Yesterday was the first of a new series that I’ll be writing periodically that we are calling the Atlanta Classics. The focus will be feature stories on classic Atlanta restaurants, institutions that have been around for decades that the media may take for granted, but have a story that deserves to be revisited.
These pieces will not be starred reviews, but rather a spotlight on a story worth telling. That could be anything from the general history on a classic restaurant, a story about an employee that has worked there for a lifetime, or an in depth discussion about a single dish. To qualify, the restaurants should have been around for roughly at least twenty years or so, and have an interesting story to tell. They may not get all of the buzz of the newer, trendier spots around town, but they probably have a loyal following that has kept them in business this long.
So, I’d love to hear from the readers on some stories that you’d like to see get told. What is your Atlanta Classic, and why?
- By Jon Watson, Food & More blog