Three cheers for Atlanta, who claimed three honors on Southern Living Magazine’s ‘Best of the South Travel Awards.’ The award list, compiled by 15 editors visiting 18 states, examines a range of categories from boutique hotels and book shops to food trucks and late-night burgers.
Atlanta scored spots in the best new restaurant, late-night burger, and food truck categories. We offer our congratulations to these three honorees:
Best New Restaurant: Miller Union
Miller Union is one of 5 best new Southern restaurants named. Southern Living describes Miller Union as having “modern Southern cooking, stripped of pretension. Here, the luscious regional bounty simply shines.” They recommend that you not miss the farm egg baked in celery cream (I agree) and the seasonal vegetable plate.
11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 5-10 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 5-11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 999 Brady Avenue, Atlanta. 678-733-8550. $$$.
Best Late-Night Burger: Holeman and Finch Public House
The Holeman and Finch 10 p.m. burger we’ve all heard about was the only honoree in its category. Made with a mixture of grass-fed beef brisket and lean chuck, these double thin patties are topped with house-made pickles and ketchup and the lauded Kraft American single.
5 p.m.-1 a.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays, 2277 Peachtree Road, Suite B, Atlanta. 404-948-1175. $$.
Best Food Truck: King of Pops
As a testament to the rise in popularity of food trucks, ten honorees were named in this category — our own King of Pops among them. Of their choice, Southern Living says, “Hawking exotic frozen fruit bars (made with fresh ingredients from farmers’ markets), this whimsical cart holds court in Atlanta’s trendy Virginia Highland. With quenching, alluring flavors like chocolate sea salt, blackberry-mojito, pineapple-habañero, and grapefruit-mint, we can see why.”
3-8 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 12-8 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Corner of North Highland and North Avenue, Virginia Highlands. $.
–by Jenny Turknett, Food & More blog
– Jenny Turknett writes about Southern and Neighborhood Fare for the AJC Dining Team. She also publishes her own blog, Going Low Carb.