Award season is upon us, and the restaurant industry's highest honor, the James Beard Foundation awards are taking a close look at Atlanta's talent. Dine around the city now and judge for yourself before finalists are announced in Charleston
The seasonal chile rellenos are masterfully fried with a delicious red sauce and melted cheese in every bite.
The first restaurant in Top Chef Judge Hugh Acheson's burgeoning empire - farm fresh eats & a thoughtful wine list
Chef Todd Richards made be new in the kitchen but he's made waves in Atlanta for years, even gracing the pages of Esquire magazine. His dishes are elegant and the vibe is relaxed in this neighborhood restaurant. Don't hesitate to ask for wine suggestions.
Known for the 10pm burger, the Nashville-style Hot Chicken is their next big thing. The cocktails are king but give the beer list a spin.
Atlanta has a plethora of fine Southern restaurants, and although new, M-U feels like it's been around forever. There would be riots if the farm egg in celery cream dish was dropped on the menu, featured recently on the Martha Stewart show.
The Optimist is hot, with national acclaim and a chef that keeps adding onto his empire. The menu changes often and although seafood is definitely the main draw, beef, pork & chicken make regular appearances on the menu. Don't miss Chef Taria's creative desserts & the stellar cocktails.
The popular Spice Route supper club dish, Kerala Chicken & Waffles is now on the lunch menu!