Abattoir | Enchanting Dinner in Atlanta

Posted on December 17, 2013 by LISA KUNIZAKI | 0 Comments

I was in Atlanta, Georgia for the first time while attending World Tea East in October of this year. It was so exciting because I managed to squeeze in visits to the Coca Cola Museum, the Georgia Aquarium and of course a few amazing restaurants. But, there was one in particular I was especially looking forward to. 

How can someone ignore a sign like this?

So, there's a hint. And under this bridge are some railroad tracks. I'm told this used to be the old meatpacking district and it looks nothing like it did ten years ago. 

They have some high end shops in case you feel like shopping before eating.

Outdoor seating area...

and beautiful rustic wooden tables.

So warm and inviting...


 Grilled frisee, dried cherries, asian pear, ham powder

Chicken liver toast, onion jelly, porch herbs

Each bite was so delicious!

Grilled chorizo octopus, confit potatoes, olive sauce

Kumamoto oysters half shell, champagne mignonette

Beef tartare, olives, anchovies, egg yolk

and for dessert...vanilla panna cotta, scuppernongs, cactus sorbet

It was an incredible meal and it did not disappoint. The service was also A+.

I made sure to pick up my signed copy of Chef Anne Stiles Quatrano's Summerland. I had the pleasure of running into and chatting with her husband, Clifford. Overall, my visit to Atlanta was a huge success. I can't wait to return.



1170 Howell Mill Rd., Atlanta, GA 30318

Ph. 404.892.3335

Tuesday through Saturday from 6pm until 11pm




Posted in Abattoir, Atlanta, Georgia, Star Provisions, Summerland

South City Kitchen | Contemporary Southern Cuisine in Atlanta

Posted on October 23, 2013 by LISA KUNIZAKI | 0 Comments

It's my first time in Atlanta and before I even got on the plane I knew I wanted to eat some good Southern food once the plane touched down. So after I settled into my hotel room and unpacked I went down to the concierge desk for some assistance. I asked the guy at the desk where I could find some great Southern food. I had a pretty big list and the front desk staff were able to help me eliminate the ones that may not have been a good match.    

I decided that I wanted fried chicken! They were quick to pick two places, but he definitely preferred one place over another on my list. So, I was off to South City Kitchen. 

They brought us a basket full of warm corn bread, butter and apple butter made in house. This must be what Southern hospitality is all about I thought to myself...

Marzi and I both ordered the STRAWBERRY BOURBON SMASH Breckinridge Bourbon, Old Overholt Rye Whiskey, smashed strawberries, orange bitters, splash of soda.

To start, we ordered CHICKEN LIVERS with country ham, caramelized onions, brioche, creamed corn, garlic jus and 

the FRIED GREEN TOMATOES goat cheese, red pepper coulis, basil.

Marzi ordered the JUMBO LUMP CRAB CAKE HASHover-easy egg, fingerling potatoes, tomato relish, chive hollandaise and I ordered the <drumroll please>

Buttermilk Fried Springer Mountain Chicken & Waffles. Mmmm...with Vermont maple syrup, it was so good. 

I wished I had left space for dessert, but I was absolutely stuffed. 




South City Kitchen

1144 Crescent Avenue Atlanta, GA 30309 | 404-873-7358



Posted in Atlanta, Fried Chicken & Waffles, Georgia, South City Kitchen


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