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And we’re down to four in the Sweet Sauce bracket of the Peach State Pride X RCS #GeorgiaBBQ Bracket Challenge.  We’ve got four really strong contenders: Smokejack in Alpharetta, Big Shanty in Savannah, Smoke N Pig in Valdosta, and Wiley’s in Savannah.  We’ll run voting for this round until Friday at 10PM ET, so let’s […]

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Candice - March 26, 2015 - 4:54 PM


Chic - March 26, 2015 - 8:58 PM

FYI – Big Shanty Smokehouse is located in Kennesaw, not Savannah and mentioned in the above text.


  What an opening round!  But what would you expect from such a great bunch of #GeorgiaBBQ spots…we’re down to the great eight in the Peach State Pride X RCS Georgia BBQ Bracket Challenge.  This is a quickie – voting ends tonight at 10PM ET, so get your votes in now!!!  Tell yo mama, and […]

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Lonnie - March 25, 2015 - 8:45 PM

Come on Bar H! Haha

BJ Brown - March 25, 2015 - 9:45 PM

Big Shanty all the way.

Timm Brown - March 25, 2015 - 9:47 PM

Big Shanty. Great BBQ

rick sjoholm - March 25, 2015 - 11:10 PM

Smokejack is uptown awesome. Great chicken and sauce to kill for.

Travis Dillard - March 26, 2015 - 4:58 PM

Big Shanty Smokehouse ask the way!

Linkdown: 3/25/15 | Barbecue Bros - March 25, 2015 - 11:31 AM

[…] – Speaking of brackets and barbecue, Red Clay Soul’s Georgia BBQ Bracket Challenge is also down to its “Great Eight” […]

Vacation Time

Mrs. RCS and I are heading (way) south for a really long weekend vacation.  Long overdue.  We’ll keep the #GeorgiaBBQ posts going, but otherwise the posts will be light on he blog until early next week.  There will be Instagram posts.  There may be other blog posts…there may not. Anyway, Vaya con Dios, bros.

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wf - March 25, 2015 - 8:33 AM

Pura vida.

State Traditions X Red Clay Soul Sweet 16 Giveaway

  How about those basketball games last weekend?  There were some thrillers…Georgia State, NC State, and Michigan State are all playing the awesome type of basketball that has become synonymous with the month of March.  We can’t wait until later this week as the Sweet 16 tips off.  To celebrate, we’re teaming up with the […]

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Chris - March 23, 2015 - 8:29 PM


Grant - March 23, 2015 - 8:31 PM

Kentucky – they just have too much depth.

CJH - March 23, 2015 - 8:34 PM

Go Heels!

Trey - March 23, 2015 - 8:44 PM

Wisconsin is going to win it all!

DCW - March 23, 2015 - 9:11 PM

Wichita State. Because I hope they do.

Daniel - March 23, 2015 - 9:25 PM

Kentucky — my hometown team

Will - March 23, 2015 - 9:26 PM

Kentucky Wildcats

jared - March 23, 2015 - 9:27 PM

jayhawks, because! +2 RCS following!

CHall - March 23, 2015 - 9:45 PM


RussellHenley - March 23, 2015 - 10:00 PM

Arizona because they’re playing the best ball. I wanted UK to do it, but they’re not gonna pull it out

Brandon Coggins - March 23, 2015 - 10:37 PM

The Cardiac Pack is gonna win this thing once again!

David - March 23, 2015 - 10:52 PM


Conor - March 24, 2015 - 7:08 AM

Michigan State looked good, and someone has to beat Kentucky

Steven Bremer - March 24, 2015 - 7:40 AM

Duke will be cutting down the nets.

John Lawton - March 24, 2015 - 8:27 AM

Since the Shockers have already eliminated the Jayhawks, I’d love to see the cross state boys take it all.

Hunter - March 24, 2015 - 8:47 AM


Matt - March 24, 2015 - 8:52 AM

I’d like to say Carolina, but going to have to go with Kentucky.

Fritz - March 24, 2015 - 9:22 AM


Clay sturkey - March 24, 2015 - 9:41 AM

Wisconsin Badgers

Lorenzo - March 24, 2015 - 9:57 AM

hook em heels!

