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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Radar: 8 “Must-Go” New Restaurants of 2023

From omakase to Yucatan-inspired fare, these 8 must go restaurants bring something new to the South's diverse culinary landscape.

Chef Cooper Miller of Forklift in Tupelo, Mississippi

Catching Up with Chef Cooper Miller | Video

Sticking to his made-from-scratch philosophy, Cooper Miller shares his twist on the classic bagel and lox dish with beet-cured salmon.

Chef Pierre Pryer of Iron Horse Grill in Jackson, Mississippi.

Catching Up with Chef Pierre Pryer | Video

Jackson, Mississippi chef Pierre Pryer shares his unique twist on the classic Southern dish shrimp and grits.


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Pursue Pleasure at the Epicurean Atlanta

Epicurean Atlanta is freshly opened in Midtown and brings a culinary-focused experience for travelers who prefer that their getaway come with an edible odyssey.


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Georgia Peanut Restaurant Week Recipes

Chefs throughout Georgia will present special, peanut-influenced dishes in observation of the first-ever Georgia Peanut Restaurant Week, October 4 through 11.

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Mom’s Fried Catfish with Hot Sauce

In a large bowl or zip-top plastic freezer bag, combine buttermilk, worcestershire, hot sauce, granulated garlic, granulated onion, and 1 teaspoon each of the salt and black pepper. Add catfish pieces; cover or seal and refrigerate for 2 to 8[...]

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Spinach Rice

Chef Deborah VanTrece, of Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours, shares her Grandma's spinach rice recipe, a cheesy take on spinach-artichoke dip.

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The Lady with the Blonde Hair

This sunny cocktail shines bright with flavors of lemon and yuzu that reminds this beverage professional of her mom with brilliant blonde hair.


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VanTrece Pays It Forward

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A Local’s Top Places to Eat in Atlanta

Long-time ATLien Mike Jordan gives a snapshot of his top places to eat in [...]

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A Mother’s Day Cocktail Worth Toasting

Atlanta mixologist Kursten Berry designed the bar program at Oreatha's to honor moms everywhere, [...]


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