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Barbecue, vegan burgers, all-day brunch, pizza, seafood, and more.
In this hiatus, I’ve had ample time to return to memories of the restaurant scene of Atlanta’s past.
“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.”
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 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.