Hungry Detective

Hosted by Chris Cognac

Atlanta

The Hungry Detective investigates Atlanta to track down the best off-the-beaten-path restaurants in town. We visit Mary Mac’s Tea Room, an Atlanta institution, for some Southern classics like macaroni and cheese, Hoppin’ John, blackened catfish and fried green tomatoes. Next, Chris finds a reliable informant, local Atlanta police officer and barbecue spice rub manufacturer Rod Brown. Chris joins Rod on a ride along to Harold’s Barbecue for some down-home barbecued pork and Atlanta’s own Brunswick stew. Later, hot on the trail of a big breakfast, Chris heads to Ria’s Bluebird for a hearty brisket breakfast and a southern twist on soy, then a trip to a strip mall leads us to Panahar for naan bread and chicken tikka. Finally, Chris cracks the case of the best off-the-beaten-path fried chicken in Atlanta at Son’s Place, where the chicken is skillet fried. (Episode: DC0102)