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Mara Davis joins the Bert Show to Discuss Bucket List Restaurants

Whether you’re a local or a transplant, Atlanta has so many great restaurants that it’d be near impossible to visit them all. Luckily, our own Mara Davis made her own Atlanta bucket list spots, so you can visit Atlanta’s most iconic restaurants and get a slice of the city. Read below for more.

“Number 1, you’ve got to get a hot dog at The Varsity. It may not be delicious, it may not be your favorite thing, but…”

“You’ve got to get a doughnut from Sublime Doughnuts. You’ve got to get that oreo doughnut, that’s the crazy thing”

The fried pork at Gunshow

“You’ve gotta go to Gunshow. You’ve got to experience that with Chef Kevin Gillespie – that’s his concept that he started. And it’s southern dim sum – so they walk around and they present all the different food to you and it’s something completely, uniquely Atlanta. You really don’t see this anywhere else.”

“And Snack Bar – you’ve gotta get that Ghetto Burger. In Kirkwood, it’s not fancy and you know, Miss Anne she passed away a couple of years ago but her world famous burger is still living on. This is the burger, the onions – it is like the Atlanta classic burger, where people just go out of their way to get this burger. It’s been written up in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, so that is an Atlanta classic.”

“You’ve got to get a popsicle from King of Pops. That is something that you have to have. The chocolate sea salt is my favorite one. It’s one of the best Atlanta food stories ever. Now you see them everywhere and they’re still delicious, and who would have ever thought we’d be paying $5 for a popsicle.”

“The quick version of their story is they went to South America, and they tried these popsicles and thought they were great. They sold them on the street – they were just selling them in the cart over there on Ponce. You know where Ponce where the Buddy’s is – where Manuel’s Tavern is? So they were just selling the popsicles there and it was a little experiment and it’s just exploded. It’s two brothers – the Carse brothers who started it. When you first saw it was that little cart on North Highland. But now King of Pops is at your party, it’s at Willy’s – they’re everywhere.”

“You’ve got to get the Oysters at the Optimist. If you’re on the West Side the Optimist I think is one of the classic Atlanta restaurants. It’s part of the Ford Fry culture – Ford Fry is a chef in Atlanta who really brought so many restaurants to Atlanta including JCT Kitchen, Superrica – the list goes on and on. Beautiful restaurant design. You should cross that off your list.”

“Buford Highway you’ve got to go there. Nam Phuong is my favorite place for Vietnamese. You get the shaking beef – that’s what you do.”

The Meat Stick burger at One Eared Stag

I did talk about burgers – there’s a couple of iconic burgers. My favorite is at One Eared Stag – the Meat Stick.

Restaurant Eugene is on Peachtree kind of near where Watershed is. There’s so much art and care and this is one of the places that’s so iconic in the Atlanta dining scene and what gets us attention and makes us a culinary city.

I want to talk about Heirloom Market BBQ. THere’s a lot of BBQ places but why this should be on your bucket list is it’s Korean meets Southern and that’s really really unique that you don’t see anywhere else.

For cocktails you’ve got to go to Kimball House. You go to a place where they have – i call it a-hole ice (large ice cubes) – it keeps your drink a lot colder for longer. Even though it is quite pretentious, it is important in cocktail culture that you do that, and Kimball House no one does that ice better than they do.

If you want fried chicken, some of the staples are the Busy Bee Cafe, Colonnade, Mary Mac’s. For a steakhouse, Kevin Rathbun Steak. Kevin Rathbun is the guy behind the culinary scene on the belt line. He was the first guy there.

The Classic chips and blue cheese from Buckhead Diner

I also want to give a mention to Buckhead Diner. Now you’re gonna see the restaurant on our show Atlanta Eats – when everything started in Atlanta, as far as being a culinary scene, Buckhead Diner was the place to go. That’s where you went – it was elevated diner food. And it is still there, it’s still delicious, it’s still kitschy. Just like I mentioned Ford Fry, Buckhead Life group had a big part of that too – with Pricci, they had Nava back in the day and of course Chops is an iconic steakhouse. So these are some of the restaurants that you must must go to.

