Welcome to Atlanta! Y’all hungry?

Welcome to Atlanta, y’all!  With 55 streets containing the name Peachtree and plenty of them crossing Ponce de Leon Avenue, which we pronounce as if we’d made up the name ourselves (Ponts d’LEE-on), y’all might need a little guidance while y’all are here!

While you won’t find a Paula Deen-owned eatery in our sprawling city, you’ll find plenty of great places to eat and this site will tell you how to get to some of them without a car.

Here you’ll find Southern fare, American fare, Mexican, Asian, and British pub fare, and a few picks from Atlanta Magazine’s Top 50. And a word to the wise: Eating out in restaurants is a favorite Atlanta pastime, so wherever you plan to go, make reservations or plan for a long wait.

Each restaurant description includes a link to the restaurant’s site, through which you can make reservations, or you can go through Open Table or Urbanspoon. And a (*) means the restaurant is also a bar, so feel free to just go for drinks.

The entries on this site are named for MARTA stations, our highly criticized and highly under-utilized rapid-enough rapid transit system.  The Sheraton is located at the first stop on the north portion of the rail, N1: Peachtree Center.  Each entry on this site will tell you how many stops you’ll need to go from N1 to get to your destination.

And for more info, MARTA’s site.

And if you’d rather just take a cab, Taxi Magic lets you book a cab with Checker Cab online.

Bon appetit, y’all!

-Sonya

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About sonyalcollins
Sonya Collins is an independent journalist whose stories about public health, medicine and biomedical research have appeared in publications including WebMD.com, Scientific American, Yale Medicine, Georgia Health News, and publications served by the Georgia Public Health News Bureau. She is the editor of Primary Care Progress Notes, the guest-written blog of a primary care advocacy group, and editor of the Georgia Public Health News Bureau. She holds an M.A. in Health & Medical Journalism, an M.F.A. in Creative Writing, and she is fluent in Brazilian Portuguese.

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