Back in 1836 the state of Georgia wanted to build a railroad to the Midwestern part of the United States. Driving a stake into the ground in 1837 was the beginning of Atlanta, Georgia. Homes and stores came onto the scene in 1839 which quickly became a settlement. The railroad lines arrived in four different directions between 1845 and 1854. This caused Atlanta to quickly become a rail hub for the greater Southern United States. This caused the city to become a huge distribution hub when quickly caused it to become a target by the Union during the Civil War. In 1864 Union troops invaded setting fire to everything but hospitals and churches. Once the war was over, manufacturing was on the rise as well as the population. One of the largest companies in the world was born in Atlanta and that was Coca-Cola who set up shop in 1886.
Today Atlanta is a mecca of eclectic restaurants, gastropubs and craft breweries. I have three gastropubs that I looked into and want to share with you. Continue reading Three Great Gastropub Restaurants in Atlanta, GA