bread plus two sides among nine choices such as Brunswick stew, coleslaw, collard greens and fried okra. I chose the small plate of pulled pork with baked beans and macaroni and cheese. It was enough food to share, but I didn’t need any help eating it all! As for the hush puppies: so delicious that I had to get a second order to share with the table.
In the mood for chicken wings? You can get them in a variety of flavors, including barbecue, lemon pepper or smoked. Two of the adults in our party tried the smoked wings and declared them a crowd-pleaser. There are also several salads to choose from, including smoked salmon that another diner called outstanding! Next time we go, we aim to try the “Redneck Nachos” – french fries smothered in cheddar cheese sauce and topped with chunks of pork and BBQ sauce.

Why parents will like it:

Kids eat for half price on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. With several televisions tuned to the latest sports games, the atmosphere is casual and the food arrives quickly. Choose your table and step up to the counter to order. Adults can enjoy a cold beer while waiting for the food to arrive.

Why kids will like it:

The kids’ menu features a chicken, pork, turkey or beef brisket sandwich or two pork ribs with one side for $4.50. If your child is not a fan of barbecue, there are also corn dogs and chicken tenders. Kids can finish up their meals with a Moon Pie or chocolate chip cookie for $1.

– Christine Cooper

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