Celebrities Savor the South
You’ve heard it more than once: movie stars are just like the rest of us. It should come as no surprise then that most celebrities are spotted in the establishments that give Atlanta one of its biggest claims to fame—its restaurants. And because Atlantans are all about keeping the city hospitable and inviting, celebrities can enjoy a relatively undisturbed outing at their favorite eateries. and have both hosted an impressive number of A-listers within their beloved walls. The nationally acclaimed pizzeria fed the likes of Paul Rudd, Drew Barrymore, Chris Rock, Conan O’Brien, Selena Gomez and many other stars. The popular Midtown gastropub, on the other, has welcomed everyone from Justin Timberlake to queens of comedy Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph. Each of “The Hunger Games” films was shot partially in Atlanta, making Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and Woody Harrelson all but locals by now. The dystopian stars frequented and were seen enjoying all-natural and hormone-free patties at in West Midtown (blocks from their film set at the Goat Farm Arts Center; see page 9). At nearby another celebrity hot spot—Will Ferrell found a friend in the restaurant’s co-owner Jeff Breckenridge while filming “Anchorman 2.” Ferrell visited with Breckenridge in the diner’s back office between takes to pass the time with a friendly face. Jeff recalls the two competing over who could make the other laugh first by telling outrageous, made-up stories. Sounds about right.
Silver Skillet’s iconic counter
Edgewood Corner Tavern