In today’s Atlanta, your neighbor, coworker, or someone you meet on the street can give you a great recommendation for delicious food from around the globe on Buford Highway just as easily as they could tell you where you go just down the street for your next boozy brunch, and both will be just as amazing. That’s the magic of the city—the best recommendations of places to eat in Atlanta don’t just come from one person. They come from lots of folks. The Local Palate is sharing some of the city’s locals’s recommendations. The legacy of Betty Hsu, matriarch of Atlanta’s Hsu family of restaurateurs, lives on through three delicious restaurants: Lazy Betty, Sweet Auburn Barbecue, and Juniper Café. For some Southern classics with a hint of big-city flare, try Virgil's Gullah Kitchen & Bar, Heirloom Market BBQ, and Busy Bee Cafe. The area with the most style and bling is Buckhead. Head down to this area filled with malls and sights to see for delicious bite as well, such as Bones, Ecco, or Storico Fresco Alimentari e Ristorante.

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