Justin - March 24, 2015 - 10:49 AM


The Professor - March 24, 2015 - 11:22 AM


Austin - March 24, 2015 - 11:23 AM

It’s Kentucky’s year

BMOC - March 24, 2015 - 11:54 AM

UK all the way.

Took care of FB. Don’t Twitter.

Great giveaway from a great brand! Thanks.

Hudson W. - March 24, 2015 - 12:48 PM


Tommy - March 24, 2015 - 1:50 PM

NC State!

Caleb - March 24, 2015 - 2:05 PM


Parker Martin - March 24, 2015 - 2:06 PM

I feel Kentucky is gonna win. I mean yea they’re my team, but they know how to handle close situations. The only team that has a chance is Wisconsin

Jordan G. - March 24, 2015 - 2:10 PM

Duke takes home title #5!

Jackson McLarty - March 24, 2015 - 2:12 PM


Matt - March 24, 2015 - 2:12 PM

Duke because the ACC is where it’s at.

Seth - March 24, 2015 - 2:15 PM

West Virginia!!

Laurie O - March 24, 2015 - 2:36 PM


ann - March 24, 2015 - 2:40 PM

Wish I could say tar heels but unfortunately I’ll have to say kentucky as much as it kills me to do that lol

Trevor - March 24, 2015 - 2:47 PM

Duke, playing the best ball out of any team right now

Chris - March 24, 2015 - 3:04 PM

Xavier! Cause X gonna give it to ya!

Chris - March 24, 2015 - 3:26 PM

Kentucky, way too big

Deacon Kraft - March 24, 2015 - 3:41 PM

Not very likely but I got go for my Sooners!

Carson Clifford - March 24, 2015 - 3:48 PM


Collin - March 24, 2015 - 3:57 PM


Noah - March 24, 2015 - 5:27 PM

Go Badgers!

scott - March 24, 2015 - 5:35 PM


Connor - March 24, 2015 - 6:11 PM


Sam - March 24, 2015 - 6:23 PM


Hunter - March 24, 2015 - 6:24 PM


Cameron Nash - March 24, 2015 - 7:19 PM


Michael - March 24, 2015 - 7:24 PM


Sam - March 24, 2015 - 11:13 PM

I don’t have twitter but I did the others. GO KENTUCKY!

Kameron - March 24, 2015 - 11:18 PM

Kentucky. No contest.

Alex Albritten - March 25, 2015 - 8:31 AM

I’m needing some UNC gear for our highschool wide bracket party! I’d love to sport some State Traditions!

Christopher J - March 25, 2015 - 8:38 AM

Kentucky, easy

Andrew Smith - March 25, 2015 - 8:58 AM

Kentucky vs Duke in a classic championship game. Kentucky has too much depth and gets the W.

Pete - March 25, 2015 - 9:11 AM

Kentucky has the W this year (hopefully over Duke in the final).

Ben G - March 25, 2015 - 9:54 AM


Chris J - March 25, 2015 - 1:55 PM

University of Kentucky

Kayleigh Hall - March 25, 2015 - 5:03 PM

Kentucky. I can’t forsake my childhood best friend.

Turner Stokes - March 26, 2015 - 12:09 PM


Caleb - March 26, 2015 - 1:50 PM

Unfortunately,it will be Kentucky

Caleb - March 26, 2015 - 1:51 PM


Heather C. Watson - March 26, 2015 - 3:42 PM

Kentucky! C-A-T-S, Cats, Cats, Cats!

Connor Gillan - March 26, 2015 - 7:02 PM

NC State since they pay for my tuition!

Alex Bryan - March 26, 2015 - 9:00 PM

Love you guys and state traditions and would love some gear to represent the Tar Heels when the win it all!


Well folks, we have another addition to the Overall Final Four in our first annual Peach State Pride X RCS #GeorgiaBBQ Bracket Challenge.  Big congratulations to Holcomb’s of Greensboro!  They join Southern Soul BBQ in an epic vote during Masters week. On to the third bracket: the Sweet Sauce bracket.  We’ve got another round of […]

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Otis - March 23, 2015 - 8:47 AM

Bar-H is the best in the state! Refills on stew, best bbq for miles around, staff is excellent, setting is awesome!! I drive over an hour to eat it whenever I get a chance! Love me some Bar-H!

