American South's new Foodie Capital
Atlanta has long been a hub of southern cooking, fried chicken, and the classic "meat and three" restaurants, where diners pick one meat and three side dishes. Yet Southern US cooking has never been that simple stereotype. Influenced by the mix of free European immigration, enslaved Africans and their descendants, and the more recent waves of Latin American, Asian, African, and Middle Eastern immigration, Atlanta's food scene is bustling with choices from around the world.
There's an ongoing reappraisal of traditional southern food, and, running on a parallel track, a deepening appreciation for the cooking of newer immigrants. Chefs are interpreting both at the same time, examining the deeper southern path that informs the city and embracing our region's multicultural future. That's what a mature town does -- grapple with the past and look to the future.
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