5 Restaurants You Don’t Want to Miss at Roswell Restaurant Week 2018

The restaurants of Roswell have decided to grace us with a fourth year of Roswell Restaurant Week. From January 22nd- January 31st 2018, diners can visit any of the 32 participating restaurants and order from delicious prix fixe menus for lunch or dinner. We’re showcasing 5 of our flavor favorites that have been featured on Atlanta Eats!

The ribs at Houck’s

Houck’s Grille

For just $25, you can enjoy a delicious 3 course dinner that includes (but not limited to) creamy Loaded Potato Soup, Sweet & Smokey BBQ Ribs, and Crème Brulee. They are even offering a $15 dinner wine pairing with your meal.

Osteria Mattone

Enjoy choices from a $15 2 course lunch menu or $25 3 course dinner menu at this Roswell favorite. Dine on dishes like Spaghetti alla Carbonara or a Caprese sandwich.

Peach & the Porkchop

Their yummy 2 course lunch is only $15 and includes your choice of a salad or the soup of the day and then a savory sammie like the Fried Chicken Sandwich. For dinner, they are offering a 3 course meal for $35 that includes dishes like their Jamaican Jerk Porkchop and Apple Pie a la mode.

Shrimp and Grits from Table and Main

Table & Main

$25 is all you have to pay for a three course meal for dinner that includes dishes like the Shrimp ‘n Grits, made with grilled shrimp, stone-ground grits, cheddar cheese, and Creole brown gravy.

Short Rib over grits at The Mill Kitchen and Bar

The Mill Kitchen and Bar

This $35 three course dinner is sure to have you leaving full and satisfied. Start with the Pimento Cheese Fritters, then indulge on the Short Rib, and end with a Flourless Chocolate Torte.

Office Pizza Party Giveaway

This isn’t a joke- we want to help warm up the office this winter! Fill out the info below, and if you’re picked Atlanta Eats will be delivering Marco’s pizza to your office. Winner will be notified via e-mail by close of business on Wed, January 24th*

 

 

 

 

*pizza party for up to 20 people or value not to exceed $200. By providing your e-mail address, you are opting-in to receive information from Marco’s Pizza.

#SnOMG 2018: Restaurant Openings

SnOMG, what happened last night? We thought it was just going to snow for a couple of hours and now the whole Southeast is shut down. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t places where you can still get a bite. Check out our running list below of places in metro Atlanta where, if you can get there, a hot meal awaits! You can also follow us on Twitter for the latest updates!

