Geez…remember when there was an actual conversation about the best food neighborhood in the Atlanta metro? Apparently that battle has been waged and won if you ask Atlanta food critics, as Eater did to round out ol’ 2013. Here’s a pinch…
Q: What was the best dining neighborhood in 2013?
Austin Louis Ray, writer:
If there’s a neighborhood in the Atlanta metro area that beats the food-and-drink murderer’s row—Taqueria, Farm Burger, Chai Pani, The Pinewood, Sawicki’s, Brick Store, 246, Leon’s, Cakes & Ale, Victory, Paper Plane, Twain’s, Kimball House—in Decatur… Actually, there just isn’t.
Bob Townsend, Atlanta Journal Constitution:
Decatur for community, quality, diversity, walkability, drinkability and a MARTA stop smack dab in the middle of it all.
Jennifer Zyman, Creative Loafing:
John Kessler, Atlanta Journal Constitution
Decatur, because people are more and more heading into town first, then seeing where they can get a table or what kind of progressive meal they can assemble. It has a texture (and cocktail scene) unlike anywhere else in town.
And it keeps on going. Check it…if you’re into such things.