NEWS BRIEF: Busy Bee Cafe honored with James Beard award

‘The South on a Plate’ receives prestigious recognition

Busy Bee Cafe Vine City Photo by Joeff Davis for CL
Photo credit: Joeff Davis/CL File
Busy Bee Cafe, Lunch, Soul Food, 2010
The Busy Bee Cafe has been honored with a prestigious award from the James Beard Foundation. The iconic restaurant in downtown Atlanta has been serving soul food since 1947, and is one of six national recipients of the 2022 America’s Classics Award. It’s bestowed on locally-owned restaurants “that have timeless appeal and are beloved regionally for quality food that reflects the character of its community,” according to the Foundation. Establishments must have been in business for at least a decade to be eligible. In 2020, Food and Wine magazine named the cafe one of the city’s best restaurants, and the place is frequented by the likes of Killer Mike, Kamala Harris, Oprah Winfrey, and Bernie Sanders. Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights icons were often seen there as well.

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