Lonnie - March 23, 2015 - 12:55 PM

Man, this bracket is loaded! Been to quite a few of these. Love Bar-H, Williamson Bros, Finchers, and Fresh Air. Hawg Wild and Smoke N Pig are good, just not my style atmosphere wise.

Richard - March 23, 2015 - 2:40 PM

Finchers doesn’t deserve a spot on the list. Macon is not known for its BBQ like some of the other areas in Georgia. Poole’s in Elijay is one of the state’s best! Can’t wait to see which ones move on. Souther Soul is the one to beat, not sure if any of these BBQ joints will match up well against it though. Gonna be tough to beat!


  Alright, alright, alright…we are down to two in the Mild Sauce Bracket of the first annual Peach State Pride X RCS Georgia BBQ Bracket Challenge.  Athens’ own Butt Hutt is up against Holcomb’s of Greensboro for a place in the overall Final Four.  Southern Soul won their spot last weekend, and we’ll have two […]

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Cassie marsh - March 21, 2015 - 1:18 PM

Love coming back home to Georgia so we can eat some great Bar BQ.. Go Butt Hutt

Gilda - March 21, 2015 - 2:13 PM

Keep voteing butt Hutt ya know it’s finger licking bone knawing good

CARLENE NOGGLE - March 21, 2015 - 8:51 PM

I have said it once and am going to say it again….
You can’t find any better than HOLCOMB’S BAR-B-QUE! They have had to ship their food all the way across the nation to people who crave the goodness of the best old fashioned Brunswick Stew in the state of Georgia and REAL PIT COOKED PORK!
The great State of Georgia’s Governor Deal has eaten there, along with other state dignitaries.
They have also served the SECRET SERVICE,along with the F.B.I. at their place n Greensboro. President George W. Bush has even had it flown on AIR FORCE ONE back to D.C. with him…
THAT is how GOOD this food is!
And it all starts with the sauce!!!!

Archer - March 21, 2015 - 9:01 PM

Been eat Holcomb’s barbecue over 50 years there is no better !!!

Angie Driggers - March 21, 2015 - 9:14 PM

I come from St. Simons Island to get Holcomb’s BBQ. It is hands down the best around. I always take extra home with me and let my friends there have a taste of what barbecue is suppose to taste like. Everyone says that Southern Soul is best but they haven’t had Holcomb’s yet. I recommend everyone go by Holcomb’s and try their barbecue. I promise you will agree that it is the best around.

Bragan Peters - March 21, 2015 - 9:37 PM

Holcombs hands down the best ever!!

Glenda - March 21, 2015 - 9:57 PM

BUTT HUT is best

Dee - March 21, 2015 - 10:02 PM

Holcomb’s is #1!

Otho - March 21, 2015 - 10:53 PM

Butt Hut makes your butt hurt.

Rosa Harrison - March 22, 2015 - 2:01 AM

If you are looking for the best BBQ, Holcomb’s is where you will find it!

Rene - March 22, 2015 - 8:04 AM


Phillip Hubbard - March 22, 2015 - 8:20 AM

I’ve been eating Holcomb’s BBQ most of my life. They haven’t changed anything, but it’s like the saying goes, “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it.” Holcomb’s will always be the best BBQ around. Go Holcomb’s!!

Cliff - March 22, 2015 - 10:29 AM

I think your voting system has a flaw. Every time some one votes for Butt Hutt, the other place gets a vote. May want to check on that. #suspiciousactivity #hacked

Jeff - March 22, 2015 - 10:35 AM

We noticed that too Cliff. On one link the Butt Hutt posted on Twitter, it had the voting position of Butt Hutt above Holcombs. But on a link from Facebook, Butt Hutt’s voting results position shows up on the bottom. So I’m afraid every time someone votes for Butt Hutt it’s actually giving Holcombs a vote. Some folks are seeing Butt Hutt in the lead. Others are seeing Holcombs in the lead. Very sneaky.

Bobby - March 22, 2015 - 12:15 PM

Has anyone checked with North Korea?

Russell Skinner - March 22, 2015 - 1:22 PM

Butt Hutt and Holcomb’s BBQ, some of the best people in Georgia operating them but for us HOLCOMB’S is at the top. Excellent taste, that has no comparison!!!! Love you Holcomb’s.

