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Pig out: 7 restaurants with perfect pork sandwiches in Atlanta

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Smoked. Braised. Pulled. Those words are recipes for a good pork sandwich, and the following metro Atlanta restaurants will tantalize your taste buds with the perfect pork sandwich—plus a few favorite fixings on the side.

Smokebelly BBQ: With a pig as part of its logo, it is pretty obvious that pork plays an important role at this Buckhead restaurant. Stop in for their classic pulled pork sandwich with pickles. For a nominal charge, guests can add a side like pig’s tail mac ’n cheese.

Twenty-Two Storys: Despite the name, this bar is located in lobby of the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, making it easy to saunter in and order their Sweetwater-braised pork sliders made with slow cooked pulled pork shoulder, cider slaw and house-made barbecue sauce.

Foundation Social Eatery: There are two variations of the classic pulled pork sandwich at this Roswell restaurant. First, Chef Mel Toledo makes a Vietnamese-inspired roasted pork belly bahn mi with spicy mayo, pickled Asian vegetables, cilantro and mint on a house-made baguette. Second, he takes patrons’ palates to France with “Croque Madame,” a combination of braised pork shoulder, cheese and a soft-cooked egg served on toast.

Table & Main: Hog ’n Quilts. The name alone might inspire you to round up your friends and “pig out.” This Roswell restaurant enticingly offers barbecue pork shoulder chive crepe, served with old fashioned cole slaw and Georgia vinegar sauce.

Hard Rock Cafe Atlanta: In Atlanta, you can fall in love with this chain restaurant’s slow-cooked, hickory-smoked authentic Memphis pulled pork and hickory barbecue sandwich. The sandwich is piled high and served with a side of seasoned fries, cowboy beans and citrus coleslaw.

South City Kitchen Midtown: Simple, but scrumptious describes this barbecue pulled pork sandwich topped with horseradish coleslaw and nestled between warm, freshly-baked buns from Holeman & Finch Bread Co. The side of house-made chips pulls it all perfectly together.

D.B.A. Barbecue: What does a fictional 1970s television character have in common with a sandwich? It’s name. Here, the “Archie Bunker” sandwich is a combination of pulled pork served on Texas Toast then topped with mac ’n cheese, sweet barbecue sauce and shredded cheddar cheese. For two bucks more, you can add bacon.

More on BBQ in Atlanta:

5 ways to get BBQ sandwich bliss in Atlanta

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