Atlanta Living 7.17.21

Places I have eaten lately: Hippie Hibachi, Zafron and Sweet Green

Pappadeaux and McKinnon's Lousinane (if it's still open--be sure to call ahead) for Frogs Legs

Fish and Chips: Six Feet Under, W.H. Stiles Fish Camp and Fado Irish Pub

Moroccan food: Imperial Fez in Buckhead Cooked oysters: for baked Beetlecat in Inman Park, Optimist on the westside and Fontaine's in VA Highlands.

Fried oysters try Bon Ton, Steamhouse Lounge or Crawfish Shack on Buford Highway.

Corned beef: try The General Muir, Goldbergs and Gruby's

Masterpiece Chinese in Duluth is amazing

For Filipino food Grant Park's Estrellita is getting a lot of buzz--this is 100% on my "to-do" list!

For conch try Conch Heaven in Doraville

El Dorado in Cartersville and the Original Steak and Rib Restaurant

Hallelujah, one of my favorite weekends returns from Covid exile with the Atlanta Food and Wine Festival on September 9. As in years past (except last year's hiatus), the event includes four days of dining events and two days of tasting tents at Historic Fourth Ward Park. Sadly, it will not include classes and events hosted by southern chefs and mixologists at Loews Hotel in Midtown but still will be amazing. In addition, a new food festival debuts from former Atlanta Food and Wine founder, Elizabeth Feichter. Gather 'round festival will run October 14-17 at forthcoming Bon Voy culinary-themed hotel Epicurean Atlanta, scheduled to open on West Peachtree Street in midtown in September. Also, the Jewish Kosher BBQ festival is coming in October!

Oyster Stew try Fontaine's in the Highlands or Diane Hogan emailed me to try Table and Main for oyster stew.

German potato salad try Der Biergarten and also Marietta Diner does a really good job

Frank recommends Peruvian restaurant Contigo Peru

Vietnamese suggestions: Bun Mi will be reopening soon in Colony Square but in the meantime try Nam Phuong or Lee's Bakery or Le Colonial for upscale options

Is Arthur Treacher's coming back? Mark Arum said they are!

And if anyone remembers Rio Vista here's a link to what it was all about.

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