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.
Savannah is one of the oldest cities in the country, and it has a lot to offer on top of St. Patrick’s Day and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. You’ll likely arrive later in the day on Friday, so hit the ground running to get as much out of your weekend as possible.
Savannah may be known for Southern fare, with dishes like fried chicken and shrimp and grits, but visitors will be surprised at the variety of food they can find in the city once they leave River Street. When you’ve had your fill of home-style eateries, make sure to check out these local favorites for some global flavor.