Plus: Southern Recipes
Lamb burger. Photo courtesy of JCT. Kitchen & Bar.
Ford Fry’s Southern spot is named for the railroad junction directly beside it. Fry adapts his signature chicken and dumplings depending on the season: In summer, the dumplings are made with sheep’s-milk ricotta; in winter, they become potato gnocchi. His $24 Sunday Suppers, Atlanta’s best deal, are a fun riff on the traditional Southern “meat and three,” with a choice between five meat entrees (like excellent roast chicken or meat loaf); three side dishes served family style; corn bread and biscuits; and red velvet cake.
Tom Chef’s Richard Blais. Courtesy of Home.
Richard Blais is famous nationwide for his turn on Top Chef Season 4, but Atlantans have known the faux-hawked cook since he opened Blais in 2003. At his upcoming burger boutique, Blais will practice molecular gastronomy at a liquid-nitrogen milk-shake bar (look for the Krispy Kreme shake) and prepare unusual burgers in varieties like lamb and wagyu beef with foie gras. In the future, he plans more Flips around the country.