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Atlanta

by Rich Morris » Sat Jun 19, 2010 11:42 am

Heading to Atlanta for a few days. Any recommendations would be appreciated. We're staying in Buckhead, but any area of Atlanta would be okay. Thanks!
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Re: Atlanta

by Lois Mauk » Sat Jun 19, 2010 10:40 pm

Left HotLANTA in 1986; still miss it desperately. There are so many wonderful restaurants there, so many that I remember which are long gone and so many that I never imagined which have become mainstays in my too-long absence.

The first two that came to my mind when you mentioned staying in Buckhead were:

Mary Mac's Tearoom on Ponce De Leon -- http://www.marymacs.com: An Atlanta institution for decades.

Varsity Drive In -- http://www.thevarsity.com: You'll have to see this place to believe it. Not the satellite operations like the Varsity, Jr. out on Lindbergh, but the real deal on North Avenue near the Fox Theatre.
The Varsity -- The World's Largest Drive-in sits on more than two acres and can accommodate 600 cars and over eight hundred people inside. On days of Georgia Tech football games up to 30,000 people visit The Varsity. It sells more than two miles of hotdogs daily, a ton of onion rings, 2500 pounds of fresh cut potatoes, 5000 homemade fried pies, and 300 gallons of chili, all of which are made from scratch daily. The downtown Varsity is also the world's largest single outlet for Coca-Cola.


Neither of these qualify as "fine dining", but they are North Georgia legends that you really should check out for lunch, if you can.
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Re: Atlanta

by Rich Morris » Sun Jun 27, 2010 12:55 pm

Lois,
Thanks for the feedback. We did try Mary Mac's and really enjoyed it. The tomato pie was amazing!
We also went to Hal's On Old Ivy one night. That was an amazing meal. It was funny, however, because as delicious as our entrees were my wife went on and on about the creamed spinach. Hal himself, upon hearing her gush about it, made sure she received another helping.
The other notable meal was breakfast at the White House. We both had a greek inspired omelet that was really tasty. What set it apart was the tzatziki on top of the omelet. I love that sauce with gyros, and it made perfect sense with the feta and etc. inside the omelet.
Thanks again!
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Re: Atlanta

by Brad Keeton » Mon Jun 28, 2010 5:28 pm

If you're in the airport, definitely try One Flew South. It's run by Duane Nutter, Todd Richards, and Jerry Slater, all previously of the Oakroom. http://www.oneflewsouthatl.com/

I had the pleasure of spending a few hours there during a terrible travel day in May. viewtopic.php?f=1&t=5780&p=94302&hilit=one+flew+south#p94302
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