I'm sorry to complain, but I'm just back from two disappointing dinners in ATL -- one at Fat Matt's, where the ribs would be laughed at in any real BBQ city, and one at South City, where the overpriced but perfectly decent food has somehow conned reviewers into treating it as the city's culinary gem. (Will they never tire of the gimmick "Updating Regional Cuisine for the Younger Trendy Crowd!")
This is a great city, but I'm really starting to doubt its food bona fides. I used to eat reasonably well at The Beautiful across from the MLK Center until it closed. But I'm out of good ideas now.
I have one meal left here. It's either lunch or dinner tomorrow. No limits on location. Can you true hounds out there tell me the one, single, truly outstanding restaurant to hit? Or does it just not exist in this city?
(For what it's worth, if you're in Seattle, where I'm from, you should eat your one meal at either Dahlia Lounge (traditional Seattle cuisine) or Harvest Vine (incredible Basque).)