Ham and High's head chef Joe Wolfson teams up with a troupe of local farmers to craft sustainably delicious seasonal meals of mouthwatering Southern cuisine. Like the pace of Earth’s orbit around the moon, the restaurant’s dinner menu changes from day to day, painting palates with a colorful medley of artisanally crafted eats. Examples of the edibles have included dishes such as the Oakview Farms "fried" green tomatoes ($7) with Belle Chèvre cheese and broken lemon vinaigrette, as well as Back Forty ale-braised pork ravioli ($25). On Sundays, Ham and High's kitchen commandos help diners gird themselves for the work week with a brunch menu featuring bourbon vanilla french toast with rich vanilla custard ($10) and roasted Springer Mountain chicken and waffles served with brown butter and a sweet corn waffle ($11). A selection from the impressive wine, cocktail, and beer list pleasantly enhances the dining experience, just as pyrotechnics enhance virtually all Shakespearean drama.
Gail’s Down the Street Cafe triggers palate nostalgia six days a week with an ever-changing line up of four distinct, piping-hot lunch specials served with a multitude of Southern-style sides. Meaty entrees include such down-home staples as a juicy fried pork chop and a succulent hamburger steak smothered in a small lake of gravy and onions. Diners can pair their choice of entree with three fresh and filling vegetable sides ($8). A rotating smorgasbord of vegetables includes homemade coleslaw, cream-style corn, squash casserole, and thickly sliced tomatoes—all of which can be matched up in a plated quadrangle ($7). Seafaring mouths can set hook the grilled salmon or fried catfish fillet and reel in the navy beans before heading out to a scheduled debate with a wall-mounted bass. Bathe in the battered glory of specialty fried green tomatoes, or indulge sweet teeth with strawberry shortcake, banana pudding, and other decadent desserts ($2.50 each).
The popular sandwich franchise offers an expansive selection of speedy snacks, including soups and salads. For a trimmer take, try a torpedo or bullet, where longer, leaner baguettes get packed with yummy stuffings, such as mozzarella, turkey, and basil pesto in the pesto turkey or heaping stacks of meat—ham, salami, capicola, pepperoni—in the Italian. Other sliced bread standouts include flat bread sammies, signature sandwiches, classic subs, and deli subs. View a complete menu here.
Five Insider Pagers give Flip's Atlanta Highway location an average of four stars, and 77% of Urbanspooners like it. Three more Insider Pagers give the restaurant's Vaughn Road location a perfect five-star average, and 79% of Urbanspooners like it as well.
Family owned Las Salsas serves authentic Mexican fare to pacify protein and complex carbohydrate-craving souls. The substantial menu features soups, salads, seafood, vegetarian specials, and more crafted from fresh ingredients. Pop in for dinner and mollycoddle your belly with a plate of crispy flautas ($8.95), corn tortillas stuffed with meat, deep fried, and finished with a dollop of guacmole and sour cream or Milanesa ($10.50), a breaded steak accompanied by avocado and pico de gallo. Kids can nibble on simplified Mexican dishes ($4.25) instead of the neighbor’s ankles and adults can water their bean-filled stomachs with fan favorite House Margaritas ($3.95 – $5.95). The broad and bright dining area is dotted with Mexican flair for a jocular, laidback meal with family, friends or the peckish ghost of Pancho Villa.
Stockyard Grill slings home-style eats that remind loyal habitués of their mothers’ and grandmothers' signature dishes. Fuel up for strongman competitions with dishes from a menu of tenderly cooked protein, featuring a different meat or fish entree and three side-dish sidekicks each day ($7.35 plus tax, including a beverage). Mondays celebrate hamburgers or chicken-fried chicken, which comes with mashed potatoes, black-eyed peas, collards, creamed corn, and a home-style dessert that will make diners forget all about their childhood Gushers snacks. Salads are also available for leafy breaks between meaty revels ($3.55–$6.95). For escaped Monopoly jailbirds in need of quick service, orders may be phoned in ahead of time.