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3 Days in Atlanta

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Yep, another one of these posts. My parents will be spending three nights in Atlanta in October and I figured I'd give them a hand planning their meals. They will be staying in Buckhead. While they wont have access to a car, they don't mind traveling for a nice meal (and if need be will look into renting a car). They are looking for good southern, regional cuisine, the stuff that isn't done particularly well in Los Angeles, BBQ, and perhaps one destination restaurant. Based on a review of more recent posts, I think that we've narrowed the list to One Eared Stag, Empire State South, State Provisions, Thelma's Kitchen (for fried chicken - perhaps a lunch), and Heirloom Market BBQ. Also, my wife and I were in Atlanta about a decade ago and recall having a nice meal at the Buckhead Diner. How is the Buckhead Diner holding up these days? One last issue is that my parents do not eat pork. Any comments on the state of play of above referenced restaurants, or additional recommendations is greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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  1. Buckhead diner is still very good--although not much of a southerne theme--never did reallyBBQ is like pizza,its all affected by what type you had as a kid.I like Pig N Chick on opeachtree indust blvd.If the get a car, a vey good holeinthe wall place is Gu's Bistro in chamblee for great szechuan food.others willchime in

    1. Unfortunately for your parents, Heirloom Market is carry-out only these days. The rest of your list (assuming that you mean Star Provisions and not State) is a pretty good one. Some other "new southern" places to consider are Food 101 in Sandy Springs and Article 14 in midtown.