The South's Tastiest Towns: Atlanta

Tradition infused with global punch thanks to heritage-minded chefs.
Story by Paula Disbrowe

Star Tastemaker
Native son Linton Hopkins at Restaurant Eugene and Holeman & Finch Public House, where he preserves and elevates the local larder, putting staples like sorghum back in the spotlight.

Best Bites
Steven Satterfield’s black-eyed pea hummus and lavash ($6) or his killer housemade pickles at Miller Union; fried clam roll with kimchi vinegar and house pickles ($9) at Ford Fry’s The Optimist; Asha Gomez’s Kerala-Fried Chicken and Waffles ($22) with spiced maple syrup at Cardamom Hill.

Nightcap
A boozy, house-bottled soda such as Blue-eyed Boy (Bombay Sapphire gin, mint, elderflower, and peach bitters; $9) at Lure.