Hey Guys, Today, I want to talk to you about something serious—FOOD. Regardless of where you stand in your Atlanta experience, it’s never the wrong time to discover some new places to eat or to celebrate some tried-and-true eateries. So, without further ado, here’s Jessie’s The Broke College Student’s Guide to Eating in Atlanta.
#10 - Gladys Knight’s Signature Chicken and Waffles. The age-old question of whether you want breakfast or dinner is remedied at this one-of-a-kind restaurant. Get the “Midnight Train” for around $10, and you’ll get the best of both worlds.
#9 - Wingnuts. If you’re around the Georgia Tech or Georgia State campus and craving some good wings, head down Marietta Street for some saucy chicken. We love to split a half-pound of boneless wings smothered in chipotle ranch sauce—yum!
#8 - Tin Drum Asiacafe. When you’re in the mood for some Asian food, nothing hits the spot better than Tin Drum’s stir-fry. I recommend the Teriyaki stir-fry, featuring teriyaki chicken, steamed veggies, and steamed white rice.
#7 - Mary Mac’s Tea Room. Although it’s a little pricier, if you have a little extra cash, Mary Mac’s is a must. Fried chicken, mac and cheese, fried green tomatoes—and, of course, lots of sweet tea!
#6 - Rosa’s Pizza. Next-door to Georgia State’s Aderhold building, Rosa’s is the perfect place to grab a slice or sub between classes. Try a slice with tomato, spinach, and garlic!
#5 - Uncle Matt’s Rib Shack. I’m a sucker for some good BBQ. Try Matt’s pulled-pork sandwich, some baked mac and cheese, and a tall glass of sweet tea!
#4 - Fellini’s Pizza. If you have to hang out with us at the Summer Gathering, chances are you will enjoy Fellini’s. Quick service and delicious calzones or slices—what more do you need?
#3 - Silver Skillet. Practically an Atlanta landmark, the Silver Skillet is another must-eat. They’re only open for breakfast, so get there early and order some pancakes or biscuits and gravy.
#2 - Vortex Bar & Grill. Although the Vortex has locations in both Midtown and Little 5, I prefer the original Laughing Skull in Little 5. Make sure to try the Bypass Burgers. Something about an egg on a burger doesn’t sit right with me, but every guy I know has eaten and enjoyed one. To each his own!
#1 - Fox Bros. BBQ. My number-one downtown eatery has to be Fox Bros. Order the spicy, stewed green beans and a pulled-pork sandwich smothered in some of the best barbeque sauce. You won’t be disappointed!
Well, there you have it: my personal Top 10 eateries. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do! Jessie