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Southern Art at the InterContinental Hotel Buckhead, Atlanta
Talk about southern charm. When you walk into Southern Art, the latest from Art Smith, Oprah’s former personal chef, you’re greeted by a homey space hung with brass chandeliers and damask wallpaper, an “artisanal ham bar,” and a pie-laden dessert table. Then there’s the menu, featuring a diet-busting array of fancified comfort foods like grilled rib eye served with jalapeño grits. Whatever you do, save room for dessert: bourbon pecan pie and 12-layer red velvet cake.
Must-Try Dish: Chef Art’s buttermilk fried chicken with Yukon gold potato purée, garlic green beans, and red pepper gravy, $22; southernart.com.