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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JCT Kitchen & Bar
Go to this Westside staple for the fried chicken, but stay for the cocktails, patio, and burger.
Einstein’s in Midtown has a large, wide-ranging menu and an even larger patio, so it should be your next big group brunch spot.
Bacchanalia in West Midtown is a seasonal, farm-to-table spot that’s great for client dinners or a big night out.
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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.
The Colonnade Restaurant
Head to The Colonnade Restaurant in Morningside for a fried chicken dinner in a family-style dining hall, and more than different 30 sides.
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.
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