I heart Atlanta. Yes, it is spread out, and yes, the traffic is awful, but Atlanta has much to offer. As a lifelong resident, I love the warm hospitality, the diversity, the food scene, the music....and most importantly, I really love the people.
South City Kitchen serves excellent contemporary Southern food in Midtown Atlanta. The decor is expansive, covering two stories yet is simple yet homey. I would recommend their chicken and waffles as well as their shrimp n'grits. It's also a popular weekend brunch spot, so I recommend...more
This post isn't to review Pizzeria Vesuvius, but to review the speakeasy bar located towards the back of the restaurant. The bookshelf is essentially a door and masks the bar. Once you open it, you'll see a small, intimate bar serving cocktail drinks and beer. The music is a little loud but...more
JCT Kitchen serves a contemporary yet refined take on Southern food in a beautifully decorated setting. Their standout dish is the buttered fried chicken. Other highlights include the chicken and dumplings, almond pie, and coconut pie.
Blind Willie's is considered one of the best blue joints in Atlanta. Located in the Virginia Highlands, the venue is small so seating can be quite limited. Regardless, the small venue ensures an intimate and close-up look of the performers, many of whom are awesome in playing sexy,...more
The couple used to own a brunch restaurant where My Sister's Room is located, and would make mashed yams with coconut milk, and eggs benedict with crawfish. It was hands down the best brunch I've ever experienced. The couple has since moved up the street in the East Atlanta Village and...more
The Churchill Grounds is the preeminent jazz club in Atlanta. Every jazz musician who is going through Atlanta must come here to perform as a prerequisite stop. The club itself is intimate and small. The performance room is even called The Whisper Room, to allow jazz musicians to perform without...more