Yeah, it's a chain -- but a really cool chain. Famous for treating employees well and edgy-to-raunchy marketing, but mainly for fashionable, reasonably priced informal threads made entirely in the good ol' U.S. of A.
Well-known for its excellence in baked goods and homey atmosphere, Alon's addition of an open kitchen and carryout case creates a swankier feel and options that are meant to be eaten at home. The meatballs look good and taste even better. You'll want to sop up the leftover sauce with some of Alon's fresh breads. You can't go wrong with the robust roasted lamb sandwich, the marinated and grilled chicken sandwich, the flaky croissants and the crumbly muffins. As always, the desserts will leave you speechless.
The lavish sets and production values at times risk upstaging the actual shows at Atlanta's biggest and most prestigious theater company, which features the 750-seat Alliance Stage and the more intimate 200-seat Hertz Stage.
Bar food (chicken fingers, fries, sliders,) shots (PB&J), and trivia (Wednesdays, 8 p.m.) in Inman Park.
Possibly Atlanta's most exciting theater company, Actor's Express specializes in finding bold new plays and rediscovering classics that are still kicking.
In the central East Atlanta spot formerly occupied by retro soul bar the Village, you'll find 529 — a tiny, smoky space that oozes cool. Despite being the size of a Manhattan apartment, there's a closed-circuit TV above the bar on which you can watch the band playing on the stage behind you.
Refined Southern cooking and superb cocktails amid industrial elegance.
Part of the Woodruff Arts Center and located a couple of blocks away, the 14th Street Playhouse contains three performing spaces ranging from midsize to “black box.” The playhouse provides venues for such touring shows as the long-running Menopause The Musical as well as performing space for associate companies such as Art Within.
From the owners of 97 Estoria, the Flatiron and Universal Joint, this sleek Grant Park restaurant and bar -- formerly known as the Standard -- is housed in a refurbished filling station and offers up higher-end, gastropub grub.