465 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
A good friend of mine from ATL currently living in NYC recently went to her hometown. She went to brunch with a friend and was nice enough to document the experience for me. This gave me the idea to have my fellow foodie friends share what they are eating and do guest blog entries. Here’s what she had to say…
Folk Art is an artsy neighborhood feel restaurant in the East Atlanta area. Its one of my favorite “Go to” brunch spots. They consistently have delicious fresh made dishes, strong cocktails, and great service. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a southern twist on diner classics like chicken and waffles with a whiskey peach compote, patty melts served with pimento cheese, as well as roasted pork sandwiches with collard green coleslaw and date chili bourbon BBQ sauce.
recently went a friend to satisfy my chicken sandwich craving (yes I crave chicken sandwiches). I got the Fried Chicken sandwich. The sandwich is constructed with a deep fried buttermilk battered chicken breast, collard green coleslaw, and gherikin pickles. I devoured this sapid sandwich with an avocado and cucumber salad that was lightly tossed in a rosemary vinaigrette.
My friend order the shrimp po’ boy. This southern classic sandwich has romaine lettuce, diced roma tomatoes, fried pickles, their house made tartar sauce and creole mustard. He ordered the flat top (fried) mac and cheese as his side. Of course I took a chunk out of his sandwich and I swear the shrimp was so fresh that I thought I was having lunch off the Louisiana coastline.
We ended our lunch on a sweet note and ordered the sweet potato beignets. The beignets are deep fried, dusted with confetti sugars and drizzled with ginger maple syrup. Each bite was a little taste of heaven.
Now back to me. Definitely would check this place out if I’m ever in Atlanta. I love brunch and the food here seems amazing. S/o to my friend my friend and her take on Folk Art in Atlanta.