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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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New Rooftop Bars in the South

These latest rooftop bars provide skyline destinations to seek out craft cocktails, shareable plates, and sweeping views of the sunset and Southern cityscapes.

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Snapshot: Buckhead, Atlanta

Discover things to do in Buckhead, Atlanta with restaurant, beverage, exploring, and hotel recommendations from The Local Palate that highlight Buckhead.

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7 Southern Food Halls To Explore

Southern cities have capitalized on the food hall's popularity, turning historic and large scale venues into hubs of diverse cuisine and gathering. 

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6 Food and Drink Recipes that Honor Black History Month

These Black chefs and bartenders share the stories behind each dish

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A Taste of Jackson in Atlanta

Enrika Williams, Brian Myrick, Eddie Wright of Jackson, Mississippi, showcased the City With Soul's foods and flavors at the 2021 Atlanta Food & Wine Festival.

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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 Atlanta in a quick cheat sheet for feasts, refreshments, and experiences.

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7 Southern Food Halls To Explore

Southern cities have capitalized on the food hall's popularity, turning historic and large scale venues into hubs of diverse cuisine and gathering. 

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Where to Stay in Atlanta

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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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Getaway: Wylie Hotel in Atlanta

A hidden-gem in Atlanta's Old Fourth Ward pays tribute to its trailblazing roots with a mod makeover and historical activism touches.

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Getaway: Hotel Clermont

The renovated Clermont embraces it history.

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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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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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Worth the Drive

Finding Home on Buford Highway

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Your Barbecue Bucket List

Whether you’re looking to expand your barbecue horizons or just want a well-timed detour [...]

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New Restaurants in Georgia

Feast on flavorful classics, indulge in luxurious desserts, and discover twists on your favorite [...]