R.I.P. Dusty’s

Via Repeat Atlanta, I learned that Dusty’s on Briarcliff has closed.  Apparently they lost their lease after 27 years. I haven’t been to Dusty’s in maybe five years, and before that one time it had probably been 8 years or so since I had been.  So this certainly isn’t a “aww, I wish they could have stayed in business, what is the world coming to” posts.  If I cared that much, clearly I would have eaten there more.

There is still a twinge of sadness in the news for me.  When I was in little league, my dad would always take me to Dusty’s for dinner after a game.  I recall the food as pretty good, but when you are 10 I’m not sure you can appreciate good food.  Dusty’s was as old as I am, although I didn’t realize that until now.  Anyway, I thought I should mark the occassion a little.

3 Comments so far

  1. james hervey (jeherv) on April 27th, 2009 @ 4:50 pm

    i blame george w. bush.


  2. tomitron on April 27th, 2009 @ 8:28 pm

    dusty’s was the first bbq place in atlanta that you could get north carolina style barbecue—it was great


  3. maigh on April 28th, 2009 @ 6:18 pm

    Heartbroken. Now where am I going to get my Cheerwine fix?



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