The stories behind the city's quintessential restaurants.
by Amanda Plumb
Squid on a Stick from Snackboxe Bistro
Lamb Sliders from Chai Pani
Farm Egg from Miller Union
Morelli's Ice Cream
Coconut Jalapeño Ice Cream from Morelli's
Elote (Mexican Street Corn) at the Starlight Drive-In
Fresh tortillas made daily at Mi Barrio
We Suki Suki
Sushi Doughnut from Poke Burri (We Suki Suki Global Collective)
Chef Hayakawa works his magic at Sushi Hayakawa
El Burro Pollo
The namesakespicy chicken burrito at El Burro Pollo
The A-Town Cream from Sublime Doughnuts
While many of Atlanta’s world famous Southern restaurants boast the best fried chicken recipe, its burgeoning global identity has brought a breadth to its food scene like never before. You’ll find peppercorn-crusted kangaroo from Down Under all the way to street food from Malaysia, Mexico, and Venezuela.
In Unique Eats and Eateries of Atlanta you’ll discover the common ingredient uniting these diverse and innovative restaurants—the people who pour their heart and soul into the dishes they create. Curated in this guide are their stories of family, failure, and reinvention. Learn how a K-Pop star ended up running a BBQ joint in Georgia or how a college professor sold burritos out of a van to make ends meet. Take a peek behind the scenes at the making of fresh bagels that rival any in New York City or figure out why the Silver Skillet’s bathrooms are in the kitchen. Don’t miss the heartfelt stories of the Southern mainstays, some of which have been integral in launching the careers of artists, musicians, and Civil Rights heroes.
Local author and underground restaurant host, Amanda Plumb provides pro-tips on the meals, the menus, and the must-tries throughout the city. Let the “Gate City of the South” be your gateway to a most unique, southern and international culinary experience.
Amanda Plumb loves food almost as much as she loves her adopted hometown of Atlanta. For several years, along with fellow members of the Buford Highway Supper Club, she explored the international dining options along that congested thoroughfare. In 2017, she co-founded Chow Club Atlanta, a monthly underground restaurant showcasing the talents of local home cooks with international roots. Chow Club Atlanta has been featured in the Atlanta Magazine, the AJC, Creative Loafing, and other media.