Celebri­ties Sa­vor the South

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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

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