Pig-N-Chik to open in former Dusty’s Barbecue

By on January 4, 2011

pig-n-chik to open in former dusty's barbecue ~ what now, atlanta?

Most recent tenant, Cafe Sage Hill, abandoned premises during remodel. Landlord forced to re-lease property.

Pig-N-Chik barbecue restaurant signed a lease early this week for space that was most recently Cafe Sage Hill, according to sources involved with the property.

The Owner of Sage Hill closed the restaurant located at 1815 Briarcliff road, for a remodel back in December 2010, with plans to reopen sometime in January.

Multiple signs were posted on the inside of the space announcing the temporary closure and later, a “For Lease” sign graced the front parking lot.

Sources at the property claim the owner walked away from the restaurant during the remodel leaving behind all equipment.

Sage Hill first opened in September 2009 taking over the former Dusty’s Barbecue that closed just five months prior.

Dusty’s was in business for 27 years. Cafe Sage Hill for a year.  How long will Pig-N-Chik last?  Let’s hope the food’s better than the name.

1815 Briarcliff Road
Atlanta, GA 30329

About Caleb J. Spivak

CJS is the Founder of What Now Atlanta. He was recently featured in The New York Times, Creative Loafing's "20 People to Watch in 2012," named "Lifestyle Blogger You Need To Know" by Rolling Out Magazine and highlighted as Atlanta's Metropolitan Male in fashion magazine, 944. WNA was named "Best of Atlanta" by Creative Loafing and Atlanta Magazine.


  1. SB

    January 5, 2011 at 12:43 am


  2. Will

    January 5, 2011 at 9:34 am

    Pig-N-Chik has been around for years (2003?) in two other locations.

    It ranked highly for the “people’s vote” in the AJC’s “Best Barbecue” article last year:

  3. michelle

    January 5, 2011 at 9:54 am

    pig-n-chik has been around a long time – i’d say well before 2003 even. It is great bbq, and I will be glad to have a location closer to home!

  4. KenBud

    January 5, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Now, if Pig-N-Chik would serve Cheerwine, then all is good.

  5. local?

    January 6, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Er – Really What Now Atlanta? You claim to be an industry insider but have never eaten at Pig-n-Chik? Maybe your name should be What the F*** Atlanta?

    I enjoy reading your updates, but have noticed a bit of a turn toward the bitchy as of late. Remember, critique without substance is little more than an opinion derived from ignorance – (sometimes) entertaining, but ultimately shallow. Try conducting a little research – and by research I mean: take a drive, spend $10 and get some lunch for crying out loud.

    For the above you get a score of

    Snarkiness: 8/10

    Credibility: 0.

  6. Simon

    January 7, 2011 at 2:06 am

    Thank God for something that might stand a chance of surviving. I’ve been wanting to go to the Pig-n-Chick but their Peachtree Industrial location looks a little grim for me. I’ve heard the food is good though.

  7. Sean M

    January 13, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    to mr. local?

    TMZ man. TMZ.

  8. Hmmmm

    January 13, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Sometimes the hater-ism devalues your blog’s informative posts, Pig-N-Chik has been around almost 10 years .. What happened to the background research?

  9. The Katheter

    February 27, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Pig n Chick happens to be some of the best bar-b-que in Atlanta!!!!! I agree with the above that you really should have done some research first. We are delighted to have them in our neighborhood. Pig n Chick will undoubtedly last longer than this website. Snap!

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