The Porter Beer Bar

Atlanta’s ultimate hair-of-the-dog destination, located (where else?) in Little Five Points. On early weekend afternoons, the customers usually fall into two categories: the bedraggled, often leaning on the long bar solo or in brooding pairs, and the perky, who tend to congregate in the pub’s cavernous back room, growing noisier as they imbibe.

12 top restaurateurs share great Southern bites and sites

Forget Yelp reviews, travel guides, or tracking down that random colleague’s Instagram post. We have your notes right here—on where to go and what to order when traveling—from some of the South’s most acclaimed chefs, unlocking the secrets of their hometowns.

Eat Your Way Through 30A: Ample options for each meal of the day

As 30A continues to grow, so does its culinary scene. We explored the 12 Florida Panhandle neighborhoods linked by 24-mile County Road 30A, where we discovered ample options for each meal of the day—plus plenty of happy-hour hideaways.

Local Three Kitchen & Bar

Owners Todd Mussman, Ryan Turner, and Chris Hall pride themselves on thinking outside the box, and it was a brilliant stroke to set up an all-you-can-eat Sunday buffet line in the kitchen they inherited.

The Cafe at the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead

The nearly extinct, upscale all-you-can-eat Sunday brunch craze of the 1980s lives on at the stately Buckhead Ritz. Pile your plate with chilled seafood, freshly baked croissants and other pastries, prepared salads, cheese blintzes, roasted potatoes, bacon and sausage, sushi rolls, and parfaits and a dozen other mini desserts.

One Eared Stag

Start the day gently with thick Greek-style yogurt scattered with fruit and nuts, or go the full Phalen with a stack of sourdough waffles glossed with duck liver butter and topped with seared duck liver and sorghum.


Eggplant Parmesan hushpuppies to start? Yes, please. Scott Serpas pulls in unexpected dishes to his brunch mix, seasoning the menu with a Louisiana lilt (his beignets actually taste like the ones made in New Orleans, an Atlanta rarity) and fun, over-the-top concoctions.

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