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  • #16
    You probably weren't in the right parts of Atlanta. At any rate, I've spent more than a day in all of those places other than Nashville, and I can tell you that for dining, I'd rank Atlanta right up there with New Orleans. Perhaps they haven't as many good places, but their very best are every bit as good as those of N.O.

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    • #17
      bhall, how are you all making it without Kool Korner Grocery, home of the best Cuban sandwich in town and right there on the Tech campus? The guy who owned it was a character, too. Completely nuts. Sadly, Havana Sandwich Shop on Buford Hwy is gone too. Heard it burned down and they've not rebuilt.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by tandfman
        You probably weren't in the right parts of Atlanta. At any rate, I've spent more than a day in all of those places other than Nashville, and I can tell you that for dining, I'd rank Atlanta right up there with New Orleans.
        I wasn't talking about dining options specifically - just about whether is was a pleasant place to spend a few days. I was in Atlanta for a conference and the hotel was downtown.

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        • #19
          I enjoyed my visit to ATL.

          Saw Duke play Ga Tech, went to the worlds largest? aquarium, ate at Gladys Knight and Ron Winans Chicken and Waffles restaurant, went to the MLK Memorial and Museum, etc...

          Great time.
          The fool has said...there is no God. Psa 14

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          • #20
            Originally posted by bad hammy
            Originally posted by tandfman
            You probably weren't in the right parts of Atlanta. At any rate, I've spent more than a day in all of those places other than Nashville, and I can tell you that for dining, I'd rank Atlanta right up there with New Orleans.
            I wasn't talking about dining options specifically - just about whether is was a pleasant place to spend a few days. I was in Atlanta for a conference and the hotel was downtown.
            There you have it: "right parts of Atlanta" and "downtown" don't jibe when it comes to the better Atlanta dining. Indeed, you can drive a lot of miles in the ATL (most of it on streets that have the name "Peach" in them!) to hop from one spot to another.

            That's one thing that gives New Orleans the image of being a much better restaurant town than it is (and it is indeed one of the best in the country): if you're in the Quarter, you can walk to almost all of them in a few minutes. Other than Commander's Palace out in the Garden District.

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            • #21
              Not much great dining downtown (other than the Varsity!). g is right: you have to get into Midtown and toward Buckhead.

              One of my favorites in town is by the airport -- Spondivits. Draws a great, diverse crowd in a Key West atmosphere. There is no telling who you will meet here. This is not fine dining but it is a great place.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by gh View Post
                This Bay Area dude thinks Atlanta has a fabulous restaurant scene. Favorite is one cited in that article, Seeger's.ps: color me dull.... since I was last in Atlanta Seeger's has closed. dang.
                Originally posted by BillVol View Post
                It is very sad that Seeger's has closed. That's one of the top places I never got to try, but obviously it was outstanding.

                http://atlanta.creativeloafing.com/gyro ... oid=114452
                Like gh and BillVol, I was sorry to see that Seeger's closed. It was my favorite place in Atlanta, too. I was delighted to see, in this morning's NY Times, that Seeger has now opened a restaurant in Manhattan. Mrs. tandfman and I will check it out when we have the chance, and we'll report back.

                http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/21/di...ny-review.html

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by tandfman View Post
                  Like gh and BillVol, I was sorry to see that Seeger's closed. It was my favorite place in Atlanta, too. I was delighted to see, in this morning's NY Times, that Seeger has now opened a restaurant in Manhattan. Mrs. tandfman and I will check it out when we have the chance, and we'll report back.

                  http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/21/di...ny-review.html
                  Great to hear. Fine dining is a tough business these days. Hope this one sticks.

                  It's wild going back to these old threads. This one is from 7 years ago. Wow.

                  I guess a lot has changed since then in the business. Bacchanalia is still there.

                  How about some of the dives?

                  Just read the review: Two stars out of four. I guess they have a different rating system.

                  Under the comments, "Albert" is not too impressed.

                  I tweeted the article to John Kessler, former food critic of the AJC now living in Chicago. I call him the gh of food writing. A compliment. I think their styles are similar.

                  Here's a piece he did on Southern food in Chicago.

                  http://www.southernfoodways.org/pime...form=hootsuite
                  Last edited by BillVol; 09-21-2016, 07:17 PM.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by tandfman View Post
                    Like gh and BillVol, I was sorry to see that Seeger's closed. It was my favorite place in Atlanta, too. I was delighted to see, in this morning's NY Times, that Seeger has now opened a restaurant in Manhattan. Mrs. tandfman and I will check it out when we have the chance, and we'll report back.
                    Mrs. tandfman and I got to check it out last month and I'm delighted to report back. In a word--fabulous. Great meal, every bit as good as I remember his place in Atlanta, and maybe better.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by tandfman View Post
                      Mrs. tandfman and I got to check it out last month and I'm delighted to report back. In a word--fabulous. Great meal, every bit as good as I remember his place in Atlanta, and maybe better.
                      Just curious. My only point of reference is Ruth's Chris Steak House. which I love, but seein' as how I ain't got no taste for fine food (seriously!), how would it compare?

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                      • #26
                        Can't speak to the new Seeger's, but using his Atlanta joint as the comparison point, it's the same step up from Ruth's Chris to Seeger's as it would be from McDonald's to Ruth's Chris.

                        But if you're not a committed foodie, Seeger's might well be disappointing.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by gh View Post
                          Can't speak to the new Seeger's, but using his Atlanta joint as the comparison point, it's the same step up from Ruth's Chris to Seeger's as it would be from McDonald's to Ruth's Chris.
                          But if you're not a committed foodie, Seeger's might well be disappointing.
                          Yikes!
                          Yeah, I'm sure the difference would be lost on me. Oh well, at least I save a lot of money by reacting to cheap food the way a gourmet responds to 4-star meals. Since taste is all in the perception, I'm actually thankful I ain't got none, cuz a good steak at RCSH is ecstasy to me.

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                          • #28
                            http://www.southernfoodways.org/desp...eeking-seeger/

                            Former AJC food critic revisits Chef Seeger in NYC.

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                            • #29
                              sigh

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                              • #30
                                When my daughter made her (victorious) initial appearance before the US Supreme Court about ten years ago, I took her entire entourage to Ruths Chris in DC to celebrate.
                                I expect to have that credit card paid off any year now.
                                Last edited by lonewolf; 09-01-2017, 04:08 AM.

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