Stir It Up | Atlanta
The always-popular Atlanta fixture makes its new home in midtown and continues to serve beloved upscale Jamaican fare, which includes oxtails, ackee and saltfish, curry entrees, jerk chicken and other dishes with touches of Asian, African and Indian flavors, but it now does so in swankier surroundings. Reclaimed woods, an eclectic mix of cozy seating options and a stylishly subdued color palette make this the ideal chill spot to unwind with a cocktail and mouth-watering favorites, such as the tilapia escovitch. But Stir It Up is also known to do just that as the venue hosts lively events on certain nights in its lower den, which holds a bar and hookah lounge (84 12th Street, Atlanta; 404-600-5871).
Words: Nina Hemphill Reeder