While growing up and living in Atlanta, Iâ€™ve seen the city go through a lot of great changes. Every year another unique restaurant pops up, giving locals and tourists a chance to visit Atlanta and fall in love with its diverse culture. The next time youâ€™re in town, I encourage stopping by a few of the local favorites to see how we have a good time.
Heirloom Market BBQ
This place is great because it truly encompasses a mix of cultures. One chef is from Tennessee, the other is from Korea. Their combined talents make for some amazing barbecue. The sauces are unique and provide a great balance to their smoked meats.
Hobnob is fantastic for when you want to feed the kid in you. This place specializes in â€œadult milkshakes,â€ which are pretty much creamy desserts with alcohol in them. I love bringing friends here to unwind and have fun.
The Fry Guy
The next time youâ€™re in Atlanta for a festival or an outdoor event, look for The Fry Guy food truck. Itâ€™s the creation of a local chef and his buddy, and it provides the perfect on-the-go snack. They step up their fries by adding exotic components like black sea salt, truffle oil and curry ketchup.
Piece of Cake
Piece of Cake is one of those places thatâ€™s going to keep getting bigger and bigger. With a location recently opening in the airport, itâ€™s obvious that thereâ€™s no stopping Melissa, the owner. A classic red velvet cake takes me back to my childhood here, so I wanted people to learn how to make their own slice of nostalgia.
The Local Three
The Local Three is a fantastic establishment, but itâ€™s the brunch that makes it special. I love sharing unique places where youâ€™ll get something you canâ€™t find anywhere else. The behind-the-scenes buffet style is a great way to have a tasty, hassle-free experience instead of waiting for someone to serve you.
JCT Kitchen and Bar
I had to share a Ford Fry restaurant when showcasing my hometown. Heâ€™s got a number of great places, but JCT Kitchen represents a night out in Atlanta. The drinks are smooth and simple, the music is great, and nothing beats the fried chicken.