Thursday, July 12, 2012

Food Travels: Exploring Downtown Decatur With Atlanta Culinary Tours


As a food lover, I have learned there is no better way to get to the heart of a city than through its cuisine. Forget about museums, theaters, or major attractions. For once, dedicate one entire day to explore the local food. If you feel you cannot do this on your own, then I highly recommend you book a food tour with Atlanta Culinary Tour. 

I had the pleasure to joined them for their Decatur tour and let me tell you they never disappoint me. Downtown Decatur is a vibrant neighborhood full of picturesque restaurants and charming eateries.  Decatur's downtown area and residential neighborhoods are filled with beautiful homes, historic places of worship and several institutions of higher learning.
 

Centered on the historic Decatur Courthouse, Decatur has become a hot destination for college students and young professionals who want hip bars, great restaurants, and walkable neighborhoods, as well as for families who are drawn to the excellent independent school district.

When you explore downtown Decatur with Atlanta Culinary Tours you experience four distinctly different restaurants in one night.

Our stops were:
  • The Square Pub – Gourmet tavern fare that offers hand crafted beers, unique wines, and an incredible food menu for all ages. We had the burger sliders with chilies, bacon, an smoked gouda and they were to die for. Juicy, spicy and gooey all the same time. Nom, nom!!
 
  •  Eddie’s Attic –  A popular live music venue, for aspiring and accomplished performing songwriters, and a roof top restaurant. Their slow cook pork sliders and their extra crispy homemade chips are the perfect comfort food for any time of the year.
 
  • The Chocolate Bar – Decadent chocolates prepared by the on-site chocolatier, but it also serves a variety of signature cocktails, fine desserts and bar snacks. Must try signature cake: Red Velvet cake.
 
  • Cooks Warehouse - The Cook's Warehouse is Atlanta’s premier gourmet store and cooking school with four convenient locations: Midtown, Brookhaven, Decatur and East Cobb. These are complemented by an on-line store at cookswarehouse.com and a mail order catalog. During our stop we had a wine and cheese tasting. I personally don't drink but hey sometimes you have to get the job done ;)




Downtown Decatur tours begin at 6:00 p.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Word of advice, wear comfy shoes, comfortable clothing and most important come hungry, really hungry!! For more information about Atlanta Culinary Tours please visit http://atlanta-culinary-tours.com/

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