David - March 22, 2015 - 2:01 PM

Holcomb’s is awfully good. I taught for a year in Greensboro years ago, and Holcomb’s is the only place I’ve ever eaten that was as good as a little “hole in the wall” tar-paper shack place in the little town I grew up in. And when a Bar-B-Q place can equal the barbecue you grew up loving, it’s GOOD!

JRS - March 22, 2015 - 6:21 PM

@Cliff @Jeff and @Bobby – The way the poll works is that the vote leader is on top.

Lexey - March 22, 2015 - 7:12 PM

Holcomb’s is the absolute best.

Sally - March 22, 2015 - 7:39 PM

Holcomb’s is the best!! Love their BBQ!!

Bristol - March 22, 2015 - 7:47 PM

I love Holcomb’s!!!

Hampton - March 22, 2015 - 7:48 PM

Holcomb’s BBQ, enough said.

Sally - March 22, 2015 - 8:28 PM

amazing how Holcomb’s got 200 votes in less than an hour…I think the IP address of the voters needs to be checked. looks like a little multiple voting going on.

Janis - March 22, 2015 - 8:42 PM

I worked at Holcomb’s for 2 years when I was in high school. It will always be my sentimental favorite. They get my vote!

CARLENE NOGGLE - March 22, 2015 - 9:50 PM

Been in business for 44 years! They must be doing something right!

Lonnie - March 22, 2015 - 10:41 PM

I love the butt hut, in fact I eat there way more than Holcombs bc of proximity. But it doesn’t get much more Old South/Old Georgia than Holcombs. The one in White Plains just north of Sparta couldn’t be more Classic Georgia. Great family that runs it and really good BBQ.

Alan - March 23, 2015 - 7:44 AM

Rigged??!! I voted for Butt Hutt and the vote was registered for Holcomb’s.
I think we need a recount.

Elaine Carpenter - March 23, 2015 - 5:28 PM

Holcomb’s has been the best for many years!!

Paige Hubbard - March 25, 2015 - 11:39 AM

Holcombs have been in business my whole life and I don’t ever remeber not being able to eat at Holcombs. They are the winner in my hook hands down!!!! It all starts with the sauce, but the staff that makes you feel like family just tops it off. We eat there at least a few times a month. I remember when I was in college and I had a teacher that would ask me if I would stop by on the way to school and bring her two gallons of Brunswick stew and 20 lbs of meat. I remember the first time she asked me she gave me a check and I said I don’t know if they would take an out of town check. She said as long as I’ve been eating there and getting this they know me and they will take the check. I picked up the first order and they oh yes she’s a regular. Holcombs all the way!!!!!!!

Ashley - March 26, 2015 - 10:34 PM

Go Holcombs! Best BBQ Ever!! It’s a true BBQ place! Been in business for many many years and still going strong!!

Limited Edition ‘First Week in April’ Visor from Classic Georgia X Peach State Pride

Head’s up – The good folks at Classic Georgia and Peach State Pride teamed up to create this “First Week in April” visor.  Very timely…  This is a limited run, so get yours quick.  Click here.

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wanda wilkes - March 19, 2015 - 2:08 PM

Holcomb BBQ in Greensboro Georgia is the best that you would ever eat

CARLENE NOGGLE - March 19, 2015 - 8:32 PM

You can’t find any better than HOLCOMB’S BAR-B-QUE! They have had to ship their food all the way across the nation to people who crave the goodness of the best old fashioned Brunswick Stew in the state of Georgia and REAL PIT COOKED PORK!
The great State of Georgia’s Governor Deal has eaten there, along with other state dignitaries.
They have also served the SECRET SERVICE,along with the F.B.I. at their place n Greensboro. President George W. Bush has even had it flown on AIR FORCE ONE back to D.C. with him…
THAT is how GOOD this food is!
And it all starts with the sauce!!!!

Jessica Boivin - March 19, 2015 - 9:00 PM

Holcombs great food and great friendly service

Donna Merritt - March 19, 2015 - 11:59 PM

The best BBQ and STEW you could ever put in your mouth. I gave been eating this bbq and stew all my life. Holcomb’s is a family place to eat or even have catered. LOVE this bbq and stew.