Illegal Food

Pop up turned restaurant, Illegal Food in the Virginia Highlands neighborhood is definitely worthy of your dinner plans. Besides Zagat rating them in the top 10 best burgers in Atlanta they have impeccable cocktails and a fresh menu that changes daily.

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Who can resist fresh chicharrons?

Who can resist fresh chicharrons?

I enjoyed four courses that included a cocktail. The portions you get with every course will put you in a food coma so take a date, a best friend or a hungry stranger to share with.

The Haymaker's Switchel with ginger was spicy but perfectly well rounded. 

The Haymaker's Switchel with ginger was spicy but perfectly well rounded. 

The crab cake and corn relish was perfectly cooked! 

The crab cake and corn relish was perfectly cooked! 

After finishing my crab cake I was presented with a coffee roasted pork belly porchetta that was life changing! Placed on a bed of collard greens and a parsnip & apple purée, every bite melted in my mouth. If that wasn't enough I also had the rigatoni with Italian sausage. Soon after I was ready for a nap.

I still dream about this pork belly. 

I still dream about this pork belly. 

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I ended my meal with a chocolate tiramisu. If you follow me on Instagram you know how much I love tiramisu so this was a real treat!

Chocolate and espresso tiramisu. 

Chocolate and espresso tiramisu. 

Owner and head chef Steven Lingenfelter outdid himself! Illegal Food is a Atlanta gem so do yourself a favor and go!

- Morgan Bryant