Restaurant Spotlight – The Original Hot Dog Factory

  I’ve found the holy grail of hot dogs in Atlanta – and I’m so excited to share it! The Original Hot Dog Factory in Smyrna is serving up a classic menu of dogs, sandwiches, sides, and desserts – but don’t think this is just a fast food joint. Every hot dog that comes out…

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Restaurant Spotlight – Ba Bellies

  When multiple foodie friends keep telling you about a new restaurant, that’s a strong signal it’s time to pay a visit. The aforementioned hotspot is Ba Bellies, an Asian gastropub just a short trip from the heart of Buford Highway’s main drag (Sweet Hut, Food Terminal, etc). Ba Bellies is lofty and spacious, the walls…

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Smoke Ring’s Bluegrass Brunch

  Brunch is a beloved weekend outing for Atlantans – as a food blogger, people are constantly asking me about my favorite brunch spots around town. While there are plenty of ATL restaurants serving up delicious brunches, I love seeing interesting twists to make brunch a unique Sunday experience. Whether you’re in from out-of-town, or a…

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Restaurant Spotlight: Dantanna’s

  Originally opening their first location in Buckhead 13 years ago, Dantanna’s is now a beloved Atlanta staple with additional locations downtown & in Sandy Springs. The recently refreshed Sandy Springs outpost, renovated to include a new dog-friendly patio lounge, serves up aged steaks, seafood, and a delicious weekend brunch. Despite a relaxed sports bar feel (there are…

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Event Spotlight: Eating With Erica’s Friendsgiving

  On the Atlanta food blogger scene, it’s not very often that you see the face behind the Instagram posts (we typically prefer to be kept pretty anonymous). However – this is definitely not the case with Erica Key, the dynamo behind Atlanta food blog Eating With Erica. I met Erica on a press trip last…

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Restaurant Spotlight: Southern Bistro

  Anyone who follows Atlanta cuisine will be well-acquainted with Ron Eyester, alum of Top Chef Season 12 and former proprietor of now-shuttered Highlands favorites Rosebud and The Family Dog. Eyester is back in full force with his latest venture, Southern Bistro in Sandy Springs, an homage to fine Southern food in a relaxed, approachable…

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Restaurant Spotlight: Double Zero

  I’ve recently become an admirer of the Castellucci Hospitality Group and their mix of Atlanta restaurants. This fantastic family-owned business is known for local favorites Cooks & Soldiers on the Westside, Iberian Pig in Decatur, Sugo in John’s Creek, and now their new Double Zero location in Druid Hills. Formerly off Roswell Road in Sandy Springs,…

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Eat Your Way to a Healthy Gut with Sprouts

  With 12 Sprouts stores in the Atlanta area, there are plenty of locations (no matter the traffic!) for you to get your healthy grocery store fix. If you’ve never been to a Sprouts before, it’s a neighborhood grocery store with a farmers market feel – with over 250 stores in the US, Sprouts seeks…

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Restaurant Spotlight: Illegal Food

  I’m always looking for amazing local foodie joints in Atlanta, and I’m excited to say that I’ve found a new personal favorite nestled in the Highlands. Run by affianced team Laurie Dominguez & Chef Steven Lingenfelter, Illegal Food delivers surprisingly elevated fare in a funky, relaxed space. You might remember their pop-up turned permanent location at Joystick Gamebar…

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Restaurant Spotlight: Amalfi Pizza

  Atlantans feel very strongly about our pizza – either you’re a massive Antico fan, or you love to argue about your favorite pie to rival it. There haven’t been a lot of new players to the Atlanta pizza scene until now, with the arrival of Amalfi Pizza downtown. Brought to you by the same…

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