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Sunday Night Solo

Angel Food Oct 25, 2011 10:17 AM

I'm going to be in ATL for the week for work, and will have time to myself Sun PM. I was going to check out the Arboretum then need to head north to Roswell at some point. Any recommendations for a good solo dining option in between? I checked out Iberian Pig and Holeman & Finch, those tend to be the kind of places I like, not ruling them out but I wouldn't mind something with more of a Southern spin (the Pig looks a little out of the way but if it's amazing I'll try it). I would prefer to eat at the bar. TIA for any other recommendations.

The Iberian Pig
121 Sycamore Street, Decatur, GA 30030

Holeman & Finch
2277 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30309

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    atlfoodie Jun 21, 2012 09:10 AM

    I also recommend Empire State South. Big bar action, great food and good value. I'm not a big fan of Flying Biscuits, yet they do have a loyal following. An alternative is Corner Cafe in Buckhead, for breakfast/brunch.

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      larkemon Oct 26, 2011 08:00 AM

      Based on your opinion on Iberian Pig and H&F, there are several places in downtown Roswel to look at. Table and Main, Roswell Tap, The Salt Factory, Inc Street Food to name a few. The downtown area is quite revitalized over the last several years. It's a nice area to walk around in. Get yourself an incredible slice of pie at The Pie Hole. If you are there near breakfast time, you can hit Artisan Foods & Bakery. For lunch, there is the Fickle Pickle.

      Would love to hear back from wherever you decide to dine at.
      Suggested below is Swallow at the Hollow and Pasti's. Swallow is a very short walk from downtown and a very good option. Gets crowded and it is "rustic", but good food. Pastis is downtown Roswell as well, but I've heard very mixed to bad reviews of the place. I would also avoid Ceviche.

      Fickle Pickle
      1085 Canton St, Roswell, GA 30075

      The Iberian Pig
      121 Sycamore Street, Decatur, GA 30030

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      1. re: larkemon
        Angel Food Oct 27, 2011 07:56 AM

        Thank you for all the suggestions. I think I'm going to try Ecco, based on it's proximity to the Botanical Garden, and well it's actually open on Sunday. :) I checked out downtown Roswell on my last trip in Sept, I loved Inc Street Food and will certainly be back in that area to check out some of those other spots - I'm interested in Swallow at the Hallow but it was closed for 2 of my 3 nights there the last time.

        40 7th Street Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306

        1. re: Angel Food
          Notaslavetofashion Oct 27, 2011 11:17 AM

          I recently dined solo at the bar at Ecco on a Sunday night and loved it.

          40 7th Street Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306

      2. jboeke Oct 26, 2011 05:45 AM

        5 Seasons Brewing is a good on-the-way-to-Roswell option; it's right at 285 and Roswell Rd with easy hwy access. The whole place feels like a bar/brew pub so I wouldn't have any issue dining there alone, and there's a great patio if the weather is nice.

        5 Seasons Brewing
        5600 Roswell Road (The Prado), Atlanta, GA 30342

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          bobstripower Oct 25, 2011 06:24 PM

          you might give Swallo at the Hollow a shot thyre in Roswel--good country cooking,and home made pies to die for--als Pastis is very good country French--its on Roswell square

          1. Aabacus Oct 25, 2011 10:59 AM

            You can try the Flying Biscuit for some decent eats. There are a few of them.

            Flying Biscuit Cafe
            1655 McLendon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

            The Flying Biscuit
            1084 Johnson Ferry Rd, Marietta, GA 30068

            Flying Biscuit Cafe
            5270 Peachtree Pkwy NW, Atlanta, GA 30303

            1. Angel Food Oct 25, 2011 10:19 AM

              I should say too, I'd ditch the Arboretum if anyone has a good food-related sightseeing suggestion, too!

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              1. re: Angel Food
                rcburli Oct 25, 2011 02:08 PM

                When you say Arboretum, I'm guessing you mean the Botanical Gardens.
                Lots of options in that area, although Sunday night is more limited than usual.
                Holeman Finch is closed on Sunday night.
                Ecco has a great bar scene as does Two Urban Licks.
                4th and Swift is also good at the bar (although not exactly in between Botanical Garden and Roswell).
                When you mention "a good food-related sightseeing suggestion" what do you mean exactly? Give me an example.

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