It’s officially summer in Atlanta. With the dusting of yellow and warmers temps comes picnics and potlucks. The one dish that seems to appear at both regularly is the incredible, edible deviled egg. Now, if you want to avoid the pollen – or the potlucks – the chefs of Atlanta have you covered. Everything from quail to bacon marmalade, what they are doing with deviled eggs will have you ordering them by the dozen.
Proof and Provisions
659 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-897-5045, http://www.proofandprovision.com.
The deviled eggs on the menu at Proof and Provision are not your average eggs.
For chef Mark Breault, the executive chef of Proof and Provision and the Georgian Terrace hotel, each week is a new chance to bring new flavors to deviled eggs.
The team has created Buffalo chicken deviled eggs, which incorporate Buffalo sauce into the traditional mix of the yolk and are topped with a small piece of fried chicken; a basil pesto deviled egg; and a bacon ranch deviled egg that was particularly popular, Breault said.
856 W Peachtree St NE, Atlanta; www.grain-bar.com
This Midtown spot has been making waves with their seasonal cocktails. When you want something to nibble on while exploring the drink menu, they have you covered. The Seven Lamps and Cypress Street alum that opened Grain have filled the menu with small bites like oysters, and of course, deviled eggs.
Their version is a customer favorite and made with dijon, salami, shallot, sorghum, and country ham — giving them a bit of a kick. And at only $5, you don’t have to share.
1198 Howell Mill Rd #18, Atlanta; www.jctkitchen.com
How can a restaurant that serves up some of the best classic Southern fare in Atlanta not serve up some killer deviled eggs? JCT’s version is prepared simply with Benton’s ham and a sprinkling of extra virgin olive oil. Classic, delicious and everything that eggs should be. You could place these on your grandma’s table and she wouldn’t even be mad.
Muss & Turner’s
1675 Cumberland Pkwy SE, Smyrna; www.mussandturners.com
This Vinings spot is part deli, part retail and part bistro. The menu is filled with all sorts of goodies like their Ham & Eggs. Their take on deviled eggs includes remoulade, Pine Street Market’s serrano ham and chives. There’s a bite of onion and the saltiness from the ham. They are wonderful. You can also order them at Eleanor’s,the speakeasy found behind the cooler door, so you can nibble on these while sipping on a bourbon cocktail and gabbing with friends.
King + Duke
3060 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta; www.kinganddukeatl.com
When you visit Buckhead's King + Duke, the smell of roasting meats come from a kitchen featuring a large, open hearth. That kitchen is putting out thick steaks and whole chickens. Not exactly dainty food. So, it can come as a surprise when something small on the menu comes with such a big punch. One of those sensational snacks is the humble deviled egg.
Topped with pickled veggies and herbs, they are simple and bright – a taste of spring. Go grab some today for happy hour.
2293 Peachtree Rd, Atlanta; www.1kept.com
Who doesn’t love a hidden restaurant, away from the noise? 1Kept is Buckhead’s answer to that. Tucked off of Peachtree Street, it’s intimate and quiet. A great date spot. One of the dishes that keeps us coming back time and again is their deviled quail eggs. The miniature goodies are nestles on a bed of arugula and topped with bacon jam. Yeah, bacon jam….