For many Atlanta dining is synonymous with the New South.
Food offerings at the Park include Miss Katie’s Sideboard Restaurant featuring southern fare and waiters whose idea of “hand-tossed rolls” involves actually throwing them to you from across the dining room. Fun!
A final word on what a few local pundits have characterized as ”Atlanta’s identity crisis”. Are we destined to become the New York or perhaps the Chicago or of the South? Mightn’t a newer western metropolis like Los Angeles serve as a model?
Those are fine cities, no doubt, but my advice to Atlantans is “chill out, y’all!” You have a distinctive environment which blends historical and contemporary elements all your own. You possess the sine qua non for any real city, and that is VITALITY—a quality not readily purchased. And keep those stone-ground grits coming—I’m a convert.
Best website for information on touring Atlanta is available at the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau. www.atlanta.net
They have extensive lists of Atlanta restaurants sub-divided by cuisine. Atlanta is truly a great restaurant town!
Atlanta has many four and five star hotels, many of them located in swank Bucktown. For the flavor of venerable Atlanta you might want to try The Georgian Terrace (www.thegeorgianterrace.com). If your time in the city is short and you wish to cover the major attractions or attend sporting events, the Omni Hotel CNN Center is a particularly convenient home base. More information is at www.omnihotels.com
— Feature by Jerry Nemanic, Jetsetters Magazine Food & Wine Editor.