One of the greatest perks of working for Kalalou is the travel. With each city we visit we always try to branch out and try new restaurants, hoping to find our next favorite. Atlanta market starts next week, so we decided to share a few of Kalalou's top eating spots in the ATL. We hope you get the chance to explore some of the city while attending market and if you have any can't miss eateries in Atlanta, leave us a comment!
810 Marietta Street
Located near the Georgia Tech campus, Raku is a quick taxi or Uber ride from downtown. If you like authentic Japanese style ramen, this quaint little hole-in-the-wall style noodle shop can’t be missed. Their prices are good and the Spicy Tonkatsu Ramen is some of the best I’ve had.
150 Walton Street NW
Park Bar is an easy walk from downtown hotels, located on the edge of Olympic Centennial Park, steps away from the ferris wheel. If there’s a game you can’t miss while you’re on the road or you just want a good burger, a cold beer and friendly service, check out this casual, reasonably priced spot.
Ladybird Grove and Mess Hall
684 John Wesley Dobbs Avenue NE
Located in the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood, Ladybird is a convenient drive from downtown or midtown Atlanta. With a large front patio and a respectable craft cocktail program, the self described mess hall is the perfect place to enjoy a meal or drink with a view of Atlanta’s new beltline - a well manicured green way for pedestrians and bicycles. While the food at Ladybird is on the pricier side, they offer dishes in an array of portion sizes and all of the ingredients are top quality. The hanger stake in particular was quite delicious. And if you’re an interior design geek like we are, the minimal rustic chic of this space is about as cool as it gets. Ladybird doesn’t take reservations, so if it’s a weekend evening or a great weather day, go early or plan for a wait.
Side Note: Just around the corner from Ladybird is the Krog Street Market. The market features a collection of eateries and bars from many of Atlanta’s best known chefs as well as cuisines from Tex-Mex to Japanese.
N, 299 North Highland Avenue Northeast
BeetleCat is Ford Fry’s latest restaurant located in Inman Park and we are dying to try it out. Be looking for a variety of oyster offerings and shareable small plates with a nod to the sea. Casual environment and moderately priced.
969 Marietta St
Bar Taco is another favorite of ours. This West Midtown establishment has a fresh and airy, latin vibe serving an array of creative tacos and small plates. And if you think Kalalou serves a great margarita, wait til you try the one from Bartaco.
No. 270 PEACHTREE STREET
Conveniently located on Peachtree st in the heart of downtown, White Oak features an excellent selection of craft cocktails and a menu specially designed for enjoying multiple courses. Try the Lamb Meatballs or their unique take on Brussell Sprouts made with black pepper pork belly, before indulging in the Lobster Mac n’ Cheese or the Pork Chop. The White Oak features a beautifully designed interior, with an upscale, yet casual atmosphere. While you’re there make sure to check out the dessert menu, or ask one of their highly skilled bartenders to recommend a delightful digestif.