Thank Goodness!

Kelly Skinner | November 20, 2014 | Articles

1. The Pig & The Pearl
Preorder a whole-smoked bird and your go-to sides (North Carolina vinegar slaw) from Atlantic Station’s The Pig & The Pearl; then pick up everything the day before. Done! $65 for turkeys; $10-$29 for sides that feed 4-6 people, Midtown, 1380 Atlantic Drive NW, 404.541.0930

2. Sway
It’s tough to top Sway’s Southern-style eats—biscuits, maple-roasted turkey with giblet gravy, and green beans with Benton’s bacon gain our respect. $28, Downtown, 265 Peachtree St. NE, 404.460.6480

3. Cook Hall
Nix traditional fare and order off the menu (helloooo, roasted scallops) on Thanksgiving Day at Cook Hall; then sprinkle in those fave holiday items a la carte. $5-20 for appetizers, $15-20 for entrees, Buckhead, 3377 Peachtree Road, 404.523.3600

4. Atkins Park
For a laid-back gorge-fest, Virginia-Highland hangout Atkins Park is serving smoked turkey breast or braised pork shoulder, and sides like roasted garlic mashed potatoes and savory pumpkin cheesecake. $28, Virginia-Highland, 794 North Highland Ave. NE, 404.876.7249

5. Southern Art & Bourbon Bar
Southern Art & Bourbon Bar’s decadent buffet spread includes ham and cheese stations, seafood, a turkey carving station, aged cheddar mac ’n’ cheese, pumpkin pie and oodles more to adore. $67, Buckhead, 3315 Peachtree Road, 404.946.9070



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