Yep, this bird flew south and stayed but that’s for a different day.
One Flew South is the best place to grab a glass of wine at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). I don’t know why people beeline for their gate and sit when there is so much to see, do and eat at this massive airport.
With the train system, it’s easy to get to Terminal E which is the original international terminal and hands down the place to hang out when stuck at the airport. One Flew South is also probably the best place to eat.
I was super frazzled as I transitioned from packing 5 days worth of work into 3 so I could head to the beach for a girls trip. It took me two complete hours in bumper to bumper traffic to get to the airport but I was now through security with an extra hour, thank you TSA pre-check! A glass of wine and quick bite were in order to make the transition from work to play.
Looking around at the Concourse B eateries there were some options but with a whole hour why settle?
So, let’s get this out of the way first, it’s tough to make the decor of any airport restaurant feel special and I’ll say this did not feel too upscale but heh you’re at the world’s busiest airport so temper your expectations – this is not going to be a multi-course dining adventure. The hostess was friendly and a pro at shuttling people to open spots, she quickly had me settled in with all of the business travelers at the bar.
Another perk of being at the international concourse is people are coming and going from much more exotic destinations than Panama Beach, Florida (the Redneck Riviera) which is where I was headed. Luckily with all of their fancy accents they had no idea where I was going. I hope they say, I met this fascinating lady at the airport she was jetting off to PBC for a long weekend on the shore. It could happen.
Our bartender Jay was awesome, doing a masterful job of crafting cocktails, connecting everyone in conversation and just being down right entertaining. He is one of those bartenders that the next time I’m back, he’ll be like heh Emmy, how you doing. Guaranteed.
I had a great glass of white wine from New Zealand (in honor of my good friend from NZ who has a totally awesome accent and introduced me to NZ whites) and the Kamikaze roll which is super popular and quite yummy. The wasabi is made fresh daily so consider yourself warned.
Now having transitioned into vacation mode I am happily on my way!