In addition to hosting both a KCBS cookoff and a backyard cookoff, this year's Atlanta BBQ Festival played host for the filming of an episode of the fourth season of Destination America reality series BBQ Pitmasters. Over the course of Friday and Saturday night, three teams competed for a chance to appear in one of the final episodes. The three competition teams were GA Bob's out of Macon. Lazy Bear BBQ from Gainesville and Holy Smokes BBQ from Dublin, GA. Season 4's judges are a welcome carryover from Season 3 - Myron Mixon from Jack's Old South BBQ, Aaron Franklin of Franklin BBQ in Austin, TX, and Tuffy Stone of Cool Smoke BBQ, Richmond, VA. All three judges are extremely well respected and well seasoned competitors and restaurant owners. BBQ Pitmasters seemed to struggle a little in seasons 1 and 2 in finding its format and judging personalities. But all signs are that season 4 is a reprise of the winning Season 3 formula. It will be interesting to see how the GA teams carry on into the finals. Most interesting to me is where Aaron Franklin had dinner while here in ATL. The guy gets repeated features on No Reservations and has the number one BBQ restaurant in the country. Does anyone know where the judges chowed down?