It has been more than 35 years since I last visited Atlanta, Georgia and on a recent trip to meet with one of my business contacts, I was stunned at the change in the city skyline. Atlanta is a city with a rich history reaching back to the mid-19th Century and has now grown from its roots as a railroad town into a sprawling metropolis.
While there, I had the opportunity to try some terrific Southern Fried Chicken and to make a quick stop at the High Museum. The chicken was some of the best I have ever had. Busy Bee’s is the name of this little joint and they have been there for nearly 70 years. I also had a taste of the fried catfish and was duly impressed. The potato salad and corn muffins didn’t disappoint either! The secret to their chicken is to marinate the bird in buttermilk for 12 hours then hand-bread each piece and fry in peanut oil. The place was located in a not-so-nice end of town and the decor is quite dated, but the chicken and fish were fantastic. Food quality is the number one issue of importance in my view. The service was also friendly and efficient.
At the High Museum, I enjoy the architecture most. The lines of the building, the ramp walkway to each level and, best of all —
For a small museum their collection had some very nice works from American artists, like; the Modernists, Arther Bowen Davies (1862 – 1928)
and Joseph Stella (1877 – 1946).
It was unfortunate that the Botanical Gardens were closed for the winter season. I would have enjoyed spending time in a garden, any garden this time of year! All in all, it was a nice break to get out of the snow and ice of late January and head to a little milder climate.
This trip was also an opportunity for me to test a local in-home senior care service. I may write an article about that in the future.