LAST THINGS FIRST
Who says you can’t have dinner for breakfast?
STORY: Jennifer Bradley Franklin
Sometimes you can’t wait all day to chow down on your favorite foods. Lucky for us, these restaurants offer hearty dinnertime dishes right out of the gate. You’ve heard of breakfast for dinner, well, welcome to dinner for breakfast.
Chick-a-Biddy: Fried Chicken Sandwich
If you got an early start shopping at Atlantic Station, you might be craving something robust, and this golden-fried chicken breast on an Engleman’s bun fits the bill. It comes topped with bread and butter pickles, lettuce, tomato and Creole mayonnaise, but we recommend adding pimento cheese for an extra dose of decadence.
Ria’s Bluebird: Brisket Breakfast
When this Memorial Drive restaurant opened in 2000, it quickly developed a reputation for its all-day breakfast and affordable prices. The Brisket Breakfast is an easy favorite, with its shredded Angus beef that’s roasted for 14 hours in a spicy tomato broth and served with poached eggs and a generous hunk of toasted baguette to soak it all up.
The Silver Skillet: Skillet Country Ham with Redeye Gravy
This Midtown diner has been the Decker family business since 1967, and one of its most popular dishes is the skillet country ham with redeye gravy. Served with a pair of eggs any way you like ’em, grits and a biscuit, the ham is so tender you won’t even need a knife.
Thumbs Up Diner: Steak and Eggs
Who says steak is only for supper? Whether you visit Thumbs Up’s Edgewood Avenue or Marietta Street locations, order the 8-ounce strip steak served with two eggs any style, potatoes and toast or a multigrain biscuit and you’ll be fully fueled for whatever your day holds.