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When three top food critics were tasked with researching the top 50 restaurants in Atlanta, they ended up with 75. They could not whittle it down any further. That tells you something — our food scene has matured big time.
Atlanta has long been overlooked and underappreciated as a culinary destination. This occurs despite many national media articles raving about the food scene and the best places to eat in Atlanta, including everything from The Wall Street Journal’s top three burgers in the nation to Bon Appetit’s best new restaurant in the country.
Simply put, Atlanta is a foodie city that does not rely on outside validation but continues to innovate and thrive. Locals support the culinary community and, even in the midst of a pandemic, they’re keeping a majority of our restaurants open. Here’s a guide to whet your appetite and to what you’ve been missing.
Soul food and southern eats
From classic meat and threes to innovative, modern Southern cuisine, these ATL restaurants lift the veil on eating good in the South’s capital.
Forged In The Fires Of The Civil Rights Movement
By Taria Camerino and Karcheik Sims-Alvarado Adapted from Fearless Innovation, Atlanta’s Food Story.
A Seat at the Table
Evelyn J. Frazier was the embodiment of Atlanta’s food scene.
We invited Taria to curate and author this book not only because she is a talented chef in her own right, but also because she has a unique perspective on the food scene in Atlanta, having lived and worked here for several decades.
Meet Chef Linton Hopkins
Meet Atlanta chef Linton Hopkins of Hopkins and Company.
Taste the difference. Atlanta’s food scene is like no other.
Atlanta’s food community is like no other and is constantly evolving.
Be an ATL Mixologist at home
The Atlanta bartending/mixologist scene is a microcosm of the creative maker community.
Atlanta: Changing the Farm-to-Table Narrative
The concept of farm-to-table is not new in Atlanta, but the character of our farms has evolved.
Can’t Miss Asian Restaurants
Flavors from the Far East hit all the right notes at these Atlanta restaurants.
Meet Chef Carla Fears
Meet Chef Carla Fears of Gun for Hire.
Community, Conversation and Coffee
We might not solve the world’s problems over a cup of coffee, but we can come close.
Atlanta BBQ Smackdown
Where to Eat on Atlanta’s Buford Highway
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Some restaurants might be closed due to COVID-19 outbreak precautions.
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