Savannah would be better for ya. You’d just get in trouble in Atlanta.
–Gone with the Wind
While I’ve been to the American South before, I had never been to Atlanta, the vibrant and economic heart of it. After General Sherman and the Union Army burned the city to the ground during the American Civil War, Atlanta had to rebuild, start from scratch, and that’s exactly what it did. If Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler were to walk the streets of Atlanta today, they wouldn’t recognize it. Gone was the South of yesteryear, the Atlanta that visitors today see is a city of the future. But don’t let the sky scrapers and busy traffic fool you-there’s still plenty of old fashioned Southern cooking, perfectly charming Southern hospitality, and utterly stunning magnolia trees to be had.