Find­ing com­fort food in At­lanta dur­ing try­ing times

GA Voice - - Outspoken -

Watch­ing the United States turn into a fullfledged plu­toc­racy, headed by an orange pup­pet of cor­po­rate busi­ness, hideously sup­ported by the same peo­ple who are its vic­tims, has been sur­real. Din­ing with friends, no mat­ter the con­text, has al­ways been a way of find­ing refuge. I rec­om­mend break­ing bread at home or restau­rants that give you com­fort and, per­haps, a dose of nos­tal­gia, even if they aren’t the best around.

I dined with friends at two such restau­rants in the past few weeks, start­ing with the stal­wart

Mary Mac’s Tea Room (224 Ponce de Leon Ave., 404-876-1800, www.mary­

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