first look: Southbound Atlanta

Southbound has just recently opened and it's pretty darn beautiful. I was happily sent by Zagat to photograph the space and the people making it happen.

Repurposing most of the historical building themselves, owners Dennis Lange + Mike Plummer spared no expense to make the place authentic and cozy. One of my favorite chefs, Mihoko Obunai, along with Ryan J. Smith are running the kitchen and creating a very authentic southern menu "paying homage to southern heritae through seasonal table bounty." 


The few dishes I did get to taste, including the Southbound Hot Chicken and the Smoked Short Ribs, as well as a sampling of Mihoko's carrot ginger soup and the Blackened Grouper BLT.

The housemade grilled pineapple soda and Charles Gilbert's cocktail menu is sure to be awesome. I'm looking forward to going back and trying it all!