Centered deep within the Virginia Highlands neighborhood is DBA Barbecue, arguably Atlanta's premier spot for slow-cooked southern specialties. An expansive menu offers a hearty selection of 10 meats, including mouthwatering baby back ribs, smoked brisket, or smoked wings, but the pro move is to opt for the Whole House Platter: a generous serving of eight meats alongside four orders of DBA's homecooked sides. Don't neglect the bar and its moonshine menu of regional selections of corn whiskey from all corners of Appalachia. [1190 N. Highland Ave. NE, Suite B, (404) 249-5000; dbabarbecue.com]