Airport restaurants are often a mix of wilted lettuce and sad soggy sandwiches. Thankfully Downwind is right next to the Dekalb Airport and serves all the pub classics and a large amount of wild-caught seafood. The biggest perk about coming here is that if you bring some younger humans they’ll be distracted by airplanes taking off and landing long enough to give you some alone time with the spinach artichoke dip and a beer.
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The next time you find yourself in Chamblee, or just feel like taking a dinner field trip, head to The Alden for some wine and small plates.
Gu’s Kitchen is finally back serving their Szechuan cooking in a casual space up near Buford Highway.
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Part cocktail bar, part cool basement with awesome food, Ticonderoga Club makes no sense - which is exactly why we love it.
Bocado in West Midtown works for basically any situation, with its big patio, great cocktails, and one of the best burgers in Atlanta.
Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit
There are lots of biscuits in Atlanta, but Callie’s in the Highlands has some of our favorites, with 7 different flavors and sandwich options.
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Wrecking Bar Brewpub
Head to Wrecking Bar Brewpub in Little Five Points for a huge selection of beers on tap along with elevated bar food in a nice space.
Atkins Park Tavern
Atkins Park in Virginia Highlands is one of the oldest bars in Atlanta, and it’s great for a beer and a burger.
This comic book-themed pizza spot in Little Five Points is a great place to share a pie with friends or to bring the family.
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