Gay & Gayer: Men 4 Meals
Midtown meals mean men admiring men. But some places raise gayness to full Code Pink, outward from our city’s gayest street corner and beyond.
With a patio presence you don’t want to miss in springtime and a menu that keeps ‘em coming back for more all year, this gay-owned sibling eatery of Campagnolo’s nearby has all the gay you can handle in one sitting.
Eat this: Baby baked potato starters are bangin, burgers are to die, and any of a half-dozen tacos or dogs are a sure bet. Our favorite? Barbecue Baby Back Ribs. Fall. Off. The. Bone.
132 10th St.
Joe’s on Juniper
Famous for its patio and a lively bar, this is also a don’t-miss for eye candy. Joe’s is big on comfort food, easy eats, and as another in the Metrotainment family of restaurants, also home to amazing desserts.
Eat this: Smothered and covered and more than you think you can eat until you do, Tank Chicken Nachos are the dish we go back for again and again. Oh and four words: Sweet Potato Tater Tots.
1049 Juniper St. NE
A one-stop shop for American fare and a gay clientele. A popular patio, a menu of favorites from salad to meat-and-threes and beyond, a friendly staff, and a guaranteed crowd of gay men and their cohorts. What’s not to love?
Eat this: The fried chicken wraps with flavor options and dipping sauce are a favorite. And there’s no gay man who doesn’t love a Sausage Fest. Try that as well.
1824 Cheshire Bridge Road NE
Come for the drag, stay for the food. OK the food and the drag. Dinner and a show finally answers your burning question about how, exactly, is life a cabaret. High-glam decor and high-drag divas like Charlie Brown and Bubba D. Licious make this a must-stop to make a big night of it. Try Sunday Gospel Brunch too.
Eat this: The menu of American fare changes, but it’s always worth the prix fixe or a la carte pricing. Do make reservations.
3011 Buford Hwy NE
Bantam + Biddy
There is more than one location, but anything at Ansley Mall has our true heart. Fresh and healthy but also decadently delicious, this is the perfect place to meet all your gays after the Big Gay Gym next door, then follow it with Bearbucks for coffee.
Eat this: Rotisserie chicken rivals any other in town. You can get a quarter-bird with sides, but go for the half. The Kale, Carrot & Wheatberry Salad with Cider Dressing makes for an awesome side, and their biscuits are to die.
1544 Piedmont Ave NE