Who said fine dining can’t be casual? At Hook Line & Schooner you can slurp your oysters and wear your jeans. Choose to enjoy your meal in the casual dining area, or outside on the patio to pair the fresh air with the fresh food.
German Biergartens are one of the hottest trends to hit the restaurant scene, but in actuality, they’ve been around as long as their beer dating back to 1085 A.D.! At Der Biergarten in the Luckie Marietta District of downtown Atlanta, everything is served oversized and over-the-top delicious.
Nothing tastes the way mama makes it, and that’s especially true for some of Atlanta’s best chefs. The love of food – or anything for that matter – comes from special childhood moments. And there’s nothing more special than tasting something your mother made you with love. That’s why these 5 Atlanta restaurants all make incredible meals – they’re influenced by taste, smell and sight of the dishes we grew up loving.
We love a margarita as much as anybody else, but this Ruby Red Paloma Recipe with Herradura Silver Tequila will elevate your Cinco De Mayo celebrations. Host Julie Smith is digging in to a flight of Herradura from Mixologist Phil Armijo, and learning the subtle and not so subtle differences between Herradura’s silver, reposado and anejo tequilas. Then, they dig in to a perfect-for-summer Ruby Red Paloma recipe with incredible grapefruit flavors and fizz from Fever-Tree’s Sparkling Pink Grapefruit Soda. Get the entire ingredient list below, then dig in to more from the mix at themixga.com
A Chili Lime Margarita recipe just in time for summer! Get your salt and spices mixed, the rim of your glass ready and the lime squeezed – we’re making margaritas. Host Julie Smith avoids the spicier stuff, but mixologist Phil Armijo is going to make her a perfectly balanced drink she’ll love. Make sure you’ve got your El Jimador silver tequila and your angostura bitters ready to go – on the latest episode of The Mix. For more info, go to TheMixGa.com.
Bring on the Bourbon! We’re making an Urban Bourbon Manhattan recipe on this episode of the Mix, all while learning about Kentucky’s Bourbon Trail and history. Luckily, we have Louisville native Julie Smith to walk us through a bourbon flight, tell us all about her hometown (including details about a ghost named Willie) and why Carrie Nation gets a shoutout on the All Nations Bourbon bottle. Watch for a step by step guide to making the Manhattan – full recipe below!
Bourbon gets a hit of tartness and citrus in this Woodford Spire Recipe, official drink of the Kentucky Derby. Made with Woodford Reserve, which is also the official bourbon of the Kentucky Derby, this drink is a perfect mix of sweet, sour and smoky spice for day drinking.
In Buckhead, we all know a Happy Hour can extend its way into dinner, and Agency Socialtheque at Phipps Plaza was created exactly with that scenario in mind. Owner Ryan Glover and chef Robbie Burton have created a mouthwatering menu with comfort food classics up and down the list.
Big Oak Tavern in Roswell is a delicious family and neighborhood gathering spot, with aims to set up roots as long as the 100 year old oak tree that stands in front of it.
When you can smell smoke driving in…when the line is out the door…when the sides are simmering all day – you know you’re at a good BBQ spot. Delta employees and Hapeville residents have been coming to Pit Boss BBQ for years for some of the best smoked wings, ribs and brisket anywhere!
Authentic Caribbean cuisine that makes you feel like you’re on vacation in the Islands, Chef Rob’s Caribbean Cafe and Upscale Lounge’s got it all: delicious food, a comfortable environment & a lounge for great nightlife!
Uncle Jack’s brings their premiere service and incredible dishes to Roswell’s Canton Street, one of Atlanta’s most charming dining destinations. In fact, inspired by the area’s rich history, owner Willie Diegel is harkening back to classic dishes with Oysters Jackefeller, Lobster Thermidor, and Duck confit ravioli – along with what you know and love from their Duluth location, like their famous Bacon Racks. Hang out on the lawn outside and head in for something delicious at Uncle Jack’s on Canton Street.
Downtown Woodstock has a fresh new spot – in more ways than one – with Canyon’s! Serving incredible fresh products in an American style menu, Canyons locally sources everything for a mouthwatering meal in an incredibly lively environment.
Kyma isn’t a modern Mediterranean seafood tavern. No, Kyma is more than that. It is a modern Mediterranean seafood experience; a celebration of Greek culture and cuisine.
Frankie’s The Steakhouse is one of Atlanta’s best, Manhattan style steakhouses – and it’s in Duluth! Whether you’re looking for a seafood tower, incredible wine list or a perfectly aged, Bone-in ribeye, Frankie’s is firing off incredible dishes every evening. Whatever you’re celebrating – a graduation, a birthday, or just an opportunity to get out of the house – put Frankie’s on the shortlist.
Burgers, Cheesesteaks and Buffalo bites – Envegan brings all of your classic, indulgent flavors to you with an all vegan menu! Their buffalo cauliflower has become a favorite of folks who visit the restaurant regularly, but anything on the menu is incredible.
How does Atlanta stack up as a pizza city? While we are not going to be confused with New York or for that matter Boston or Chicago we do have a lot to be proud of and keep getting better which is why compiling this list was not easy but it is indeed what I am paid to do….I give you then: The Top Eight Pizza Places in Atlanta (with three honorable mention) in alphabetical order of course.
In twenty-five years of talking food and restaurants in Atlanta, there is one conversation where the passion runs the deepest…..WINGS. All shapes and sizes, all flavors, ethnic origins and cultural backgrounds, and I have finally landed on perhaps the most important list ever created. I give you the wing spots that must be visited to truly understand how we are the wing capital of the world. In alphabetical order I give you my top 11 wing spots in Atlanta.
More often than than not, when someone asks me “What are you in the mood for?”–and I get asked that a lot–it’s hard to envision anything I will enjoy more than a medium rare cheeseburger with the freshest bun and various fresh toppings accompanying them. I LOVE BURGERS, I crave them, I think of them constantly, they make me happy. So it is now time to put my own burger list out in the universe……I give you the Top Ten Burgers That Matter Most in My Life Right Now.
Okay, so I’m kinda proud of being dubbed the “Food Guy of Atlanta” and I get asked by folks near and far, what is it Atlanta is truly known for from a dining perspective? In essence, what does Atlanta do best? I have a lot of answers to that question but one of those has to be we have kick-ass BBQ, and it only keeps getting better.