The Academy Awards are this Sunday, and that leads us to reflect on the celebrity scene in Atlanta. If you didn’t know, Atlanta is turning into the Hollywood of the South. While actors are in the city filming, or musicians and comedians are touring, they make appearances at Atlanta restaurants. Here’s the who, what and where of celebrity dining in Atlanta.
The Celeb: Ryan Gosling
The Order: Maytag blue cheese chips and “sweet-heat” Thai chili calamari.
He was in town filming “The Nice Guys” with Russell Crowe.
Chops Lobster Bar
The Celebs: Jerry Seinfeld and George Wallace
The Order: USDA prime aged beef.
The Celeb: Shaq and his wife
The Order: He had the chicken Parmesan and she had the penne, smoked chicken, spinach, sun dried tomatoes and walnut cream sauce.
Del Frisco’s Grille
The Celeb: Andre 3000 of Outkast
The Order: Deviled eggs, Kale & brussels sprouts salad.
The Celeb: Jon Bernthal
The Order: Lamb and mortadella meatballs.
He also ran lines for his upcoming movie at the bar.
The Celeb: Robert DeNiro
The Order: Tuna tartare, grilled squid and off-menu specialties such as escargot.
In one week, he dined during lunch and dinner service and always snagged a seat at table 21.
One Sushi Plus
The Celeb: Ludacris
The Order: Yellowtail jalapeño shots.
The Celeb: Selena Gomez
The Order: Pappardelle with lamb bolognese.
She also signed a menu for Craig Richards’ daughter.
True Food Kitchen
The Celeb: Sam Smith and friends
The Order: The table enjoyed several dishes including the Teriyaki brown rice bowl, panang curry, shaved turkey pita and vegetable crudité.
The Celeb: Jennifer Lawrence
The Order: Spicy tuna crispy rice and black cod misoyaki.
She always orders a dirty martini to start.
The Celeb: Ludacris
The Order: Pako pizza, buffalo mozzarella, eggplant parmesan, meatballs and stuffed eggplant.
It also happened to be pasta night at the restaurant so the table was served fresh pasta with tomato and Bolognese sauce.