Downtown Atlanta skyline at dusk - photo by tableatny under CC BY 2.0
Downtown Atlanta skyline at dusk - photo by tableatny under CC BY 2.0

ATLANTA: ALL OF THE RESTAURANTS PICKED BY ANTHONY BOURDAIN ON THE LAYOVER

When Anthony Bourdain visited Atlanta on his show The Layover Season 2 episode 7, he and his crew picked many restaurants. Here are all the addresses and the dishes showcased on The Layover – Anthony Bourdain Atlanta, all in a convenient list:

DISH – Half Slab Pork Ribs

WHAT IS IT?

Served with sides, like macaroni and cheese and collard greens.

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WHERE IS IT?

Fat Matt’s Rib Shack
1811 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA, United States

ANTHONY BOURDAIN ATLANTA NOTES

Fat Matt’s Rib Shack offers pork ribs served with sides, white bread and beer. For fried chicken, Tony suggested Curly’s on Howell Mill Road but this location has already closed. Tony also suggested Big Apple Inn for Pig’s Ear Sandwich but it is likewise reported to be now closed.

DISH – Country Ham, Devilled Eggs Three Ways, Sülze, Johnnycakes, Poached Egg & Bacon, Lamb Fries, and Cheeseburger

WHAT IS IT?

Country Ham – smoked in black oak; Devilled Eggs Three Ways – jalapeño, coppa, and bread and butter pickle; Sülze – head cheese; Johnnycakes, Poached Egg & Bacon – with duck liver and sorghum syrup; Lamb Fries – sheep nuts with spiced pecans, onion, mint and mustard beurre blanc; Cheeseburger – double patty cheeseburger, red onions, melted cheese and pickles on toasted buns, served with fries.

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WHERE IS IT?                                  

Holeman and Finch Public House
2277 Peachtree Rd NE suite b
Atlanta, GA, United States

ANTHONY BOURDAIN ATLANTA NOTES

Holeman and Finch Public House has been operating for 6 years when Tony visited it on this episode. He suggested HD1 for beef, pork, turkey and lamb hotdogs with luxurious and unusual toppings. However, HD1 closed on August 18, 2013. Another suggestion was Empire State South for neo-retro Southern fare like trout mousse and boiled peanut hummus, scallops with morcilla sauce, and boudin noir.

DRINKS – Beer

WHAT IS IT?

Alcoholic brew of cereal grains.

WHERE IS IT?

Octopus Bar
560 Gresham Ave SE
Atlanta, GA, United States

ANTHONY BOURDAIN ATLANTA NOTES

Octopus Bar is a chef-friendly establishment in East Atlanta Village that is open late and serves great food. The Porter Beer Bar is a spot that Tony suggested where you can find 36 beers on tap and about 700 in the bottle.

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DRINKS – Slushy

WHAT IS IT?

A frozen concoction of whiskey and cola.

WHERE IS IT?

Victory Sandwich Bar
913 Bernina Ave NE
Atlanta, GA, United States

ANTHONY BOURDAIN ATLANTA NOTES

According to Tony, Victory Sandwich Bar is “another late-night favorite for the service industry” that also offers sandwiches. He also stopped by The Clermont Lounge, known for its adult entertainment. He suggested The EARL as an option if you are not up for some drinks with your “pants on”.

DISH – Croissant and Coffee

WHAT IS IT?

Croissant – buttery and flaky pastry shaped like a crescent; Coffee – brew of roasted coffee beans.

WHERE IS IT?

Octane Coffee + Little Tart Bakeshop
437 Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta, GA, United States

ANTHONY BOURDAIN ATLANTA NOTES

Octane and Little Tart Bakery offers hot caffeinated beverages and free wi-fi. For an old-school, full-on, whole breakfast, Tony suggested Home Grown and its chicken and biscuits, and grand stack with pimiento cheese.

DISH – Mandu

WHAT IS IT?

Korean dumplings filled with beef or kimchi.

WHERE IS IT?

Buford Highway Farmers Market
5600 Buford Hwy NE
Doraville, GA, United States

ANTHONY BOURDAIN ATLANTA NOTES

Buford Highway Farmers Market offers an extensive range of food selections, including stalls where you can grab some snacks.

DISH – Tacos de Lengua, and Orxata

WHAT IS IT?

Tacos de Lengua – tongue tacos; Orxata – flavored plant-based milk beverage.

WHERE IS IT?

El Taco Veloz
5084 Buford Hwy NE
Atlanta, GA, United States

ANTHONY BOURDAIN ATLANTA NOTES

On this episode, Tony is seen popping into the drive-through of El Taco Veloz for some Tacos de Lengua and Orxata. Other options along Buford Highway that Tony suggested were Northern China Eatery for its dumplings, buns, noodles, lamb kebabs, Mandarin lion’s head, and fish in hot and spicy pot, as well as Crawfish Shack Seafood for deep-fried fish and low country boils.

DISH – Baked Farm Egg, House-made Pork Sausage, Buttermilk Fried Quail, and Vegetable Plate

WHAT IS IT?

Baked Farm Egg – egg baked with a fresh cream and celery concoction; House-made Pork Sausage – with potatoes, cabbage, peppers and celery mustard; Buttermilk Fried Quail – served with red-eye gravy and a side of whiskey apples; Vegetable Plate – a platter of vegetables like fried okra, faro verde with local peppers, apple cider braised cabbage, snap beans with Georgia pecans, and roasted butternut squash with sage and thyme.

WHERE IS IT?               

Miller Union
999 Brady Ave NW
Atlanta, GA, United States

ANTHONY BOURDAIN ATLANTA NOTES

Miller Union is a restaurant housed in what used to be the Miller Union stockyards. For authentic Southern specialties like roast turkey, and liver and chicken fried steak, Tony suggested The Colonnade which has been around for over 80 years.