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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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