Suburbanites weary of schlepping to Midtown for a little scenester action can now trot over to their very own hot spot. The concise menu is a close fusion of Mexican tradition and American inclination: hone in on the guac, the queso fundido with chorizo, the beef cheek tacos and ceviche. Even gringos with little fondness for Mexican will be dazzled by the gloriously goopy hamburguesa Sedgwick.
Perched on the edge of Decatur Square and swimming in Spanish romanticism -- dark wood, twinkling lights and wine bottles as decor -- the Iberian Pig exudes charm. As do the owners, members of the Castellucci family, who roam the dining room dishing out stories of their family's five generations of restaurant ownership. And the menu's nods to Spanish flavors and presentations are often delicious, regardless of the lack of authenticity or modernity.
Longtime Watershed sous chef Steven Satterfield and Sotto Sotto manager Neal McCarthy have come together to deliver a personal-feeling, truly regional restaurant, serving Southern food without shtick or embellishment among the warehouses and train tracks of the Westside.
Originally a cotton-gin manufacturer, the Goat Farm is a Westside haven for working artists and performance companies, a frequent location for movie shoots (cough cough, Hunger Games, cough cough), and a great live music venue.
Atlanta's newest museum near the World of Coca-Cola is designed to pay tribute to men and women who have fought for equality and justice throughout the world. The Downtown attraction will notably house Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic collection of personal papers. In addition, it'll also feature interactive exhibits on the stories behind civil rights heroes and focus on current human rights issues from around the world.
Chai Pani is an expansion from Asheville and features traditional Indian Street food with produce bought from local vendors. Go during lunch or dinner hours for a full meal, an Indian snack, "Chaat," a cup of chai or an assortment of wine, beers, and house made cocktails. Many Chai Pani foods can be made vegan and/or gluten-free friendly upon request. $