Head over to Inman Park, and be prepared to put Folk Art on your list of favorites. The restaurant is decorated wall-to-wall with old timey art collected through the years by Head Chef Jason Hill. Be on the lookout for both the classic GE ad featuring Mr. Magoo, and the Fisher-Price Doll sign. The place was featured on Guy Fieri’s Food Network show, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Folk Art’s co-owner Randy Parks and Hill have come up with a menu that Parks describes as “Southern with a twist.”
What’s on the menu: Breakfast is served all day, and there are lunch and dinner options. Kids can order from an extensive list of food items from French Toast to Fried Shrimp. One of my twins told me that her Mac and Cheese ($2.99) was, “Yummy,” and she still beams at the memory of her Grilled Cheese Sandwich ($3.99). All Kids’ menu options range from $2.99 to $5.99. Grown ups can choose from a vast array of appetizers, salads, specialty burgers, sandwiches, entrees, craft beers and alcoholic beverages. My husband ordered an angus beef burger ($10); my Fried Chicken Sandwich ($9.99) came with a side of a Cucumber Avocado Salad that was deliciously light and refreshing. All adult food items range from $8.50 to $18.99.
Why kids will like it: My older daughter, 8, and my twin girls, 4, loved coloring on the cleverly-designed kids’ menu. One of my girls liked the old fashioned diner counter.
Why parents will like it: The extensive menu has something to please every family member.
465 N. Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta
Mon.-Thu. 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri. 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-10 p.m.;
Sun. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. No reservations.