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Jeff C. Oct 25, 2013 07:39 PM

The wife and I are visiting next weekend and were looking forward to trying it as we are Hugh Acheson fans. Unfortunately, they are closed for a private event that night. Anybody know of a similar alternative Midtown, Buckhead, Perimeter? Free parking or near Marta a plus.

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  1. carolinadawg RE: Jeff C. Oct 26, 2013 04:11 AM

    JCT Kitchen, but it's not near MARTA.

    http://www.jctkitchen.com/

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      Jeff C. RE: carolinadawg Oct 26, 2013 06:47 AM

      Looks good. On site parking?

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        carolinadawg RE: Jeff C. Oct 26, 2013 01:16 PM

        Yes.

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          Jeff C. RE: carolinadawg Oct 27, 2013 07:10 AM

          Thanks. We've also got our eye on Ford Fry's new place King and Duke.

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            rcburli RE: Jeff C. Oct 28, 2013 06:43 AM

            I would go with King and Duke over Miller Union. Everything I hear recently (and from what I experienced personally), Miller Union is underwhelming.
            The Spence is near MARTA. Always an interesting menu there and tasty choices.

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              ted RE: rcburli Oct 28, 2013 07:32 AM

              We ate at King and Duke for the first time last week. Had the beef tartare, boy scout trout, and sides of acorn squash and charred spicy corn. Really enjoyed all of it, and the service was really good save it taking a little while to get the bill at the end.

              I hadn't been in the space since a bad Valentine's meal at Nava many years ago. I'm a sucker for a serious wood-fired grill in the kitchen.

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      Enfielder RE: Jeff C. Oct 27, 2013 10:25 AM

      Jeff, I've had some good meals at Miller Union - there's free street parking very close, or Marta bus line #12 from midtown station which runs within 3 blocks.

      1. Jeff C. RE: Jeff C. Oct 28, 2013 11:41 AM

        Thanks, y'all. Made a res at King and Duke, but may be able to squeeze in something else for Sunday brunch. Suggestions? Also, it looks like we'll be stopping in Athens on the way down for a show at the Georgia Theatre. Anything new worth trying there? (We like both Five and Ten and The National but have been to both several times.)

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          carolinadawg RE: Jeff C. Oct 28, 2013 11:49 AM

          You'll love The Branded Butcher in Athens. It is fantastic.

          https://www.facebook.com/thebrandedbu...

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            Jeff C. RE: carolinadawg Oct 28, 2013 03:36 PM

            Looks good, esp. since we won't have time for a multi-course feast. Thanks.

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              carolinadawg RE: Jeff C. Oct 28, 2013 04:15 PM

              Plus, I forgot to mention, it's right next door to the GA Theater. Oh, and the Branded Butcher provides food for the rooftop bar at the GA Theater, so you might want to look into that as an option, too.

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            rcburli RE: Jeff C. Oct 28, 2013 06:47 PM

            Local Three for brunch.
            Or General Muir.

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