Updated as of 5:30pm

101 Steak Vinings Closed for lunch; Open for dinner
2 Urban Licks Inman Park CLOSED
5 Church Midtown OPEN
5 Seasons Brewing Sandy Springs CLOSED
Ale Yeah! Decatur CLOSED
Alessio’s Pizza All Locations Open at 4:30pm
Allora Atlantic Station OPEN
Alma Cocina Downtown Closed for lunch
Apres Diem CLOSED
Atkins Park Tavern Virginia Highland OPEN
Atlas Buckhead CLOSED
Baby Al’s Chicago Dog Lilburn OPEN
Bada Bings! Downtown Open at 4pm
Bantam + Biddy Ansley Mall, Avalon OPEN
Bell St Burritos All Locations CLOSED
Bellina Alimentari Ponce City Market CLOSED
BGR The Burger Joint Atlantic Station OPEN
Big Sky Buckhead OPEN
Bone Garden Cantina Berkeley Park CLOSED
Buckhead Diner Buckhead OPEN
Buen Provecho Marietta CLOSED
Bytes West Midtown CLOSED
C&S Chowder House Roswell CLOSED
Canoe Vinings Closed for lunch
Cibo Atlanta Sandy Springs Closed for lunch; Open for dinner
Cinebistro Brookhaven CLOSED
Condesa Coffee Downtown CLOSED
Condesa Coffee Old 4 W OPEN
Crave Pie Studio Duluth CLOSED
Creature Comforts Athens OPEN at 5pm
Dantanna’s Downtown, Buckhead CLOSED
Davio’s Buckhead OPEN
Edgar’s Proof and Provision Midtown OPEN
Eventide Brewing Grant Park Open (1-5pm)
FarmBurger Buckhead CLOSED
FarmBurger Decatur OPEN
Flip Burger West Midtown CLOSED
Food 101 Brookhaven Closed for lunch; Open for dinner
Fox Bros Bar B Q All Locations CLOSED
Fred’s Meat and Bread The Canteen CLOSED
Fred’s Meat and Bread Krog St Market OPEN until 3pm
Genuine Pizza Phipps Plaza OPEN
Goldberg’s Bagels West Paces, Dunwoody, Roswell Road, Johnson Ferry OPEN
Grand Champion BBQ Multiple Locations OPEN until 5:30pm
Grindhouse Burgers Piedmont and Decatur CLOSED
Gu’s Dumpling Krog Street Market OPEN until 3pm
Gunshow Glenwood Park CLOSED
Hampton + Hudson Inman Park OPEN
Hankook Taqueria Underwood Hills CLOSED
HobNob Multiple Locations OPEN
Hugo’s Oyster Bar Roswell CLOSED
Jeni’s All Locations CLOSED
Kirby G’s McDonough CLOSED
La Tavola OPEN
Ladybird Inman Park OPEN until 5pm
Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee Roswell CLOSED
Leons Full Service Decatur Closed for lunch
Local 3 Buckhead OPEN (dinner service only)
Lovies BBQ Buckhead CLOSED
Lucky’s Burgers and Brew Roswell OPEN
Lure Midtown Closed for lunch
Madre and Mason Midtown CLOSED
Mary Macs Tea Room CLOSED
Mavericks Cantina Johns Creek CLOSED for lunch
Meating Street BBQ Roswell CLOSED
Meehan’s Public House Vinings, Buckhead OPEN
Meehan’s Public House Atlantic Station, Downtown OPEN
Meehan’s Public House Sandy Springs OPEN (bar only)
Miller Union West Side OPEN (5-9pm)
Mondo Italian Kitchen OPEN until 6pm
Muss + Turner’s East cobb, Smyrna OPEN
One Eared Stag Inman Park OPEN
Osteria Mattone Roswell CLOSED
Parish Inman Park OPEN
PBR Atlanta The Battery Atlanta CLOSED
Piece of Cake All Locations CLOSED
Pine Street Market Avondale Estates CLOSED
Pontoon Brewing Sandy Springs CLOSED
Publik Draft House Midtown OPEN
Raging Burrito Decatur CLOSED
Red Hare Brewing Marietta CLOSED
Red Pepper Taqueria Buckhead OPEN
Red Pepper Taqueria Decatur OPEN at 3pm
Revolution Doughnuts Cabbagetown, Oakhurst OPEN
Room at 12 Downtown OPEN
Rosati’s Buckhead CLOSED
Roswell Provisions Roswell OPEN until 3pm
Scofflaw Brewing Co Hills Park OPEN
Seven Lamps Buckhead CLOSED
Seven Sisters Scones Johns Creek CLOSED
Silver’s Delight East Point Closed until 3pm (tentative)
Small Cakes Druid Hills CLOSED
Smith’s Old Bar Ansley Park OPEN at 5pm
Smoke Ring Downtown Open at noon
South City Kitchen Midtown, Buckhead Closed for lunch
Southern Gentleman Buckhead OPEN
Spiller Park Coffee Ponce City Market OPEN
Sports and Social The Battery Atlanta CLOSED
Staplehouse/Paper Crane Lounge Sweet Auburn CLOSED
STK Midtown OPEN
Sun in My Belly Oakhurst OPEN
Sweet Auburn BBQ Old Fourth Ward CLOSED
Sweet Hut Bakery All Locations CLOSED
Sweetwater Brewery Midtown CLOSED
Table and Main Roswell OPEN
Taco Mac Decatur, Philips Arena, Old Milton Parkway, East Roswell, Johns Creek, Virginia Highlands, Lindbergh, Suwanee CLOSED
Taco Mac Canton, Windward, Marietta OPEN
Taco Mac Peachtree City OPEN (Until 8pm)
Tap at 1180 Midtown Closed for Lunch
Taverna Plaka OPEN
Tavern at Phipps Buckhead Open at 11am
The Cook’s Warehouse All Locations CLOSED
The Cowfish Dunwoody CLOSED
The Lawrence Midtown OPEN
The Painted Pin Buckhead OPEN (5-10pm)
The Pig and the Pearl Atlantic Station OPEN
The Porter Little Five Points Open at 11:30am
The Varsity Atlanta, Athens, Kennesaw, Norcross CLOSED
The Varsity Dawsonville OPEN
The Vortex All Locations CLOSED for lunch
There Brookhaven OPEN at noon
Three Taverns CLOSED
Tipple and Rose Virginia Highland OPEN
Todd English Tavern The Battery Atlanta CLOSED
Tomo Buckhead OPEN
Tower Beer, Wine, and Spirits Piedmont Road CLOSED
Tower Beer, Wine, and Spirits Doravillle OPEN until 6pm
Trader Vic’s Midtown OPEN until 10:30pm
Twain’s Decatur CLOSED
Varuni Napoli Korg Street Market CLOSED
Varuni Napoli Midtown OPEN
Village Burger Dunwoody CLOSED
Village Burger John’s Creek CLOSED
Village Tavern Alpharetta CLOSED for lunch
Vortex All Locations CLOSED
Wrecking Bar Brewpub Little Five Points CLOSED
Yalla Krog St Market, The Canteen CLOSED

