Once wings started showing up everywhere in Atlanta, wing eaters in the ATL had to come to terms with the fact that it’s impossible to agree on who has the best. While there are dozens of great establishments offering flats, drums, and even that tiny extra part that some people eat as if it actually held meat, some restaurants are leading the wing pack. From smoked to fried, sweet and sour to extra-sauced, including the quintessential Atlanta wing flavor, lemon pepper, here’s a guide to the best wings currently found in metro Atlanta.
It’s Super Bowl Week, and everyone from Patriots fans to Rams fans (they exist!) to football fans in general are heading to Atlanta to take in the big game. We wanted to know the best places to dine right now in the city, so we called on James Beard Award–winning chef Steven Satterfield of Miller Union to give a guided tour of Atlanta’s culinary gems.
I recently attended a progressive dinner through Ponce City Market’s food hall. The dinner made stops at Biltong Bar (absolutely one of the ATL’s top five bars,) W.H. Stiles Fish Camp (“Dub’s”,) Minero for tacos and margaritas, and finally ending at Bellina Alimentari for grappa and desserts. Obviously, there’s not a lot of secret stuff happening in one of Atlanta’s most popular eating destinations — Ponce City Market. But, I want to commend the work of Dub’s executive chef Eaksuree Poonsiripukdeekul, who made what has to be the best oyster shooter I’ve had in the city. Poonsiripukdeekul, who hails from Thailand, created an insanely addictive, super-citrusy shooter using bivalves chef-owner Anne Quatrano’s team source for the restaurant’s raw bar. And, if you haven’t had the shrimp po’boy, I highly recommend ordering that, too — if you don’t overdose on those oyster shooters first. 675 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta
No need to wing it when it comes to one of Atlanta’s signature foods.
Last week’s Best of Atlanta poll discovered where you chow down on the best chicken wings in town.
Hosted by Executive Chef Nicholas Anderson of City Winery, the event will benefit Giving Kitchen and feature a five-course dinner created by the combined talent of chefs: Hector Santiago of El Super Pan; Andre Gomez of Porch Light; George Brooks of Botiwalla; Brad Smallwood of The Mercury; Jonathan McDowell of Nine Mile Station; Andy Gonzales of Steinbeck’s Ale House; Woody Back of Table & Main; Chris Wilkins of Root Baking Co.; Arnaldo Castillo of Minero; Christian Perez of City Pharmacy; and Shay Lavi of Rozina Bake House and Coffee.
I have lived in Georgia for the vast majority of my life, but I lived in Orlando from August 2014 – July 2017. As soon as I moved back, everyone kept telling me about Ponce City Market. When I would say that I hadn’t been there yet, the reaction was always the same. “You have to go! It’s amazing!” I went for the first time a few weeks after moving back, and it really was and is amazing. The old Sears & Roebuck building is absolutely stunning. The selection of stores is awesome, and it’s always fun to go on the weekends with your friends or significant other. One of the best parts of Ponce City Market is the wide variety of food options. You can pretty much eat anything you want, no matter what kind of cuisine you’re looking for! Before you head out, check out this list of the top food vendors in Ponce City Market!
The refreshing cocktail at its core is made with tequila, orange liqueur, and fresh lime juice and can come fresh, frozen, or on the rocks. With patio seasonunderway in Atlanta, the margarita might be the unofficial warm weather drink. Here are 12 restaurants, unranked and mapped north to south, in which to sip some of Atlanta’s best margaritas.
Ponce City Market (or PCM as its affectionately nicknamed) has become the hot topic of conversation when Atlantans are searching for the latest, greatest event or seeking the city’s best dining and shopping.
With Cinco de Mayo around the corner, tacos take center stage — and while the city’s bursting with Mexican bites, some of the best are found outside intown Atlanta. Whether ITP, OTP or sticking with that old standby, Buford Highway, the greater metro area offers an impressive array of styles and flavors both traditional and contemporary.
James Beard Award-winning chef Sean Brock brings his cooking to Ponce City Market with Minero, a modern Mexican eatery beloved for its homemade corn tortillas. Of course, you’ll want to kick things off at this sit down spot with fresh chips and guacamole.