Next time you’re in Atlanta, enjoy these literary themed restaurants. The OK Café is based on a café mentioned in Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird”, an American classic. The fried cheese grits and chicken pot pie let you know you are fully immersed in the south.
Pittypat’s Porch is named after Scarlett’s aunt in “Gone with the Wind”, a welcoming hostess to all who visited her home. At Pittypat’s, dive into the Georgia Catfish, then shamelessly devour the Georgia Peach cobbler with cinnamon ice cream. You will be hard pressed to remember a better tasting dessert.
Then explore Atlanta’s west side where you will find West Egg Cafe, pulled from Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby”. Famous for its breakfast and brunch, the Banana Bread French Toast with caramel-banana sauce or the Fried Green Tomato BLT are highly recommended. If you bring your appetite, try the Peachtree Plate which includes two eggs, brown sugar bacon, pimiento cheese grits, fried green tomatoes and a biscuit.
For dinner, check out King + Duke, named after two con artists in Mark Twain’s “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”. King + Duke was named one of 2014’s America’s Best Restaurants by GQ magazine. The bone-in rib-eye is delicious, but if you’re living on the edge, try the roasted bone marrow or Mississippi rabbit with liver toast.