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Kevin Gillespie Recs Bocado, Spoon, and More in His Guide to Atlanta Dining

Top Chef Season 6 finalist Kevin Gillespie shares his favorite spots in the city with the crew at Serious Eats. The Woodfire Grill executive chef, like everyone else in Atlanta, prefers Antico for pizza, Octane for coffee, and the famous Bocado burger over other versions. He also recs the medio dia at fellow Top Chef contenstant Hector Santiago's sandwich shop, Super Pan; cocktail bar H. Harper Station, where food is cooked by his former sous chef; and Morelli's, where Gillespie sometimes gets behind the counter himself to make concoctions like Fig Newton ice cream.

Thai restaurant Spoon, which he claims has the best takeout, and the falafel at Pita Palace make his list as well. Thumbs Up takes the coveted favorite breakfast spot, but the top biscuit goes to Home Grown. And Gillespie promises that The Highlander has more going for it than just its name: the dive bar's tater tots are on point too. Read more details about what the chef recommends in the full piece here.
· Kevin Gillespie's Guide to Where to Eat in Atlanta [Serious Eats]
[Photo via Woodfire Grill]

Home Grown

968 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30316 404-222-0455 Visit Website


749 Moreland Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30316 404 624 4713 Visit Website

Woodfire Grill

1782 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30324 Visit Website

The Highlander

931 Monroe Drive Northeast, , GA 30308 (404) 872-0060 Visit Website


1009 Marietta Street NorthWest, , GA 30318 (404) 815-9886 Visit Website


2820 Old Milton Parkway, , GA 30009 (678) 248-5223 Visit Website


1093 Hemphill Avenue Northwest, , GA 30318 (404) 724-2333 Visit Website