Some folks might pick an old-timey Southern restaurant with antebellum charm or Gone with the Wind
posters to show their out-of-town guests a good time in Atlanta. We prefer to give our visitors a literal taste of the South at FLOATAWAY CAFE
. Though the cuisine has a Mediterranean slant, local ingredients like pristine heirloom tomatoes and tender Georgia white shrimp grace the menu during the appropriate seasons. The hidden location in a converted industrial warehouse makes out-of-towners also feel like they're being shown one of the city's great culinary secrets. Make no mistake, though -- this is a popular restaurant, particularly on weekends. Make reservations well ahead of time.
1123 Zonolite Road, 404-892-1414. www.starprovisions.com/float.