I went to visit some family out in Atlanta for the first time, spending most of my time hanging out with my cousin’s newborn, who is an absolute delight. The strangest thing I found about this place (which I guess is typical of big main cities in the States) is that NOBODY WALKS. The only people my sister and I encountered on the sidewalk were builders – my plans of capturing streetstyle in ATL were fruitless needless to say.
Although we stayed at the Hyatt, we ended up having breakfast at the Mandarin almost every day. Didn’t tire of the chicken sausage, turkey bacon, scrambled eggs and biscuits I ordered every single time. Excellent service too.
Pretty good Japanese spot in Peachtree and decently priced too; a Bento box for about $10 (soup, salad, 4 pc california roll, seaweed salad, yakisoba).
KING + DUKE
Located in upmarket Buckhead andvoted one of the best restaurants in the States by GQ magazine. I wouldn’t go that far (I ate at better restaurants in SF) but they do serve good fare here; particularly liked the yorkshire pudding basket in place of the run off the mill bread basket. It’s also got a cool vibe to it and has outdoor seating, which always endears me to a place. This is the latest venture from Ford Fry who also owns the well known JCT Kitchen, No. 246, The Optimist and St. Cecilia. Average cost for a main meal is c.$24.
I’ll need to go back to Atlanta and do a proper tourist visit and check out the food scene more, it seems like in the next couple of years, there may be a spurt of some really interesting restaurants.