Atlanta is well known as a foodie metropolis, so when residents rave about unique offerings, take heed. Billed as Thai fusion, the cuisine at Poor Calvin’s ranges from Southern style delicacies (the crispy, well seasoned fried chicken with waffles is a standout, as is the shrimp Cajun sausage and grits) to tasty twists— creamy lobster mac and cheese mingles invitingly near a red grouper Thai curry and a crisply perfect goat cheese appetizer that mixes in fried green tomatoes. Expect the unexpected…and plan for a standing reservation. You’ll be back. Very soon (510 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta; 404-254-4051).
Words: Kym A. Backer
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