The first hint you're in for something special at Gatlin's is when Mary Gatlin—mother of Greg Gatlin, the man in charge of the pit—leans over to you and recommends you try the dirty rice. And man, it's good. Hot, musky, riddled with chopped chicken liver and giblets, it's served with a smile but eats like a punch in the mouth. It only goes up from there.
Our Tip Get a chopped brisket sandwich--this is where all the juice, burnt ends, and extra fat that falls off the slices ends up.