Take a stroll around Atlanta's hottest dining 'hood: Atlanta Culinary Tours is back with a walk-eat-learn experience around historic Inman Park and Old Fourth Ward
It’s no big secret that Inman Park has been long competing for the title of Atlanta’s Destination ‘Hood for Dining. With every new restaurant that pops up along the way, it seems the culinary bar raises a few notches. So leave it to Atlanta Culinary Tours to curate the flavors of the area with another few hours of eating, walking, learning... and eating some more.
Yep, Atlanta Culinary Tours is back with another hand-picked tour. The Inman Park/Old Fourth Ward edition is their original tour, and also their most popular. (Hint: this sucker is going to sell out fast!) The walking tour takes approximately three hours with about two miles of casual sidewalk-strolling in between each stop. Also between each stop: educational tidbits on what makes this community unique. For starters, did you know Inman Park was home to Cherokee and Creek Indians, the site of the Civil War Battle of Atlanta, and the first planned suburb (yes, suburb) of Atlanta? Just down North Highland, the Old Fourth Ward is home to MLK, Jr. and the birthplace of the American Civil Rights movement. In between all your eating and history learnings, your tour guide will be pointing out the future movements of Inman Park: The Beltline Project and the new Historic Fourth Ward Park Conservancy.
But yes, we get it: you’re probably here for the food. So here’s a taste of what you’ll be, well, tasting:
Parish: Quite possibly the coolest, most historic space along this Inman Park route: the old train depot turned resto is known for its strictly Southern charm.
P’Cheen: Grab a cocktail from the International Gastropub’s bar and try one of their signature dishes: drunken ’shrooms, Thai wings, coconut-curry mussels, fish and chips.
Barcelona Wine Bar: The newest hot spot on North Highland specializes in Spanish wines and small plates, not to mention an uber-chic interior. High time you check out what everyone in the 'hood is raving about.
Pure Taqueria: Because what culinary tour would be complete without the option of tequila y tacos?
Zhaddy’s Cafe: Chef Zhaddy's got a new menu in his cafe with a touch of Southern homestyle BBQ, signature brisket and baked mac & cheese along with applewood smoked potato salad
At the Collective: Yes, there are edibles at this Inman Park co-op; how's about some hand-made jams, sauces, pickles, and kitchen items from local and regional artisans?
You may just never go back to dining at one restaurant per meal again. Cheers to the progressive meal!