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This Is Where Alton Brown Likes to Eat in Atlanta

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Marietta resident, bow tie designer, and Iron Chef host Alton Brown knows the Atlanta area pretty well. He's lived here for quite some time, went to school down 316 in good ol' Athens, GA, and even showed Anthony Bourdain around the city. Below, Brown shares some of his favorite spots in town and outside the perimeter— the chef says that he tends to favor restaurants where, if he has a favorite dish, he never has to worry about not being able to order it. "They'll never take it off the menu, and I like that."

Next Friday night, he'll be at the Fox Theatre, playing a show as part of Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour, about which he claims, "If you have any interest in food whatsoever, there's something for you." That show contains music, puppets, food demonstrations, and poncho zones. Head here to learn more, and keep reading for Brown's restaurant recommendations.


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1. The Butcher The Baker

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27 North Park Square
Marietta, GA 30060
(678) 224-1599
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I like to walk to The Butcher The Baker. The charcuterie is fantastic, and the baking is amazing. The rolls are so succulent. It reminds me of the Left Bank in Paris as far as quality. It's the best thing to happen to Marietta Square— there are some restaurants that should not still be open on the Square, but that one is world class.

2. The Red Eyed Mule

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1405 Church Street Ext NE
Marietta, GA 30060
(678) 809-4546
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I love Red Eyed Mule. It's my favorite burger joint. [Photo]

3. The Manna House

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45 N Fairground St
Marietta, GA 30060
(678) 310-0923
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Manna is a super funky soul food shop. I love soul food— I'm a sucker for collard greens and cornbread. [Photo]

4. Seed Kitchen & Bar

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1311 Johnson Ferry Rd, Ste 504
Marietta, GA 30068
(678) 214-6888
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I'm a big fan of Seed in Marietta. I eat there at least once a week. And they've done really well with the new wine bar, Stem.

5. Blue Ridge Grill

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1261 W Paces Ferry Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30327
(404) 233-5030
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In Atlanta, I like Blue Ridge Grill. They make a mean martini and can cook a steak.

6. Canoe

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4199 Paces Ferry Rd SE
Atlanta, GA 30339
(770) 432-2663
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My wife and I, our favorite nice night out is at Canoe.

7. Miller Union

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999 Brady Ave NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(678) 733-8550
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Miller Union has a fantastic cocktail program. They are so good with their drinks. And they always use seasonal ingredients, but whatever you have, they always make things taste like them.

8. Fox Bros Bar-B-Q

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1238 Dekalb Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 577-4030
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It's not so much the barbecue at Fox Bros.— which is solid— as it is the sides. I really like the slaw, the slaw is great.

9. Sublime Doughnuts

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535 10th St NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 897-1801
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I love Sublime Doughnuts. They're pretty freaking terrific. I order the peanut butter jelly and the strawberry cream-filled.

10. Bone Garden Cantina

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1425 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 418-9072
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Bone Garden is my favorite place for tequila shots and tacos. The tamarind margarita is dangerous. [Photo]

11. Five & Ten

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1073 S Milledge Ave
Athens, GA 30606
(706) 546-7300
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I went to UGA, and I like Athens. I'm into Five & Ten because I'm a big Hugh Acheson fan. I've got my own plane so I'll fly out to Athens, get a car, and head over.

1. The Butcher The Baker

27 North Park Square, Marietta, GA 30060
I like to walk to The Butcher The Baker. The charcuterie is fantastic, and the baking is amazing. The rolls are so succulent. It reminds me of the Left Bank in Paris as far as quality. It's the best thing to happen to Marietta Square— there are some restaurants that should not still be open on the Square, but that one is world class.
27 North Park Square
Marietta, GA 30060

2. The Red Eyed Mule

1405 Church Street Ext NE, Marietta, GA 30060
I love Red Eyed Mule. It's my favorite burger joint. [Photo]
1405 Church Street Ext NE
Marietta, GA 30060

3. The Manna House

45 N Fairground St, Marietta, GA 30060
Manna is a super funky soul food shop. I love soul food— I'm a sucker for collard greens and cornbread. [Photo]
45 N Fairground St
Marietta, GA 30060

4. Seed Kitchen & Bar

1311 Johnson Ferry Rd, Ste 504, Marietta, GA 30068
I'm a big fan of Seed in Marietta. I eat there at least once a week. And they've done really well with the new wine bar, Stem.
1311 Johnson Ferry Rd, Ste 504
Marietta, GA 30068

5. Blue Ridge Grill

1261 W Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30327
In Atlanta, I like Blue Ridge Grill. They make a mean martini and can cook a steak.
1261 W Paces Ferry Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30327

6. Canoe

4199 Paces Ferry Rd SE, Atlanta, GA 30339
My wife and I, our favorite nice night out is at Canoe.
4199 Paces Ferry Rd SE
Atlanta, GA 30339

7. Miller Union

999 Brady Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Miller Union has a fantastic cocktail program. They are so good with their drinks. And they always use seasonal ingredients, but whatever you have, they always make things taste like them.
999 Brady Ave NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

8. Fox Bros Bar-B-Q

1238 Dekalb Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
It's not so much the barbecue at Fox Bros.— which is solid— as it is the sides. I really like the slaw, the slaw is great.
1238 Dekalb Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

9. Sublime Doughnuts

535 10th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
I love Sublime Doughnuts. They're pretty freaking terrific. I order the peanut butter jelly and the strawberry cream-filled.
535 10th St NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

10. Bone Garden Cantina

1425 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Bone Garden is my favorite place for tequila shots and tacos. The tamarind margarita is dangerous. [Photo]
1425 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

11. Five & Ten

1073 S Milledge Ave, Athens, GA 30606
I went to UGA, and I like Athens. I'm into Five & Ten because I'm a big Hugh Acheson fan. I've got my own plane so I'll fly out to Athens, get a car, and head over.
1073 S Milledge Ave
Athens, GA 30606

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