Whether you're visiting Atlanta, Georgia, or live in the area, when it comes to enjoying a meal out with friends—including your furry best friend—mouthwatering options abound. Many restaurants make room for pups, so you and your pooch can nosh on apps or just grab a drink (hey, it's hot out there!). Here are 11 of Atlanta's great dog-friendly restaurants (in alphabetical order):
It’s a foodie’s dream job: Develop a culinary trail to promote a unique region in Louisiana and then spend days sampling the food specialties in each town. Kelli M. West, marketing and communications director at Natchitoches Area Convention & Visitors Bureau in Natchitoches, La., had the pleasure of enjoying numerous lunches and desserts to create the Gas Station Eats trail of “No Man’s Land,” the region situated on the western corner of the state bordering Texas. The delicious job required culinary fortitude.
After a year of being cooped up at home with their wine-loving owners, it’s only natural for four-legged friends to expect an invitation to the vineyards. Luckily, many of the nearly 260 wineries across North Carolina welcome dogs on the property. Several vineyards even provide treats, water bowls, and other amenities to make it an enjoyable experience for well-trained owners and their pets. (To keep the experience pleasant for all visitors, dog owners are asked to keep dogs on a leash and clean up any messes.)
Buford Highway stretches approximately two miles through Atlanta’s DeKalb County, Georgia, but its reputation as a hub of ethnic foods has a much more distant reach. One of the most ethnically diverse regions in the U.S., Buford Highway is home to over 1,000 different immigrant-owned businesses—including restaurants that range from Korean barbecues to Vietnamese bakeries, Mexican taco joints to Bangladeshi curry houses, Spanish tapas bars to amazing farmers’ markets. It can be hard to know where to start.
The craft beer brewing industry has long been male dominated, something women are striving to change. A wave of female innovators is creating delicious brews while bringing their own unique experiences to the fore. Here are five women-owned breweries around the country you can explore no matter your gender or preferred style of beer.
Black-owned restaurants are a critical component of the vibrant culinary scene in Minnesota’s Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. No surprise since the area is home to some of the nation's largest Ethiopian and Somali diaspora communities and even boasts an Iron Chef America winner. From fine dining to fast casual, vegan soul food to pizza, donuts to injera, consider this list your starting point. But remember, it’s just a sampling: While this round-up includes many favorite spots, there are dozens more Black-owned restaurants in the area that are certainly worth checking out.
For years, beer and cheese—staples on snack trays everywhere—flirted with each other, but it wasn’t until the 1930s, at a restaurant in the tiny town of Winchester, Kentucky, that they got together to form a palate-pleasing power couple: beer cheese.
Most people can easily find goat’s milk cheese in local grocery stores. But how often do you get to meet the goats who produced that milk and enjoy fine dining within steps of the barn? At Elderslie Farm, in Kechi, Kansas, you can do both. Taking its name from a Scotch term for “where the elders lie,” the farm actually encompasses four businesses operating under the motto “affection, endeavor, delight.”
Perhaps the best way to take advantage of Florida's sunshine is an al fresco meal surrounded by nature. It's the ultimate dinner with a view, all the better if your meal is inspired by or borrowed from the garden.
Mustard lovers: Head to Middleton, Wisconsin. More than 6,000 varieties of mustard are showcased at the National Mustard Museum in this town just outside Madison. Admission is free, though the destination is open only five days a week during the coronavirus pandemic (face coverings are required; capacity is limited). Enter and you’ll encounter shelves groaning with mustards from all 50 states and more than 70 countries, along with displays of antique mustard pots, tins and jars, plus vintage posters and advertisements.