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Star sighting! Bethenny Frankel and husband enjoy South City Kitchen

Bravo 2010 Upfront PartyReality television personality and author Bethenny Frankel and her husband Jason Hoppy had dinner at at South City Kitchen Midtown Thursday night, thanks to the power of Twitter.

She is in town for tonight’s appearance at the Cobb Energy Performance Arts Centre, and tweeted ahead of time asking for restaurant recommendations in Atlanta.

After numerous folks responded suggesting South City Kitchen – a favorite of visiting celebrities including former first lady Laura Bush, Conan O’Brien, Jennifer Hudson, Charles Barkley, Debbie Allen, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck – South City’s industrious twitter team (@FifthGrouper) swooped into action and ended up welcoming her for dinner.

Bethenny and Jason enjoyed the wild mushroom rusk and added pork belly,  scallops and bacon, pork shank and vegetable plates. Guests at a a nearby table recognized her and sent over dessert. How’s that for Southern hospitality?

Afterward, Bethenny tweeted, “South City Kitchen in ATL is delicious!!! A must go!YUM!”

- Jennifer Brett/The Buzz/jbrett@ajc.com

92 comments Add your comment

Marcus

March 11th, 2011
2:58 pm

Who is Bethenny Frankel?

charlie

March 11th, 2011
3:04 pm

Marcus – I have no idea who she is? Either she has a sex tape, was on a reality show or had a rich husband. That’s the only way these losers become so-called “celebrities”. Just like that troll Kardashian!

Who?

March 11th, 2011
3:04 pm

That lady in the picture looks like a melted Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

ViningsShanaenae

March 11th, 2011
3:05 pm

Who is Bethenny Frankel?

Loving This Opp!

March 11th, 2011
3:06 pm

Bethenny Frankel is a woman who is in charge, a comedian (even though she doesn’t mean to be one), a sharp shooter, a loving wife, an astute business woman, a person trying to understand the purpose and direction of her life, a friend to many.

And, who are you again?

KA

March 11th, 2011
3:07 pm

Never heard of her!

pot pie

March 11th, 2011
3:07 pm

Pop culture sucks

KA

March 11th, 2011
3:08 pm

And what is she in charge of?

barney

March 11th, 2011
3:08 pm

no matter who she is, wouldn’t wish South City Kitchen on anybody…

KA

March 11th, 2011
3:09 pm

she has a wrinkly armpit….

Loving This Opp!

March 11th, 2011
3:12 pm

She’s in charge of her life! What could be more important other than being a parent. She’s in charge of her destination. Not waiting for other figureheads to direct her life for her!

Carpetbagger Hater

March 11th, 2011
3:19 pm

She looks like a Yankee.

She it back to from which it came.

(Along with all the others.)

Shannon

March 11th, 2011
3:20 pm

…wrinkly armpit, lol.

stilldefiant

March 11th, 2011
3:21 pm

I had no clue who she was either. According to Wikipedia, she placed second on Celebrity Apprentice: Martha Stewart and was on the Real Housewives of New York City on Bravo.

Loving This Opp!

March 11th, 2011
3:21 pm

How the heck does a Yankee look?

Loving This Opp!

March 11th, 2011
3:22 pm

She has her own TV show because of how she was on Real Housewives of NYC. She was the realest one of all the housewives and she developed a following. She’s a real cool woman.

Waxed Dolphin

March 11th, 2011
3:25 pm

For a Friday treat, Google the terms “Bethenny Frankel PETA” together

Then, click on the ‘IMAGES’ category in your results.

Enjoy.

Food-Dee

March 11th, 2011
3:26 pm

Why do people insist on going to South City Kitchen? Absolutely one of the WORST restaurants in Atlanta. Seriously, have been there many times and am consistently disappointed. What am I missing? I don’t understand the SCK groupies or the Sprig groupies. So-so (and that’s being generous), over-priced food.

Safensound45

March 11th, 2011
3:29 pm

Bethenny! She is hilarious and so down to earth…glad she’s here to share her sense of humor/wit.

Jason

March 11th, 2011
3:31 pm

LMAO @ wrinkly armpit!

cw

March 11th, 2011
3:31 pm

Food-Dee: if it’s so bad, why do you keep going back “many times”?

dansfae

March 11th, 2011
3:32 pm

Why do you keep going back?

David

March 11th, 2011
3:36 pm

Sprig is awesome. South City Kitchen is pretty good too. So, what is there to understand? Maybe you should head over to Pre-Chew Charlie’s and get them to pre-chew your steak.

Aarid Extra Dry

March 11th, 2011
3:36 pm

That really is one wrinkly armpit.

