Aaron Russell


  • Nominee for Outstanding Pastry Chef
    James Beard Foundation
  • Four Stars
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Where I Go Out

At My Venues

Little neck clams
$$, Burgers, Modern, Full Bar, Gastropub, Cocktail, Buckhead
"Their menu changes nightly, so if you're lucky, you might have some of the best clams of your life. You're bound to be satisfied here, because the food’s cooked with attention and love, even at 1 a.m. The drinks are great, the staff is cool. It might be my favorite restaurant in the city, the one I feel lucky to have after a Saturday night ass-kicking. Listening to tunes on old power amps, watching your cocktail be made by someone who waits to see your face light up—that’s what makes me happy."
$$, Burgers, Modern, Full Bar, Gastropub, Cocktail, Buckhead
"I'm a sucker for a boozy brunch, so Holeman & Finch is my pick for the best mix of good Southern fare and excellent cocktails. I like to get a Bloodhound (gin, Campari, and grapefruit) and the Crunchy Lady (their take on a croque-madame) when they have it. Plus, their housemade charcuterie is some of the best in the city."