Why We Go: Ned Atwater's slow-food lunch counter dishes up a small and ever-changing menu of artful soups, sandwiches, and salads each day, and we can taste love and care (and local ingredients) in every bite.
What We Eat: Okra is kinda gross on its own, but its distinctive flavor is the keynote of gumbo, and we never fail to order Atwater's version when it's available. Generally, though, we look at the daily menu and pick what sounds good. It will be.
What We'd Change: Slow food remains a little poky sometimes, though we're still willing to wait.