Despite being a foodie of sorts, I actually don't go out to eat all that often. I'm more of a cook who likes go to out for good craft cocktails. Recently though, I've been lucky to make a bunch of new Atlanta friends, so I've had many more excuses to try new places and rediscover old ones.
One of my favorite lunch spots of late had to be Southbound in Chamblee, Georgia. I was in that neck of the woods hunting for furniture and stumbled upon this gorgeous place [I need to go back and take proper photos of the restaurant, since it's just lovely]. By far the best part of our meal was this deliciously healthy Kale and Grain salad [kale, farro, feta, avocado, pecans, summer tomatoes, and a magical vinaigrette]. The restaurant also split the salad and entree for us, allowing for perfectly sized portions of each. Divine!
The southern fried fish and chips were full of flavor and crunch. I really liked the hint of spice, and the remoulade that came with it balanced things nicely. Southbound also makes their own ketchup, which added a nice zing to a more traditional dish.
It was unbearably hot out, and rather than spend more time meandering around antique stores, we opted to linger a little longer with a giant piece of pecan pie [and a scoop of vanilla ice cream for good measure]. Definitely a little too decadent for the norm, but it's hard to turn down pecan pie.
I will never turn down an invite to Whiskey Wednesdays at The Pinewood Tippling Room in Decatur. The bartenders here churn out phenomenal cocktails, and being a whiskey girl, they really speak my language [and half priced whiskey drinks will always taste more delicious]. My cocktail of choice has to be their "Goonies Never Say Die!' [did I mention this place is AWESOME?]. It's the perfect summer combination of bourbon, lime and ginger. I prefer to sit at the bar so I can watch the bartenders in action, but this place gets pretty crowded on Wednesdays, so call in and reserve a table if you're planning to haver dinner.
I finally made it over to the Friday pop up shop of Spiller Park Coffee [soon to be opened permanently at PCM!]. I came. I saw. I ordered iced coffee and a heart shaped, raspberry filled, powdered donut. I conquered. I'm making a point to return this Friday again, this time for hot coffee [oppresive Atlanta weather be damned!] and maybe [definitely] more donuts...
Know of any Atlanta/Georgia places I NEED to check out? Comment or message me, and I'll add it to my ever-increasing list!