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March 15th, 2011
Atlanta’s Pittypat’s Porch

Sweet Southern Dishes that would make Scarlett’s Auntie proud!

Downtown Atlanta seems to have a restaurant on every corner, but when you are looking for a true Southern meal… it is Pittypat’s Porch that is always top of mind for locals and visitors alike! 

Pittypat’s Porch, named for Scarlett O’Hara’s Aunt, celebrates the South from its menu to its decor. Guests will delight in the “Gone with the Wind” memorabilia that dresses the walls and the attentive service of Pittypat’s warm and welcoming staff. If the southern hospitality of this Atlanta dining icon doesn’t convert you to a Confederate, the food will.

Be sure to come with a big appetite.

Down home specialities like Aunt Pittypat’s Southern Fried Chicken, Georgia Catfish, Low Country Blackened Shrimp with stone-ground grits and the Twelve Oaks BBQ Ribs are top picks on the menu. Wash it down with a Mint Julep or Pittypat’s famous Moonshine Punch, a secret concoction that could have well contributed to the secession of the southern states.

A first for me which fast became a special favorite was PittyPat’s Blackeyed Pea Cakes appetizer, yummy crispy pan-fried cakes served with a southern-style peach salsa.

Uncle Larry, who has been baking homemade desserts since 1967, will not let you leave until you try a taste of his divinely decadent pecan pie, laced with a touch of good old Southern Comfort.

Yankees wish they had it this good!

Pittypat’s Porch is a special place that should not be missed on your next visit to Hot’Lanta.

25 Andrew Young International Boulevard – Atlanta

(walking distance from CNN Center, the Atlanta Mart and Centennial Olympic Park)

For complete menu, visit the Pittypat’s Porch website.

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