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Food 101

4969 Roswell Rd. (Belle Isle Rd.) Send to Phone
404-497-9700 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Order Now! | Menu
Southern touches brighten the American fare menu in a comfortable, breezy atmosphere.
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Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sun.
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Dining room at Food 101, Atlanta, GA

Food 101 Restaurant Review

: With dark-stained wood flooring, a dark wood bar, brick wall tile and leaded glass, Food 101’s décor reaches to the aesthetics of a 1920s speakeasy. Dishes have benefited in quality with the touch of native South Georgian Justin Keith, who has a definite understanding of what classic Southern food is all about. So the lightly crusted, firm fried green tomatoes don't lose their authentic character, no matter how embellished. The crisp onion rings are made with a beer batter that uses Sweetwater 420, an Atlanta product. Classics at this neighborhood spot include meatloaf, the fried chicken (properly pre-brined and buttermilk soaked), a Georgia mountain trout, Georgia wild shrimp on grits (stone ground, of course), and, with a nod to South Carolina, a low country boil. We wish the green beans were a tad more cooked---these are not haricots verts---but we applaud the touch of vinegar in the collard greens. Wine drinkers can choose from numerous good selections by the glass, some of which are priced below $30 a bottle, offering very fair values. Business types at lunch, families and romancing couples from the neighborhood have made this a genuine local establishment.

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