In Atlanta, they say: bun appetit
ATLANTA — From the sky, the city looks like a mushroom that sprouted in a featureless plain. With no big river, ocean port, or mountain range nearby to lend the spot significance, you wonder how they ever decided where to plant Atlanta. But today, it’s a bumptious, sprawling hive of five million souls, many transplants who brought their foodways with them. Ethnic restaurants abound here, but to judge from what we saw on a recent visit, the hot food trend isn’t banh mi, tacos al pastor, or even ribs. It’s high-end, high-style burgers, accompanied by hand-cut fries, craft beers, and plenty of grass-fed attitude.