Preview – Episode 1117

This week on Atlanta Eats, our cravings are reaching the fourth corners of the earth, so we’re eating as many types of food as possible. Our first stop on Marietta St. is at Max’s Coal Oven Pizzeria where we are munching on NY style, coal-fired pizzas. Afterwards we’re taking a trip over to Alpharetta for elevated Thai cuisine at Nahm Thai. For a heartier meal, we’re going to Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse for a top-cut steak and potatoes. Over in Roswell we’re cracking into fresh seafood from Hugo’s Oyster Bar, especially the baked oysters. Our eating adventure continues at Ippolito’s where we are ordering the famous garlic knots to start and finishing with a classic Italian dish. And for a food fiesta we’re dining at La Parilla where the fajitas are sizzling and the queso is flowing.

Hungry yet?

Catch Atlanta Eats on Peachtree TV now on EVERY DAY Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m.! And still on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 10:30 a.m.!

Clear Up That Sinus: Celebrate International Hot and Spicy Food Day With Us

One thing we can all agree on is that it’s been pretty damn cold outside. With the south is getting a proper winter, all Atlantans need something to keep warm. That’s why it’s the perfect setting to celebrate International Hot and Spicy Food Day. Scroll down for some cold weather cures via a belly full of warm food. WARNING: you might want a tall glass of milk as you read this post.

The Spicy Fries at Takorea

Takorea: Takorea’s masterful blend of Korean and Mexican flavors are perfectly synched in all of their dishes, particularly the spicy ones. From their hot seasonings to their spicy sauces, they have an array of things that you can order from that will definitely spice up your life. We suggest ordering the Sesame fries which are tossed in sesame oil and sweet and SPICY seasoning with a side of house-made chipotle ketchup.

10 Degrees South: As the first South African restaurant to open in the US, 10 Degrees South has perfected the flavors that make it wildly popular. Their slogan is “Take your taste buds on a safari” and that is exactly what their Peri-Peri Chicken Spring Rolls do with some spice. This smaller appetizer packs a punch with marinated spicy chicken that is wrapped up and served with peri-peri sauce. It’s the best and spiciest way to start off your meal.

Fred’s Korean Cheese Steak. Photo by Lindsay Greene/The Hunger Diaries

Fred’s Meat and Bread: Classic sandwiches can be pretty boring and that is why Fred’s steps up their game with flavorful (and sometimes spicy) sammies. One of their spiciest and most mouth-watering sandwiches is the Korean Cheese Steak. Your choice of chicken or ribeye is piled high on a bread roll and topped with gochujang sauce (Korean hot sauce), Amerian cheese, candied jalapeño, green onion, and garlic aioli. It’s a spicy sandwich that will make you want to eat your way through the burn.

The Chicken Number 65 at Bhojanic

Bhojanic: Indian food has a reputation for being spicy and Bhojanic’s Chicken Number 65 doesn’t disappoint. Not only is the color firetruck red, the spice makes you feel like dialing 911. The chicken is perfectly marinated with ginger, garlic, green chilis, curry, and mustard seeds and instead of being fried as is typical with a dish like this, Bhojanic grills it for a healthier flavor.

