Leave it to the South to put a down-home spin on Greek cuisine. While there is no shortage of family-focused eateries serving traditional gyros or baklava, Atlanta's chefs also don't hesitate to add the occasional Southern twist. Take Gilbert’s Cafe & Bar, where Mediterranean flavors are fused with American favorites to create dishes like a lamb burger, topped with rosemary aioli and feta cheese, or a Mediterranean po’boy, which sports fried tilapia in place of crawfish. Even the pizzas are made with Greek toppings and baked upon a homemade pita crust.Read More
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Buford Highway, Atlanta: a multi-ethnic artery where foreign languages fight for real estate on neon signs, and exotic scents waft through the air, bearing the fingerprint of their cuisine's native land. Eater Atlanta calls it a spot where “east meets west meets hipster meets suits.” Numerous cuisines can be found here, and Chinese food is well represented. And though not every Chinese restaurant worth traveling to is located along this international stretch, it’s certainly a worthwhile destination for anybody looking to travel abroad without a plane ticket.Read More
Taqueria Del Sol specializes in classic Southern foods: fried chicken, turnip greens, and tacos. Yes, tacos. To the team behind the taqueria, “Southern” encompasses Mexico along with the American South, and the resulting fusion cuisine has been honored by everyone from _Bon Appetit_ to _Atlanta Magazine_. That shouldn't come as a surprise; after all, who doesn’t want a taco stuffed with fried chicken, Memphis-style pulled pork, or fried shrimp and crawfish mayo? But Del Sol is just one of many innovators in the city’s eclectic (if not always authentic) South-of-Southern food scene.Read More