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Busy Bee Cafe earns a James Beard Classics Award
The James Beard Foundation awarded Atlanta's historic Busy Bee Cafe with a 2022 America's Classics Award. The award is given to "locally owned restaurants that have timeless appeal and are beloved regionally for quality food that reflects the character of its community."
It’s more important than ever to support Black-owned restaurants. Here are 17 we love.
Barbecue, vegan burgers, all-day brunch, pizza, seafood, and more.
The pandemic reminds me of a time when Atlanta was a very different food city
In this hiatus, I’ve had ample time to return to memories of the restaurant scene of Atlanta’s past.
Best of Atlanta 2018: Food & Drink
The best of Atlanta's food and drink in 2018, including best new restaurant, new chef, zero-proof cocktail, healthy food, date restaurant, and more.
Eat lunch where civil rights movement leaders once held meetings
“During the civil rights movement, we’d start our day at Busy Bee or Paschal’s,” says Andrew Young, referencing his days at the SCLC with Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1960s. “But you didn’t go to those places so much to eat as you did to meet. That’s where you found out what was going on.”
Our 13 favorite feel-good dishes in Atlanta
Tuck into the city's best comfort food with these 13 favorite dishes, including Spice to Table's Kerala Fried Chicken, Southern Sweets Bakery's Caramel Cake, and more.
Eat This: Busy Bee Cafe’s fried chicken
Busy Bee Cafe may boast the city’s best fried chicken, but it wasn’t always their top seller. When owner Tracy Gates first started working at the restaurant in 1987, the menu was dominated by ham hocks and chitlins.
The Christiane Chronicles: My reservation with reservations, plus Atlanta’s best soul food
Really, I don’t mind waiting for a table. It’s part of the experience, and one can learn a lot about a place by just showing up. Plus, where to go to feast on smothered chicken, pork neck bones, turkey wings, and oxtail buried in gravy.
The Christiane Chronicles: Atlanta’s best baklava, and are all the good restaurant names taken?
The best baklava comes from a shop famous around Atlanta for its pita, Leon International Foods. And a restaurant's food may be highly complex, but that doesn't mean its name needs to be.
Top ten places to eat fried chicken in Atlanta
Our definitive word on the gospel bird.
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