It’s officially Spring in Atlanta! And with the dusting of yellow and warmers temps comes picnics and potlucks. The one dish that seems to appear at both regularly is the incredible, edible deviled egg. Now, if you want to avoid the pollen – or the potlucks – the chefs of Atlanta have you covered. Everything from quail to bacon marmalade, what they are doing with deviled eggs will have you ordering them by the dozen.
For more classic Southern treats – and the not so classic- tune into Atlanta Eats at 10:30 every Saturday and Sunday on Peachtree TV. We’ll be eating our way through this fine town and showing you where you should be chowing down.
This new Midtown spot has been making waves with their seasonal cocktails. When you want something to nibble on while exploring the drink menu, they have you covered. The Seven Lamps and Cypress Street alum that opened Grain have filled the menu with small bites like oysters, and of course, deviled eggs. Their version is a customer favorite and made with dijon, salami, shallot, sorghum, and country ham — giving them a bit of a kick. And at only $5, you don’t have to share.
How can a restaurant that serves up some of the best classic Southern fare in Atlanta not serve up some killer deviled eggs? JCT’s version is prepared simply with Benton’s ham and a sprinkling of extra virgin olive oil. Classic, delicious and everything that eggs should be. You could place these on your grandma’s table and she wouldn’t event be mad.
Muss & Turner’s
This Vinings spot is part deli, part retail and part bistro. The menu is filled with all sorts of goodies like their Ham & Eggs. Their take on deviled eggs includes remoulade, Pine Street Market’s serrano ham and chives. There’s a bite of onion and the saltiness from the ham. They are wonderful. You can also order them at Eleanor’s, speakeasy found behind the cooler door, so you can nibble on these while sipping on a bourbon cocktail and gabbing with friends.
King & Duke
On a recent visit to the bar of King & Duke, one thing became glaringly obvious: E.J. Hodgkinson is killing it in the kitchen. I tasted the avocado toast and the deviled eggs. How were they? Well, they inspired me to write this story they were so good. Topped with pickled veggies and herbs, they were simple and bright – a taste of spring. Go grab some today for happy hour.
Who doesn’t love a hidden restaurant, away from the noise? 1Kept is Buckhead’s answer to that. Tucked off of Peachtree Street, it’s intimate and quiet. A great date spot. One of the dishes that keeps us coming back time and again is their deviled quail eggs. The miniature goodies are nestles on a bed of arugula and topped with bacon jam. Yeah, bacon jam….