It's time for the next 5 restaurants. Yea! 1. Ok Cafe.
Duh. Ok Cafe is so great. You can go in there and get a warm, Southern, home-cooked meal at any time. There's also a sweet money tree. As I previously posted, I'm a sucker for a veggie plate, and the one at OK is the best in town. Personal highlights include: corn that's cut off the cob by hand, field peas, fried green tomatoes, green beans and corn muffins. The peanut gallery also suggested that the fried mac and cheese and fried cheese grit apps are must have items.
The three of us in the marketing office hit up the OK Cafe salad bar at least 3x a week. We eat a lot of hand-carved turkey, veggie soup and Brunswick Stew. #okcafe4ever
I've had a huge crush on Kevin Gillespie ever since I saw him on Top Chef incorporating chocolate dipped bacon into his dessert. #fatkid
He was actually manning the grill the first night I went to Woodfire Grill, which may be why it was so enjoyable. I kept looking over there so often he finally offered to sign my menu (I keep it in a glass case in my living room... not kidding). Their menu changes nightly and features local organic ingredients and lots of bacon. #love
Jimmy and I love Salt Factory. It's up on the square in Roswell. Remember when we went there last year and I discovered the perfect glass of wine? The first thing I ever ate there was the cheese plate. It was hands down the best cheese plate I've ever eaten. The cheese comes with caramelized onions and whole grain mustard that will knock your socks off! The French onion soup is amazing as well.
While you wait you can walk around to all the little art galleries. It's a great way to spend a Friday night.
For my money, Flip has the best burger in town. I love the chorizo and fried egg burger the best. They also have great fries and sweet potato tots.
I know a lot of people feel like there are better burgers around ATL... and I'm open to the arguments. Hamburgers are so amazing... 5 Guys is incredible You just can't beat those fries, and the put A1 on the burgers. I have a slight (large) obsession with A1. The Holeman & Finch 10 PM burger might be the best burger in Atlanta, but I just can't wait until 10 PM to have dinner (yes, I do know that have them at Brunch...) Farm Burger? Great. All I'm saying that if it's 12 PM and someone asks me to go get a burger, I'm going to suggest Flip. There you have it.
5. Cakes & Ale
I've only been to Cakes & Ale twice, but both times the food was exceptional.
It's the perfect date spot. They recently moved to the Decatur square and split the restaurant into the dining area and the bakery. It's fun to go have a glass of wine in the bakery while you wait for a table. The servers are out of this world, and I recommend listening to their suggestions.
That's it! My top 10 favorite restaurants in the ATL. To read the first half of my list please click here.
I'm happy to expound upon this topic, so please feel free to send me any and all suggestions.