Local To Atlanta – Folk Art

One of the best parts of living a healthy, “fit foodie” lifestyle is that you can pretty much eat what you want when you want to because of the work and dedication that you practice every day. This is when being around so many great restaurants in Atlanta is great because we get to eat at some of the best restaurants the States have to offer. One of those restaurants we became familiar with while watching Food Network’s Diners, Drive-In’s, and Dives. We would like to introduce you to Folk Art.

Folk Art is the child of one of Atlanta’s top chefs, Jason Hill. Hill was put on the map when he opened Wisteria, which is widely recognized at one of the top places to eat while in the A. The success of Wisteria led Hill to open a second restaurant just two doors down, and Folk Art was born. Folk Art is a breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch spot  located in historic Inman Park. There’s free valet parking just outside the restaurant, which takes the grind out of finding a parking spot near the restaurant away and allows you to focus on getting through the doors and placing an order.

Folk Art "Bad to the Bone"
Folk Art “Bad to the Bone”

The menu offers great variety at a great value, with breakfast, lunch, brunch, and dinner specialities available at any time of the day. Nothing over the menu is more than 16 bucks, with we’d say 80 percent of the menu being close to around $10. Got a taste for eggs? Choose from one of six types of brunch-style eggs Benedict. Want a sandwich? Go ahead and spring for the “Bad to the Bone”, which is a Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives featured house speciality made with house-roasted pork shoulder and topped with collard green cole slaw, date chili bourbon BBQ, gruyére cheese, & caramelized onions. Want something a little sweet? Say no more. Just go ahead and order the sweet potato beignets, which are sweet potato donuts tossed in cinnamon powder sugar and served with maple syrup. We have tasted a lot of what Folk Art has to offer and we have yet to be disappointed. So you can rest assured whatever you pick, you will love!

 

Here’s a look at What We Ate on our latest visit:

Him: Foul Play Chicken and Waffles

Folk Art Foul PlayThere aren’t a lot of places outside Atlanta that you will find sweet potato waffles, and it just so happens that they specialize in sweet potato waffles at Folk Art. Speaking of waffles, just about every Atlanta breakfast restaurant has Chicken and Waffles on the menu, but none are quite like the Foul Play.

A sweet potato waffle is topped with fried chicken and covered with a housemade whiskey peach compote. Those looking for a Georgia twist on a Southern Classic should definitely order this!

($9.99 at the time of this being written)

 


Her: Cinnamon Pecan Sticky Bun French Toast

Folk Art Cinnamon Pecan Sticky BunWhat do you get when you combine a cinnamon sticky bun and french toast? You get one of the best french toast dishes you will ever eat. The chefs in the Folk Art kitchen really did their thing with this one. French Challah bread is battered in an egg wash with hints of warm spices like cinnamon and nutmeg and then cooked on the griddle.  Once cooked, the thick slices are then topped with bourbon-maple sauce, maple syrup, marshmallow glaze and Georgia pecans. Amazingly, all of these sauces combined do not overpower the dish and it isn’t too sweet to enjoy. So skip that cinnamon roll in the morning and go get yourself a real breakfast!

($9.99 at the time of this being written)

 

So whether you live here in Atlanta, or you are just visiting, make sure Folk Art is on your to do list. They are located at 465 North Highland Ave, Atlanta, GA 30307. Make sure to visit their website, http://www.folkartrestaurant.com/ and like their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/folkartrestaurant.

 

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