The Cobb County city of Smyrna, northwest of Buckhead, is beginning to shake its reputation as a ho-hum suburb. Thanks to Atlanta’s westward expansion, Smyrna (along with its ITP neighbor, Vinings) has seen an influx of young people moving to the area in recent years. With their arrival, hip and chef-y restaurants have followed. This includes the retail and dining complex on the edge of Smyrna, the Battery Atlanta, also home to Braves Truist Park. Both opened in 2017 and continue to beef up this small city’s burgeoning food scene.
Upon crossing the Chattahoochee River on I-75 north (inside the perimeter,) the unincorporated village of Vinings offers visitors a charming shopping and dining district. The city of Smyrna begins one mile northwest, just beyond I-285. Its boundaries stretch westward from the Cumberland area to South Cobb Drive and southward toward South Atlanta Road near the Fulton County border. These neighborhoods offer everything from hot dog joints and relaxed coffee shops to fine dining institutions and hidden-away bars.
Here are a few restaurants, bars, and coffee shops to explore in the communities of Smyrna and Vinings — aka “Smynings”.Read More