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gritexpectations Mar 21, 2007 11:19 AM

I grew up in Atlanta and left about eight years ago. I have lived in Seattle for the past three years and was in the Hudson Valley before that so many good meals have been eaten. But now I am moving back to Atlanta and while I know what I used to love, I need to hear about wonderful new places that are open. We're looking to live in East Atlanta/Grant Park. Thanks for your tips!

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    JessicaSophia Mar 22, 2007 02:47 PM

    Welcome back! I just moved to Atlanta in August (from New York) and was excited to find the culinary scene here is much better than I expected. Not sure if your screen name means you're a grits fan, but if you are, you MUST go to Highland Bakery in the Old Fourth Ward. They mill their grits in-house, and they are amazing. It's only open for breakfast and lunch, and I go there often... it's my favorite brunch place, despite the long lines.

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      pastramiking Mar 23, 2007 08:02 AM

      If you're re-entering the ATL from the west coast, definitely Woodfire Grill. Immaculately sourced ingredients, simply prepared. Search for some of my earlier threads, along with Steve Drucker's.

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        kojikiri Mar 23, 2007 10:02 AM

        The Watershed in Decatur is fantastic, and because of its Southern roots would be a good homecoming. Chef Scott Peacock is getting famous.
        Thumbs Up Diner (3 locations) - yummy for breakfast, good service.

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