Where ATL locals eat, drink and explore


Bocado in Altanta, GA, photo courtesy of Localeur

Atlanta is a lot of things to a lot of people. It’s a hub of higher education institutions like Emory and Georgia Tech, among others. It’s a thriving hip-hop music scene that produced the likes of Outkast. It’s also one of America’s great sports cities. Still, Atlanta is best experienced not through games or songs or schools, but through its locally-owned businesses. Here are some favorites according to ATL contributors to Localeur.

Drink and dine your way through Chicago


The Publican in Chicago, photo courtesy of Localeur

Winding up in the Windy City? We hope you packed your appetite! The number of amazing restaurants in Chicago amounts to way more food than you could eat on a single trip – or maybe even in a lifetime – but a few choice spots have the added distinction of being local favorites. Morning, noon, night; west, north, east; try as many of our picks as your stomach will allow.