Mary

March 11th, 2011
3:37 pm

That chick is a dog.

dre

March 11th, 2011
3:41 pm

Any discussions of wrinkly armpits should be reserved for the wrinkly armpit blog!! LOL – that was funny. Who is she?

ABC

March 11th, 2011
3:43 pm

Who?

March 11th, 2011
3:45 pm

I’ve seen that show. Is she the one that didn’t have any money, was coniving (ok, that might describe all of them) that the other housewives all hated?

Kind of an Omarosa type.

herb hypster

March 11th, 2011
3:45 pm

If she gets lockjaw even the jaws of life would be futile…

Greg

March 11th, 2011
3:46 pm

I think she might be an Addams Family cousin.

Ed

March 11th, 2011
3:48 pm

That chick is seriously fugly.

herb hypster

March 11th, 2011
3:48 pm

abe vigoda in drag

THAT IS MY GIRL!!

March 11th, 2011
3:48 pm

Unless you have watched Real Housewives of NYC or Bethanny Ever After on Bravo, you will not know who she is. She is a reality tv star that happens to have her own business/company. I love the show! She is my favorite reality character.

Yeah

March 11th, 2011
3:50 pm

They sent over dessert because she looked like she needed the calories.

Ed

March 11th, 2011
3:53 pm

They sent her over dessert because they wanted her to leave ASAP as her fugliness was upsetting the other patrons.

Loving This Opp!

March 11th, 2011
3:53 pm

Lighten up. You guys act like none of you has ever taken a bad pic. No doubt the pic is not flattering. So, how many have you torn/burned of yourself over the years! Bring out the trumpets. I have every pic good of bad, blah blah blah.

Who?

March 11th, 2011
4:01 pm

Why does this chick’s publicist keep posting on this thread under “Loving This Opp?”

Allison

March 11th, 2011
4:01 pm

Please do not forget that Bettheny was a chef before NYHW. People shouldnt make comments on something they no nothing about.

Amazed

March 11th, 2011
4:02 pm

I’m glad that the AJC is here to give Atlantans only the most hard-hitting news. I can sleep peacefully now, knowing exactly what a D-list celebrity ate for dinner last night.

Loving This Opp!

March 11th, 2011
4:04 pm

@Who? – must admit that’s a good one, but I just like her. That’s all. Hmmmmm, perhaps I should put in an application as her spokesperson.

dre

March 11th, 2011
4:04 pm

@Loving this – just having fun. She is probably quite attractive in person. Still pix can be horrible. The wrinkled armpit and “who thehell is she” bits are pretty funny. Pop Culture right now however really is quite weak as noted above.

Jeffro

March 11th, 2011
4:11 pm

She looks EXACTLY like a brown balloon knot. You know what I mean, so I don’t need to explain. BALLOON KNOT FACE…..with a wrinkly armpit.

Loving This Opp!

March 11th, 2011
4:13 pm

@dre – I figured as much. And they should have at least airbrushed that dang armpit.

Loving This Opp!

March 11th, 2011
4:15 pm

Hey Jeffro! If your last name is Bodine, go sit down! Granny wouldn’t like you showing your idiocy on this blog. She’ll probably be surprised you even know how to type.

eh

March 11th, 2011
4:24 pm

Much better places she could have gone….4th and Swift, Empire State South, Holeman and Finch, Rathbuns….

Realistic

March 11th, 2011
4:26 pm

She’s a troll! I’m a winner, duh!

Loving This Opp!

March 11th, 2011
4:28 pm

I think he says “DUH first, then Winning!

Jeffro

March 11th, 2011
4:30 pm

Hey Loving This Opp (you love other people’s privates?), thanks for enforcing this blog’s marshall law. You sure seem to get bothered if anyone says anything about this Balloon Knot faced yankee creature. This will be my last post about this senseless topic. But we all know you will continue posting about a D-List “celebrity”. You either have an agenda for creature in the above photograph, or you have an unhealthy obsession with her. I’m sorry for you. Good day to all. BALLOON KNOT FACE with wrinkley armpits.

Really

March 11th, 2011
4:30 pm

@Amazed – why are you reading the Buzz if you are looking for serious news? Just asking …..

Loving This Opp!

March 11th, 2011
4:35 pm

@Jeffro ~ not bothered in the least. Just stating my own opinion.

Why on Earth would you feel sorry for someone you don’t know. I’m going along with the questions on who she is and what she’s in charge of. You come on with Balloon Knot Face trying to make a corny joke that feel flat. I commented, you got annoyed and lashed out. Honey, please, it’s not that serious. Your moniker made me think of The Hillbillies. I stand corrected. Oh, and I’m mature enough to say so!