Newcomers to Atlanta as well as those who work in or travel to the city may have heard the towns of East Point, College Park, and Hapeville referred to as the “ATL Airport District.” But residents of the area (and old-school Atlanta natives) still call it the Tri-Cities. Its namesake high school and assortment of landmarks were made famous on albums by former East Point residents André 3000 and Big Boi, the duo behind Outkast.
Like many Atlanta neighborhoods, the area is rebuilding and rebranding; although the pace in these three incorporated cities is (perhaps unfortunately, maybe thankfully) moving a little slower. Still, with the arrival of Porsche’s North American headquarters in Hapeville, the new Atlanta Hawks basketball facility in College Park, and constant movie filming in East Point, there’s new energy brewing in one of the quietest and quirkiest sections inside the perimeter.
To say the food options here are not as robust as what’s available in Midtown, Inman Park or even Alpharetta, would be wrong. The Tri-Cities are filled with some of metro Atlanta’s best-kept secrets. Here are 17 of East Point, College Park, and Hapeville’s best bets for dining and drinking.Read More