Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours

75 Best Restaurants in Atlanta: Twisted Soul
Hoisin oxtails

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Everything about Chef Deborah VanTrece, whose personality is the clear inspiration behind her restaurant’s name, is original. She’s quick to share her unfiltered opinion on the state of soul food, black restaurateurship, and any other social issue you care to discuss. She also artfully builds on culinary traditions of black Southerners—think hoisin oxtails with shallot-ginger roasted bok choy and cornflake-crusted black grouper. It’s all twisted in the best possible way. 1133 Huff Road, 404-350-5500,