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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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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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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Hard Rock Atlanta’s Limited Time Menus This Fall

  I barely ever go downtown, even though I live less than two miles away! I’ve only been to Atlanta’s Hard Rock once, as I’ve previously thought it’s reserved for tourists and travelers. When I was invited to taste Hard Rock Atlanta’s limited fall menus, I honestly didn’t know what to expect – but I…

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Food Truck Spotlight: Basecamp Provisions

  We all know and love Park Tavern – it’s the home of some of Atlanta’s favorite festivals, day parties, and rainy day drinks (when it rains, they pour $1 drafts!) Did you know that Park Tavern now also has a food truck in their front yard, perfect for a post-BeltLine walk snack? This weekend, make…

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