Listen: Buford Highway: Atlanta’s most diverse culinary corridor
This week’s accessAtlanta podcast takes listeners on a road trip through Atlanta’s hub for international dining
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The list of must-try ethnic dishes on Buford Highway is as long as the 30-plus miles of this roadway that stretches from Buckhead to Buford, the theoretical end of the road, where it changes names and becomes Atlanta Highway. With more than 125 restaurants concentrated within the 8-mile corridor that traverses Brookhaven, Chamblee and Doraville, you can eat on Buford Highway every day for a year without traveling far or ordering the same thing twice.
The Fall Dining Guide celebrates this rich road, which brings a taste of home to emigres from around the globe as much as it provides exotic bites for first-time diners. The Guide includes nearly 50 restaurants that represent cuisines from 17 countries.
In this episode, AJC food and dining editor Ligaya Figueras explores the Buford Highway of today and yesterday. She chats with immigrant restaurateurs who have set up shop here, bringing with them the languages, foods and other traditions that shape the international character of this vibrant roadway. She also converses with former AJC dining editor John Kessler about highlights from his years of dining on Buford Highway.
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