Favorite Brunch Spot: 101 Steak in Vinings. The atmosphere is swanky & the service is fantastic, but at such a reasonable & approachable price point for brunch.
Menu Must Try: There are honestly too many to name…start with the hangover fries. They’re loaded with all the good stuff (bacon, avocado, sausage, jalapenos, and more). For your main brunch dish, make sure to get the Steak Benedict. It’s a 4 oz filet with poached eggs & Bearnaise sauce. A delicious steak from 101 with a cheaper price tag.
Favorite Brunch Spot:Joy Cafe is my favorite place to indulge in a southern, savory brunch. Located on Pharr Road near The Shops of Buckhead (currently under construction but will re-open in March), there is no place I’d rather walk to on a Sunday morning. The space is cozy and intimate and the people are hip and friendly. If you have a large party- there is a good change you won’t be seated right away… But I promise, it’s worth the wait.
Menu Must Try: Shrimp and Grits. I consider myself a shrimp and grits connoisseur and these are by far my favorite in the city. The large, juicy shrimp are sautéed in Louisiana BBQ sauce and served with grits and sweet roasted corn. This dish is the perfect combination of sweet and spicy- I seriously can’t get enough.
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Favorite Brunch Spot: I live in Atlanta’s most walkable neighborhood. Nowhere else but Midtown can you walk to numerous local restaurants that serve brunch on the weekends. One of my favorites is Front Page News. It’s located on Crescent Street, just a few blocks away from my condo and Piedmont Park. When the weather is nice, I love to sit outside in courtyard by the fountain. On the weekends, they serve French Quarter style brunch.
Though I am not a big brunch eater, I love Front Page News because it offers lots of regular lunch choices for foodies like me. For a restaurant outside of New Orleans, Front Page News does a good job with their po’boys. My favorite is a combination of shrimp and catfish. It’s not on the menu but if you ask they’ll be happy to make one for you. For those so inclined, they have the Original Famous Front Page News 100 Item Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar. It’s fantastic.
Menu Must Try: If you don’t feel like eating a po’boy, try their Southern Shrimp Boil, Jambalaya, or The Mississippi River Barge. No matter what you order, you’ll find the portions are generous. Front Page News is a place that leaves you hungry for more long after you pay the bill.
Favorite brunch spot: One of my must-visit brunch spots has to be Dantanna’s in Buckhead. Dantanna’s has everything I need in a brunch spot: a great menu with awesome food, a cool and laid back social environment, plenty of TV’s just in case the game is on, and one my favorites, build your own Bloody Mary bar.
Menu Must-Try: You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. However, If you love seafood like myself, the Shirred Eggs in Tulips is perfect for you. This dish comes with two eggs baked in crepes with Maine lobster, shrimp, and crawfish in a brandy-lobster cream sauce; served with asparagus. If seafood isn’t your thing, you will love the Eggs Dantanna’s style. This dish is served with two medallions of beef tenderloin grilled on toast rounds and topped with poached eggs with a side of sauce Bercy and classic Hollandaise. Both items are so tasty and filling! If you do not live close to the Buckhead location, there’s a location in Downtown Atlanta and Sandy Springs. You will have a great experience at Dantanna’s!
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