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Classic blends with local foods

Atlanta, the capital of Georgia, is called by some (but rarely by Virginians) the capital of the South. This city played pivotal roles in both the Civil War (Union General William Tecumseh Sherman began his march through Atlanta in July 1864) and as cradle of the 1960s civil rights movement. And of course if you ever saw or read “Gone With the Wind,” Aunt Pittypat needed her smelling salts often when Scarlett visited her in Atlanta.

Today, this rapidly growing city is home to 486,290 people with 5.7 million in the surrounding metropolitan area. It is the 38th most populous city in the United States.

Like all cities, Atlanta is associated with certain food. Being a southern city, fried chicken rates high. More recently King of Pops frozen treats and craft beers have been added to the list of favorites along with a long, long list of five-star restaurants that can supply a choice of worldwide ethnic cuisines.

In this fabulous city, there is a section known as Buckhead, an ...

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