After flying to Atlanta, I met up with my colleague for meetings over breakfast at The Little Tart Bakeshop. On site is also the Revelator coffee shop but you have to order separately, which was a little confusing. I resisted the amazing looking pastries in favor of this delectable fluffy soufflé-like, melt-in-your-mouth egg and cheddar biscuit.
After making some progress, we walked around the corner to Six Feet Under Pub & Fish House. I had these incredible fried green tomato sliders with pimento cheese, red tomatoes, and lettuce. It was so good!
For dinner, Lindsey and I headed to Gunshow. The restaurant is super unique. It features nine chefs who make their dishes and bring them out to your table. You can either take it or pass. The roasted pear salad with butter poached salsify, yuzu curd, endive, and benne tuile looked too delicious to pass on.
We also said yes to the roasted cauliflower with caper-raisin puree and hazelnut vinaigrette…
…the “forest floor” of mushrooms, pistachio soil, hasselback potato, truffle, and parsnip…
…the Szechuan poached Maine lobster tail with cabbage, bok choy, chilies, and peanuts (it was SO spicy)…
…and the owner’s grandmother’s famous banana pudding, which was served piping hot. It was AMAZING!
The Super Bowl is happening in Atlanta this coming weekend. We’ve been seeing lots of excited fans and important looking press passes. We stopped by a Starbucks and discovered that the hotel was also a Super Bowl headquarters. The signage was all over the lobby.
After another great day of meetings, Lindsey and I headed to The Optimist for dinner. We had the nicest waitress and the food was amazing. We shared the tuna tartar, the beet salad, the burrata toast and the calamari. Everything was super flavorful and fresh and delicious.
We finished off with the chess pie with peanut brittle ice cream – it’s stuff dreams are made of.
Not pictured was the most amazing falafel wrap from Aviva by Kameel, located in the Peach Tree Center Marta station. It’s the #1 ranked restaurant in Atlanta on TripAdvisor. We walked up to the line and Chef Kameel greeted us with compliments and delicious vegan minestrone soup. He told people in line that he loved them as he passed out samples. It was just the sweetest welcome. Definintely check it out if you’re planning a visit to the city. Thanks for joining in my culinary adventure. For more on the cocktail highlights, check out my Instagram.