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2 grad students want atl eats on grad student budgets

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hey all, my girlfriend and i will be in atl for 2-3 days and are looking for reccos. what's something we can't get anywhere else but atl? wheres the best fried chicken? is there an equivalent to the po boy or the cheesesteak that i should know about? any and all thoughts are more than welcome! thanks in advance

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  1. I can't say that Atlanta has a "signature dish", but here's a thread on cheap eats ideas that might help for your budget: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/757389

    I guess trying a typical meat & three would be a good, typical experience, but that's not Atlanta-specific, just Southern.

    1. Try Ann's Snack Bar for a burger (1615 Memorial Dr).
      And Carver's Country Kitchen...can't get that anywhere else.
      http://www.carverscountrykitchen.com/

      1. The Varsity serves slaw dogs - Atlanta is the only city I've visited that serves cole slaw on hot dogs. Should fit your budget too.