I'm in Atlanta for a few days and am looking for some great places to eat, preferably the mom and pop's type places that are known by the locals. If you know of any, I'd love to hear about them. I found The Varsity and it was fun, but not exactly what I was looking for. Any mouthwatering can't miss places you know of?
If you like Cuban, Las Palmeras on 5 th street in the residential section of Midtown, is about as Mom and Pop as it gets. Tiny hole-in-the-wall, try the pork, cuban sandwiches, and fried chicken. The Yuca is outstanding as well. Open Wed-Sat, lunch, dinner.
Not a mom and pop type place and I know nothing about locals but I was recently in Atlanta and I highly recommend a very upscale restaurant named Bacchanalia. The food was seasonal, local and extremely delicious. The amuse of chilled asparagus soup with Meyer lemon cream; the appetizers of ricotta gnudi and crab fritter with Thai and citrus; the"cheese and contrast" asparagus and gruyere tart and Montgomery cheddar with fuji apples and candied walnuts really wowed us. The pre-dessert pannacotta with candied hybiscus and the desserts and mignardises sent us over the top. The main courses were only so so but the rest were heavenly. I'd go back in a heart beat!