Nashville Hot Chicken Biscuit + brunch at Ladybird Grove and Mess Hall

Ladybird Grove and Mess Hall: One food trend taking the country by storm is the Nashville Hot Chicken. But at Ladybird Grove and Mess Hall, they take the Southern trend to the next level, in a delicious biscuit sandwich. One caveat – you can only get it as part of their weekend brunches. Just pretend International Hot and Spicy Food Day is this Saturday, get yourself the Nashville Hot Chicken biscuit and a horseradish-heavy Bloody Mary, and celebrate accordingly.

Preview – Episode 1116

This week on Atlanta Eats, we learn about the next generation of Buckhead Life restaurant group’s leadership and visit Buckhead Diner for some yummy diner classics. Next, we’re dining on two different yet incredibly delicious pizzas from Mondo Italian Kitchen and Rosati’s Pizza. Mondo’s is serving up New York style pies and Rosati’s dives deeper for Chicago style deep dish. After we feast on pizza, we’re heading to Canoe to fill up on House Smoked Salmon and Alaskan Halibut while enjoying the beautiful view of the Chattahoochee River. Since our appetites are endless here at Atlanta Eats, we’re going to Ladybird Grove and Mess Hall off the Beltline for campfire cuisine to complete our tasty travels.

Hungry yet?

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Places to get a Bite on National Gluten Free Day

It turns out that food can be just as yummy – and better for your tummy – without gluten. So much so that there is a national holiday for it today – National Gluten Free Day. Some of our favorite Atlanta restaurants have taken this into consideration and added dishes to their menus, minus the gluten, that are absolutely delicious. Whether you have an unfortunate allergy or you’re trying a new 2018 diet, check out our list below.

The Burrata at Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse

Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse: One of Buckhead’s best Italian steakhouse spots is dedicated to having a menu suitable for all restaurant goers. That’s why they have separate brunch, lunch AND dinner menus that are gluten-free. They even have pasta dishes that are made with mouthwatering (and gluten-free) rice fusilli pasta.

Table & Main: This southern tavern menu is chock-full of appetizing meals and the gluten-free options are even better. You can choose from any of the meat and vegetable dishes they have on their everyday menu. Or, you can dine there on Wednesdays when Chef Woody Black prepares an all Paleo menu that lacks in gluten, but bursts with flavor.

Seafood tacos at Bar Taco

Bartaco: All three Atlanta locations of Bartaco are the best places to visit if you love all things tacos and gluten-free. The majority of their menus are gluten-free since they serve their tacos on corn tortillas and have other dish options like rice bowls salads.

Souper Jenny: Souper Jenny is souper good at having daily gluten-free options. Their menu – which consists of healthy soups, salads, and sandwiches – is perfect for a quick, casual gluten-free lunch. While their sandwiches do not fit the part, the savory soups and salads such as their “My Dad’s Turkey Chili” and “Rosemary Tomato topped with Garlic Croutons” are gluten-free. Check the online menu for the location nearest you as it changes daily.

Ippolito’s

There is something nostalgic about an Italian restaurant like Ippolito’s. About a casual Napolitano restaurant with a local look and a local feel. About a menu full of Italian classics. There is something that feels like family and tastes like togetherness.

Oh, and something that tastes like cheesy, garlicky, buttery goodness that was handmade in heaven and delivered to your table by angels…

Yup. Ippolito’s famous garlic knots are responsible for many-an appetite casualty. Diners are forced to have their Stromboli bagged and their Chicken Parmigiana tagged before trying even one bite. Which is a shame, because their signature dishes are pretty solid. From pizza and calzones to an array of pastas with plenty of homemade sauce options, Ippolito’s is Italian food the way you remember it.

Mondo Italian Kitchen

When you come dine at this family-run restaurant, you’ll really feel part of the family. A spot with communal style seating serving scrumptious northern Italian fare and New York style pizza, Mondo is focused on its patrons making memories and connecting with fellow diners over wonderful food. Offering a stellar bar program focused on crafting traditional cocktails with a twist and serving wines from various regions throughout Italy, you’re in for a treat when you into dine at this Milton gem.

