I consider myself a frequent flyer. So whenever I’m in an airport, I am always looking for a great place to grab a good meal and cocktail before boarding my flight.
I recently visited Chicken+Beer, a cool restaurant located in Concourse D of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Named and inspired after his third album, Chicken+Beer, rapper and restaurateur, Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges, made sure that his establishment would leave his guests satisfied and wanting to come back for more.
Chicken+Beer offers Southern-style comfort food and locally-sourced beers. I started my meal with a cocktail: The Final Boarding Call. It was a cocktail with a blend of Espolon Tequila, fresh lime, house-made hibiscus grenadine, and Wild Heaven Emergency Drinking beer. It was very refreshing, extremely smooth, and well-blended. No flavor overpowered the other. To my surprise, I did not taste the beer in this beverage.
One of my favorite menu items was the black- eyed pea hummus appetizer, which I had never had. (And now I am officially addicted to.) This tasty hummus is served with fried green tomatoes, pimento cheese, and radish. I layered the hummus and pimento cheese on my fried green tomato. It was simply delightful. I was really happy I was dining alone, which meant that I didn’t have to share. When you visit, make sure to order two, though.
No matter where I am, I have to try the shrimp and grits. I was totally impressed with the shrimp and how large and plentiful they were. And the cheese grits were extremely creamy. I loved the rue, which had the ideal amount of flavor and spice. You have the option to add an egg to the shrimp and grits.
Chicken+Beer offers several flights before your flight. Some of their flights are whiskey flights, beer flights, and scotch flights, and they offer my favorite, Frozé. You can dine-in or take your meal to-go. Chicken+Beer is a gem, and I am already looking forward to my next flight.
The next time you’re at the airport, make sure that you visit this hot spot. And keep up with them on social media: @chicken_beeratl.