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Celebrating 20 years of South African cuisine in Atlanta

Justin Anthony opened 10 Degrees South in 1998 after becoming sidelined with a soccer injury. The eatery, housed in a Bungalow on Roswell Road , claims bragging rights as the first South African restaurant in the country. 10 Degrees South is a family affair -- Anthony's parents, Derek and Diane, man the kitchen. His wife Kelly, a designer, keeps the interior looking fresh after seven design iterations. The restaurant has become a destination for diners seeking a taste of traditional South African cuisine,

10 Degrees South marking two decades on Roswell Road

20 years ago, Justin Anthony was sidelined by an injury and looking for his next move.

Enter 10 Degrees South, one of the first South African restaurants in the country and the start of Anthony’s Atlanta restaurant group.

Over the years, 10 Degrees South has gone through about seven design iterations to keep the restaurant aligned with the look and feel of edifices in South Africa. Pictured is the current exterior of the building. CONTRIBUTED BY HEIDI GELDHAUSER
Over the years, 10 Degrees South has gone through about seven design iterations to keep the restaurant aligned with the look and feel of edifices in South Africa. Pictured is the current exterior of the building. CONTRIBUTED BY HEIDI GELDHAUSER

Anthony has opened several South African-inspired eateries since opening 10 Degrees South in 1998, but his culinary baby is still going strong.

Learn more about Anthony and his True Story Brands restaurants here and in the video above.

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