Ready for a weekend trip? Contributor Rachel Bailey, an Athens-based writer and server, rounds up some of the best dining in the Classic City. If you've got another favorite, do leave it in the comments.
Atlanta has long been a pioneering food city in the South, replete with great eats of all stripes, so it's easy to forget that there are gems outside of the perimeter. Just up 316, Athens has been having a food renaissance of its own, led by that unibrowed wit, Hugh Acheson. Whether you're looking for white tablecloths or a hole in the wall, we've got plenty of reasons to make the drive to the Classic City.