SOUTHERN ART, SCALES 925 & TRUE FOOD are Where To Eat In Atlanta

Visiting ATLANTA is always a treat when it comes to dining out!  The city’s take on traditional southern dishes, the local celebrity appeal, and the happening restaurant scene make finding food in Atlanta a fun experience unto itself!   During my recent visit, I stopped by two of my favorites – Art Smith’s SOUTHERN ART located on Peachtree inside the InterContinental Hotel and TRUE FOOD KITCHEN a new health spot located blocks away inside Lenox Square Mall.  And then I stopped by rapper TI’s newest venture, SCALES 925, the restaurant more known for the hip hop drama that ensues there as opposed for the southern food.

Anyway, check out my images below, and let me know what you think about the dishes, the restaurants or ATL!

Art Smith's FRIED GREEN TOMATOES at SOUTHERN ART
Art Smith’s FRIED GREEN TOMATOES at SOUTHERN ART

I already told you that Oprah’s former personal chef Art Smith makes the best breakfast, and if you stay at the InterContinental Hotel in Atlanta, you’ll be lucky to order his delicious cuisine to your room, or you can visit the restaurant in the hotel’s lobby!  Smith doesn’t disappoint with this southern location serving up his signature souther fare.  Shrimp and Grits are great, the fried green tomatoes are all about the chutney they are served with and the wings, pork and fried chicken are superb at Southern Art!

Shrimp & Grits by Art Smith
Shrimp & Grits at SOUTHERN ART by Art Smith
The SPAGHETTI SQUASH CASSEROLE at TRUE FOOD
The SPAGHETTI SQUASH CASSEROLE at TRUE FOOD

True Food Kitchen has a captivating and delicious charm in their plentiful menu offering an abundant options for healthy eating including the spaghetti squash casserole dish above!  There are sandwiches, fresh cold press juices, salads, and a plethora of other mouthwatering gluten free and vegetarian appetizers and entrees that will please anyone on a diet or anyone who enjoys good food.  With freshness and quality in every bite, True Food Kitchen is a new asset to the Lenox Square Mall for an easy and elegant lunch or dinner!

Cornbread at SCALES 925
Cornbread at SCALES 925

The website on rapper TI’s restaurant SCALES 925 says the establishment offers “upscale southern cuisine,” but it’s nothing but the usual suspects of collard greens, fried foods, and farm raised salmon and the cavernous restaurant where the antiquated design and casually dressed patrons make Scales feel more like Medieval Times than a sophisticated sit down.

The food is ok, and the recent happenings at Scales make it a trendy spot for the moment, but my prediction is that Scales’ urban PR stunts and lack of quality food will close this place down in a year or two.

The Salmon Dinner at Scales
The Salmon Dinner at Scales 925
Shrimp & Grits at TI's Scales 925
Shrimp & Grits at TI’s Scales 925
BUFFALO FRIED OYSTERS at SCALES 925
BUFFALO FRIED OYSTERS at SCALES 925

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