Food & Drink

11 epic new dishes to gorge on in Fatlanta

Published On 10/29/2014 Published On 10/29/2014
SEBASTIAN DAVIS

If Atlanta's really good at one thing, it's probably strip clubs. No wait, it's BBQ... or maybe traffic. Okay, we're good at a lot of things, but number one might just be making you fat, as evidenced by these 11 totally not good for you, but totally great menu items for you to gorge on...

Memphis BBQ Co

Memphis Burger

Memphis Barbecue Co. (address and info)
Dunwoody
This 6oz burger is topped w/ 6oz of pulled pork, American cheese, slaw, and original BBQ sauce. It's named after the largest city in the Deep South, but it's clearly designed to give you the South's largest mid-section.

Southbound

Hot chicken sandwich

Southbound (address and info)
Chamblee
Be warned: too many of these sandwiches (made with deep fried poultry, house-made Schezuan mayo, fried green tomato, chèvre, pineapple habanero jam, and a brioche bun) will have you looking the opposite of hot... provided your definition of "hot" conforms to society's narrow, and often harmful, body image standards, which our totally doesn't. We like you with a few extra pounds.

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Nutella Pizza

Don Antonio by Starita (address and info)
Buckhead
Don Antonio’s hand-crafted dough is not limited to rich sauces, cheeses, and meats. No, this "pie" has Nutella filling all the puffy crevices and is topped with bourbon-sautéed Georgia peaches and raspberries.
 

House-made Chorizo

Thirteen Pies (address and info)
Buckhead
Spanish sausage with queso fresco, serrano & cilantro pesto, all made in-house in what is seemingly an effort to make you as big as one.

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Camp Fire Treat

Pig and Pearl (address and info)
Atlantic Station
This is the Southern version of a French classic that you didn't know you were waiting for. The smoked chocolate crème (toasted marshmallow optional) is stabbed with salty pretzels, and yes, they are for dipping, so get to doing that.

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Pork belly torta

Mavericks Cantina (address and info)
Johns Creek
A classic Mexican sandwich with chipotle mayo, avocados, tomatoes, a fried egg, pickled red onions, sweet potato fries, and the part of the pig most likely give you a belly.

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Tavern Taters

World of Beer (address and info
Midtown
Tater tots topped with house-made beer cheese, jalapeños, crispy bacon, scallions & sour cream, which goes great with an IPA and should probably be ordered by the pair.

Gypsy Kitchen

Beef Tenderloin Tips

Gypsy Kitchen (address and info)
Buckhead
Pepper-potato hash of varying types, blue fondue cheese for dipping, and a whole pile of steak.

King of Pops

Tailgate Pops Box

King of Pops (address and info)
Poncey-Highland
Whether you're pro-Georgia or pro-Tech, the King doesn’t take sides. UGA is represented with a new chocolate-covered strawberry, while Tech gets a pineapple-blueberry, which is close enough, right? However you fall in the rivalry, the winner is delicious.

Savor bar & kitchen

Sweet Potato Pie

Savor Bar & Kitchen (address and info)
Sandy Springs
These little goblets of Atlanta fall flava’ start with a Southern sweet potato pie filling, boast a little graham cracker crust, and come with a toasted marshmallow meringue on top.

Dolphins Water Ice Factory

Ice cream waffle sandwich

Dolphin’s Water Ice Factory (address and info)
Kirkwood
What's better than chicken & waffles? Probably, nothing... but this combination of fresh Belgian waffles sandwiched around an impressive slab of ice cream that's been rolled in chocolate chips comes so close that you'll have to try it a few times to be sure.
 
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1. Memphis BBQ Co. 4764 Ashford-Dunwoody Rd, Dunwoody, GA 30338

They forged our reputation at some of the world’s toughest BBQ competitions, but they aren't just a BBQ joint -- the menu offers a variety of items like cheese fritters, BBQ shrimp, and pork rinds.

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2. Southbound 5394 Peachtree Rd, Chamblee, GA 30341

People might not be used to peanuts boiled in pork broth or using avocado as a base for their chicken salad, but they better start liking it soon because Southbound is all about soul food with a twist.

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3. Don Antonio by Starita 102 E Paces Ferry Rd NE , Atlanta, GA 30305 (Buckhead)

Antonio Starita is using Atlanta as the only expansion city for his wildly popular New York pizza masterpiece. 60 insane varieties of pie will make you swear off the greasy stuff in the cardboard box for good.

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4. Thirteen Pies 250 Buckhead Avenue, Suite 317, Atlanta, GA 30309 (Buckhead)

You won't find apple pie here. But this pizza joint slings some great pies, including the house-made chorizo -- Spanish sausage with queso fresco, serrano & cilantro pesto.

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5. The Pig & The Pearl 1380 Atlantic Drive Suite 14180, Atlanta, GA 30363

This Atlantic Station joint has BBQ, oysters and a large beer menu. They also fancy it up on occasion with things like chicken liver paté w/ cranberry preserve & brioche, a lobster & shrimp salad, and more.

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6. Maverick’s Cantina 11030 Medlock Bridge Rd, Johns Creek, GA 30097

Mavericks is a reminder of your youth, so grab a pork belly torta or popcorn chicken and catch a wave.

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7. World of Beer 855 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30308

Sure, they've got a lot of beer, but you should also try the Tavern Taters that're topped with house-made beer cheese, jalapeños, crispy bacon, scallions & sour cream and go perfectly with an IPA.

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8. Gypsy Kitchen 3035 Peachtree Rd NE Suite A209, Atlanta, GA 30305

Their beef tenderloin tips with pepper/potato hash of varying types, blue fondue cheese for dipping, and a pile of steak are definitely worth a try, but then again so is the rest of the of this Buckhead joint's menu.

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9. King of Pops 1079 North Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307 (Virginia Highland)

This roving popsicle cart has over 20 flavors of frozen treats, ranging from Banana Puddin' and Coconut Lemongrass to Eggnog and Watermelon Mojito. Check out their website to find out where they'll be... and then get there before everyone else, as the line builds quickly.

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10. Savor Bar & Kitchen 7 Concourse Pkwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30328

This spot is serving up some great Sweet Potato Pie with the perfect blend graham cracker crust and marshmallow meringue.

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11. Dolphin’s Water Ice Factory 1963 Hosea L Williams, Atlanta, GA 30317 (Kirkwood)

They've got more than ridiculously good flavored ice, they've also got gelato, ice cream sandwiches, and slew of other desserts.

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