​Where the Locals Eat: Kimberly Everett

Kimberley Everett, who has lived in Gwinnett for more than sixteen years, chose her home near Jimmy Carter Boulevard for the convenient commute downtown.

When she’s not working, you can usually find her out exploring Gwinnett’s dining scene with her sister, Kemisha, who lives in Duluth. Here Kimberley shares some of her favorite foodie spots in Gwinnett.

Best Date Spot: The Melting Pot is my idea of romance — I love the dark-lit spaces with candles. But I also have to say Bare Bones Steakhouse because honestly, what man doesn’t like a steak?

Best Tacos: My sister and I love going to Tin Lizzy’s for tacos. I’m all about their margaritas, guacamole, and cheese dip, too.

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Best Cocktails: Pappadeaux is my go-to spot. It’s close to where I live and I just love it — the food, the drinks, the bar. Everyone in there knows me by name. My birthday will be at Pappadeaux!

Best Barbecue: I don’t eat a lot of meat but Praise the Lard has the best sides. I load up on mac and cheese, corn on the cob, sweet potatoes, and coleslaw.

Best-Kept Secret: The cafe at Jeju Sauna. I try to go once a month for a massage, and I love their teas. And my sister really loves their fried chicken wings.

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Best Coffee Shop: 45 South Cafe is cute and unexpected. I love their teas and snacks.

Biggest Indulgence: The cupcakes at the Baking Grounds—I like the vanilla cake with chocolate frosting, but they have so many other varieties.

Best Breakfast: Peachtree Cafe is a small, family-friendly place. I always get the same thing: waffles with whipped cream and berries. If you’re going to do it, might as well do it all the way!


Want more local food picks? Read recommendations from Michael Park, Nick Masino and Al Stilo