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Great Southern Restaurants in honor of the SEC

GEORGIA. ALABAMA. MISSISSIPPI. ARKANSAS. KENTUCKY. FLORIDA. LOUISIANA. TENNESSEE. SOUTH CAROLINA.  The SEC and the South are synonymous with one another (we purposefully left Texas and Missouri off the list because…come on, they ain’t the South).  In celebration of the best conference in College Football and the National Championship game this weekend, we’ve put together a list of 5 of our favorite Southern restaurants in Atlanta.  Dig in y’all.

Southern Gentleman’s Shrimp and Grits

The Southern Gentleman

Located in the Shops of Buckhead, Southern Gentleman is a gastropub offering classic Southern food and drinks (seriously on the drinks – their website has a whole section just titled “whiskey”).  They make one of our favorite Shrimp and Grits dishes in the City with something they call a “Sweet and Salty New Orleans BBQ Sauce”.  That BBQ sauce is the perfect lagniappe (did we do that right?)

Porkchop with Peach chutney at Peach and the Porkchop

Peach and the Porkchop

Nothing says the South, and Georgia, better than peaches and pigs.  This Southern comfort food spot  features farm to table meals for everyone in the family.  We’re partial to the Coca-Cola Braised North GA Pork Belly and their classic Bone in Durock Pork Chop featuring a bourbon-peach chutney.

Southern Art’s Fried Chicken

Southern Art

You’ve seen Art Smith’s face or heard his name before but have you tried his food?  Oprah’s former personal chef (among many other notables) and friend of Atlanta (our dude rocks the Braves gear in his twitter profile), Smith’s Southern Art delivers one of our favorite friend chicken dishes, right in the heart of Buckhead.

Bone Marrow at King + Duke

King and Duke

One of Buckhead’s most popular spots and a place that any sportsman could appreciate, King and Duke is a protein paradise.  Their most famous dish might be the bone marrow, which is still bubbling when they bring it out to your table.  Don’t wait until to-marrow – go today.

Watershed’s pan-roasted Duck Breast


A James Beard Award winning restaurant and one of the pioneers of the farm-to-table movement, Watershed has been making customers happy with their their delicious pan-roasted duck breast in Georgia green curry for years.  Check out their very seasonal menu today.

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