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Decatur Named Top 'Foodie City'

Livability.com says the town is a haven for innovative chefs. Meanwhile, Travel & Leisure's website says Decatur has one of "America's most beautiful town squares."

New kudos for Decatur from the national media.

Livability.com says Decatur is America's top 'Foodie City.'

The article specifically mentions Cakes & Ale, The Iberian Pig, Café Alsace, No. 246, Parker's on Ponce and Café Lily, saying,

As innovative chefs bring attention to Decatur, local officials quickly credit the city's growing collection of fine dining restaurants as the catalyst for city-wide reclamation. At-home-chefs will find a bounty of fresh produce, locally produced meats and baked goods at the Decatur Farmers Market, while Your Dekalb Farmers Market offers a world market shopping experience.

The other top restaurants on the list are Hoboken, N.J.; Bloomington, Ind.; Berkeley, Calif.; Madison, Wisc.; Lafayette, La.; Chapel Hill, N.C.; Santa Fe, N.M.; Alexandria, Va. and Burlington, Vt.

The other compliment comes from Travel & Leisure magazine's website, which says Decatur has one of America's "most beautiful town squares." The article says,

Courthouse, gazebo, lawn, elms, and gingkos—this square has traditional elements, plus a modern plaza that’s half the size of a football field and paved in brick designs representing Creek Indian symbols. Abstract turquoise lampposts illuminate the plaza and sculptures celebrating tolerance. Don’t leave without a sweet-potato-pumpkin-pie bar from Cakes & Ale).

Ralph Ellis April 09, 2013 at 01:22 PM
Congrats, Decatur! The kudos never stop.
Mariana Kramer April 09, 2013 at 02:54 PM
Having grown up here since 1947, I never thought this would happen. I never thought I'd end up here, retired, in a beautiful condo, surrounded by every kind of wonderful restaurant, the arts and wonderful people of all ages!!! Who knew?
bulldogger April 09, 2013 at 04:15 PM
Phooey, I liked it the way it was in the forties and fifties. Back then, we had a real town square and we could actually ride our bikes and homemade skateboards in the downtown area. All I see downtown now are a bunch of yuppies spending lots of money at restaurants and bars :>)
easydoesit April 12, 2013 at 05:40 PM
Cafe Alsace's chicken liver pate is a work of art, and I don't even like chicken livers!
Joseph Ott April 13, 2013 at 03:39 AM
....and such young talent to boot! Here is Sydney Rhame singing on the square. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98EmeNL5FUM&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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