OK, so technically, Trader Vic’s isn’t new to Atlanta. It’s actually been luring folks with their island-inspired drinks for years. And neither the drinks nor the food ever disappoint.
WHY GO: Because on Thursdays, Mai Tais are only $5!
THE VIBE: Tropical. Think tiki torches, wicker chairs, and drinks served in conch shells. You’ll never know you’re actually inside the Hilton Hotel downtown Atlanta.
|Courtesy Trader Vic's|
DRINK THIS: Mai Tai. Trader Vic’s has the very best ones in city. Served over crushed ice, they taste even better during happy hour on Thursdays.
|The famous Trader Vic's Mai Tai|
EAT THIS: Seafood. Go ahead and splurge on the wok-fried lobsters, scallops, and prawns. Another good option is anything from the woodfire oven, especially the Indonesian rack of lamb. And do start with some Polynesian-inspired appetizers though, such as crab rangoon or BBQ spare ribs.
|Crab rangoon and BBQ spare ribs as appetizers|
|Wok stir-fried seafood over veggies|
|Indonesian rack of lamb|