Here's Our Travel Guide to This Nation of Over 7,000 Islands
1. Ocean Market489 Peachtree St, Atlanta
2. Ration and Dram130 Arizona Ave NE, Atlanta
3. Big Sky Buckhead3201 Cains Hill Pl NW, Atlanta
4. Drink Art199 Walker St SW, Atlanta
5. 850°F Bar & Pizza12635 Crabapple Rd Ste 310, Alpharetta
6. Delightful EATZ421 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta
7. Sweet Auburn656 N Highland Ave, Atlanta
8. Vine and Tap2770 Lenox Rd NE, Atlanta
This European-inspired deli offers up in-house smoked and cured eats, dominating the lunch scene with dishes like their bahn mi: 18-hour smoked pork topped with a foie gras cream and purple cabbage slaw on a baguette.
Andy Minchow graduated from Holeman & Finch into his own spacious place on Arizona Ave. Seasonally-based Southern fare includes everything from duck salad to a “fried bologna cup”. They aim to balance their comfort good with fresh veggie juices and homemade sodas, so use that to counteract your fried pork chop with mayo.
BSB is well-beyond the traditional Buckhead sports bar fare, with an impressive menu that includes fried coconut bread known as “donas”, which sounds like “donuts”, and tastes like really, really good donuts. They also steam that coconut bread into buns which host a very tight slider menu that goes great with affordable drafts.
Owned by Atlanta native and NBA alum, Shandon Anderson, Drink Art dishes out Thai food that vies for attention next to the impressive and always changing cocktail menu. Fresh kiwi, pineapple, beet, (yes, beet), pear, and ginger juices offer up a wide array of quality 'tails sure to please everyone.
When it comes to pizza, it’s hard to beat an owner from Brooklyn and a chef from Naples. Bringing hot-as-Hades style pizza to the North side of town, this place dominates with speciality 'za like their tartufo, with pancetta, rosemary, truffle oil, and mushrooms.
This Old Fourth Ward eatery is a strong addition to the late-night Southern bar food scene. They’re open until 3am on weekends, so grab some deviled eggs topped with oysters, zucchini fries, and tilapia-stuffed wontons before you continue onward to the Edgewood bar scene.
Howard Hsu's brick-and-mortar of his famed food truck, Sweet Auburn features dry-rubbed, 12-hour smoked pork that leads the charge for this impressive Poncey-Highlands bastion of barbecue. They're serious about being a part of the local bar scene, too, with a late-night weekend presence that includes fried individual pork ribs and a craft cocktail menu.
Buckhead has earned awesomely weird wine science points in the form of this swanked-out vino bar: Owner Ian Mendelsohn is one of the few using the “Coravin," which scientifically extracts wine from the bottle without uncorking it, thus keeping its fresh winely goodness intact as it heads to your mouth. Vine & Tap's menu features small plates like delectable bruschetta, panini, rabbit terrine, and more.