Canoe

Nestled against the Chattahoochee River in Vinings is the legendary Canoe. Its riverside setting is unmatched in Atlanta. While the front of the building doesn’t look like much, when you walk out into the massive garden that leads down to the river, the beauty of the setting is unmatched in Atlanta.

But the river views aren’t the only thing that will take your breath away: Chef Carvel Grant Gould has created a menu that can elevate any scenery, even scenery as beautiful as the ‘hooch.

Whether it’s the jumbo lump crab cake with yuzu dressed slaw, or Hickory Grilled New York Strip with creme fraiche potatoes, broccoli rabe, and black garlic butter, Chef is a serious player. And she shows she’s got game (PUN ALERT!): slow-roasted Carolina rabbit with a swiss chard/bacon ravioli, sweet potato hash and candied garlic sauce; and a Duck N Beef Burger with a fried egg, wilted spinach, pickled cabbage, and truffle pommes frites.

Nahm Thai Cuisine

Before you physically eat any of Chef Nahm’s delicious creations, you’ll devour them with your eyes first. With each dish prepped and presented to absolute perfection, guests are in for quite an experience when they visit this Alpharetta gem. Boasting a menu full of exquisite, traditional Thai dishes, Nahm Thai Cuisine is frequented by travelers, professionals & locals with a taste for sensational food in a welcoming atmosphere.

Rosati’s Pizza and Sports Pub

This Chicago sports pub in Sandy Springs has been serving up deep dish pizza, Chicago style hotdogs, and authentic Chicago style beef since 1964 with recipes dating back to the 1890’s. The family-friendly atmosphere and numerous TVs are perfect for a group of sports fans looking to watch a game and eat incredible Italian food. Rosati’s extensive drink list is also popular with the 21+ restaurant goers with a total of 104 beers on draft and many other spirits and drinks to chose from. Head to Rosati’s for your next gameday or with your next big group.

Ladybird Grove and Mess Hall

Located on the heart of the Beltline at mile marker 9.25, Ladybird Grove and Mess Hall is the place to go for campfire cuisine and a fun, outdoorsy time. Striving to be the best backyard spot on the popular trail, it definitely succeeds with its amazing menu and outside entertainment. Walkers and bikers will stop in for a local beer, and diners come from near and far to enjoy the atmosphere and shareable menu items. Get a group together and visit this trendy spot for some great eats and an even better time!

 

Max’s Coal Oven Pizzeria

We’re always ready for pie, baby. Especially at Max’s Coal Oven Pizzeria in downtown Atlanta, where the city’s only genuine coal-burning oven cooks up gourmet New York style pizza and wings. The menu also offers a full selection of fresh pastas, Italian sandwiches, salads, and desserts…but the coal-fired pizza and wings is where it’s at.

We don’t know what happens to a wing when it’s coal-fired. But we like it. These fall-off-the-bone lemon pepper wings are served with a garlic yogurt sauce…and lots of napkins. Dig in, get dirty, and save plenty of room for pizza.

Max’s pizza is famous for many reasons: the crispy-on-the-outside, chewy-on-the-inside crust; their super secret special red sauce; house made mozzarella; fresher than fresh ingredients. Whether you design your own pizza or order off of their specialty pizza menu (like, say, the Fontina & Wild Mushroom Pizza with caramelized onions and fresh oregano…) you’re sure to leave with a pleased pizza palate.

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

Born in New Orleans, one of the most incredible food towns in the world, this restaurant is now all over the country. A steakhouse with a true commitment to both it’s cuisine served & hospitality experience, the energy of Ruth Chris, the woman that started it all, lives on in all locations. Come in for a cocktail, a sizzling steak & an overall wonderful hospitality experience that will make you feel like you’re on a trip to NOLA!

La Parrilla

They say it’s “always a fiesta at La Parrilla” and we certainly agree! Their 22 year history has established La Parrilla as a major brand of authentic Mexican food around Atlanta and their other 2 locations in Alabama and South Carolina. This is the spot where guacamole is created table-side, fajitas are served hot off the grill and enchiladas are covered with their signature sauce, white queso. There is something for everyone at this colorful Mexican joint so Atlanta Eats had to dig in and try the best they have to offer.

