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#31 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 05:58 PM

Its close to Auburn? I guess that's good.


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#32 Nathan

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 06:13 PM

yeah...and Atlanta...and very close to Opelika, Alabama :)


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Posted 27 March 2014 - 06:21 PM

oh, and Carson McCullers was from Columbus....


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#34 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 06:22 PM

could be worse. My college roommate ended up at Fort Sill for a while.

 

Only 90 miles from OKC!!!


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Posted 27 March 2014 - 06:48 PM

I spent four months at Fort Sill.  yup, 90 minutes from OKC and 3 hours from Dallas.

 

oh, and what's scary is that Columbus is ten times better than Lawton (the town next to Fort Sill).  Columbus has three Starbucks...Lawton has none :)


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#36 Sneakeater

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 07:22 PM

How are you going to decide?
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Posted 27 March 2014 - 07:39 PM

between the Starbucks?  it's a Balan's ass problem right?


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Posted 08 August 2014 - 03:13 PM

King & Duke (from the Holeman & Finch folks) is pretty good but not as ambitious as it should be.

KR Steakbar (part of the Rathbun empire) -- quite good.

Epic in Columbus really is one of the rash of really good new high-end Southern places...

ambitious attempts at cocktails are everywhere in Atlanta these days (with varying degrees of success).

may hit The Optimist on Saturday night.


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#39 Evelyn

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Posted 17 September 2014 - 01:58 PM

Had a few very good meals while in Atlanta last week. Each had interesting (and very good) cocktails.

 

Rathbun's (original, not the steak)

Miller Union 

Watershed on Peachtree

 

Also recommend visiting the College Football Hall of Fame if you're in the area and have time.



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Posted 17 September 2014 - 02:35 PM

Nice to know Watershed is still good. I had a lovely dinner there many years ago (original location, Scott Peacock was still chef), and the chocolate cake was the best I'd had to date.


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Posted 23 June 2015 - 01:53 PM

you know Atlanta is one of those cities where there's a purportedly serious cocktail list everywhere now.  Most of them suck...even the famous ones.  i.e. Paper Plane.  that place is bullshit.  (they don't use jiggers either...they're just on the counter for show).

 

H&F is still an exception though. 

 

but....Eleanour's in Smyrna is my new find....so far their drinks are legit.  there's no real need to ever find yourself in Smyrna....but if you do...

 

(this is btw why I can't really recommend Atlanta as a city...over even say a much smaller place like Austin.  it's not a city.  it's a conglomeration of suburbs. you find a place that you enjoy and then you have to drive or Uber 20 minutes to go to the next place.  there are really only about two places where you can eat and drink with variety while only walking (Decatur and the Virginia Highlands).  its the same reason Dallas or Houston sucks)


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#42 Wilfrid

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Posted 23 June 2015 - 02:24 PM

Yes, spent a lot of time in cabs in Atlanta and Dallas, which really isn't much fun.



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Posted 08 April 2016 - 11:07 PM

Things don't seem to change very fast. I first went to South City Kitchen circa 1989 and it still seems popular. Rathbuns has elk.

Any more recent recommendations?

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Posted 11 April 2016 - 12:42 PM

Empire State South is good. I am always so impressed by the large rooms there and are always disappointed by the food
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Posted 11 April 2016 - 01:09 PM

Wrecking bar brew pub is a good place for bar food and craft beer. The next time I'm in Atlanta I'm going to gun show also
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