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Atlanta’s Hottest Spots
WHERE TO STAY
This grand, Hiltonoperated hotel in the heart of downtown occupies a 1906 BeauxArts building that was the city’s first skyscraper. hilton.com; doubles from $207.
A boutique property in the Old Fourth Ward that channels contemporary Southern charm—the
111 pet-friendly guest rooms feel high-tech yet cozy. wyliehotel.com; doubles from $180. WHERE TO EAT & DRINK
A stylish East Atlanta spot serving highbrow cuisine in chilled-out digs. Try the seared duck breast with griddled corn bread. banshee-atl.com; entrées $25‒$36.
Breakfast at Barney’s
This brunch go-to created a stir when it opened in 2020, debuting a $1,000 breakfast tower that includes, among other things, 24-karat-goldgarnished pancakes. breakfastatbarneys.com; entrées $14–$25.
Busy Bee Café
The fried catfish, candied yams, and collard greens have been causing lines out the door since 1947. thebusybeecafe.com; entrées $16–$28.
Chef Hugh Acheson offers his own take on Southern cuisine at his restaurant in the Candler Hotel. bygeorgeatl.com; entrées $25–$75.
Filipino flavors run deep at this Grant Park favorite,
where the star of the menu is ginataang bilo-bilo—plantains, jackfruit, and tapioca pearls in warm coconut milk. estrellitafilipino.com; entrées $11‒$15.
Choose between the sixand eight-course tasting menus at this fine-dining restaurant in Candler Park. For a thrill, order the additional caviar service with organic vodka or champagne. lazybettyatl. com; tasting menus from $135.
Mrs. P’s Bar & Kitchen This plush dining room in the Wiley Hotel serves mini pork-belly tacos, chargrilled rib eye, and house pimento cheese. wileyhotel.com; entrées $19–$38.
Known for its intimate, cool-kid atmosphere, this Castleberry Hill cocktail lounge has DJs spinning everything from Motown to hip-hop. parlorden.com; entrées $25‒$50.
Soul: Food & Culture Inside Inman Park’s Krog Street Market, this hit restaurant serves classic Atlanta flavors with a twist, like fried chicken with a brussels-sprout slaw. soulfoodandculture.com; entrées $8‒$17.
Come for the tapas and stay for the cocktails— the drinks menu takes inspiration from James Bond. vesperatl.com; small plates $7–$30. WHERE TO SHOP
Ponce City Market Browse ethically sourced wax-print clothing at the Bombchel Factory (shopbombchel.com), or get in line for the famous chocolate sandwich from Root Baking Co. (rootbaking.com). —Samantha Falawée