Since this blog is all about the food, I'll share two spots you can't miss if you're in the Atlanta area.
First, the Varsity. The original location opened in the 1920s in Atlanta and it seems like the equivalent of In-N-Out in California . . . fresh ingredients, enormously popular, great burgers . . . but the menu is more diverse, it's known for being the world's largest drive-in, and it has an Atlanta flair all its own.
Next up, Henry's Louisiana Grill. I love cajun food and every bite I had in this restaurant was amazing. To get a feel for the place and Chef Henry, who is larger than life and we got to chat with for a bit, check out this video clip. We had the scallop appetizer he prepares in that clip.
My husband had blackened petite filets over goat cheese grits and I had a sampler of the Louisiana Shrimp Creole, the Louisiana Ooh La La over grits, and red beans and rice. Fun atmosphere and one of the best meals I've had in a long, long time. Don't miss this place! And Henry, let us know when you want to open a location in Southern California. Thanks Joe and Sharon for everything!