Hugo’s Oyster Bar

Found in the heart of Roswell, Hugo’s Oyster Bar is the perfect destination for seafood and Cajun classics. It emanates the “coastal American south” with fresh seafood from the surrounding waters of Georgia, the Outer Banks and Mississippi Deltas. From the founders of Vinings establishment, C&S Seafood & Oyster Bar, Hugo’s also offers a incredible food and fabulous bar program in a more casual atmosphere. From gumbo to po’ boys, fish tacos to brioche bread pudding, this is your new spot for brunch, lunch and dinner every day of the week.

Mara Davis talks Best Pizza Joints in Atlanta on the Bert Show

They say pizza is like that thing consenting adults do. It’s good even when it’s bad. And it doesn’t matter what type of pizza – New Haven style, Neapolitan, Chicago style, New York style, Neighborhood pies – it’s still always gonna be good. Mara Davis joined the Bert Show to talk about some of her favorite ‘Zas in the City. Read for some of Mara’s tips, or click play on the window at the bottom to hear the whole segment.

“If you’ve spent any time in Miami, Genuine Pizza is a well-known spot. Michael Schwartz is a James Beard award winning chef, and people from Miami swear by this pizza. It is brand new in Phipps Plaza. They’ve got 12 signature pizzas. They even do a gluten free one….It’s a great dinner and a movie kind of place.”

Genuine pizza now open in Phipps Plaza

“For deep dish, Nancy’s pizza is ICONIC in Atlanta. So many people love it. There are three locations – 1 in ponce, 1 in bulkhead and 1 in camp creek.”

“There’s also Rosati’s pizza which is in Buckhead and Alpharetta. Rosati’s is also a sports bar. I know sports is a sore subject this week, but the good thing about Rosati’s is that it’s a sports bar…and you know Chicago style pizza takes about 45 minutes to make so you order it and it’s not like the instant kind of neapolitan where it takes 90 seconds or the regular ‘za where it comes out instantly.”

Antico Pizza

Photo Credit Olivia Arnold. “Sophia” pizza from Antico Pizza

“Now everybody talks about Antico pizza and it’s more accessible for everybody because there’s several locations – you’ve got Alpharetta, you’ve got westside and you’ve got the one in Suntrust Park. I would recommend their calzone, too. The calzone is the pizza underdog.”

“In Duluth, Old Fourth Ward pizza – people always rave about their grandma pie. It’s square, thin crust, mozzarella, homemade marinara with the basil on top of it. And actually, that’s coming back to the old fourth ward in studioplex – be looking for that.”

“Now i put this out there to a lot of my twitter followers (@maradavis on twitter; @maradavis2000 on instagram), as far as what’s some great neighborhood pizza. Some of those neighborhood places are really the stars. My OTP expert Joe Duffy said Sorriso Apizza. This is in Alpharetta, and it is New Haven style pizza.”

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5 Places to Get a Bite When You’re Heartbroken and Hungover

We’re not still drunk. You’re still drunk.

But seriously, we are sad today after the Dawgs loss. That’s why we came up with our list of five places to get a bite when you’re feeling heartbroken, had a bad day at work, or a tough loss (that the refs seem at least partially responsible for). Scroll down and @ us on any of our social channels to suggest your favorite comfort food spot.

Table and Main’s fried Chicken


Nothing cures the soul like soul food. Table and Main in Roswell has a delicious, crispy fried chicken served with warm, delicious collard greens.

Joanie’s Spicy Pimento Cheese Burger


Is there a cold dark void in what was once your soul? Warm it up with Joanie’s Spicy Pimento Cheese Burger at Kirby G’s and maybe you’ll see that life is worth living once again.

The Diavola pie at Antico Pizza


Nero played the fiddle and a whole civilization was burned to the ground thousands of years ago. And what did they do when they needed something to cheer them up? Like any great culture, they turned to pizza. We’re turning to the Diavola pie at Antico Pizza.

Takorea’s Fried Elvis Sundae

Elvis was blue often – Blue Hawaii, Blue Christmas, Blue Suede Shoes, Blue Moon, and Blueberry Hill to name a few – so it only makes sense that if you’re feeling blue, you should trie the Fried Elvis at Takorea.


When bad stuff happens, we just want to feel like a little kid again. That’s why we love going to Matthew’s Cafeteria and getting the Banana Pudding. Something about Vanilla wafers makes us feel all better again.