Location: 6557 Bells Ferry Rd, Woodstock GA 30189 - 678.445.7730 - website
Parking: Plenty of parking out front. Make sure to notice the parking pylons painted like pink pigs.
Style: Old school. Buffalo chopper pork. Traditional brisket and ribs. Minimal spice or fuss. Decent smoke level.
Sauces: Two sauces - Sweet, and Spicy
Service: Seat yourself full service plus take out.
Cooking on: Stick-burner in rear of restaurant. 3 different cookers visible this day but the smokehouse was empty. Have a suspicion that it was empty because the main cooker was to be used on a TV segment for ATL46 the following morning.
Backstory: First location opened in 1999 inside a small farmers market. Within four years, the owners decided to open a dine in restaurant. According to the website, JD's now has a second location in Acworth. JD's has all the charm and trappings of an owner-operated BBQ joint.
Our Selection for the Day: The "Boss Hog" 3 meat platter with chopped pork, sliced brisket, baby back ribs, brunswick stew, and baked beans.
One of three stickburners out back. I suspect this is their catering rig, based on the photos I've seen on their website.