Looking for Dinner at MODEX 2022? We’ve Got You Covered

By Alex Batty, MHI Marketing Communications Coordinator |@mhi_alex

We all know the best part of traveling for work is the food. I mean, sales deals – good, networking – good, helping your company do better – good, blah, blah, blah. I’m here for trying cool new foods in Atlanta.

So I did the research (the googling) and here are some options for fooding at MODEX 2022.

Disclaimer: I have yet to try these restaurants, this is just a list of places that I used the magic Google box to find and am now craving so hard over.

In case you don’t want to read (but I’ll be so sad *bottom lip quivers* *sniffles*, but just want quick links, go to the bottom.

If you’re not from the South, I highly encourage you to try some traditional barbecue. It’s just… it was a revelation when I moved out here and tried some real Southern barbecue.

In North Carolina, where MHI HQ is, the question is always Lexington or Eastern style barbecue (and of course the only right answer to this question is Lexington. I take my barbecue sauce with tomatoes, thank you very much. *scoffs* Vinegar-based my foot.) But I have heard magical things about an Eastern-style pig-pickin(g).

In Atlanta, you can get all sorts of barbecues, from Texas to Kansas City to Memphis. You must have the sides with it, it’s mandatory. Live a little, indulge yourself. Hushpuppies and slaw are like the dip part of chips and dip. Yeah chips are good on their own, but so much better with good dip.

Here’s a list of Thrillist’s top barbecue joints: https://www.thrillist.com/eat/atlanta/best-bbq-in-atlanta-barbecue-restaurants-thrillist-atlanta

You can’t go wrong with a $2 taco, and Taquiera del Sol is doing it right. With multiple Atlanta locations, they have a core menu that never changes, and weekly specials so you can try new things. http://taqueriadelsol.com/index.html

For those who need to be gluten-free, try Arepa Mia. Traditional Venezuelan food that I cannot recommend highly enough. I haven’t been to this place (Atlanta newbie here) but I’ve had arepas (stuffed cornmeal patties) and they are delicious. http://www.arepamiaatlanta.com/

If none of those are tickling your fancy, here’s a mapped list of the essential winter restaurant spots to hit up in Atlanta: https://atlanta.eater.com/maps/38-best-restaurants-in-atlanta or TripAdvisors highest rated restaurants sorted into categories like local cuisine, moderately priced, or cheap eats: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurants-g60898-Atlanta_Georgia.html


Barbecue: https://www.thrillist.com/eat/atlanta/best-bbq-in-atlanta-barbecue-restaurants-thrillist-atlanta

Venezuelan (gluten-free): http://www.arepamiaatlanta.com/

Tacos: http://taqueriadelsol.com/index.html

General Lists: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurants-g60898-Atlanta_Georgia.htmlhttps://atlanta.eater.com/maps/38-best-restaurants-in-atlanta