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CityGuide - 7 Atlanta restaurants with farmers market specials on the menu

Best bets for eating seasonally

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Seasons form the natural backdrop for eating. Our Atlanta farmers markets are not only full of fresh, local produce, but also chefs shopping for the evening’s special. Some chefs even pick from their own restaurant gardens. Their establishments often have farmers walking in the back door with baskets of local goodies. Always answer yes to the question “Wanna hear the special?” This means enjoying a plate of food at its seasonal peak, when it is healthiest and tastiest. Here are seven restaurants with seasonal specials always worth ordering.

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Chef Bruce Logue has transformed the former home of Sauced into a modern industrial scheme complete with rustic wood, gray walls, and white enamel fixtures. Expect old standards from Logue's former post at La Pietra Cucina, like his famous black spaghetti, as well as authentic new dishes featuring p... | more...

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Run by chef Billy Allin and his wife, Kristin, this smart, casual restaurant knows how to bring farm ingredients to the table with flair. Frequently on 'Best of' lists, the restaurant has garnered national attention. Sweets and more next door at the Bakery at Cakes and Ale. | more...

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This outpost of Hugh Acheson's restaurant empire delivers the best spin on New Southern dining in Atlanta. Familiar dishes like pimento cheese, farm eggs, local trout, and pork belly are anything but clichés when they arrive at the table. Order your bourbon cocktails in a mason jar. | more...

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In a town where cocktails are taken very seriously, Kimball House quietly took over the title of everyone | more...

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Longtime Watershed sous chef Steven Satterfield and Sotto Sotto manager Neal McCarthy have come together to deliver a personal-feeling, truly regional restaurant, serving Southern food without shtick or embellishment among the warehouses and train tracks of the Westside. | more...

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Watershed's menu features local, seasonal, soulful dishes inspired by Southern traditions and artful technique. The restaurant's famous fried chicken recipe is literally written on both a quilt on the wall and on the matchbooks handed out at the hostess stand. But if you want actual fried chicken, m... | more...

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A comfortable restaurant in an uncooperative space with heavy stone walls in the basement of a Victorian-style home. There's a lot of wood everywhere, including a bar that is virtually hidden from much of the dining room. Farm-to-table food. Great original brews. | more...



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