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Good, Moderate-priced Eats in Atlanta?

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  • Terry Grunwald Jun 7, 2000 10:38 AM
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I will be in Atlanta soon along with a colleague from England who I would like to treat to some good local food -- especially (but not only) Southern-style. Suggestions?

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  1. For a good introduction to Southern, I'd take your friend to Mary Mac's Tea Room, on Ponce de Leon, just northeast of downtown. It's the traditional Southern-style tea room, with pretty good fried chicken, cornbread, collard greens (good pot likker, too!) This isn't quite down-&-dirty soul food, more Southern grandma cuisine. Good biscuits, sweet tea, macaroni casserole, and the like. Supposedly this is where a lot of high-powered people eat lunch (Coke execs, etc.). Maybe you'll get lucky and be greeted by the 85-year-old identically dressed twins.