Atkins Park Tavern, Atlanta GA

A few months ago, we started thinking about little mini-celebrations for the little milestones that our blog would be hitting over the summer, and for our 600th Atlanta-area restaurant, we finally decided to pull Atkins Park Tavern out of its “for a rainy day” storage for a visit. It is Atlanta’s oldest continually operating restaurant, dating to 1922, although it has moved several times and considerably changed its focus over the decades. It first opened as a delicatessen, but it’s been, principally, a tavern with a very good wine list since the 1930s. These days, it serves up some better-than-average new Southern entrees along with traditional bar-n-grill comfort food. It reminds me, in an “evolution-works-this-way” fashion, of Litton’s in Knoxville, which started as a grocery store and is today a popular family restaurant. Continue reading “Atkins Park Tavern, Atlanta GA”