ask Jason about
breakfast and brunch • food markets • street style • parks
What do you do and why do you do it?
I stare at food all day, every day on the monitor, because I edit for Atlanta Eats TV.
You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?
....it's been a while..(I'm married) let me see, back in the days.. my ex's... hmmm.. Bon Iver, James Blake, Olafur Arnalds, Nujabes, Adele, Daft Punk, Amy Winehouse, Apex Twin, Aufgang, Beirut, Christophe Beck, Frank Ocean, G-Dragon... I don't know.. I have around 20,000 songs in my ipod, can't remember all ;(
What are the best TV shows of all time?
Band of Brothers, Friends, Sopranos, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Office, Stanger Things.... Wait I'm suppose to pick the best ONE. I give up........ OH! There is this Korean TV show called 'Korean's dinner table' where this old man wonders around and eats the most unique dishes in Korea. They hardly speak but just keep eating throughout the show. The average age of the viewers are over 40. but MY FAV.
Name some spots in Atlanta that are good for a Tinder date.
Either Decatur Downtown or Ponce City Market. Good vibes, variety of shops, wide range of restaurants. SO! you can intuitively adjust the quality of the date depending on how much you like your date.
Who’s your hero and where in Atlanta would you take them out for a serious hang?
My DAD (LAME..?) I would take a stroll around Edgewood and talk all day.
Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?
From Gap to Saxs Fifth, China to France, I dig witty T-shirts
What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?
You can never tell.. (trust me I took this very seriously and couldn't answer until after 20 minutes)
What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?
I would LOOVVEE to go on an one day brewery trip in and around Atlanta, drink every type of beer, and get kicked out of the house. which I can't do.
What’s the most decadent / extreme dish you ever ate in Atlanta and where did you get it?
That piece of steak my daughter chewed on for awhile and spat on my hand. Sorry can't think of anything else right now.
Is there a hidden bar / hole in the wall in Atlanta that you particularly like?
It's not hidden, but Kimball House in Decatur Downtown, hands down the most unique variety of oysters from all around with a killer bar program.
What’s the most expensive restaurant / spa / hotel you’ve ever been to in Atlanta? How much did it cost and what did you get there?
Bacchanalia in Star Provisions, it can cost from 100-300 per person, and with wine, it'll be more. but the lamb... oh my the lamb...
What restaurant in Atlanta looks crap, but the food’s amazing?
Two places actually, WeeYum Cheesesteak in Stone Mountain, the building can collapse anytime, no people there (because the wait is sooo long, people call 30 minutes before they pick up) but has the best cheesesteaks in GA. Also WE SukiSuki in East Atlanta, once a ghetto now a hot spot for night outs, is a collaborative kitchen of various cultured cuisines, it is a tight spaced food court that the air can be stuffy during summer, BUT, the Pho, ethiopian, poke burri, the gelato and the hand pulled spaghetti ... it blows your mind. There is a reason that tiny place is always crammed.
Where can you get the best cocktail in Atlanta? Which one do you like?
Holeman and Finch in Buckhead, spot on bar program with their specialty in charcutterie, they handle all of their meat from scratch, and the burgers became so famous, they had to open up a couple of H&F burger 's. I become a boring person and go for old fashioned or a Caipiriñha.
Where would you take your partner in Atlanta if you wanted to really pamper them?
Take her to St. Regis Atlanta for a full course spa day.
Which snacks can you only get in your country, and which ones do you recommend?
Revolution Donut either in Decatur or Inman Park (these donuts will spoil you for life), Triple flavored popcorn from Miss D’s New Orleans Pralines, wagyu beef jerky (fat on) from Biltong Bar in Ponce City Market. I can go for days, but will stop for now.
What’s the one place you think is overrated in Atlanta?
I would have some idea if it were 10 years ago, but Atlanta now is getting pretty interesting. There can be alot of hidden gems that are worth digging for.
What’s the one place you think is underrated in Atlanta?
The Coca Cola museum, and the Brewery. The Coke museum is actually packed with amusements as well as refreshments. And I don't know how Georgia Breweries are well known around the states, but trust me there are some serious brew masters around this town.
What are the Atlanta spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?
Chik-Fil-A, if you don't have it where you're from.
Tomorrow’s your last day in Atlanta. How do you spend it?
Ooops already mentioned up there. THE ONE DAY BREWERY TOUR AROUND ATL
What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?
Paris when it's not raining. It's PARIS.