CITYWIDE— Our friends at Eater searched high and wide and finally came up with a list of the 20 most iconic dishes in Atlanta. These are must-try menu items for residents and visitors of the city alike, but be warned: the list doesn't contain gimmicky staples like hot dogs from the Varsity. Head over to the site to see what to add to your bucket list.
NATIONAL— Dan Cathy, the COO of Chick-fil-A did an interview in which he replied, "guilty as charged" when asked if the company was against marriage equality. Then the restaurant issued an official statement in which they say all they want to do is create raving fans and promise to "leave policy debate to the political arena" from now on. Get the full scoop here.
MIDTOWN— Dan Uggla and other Atlanta Braves players waited tables at STK Atlanta this week to raise money for Uggla's foundation, Diamonds in the Rough. The players refilled water glasses and fetched fresh drinks for guests at the restaurant (while sneaking a few of their own), at the $250 a head dinner event.
WESTSIDE— A new chocolate shop has opened in West Midtown. Called Chocolate South, the store sells truffles and bonbons made with organic, local ingredients as well as southern specialties like pimiento cheese sandwiches, cheese straws, pickled okra, and more. We recommend trying the Gruffle, a truffle with dark chocolate and liquer-infused cream made specifically "for grumpy days."