Virtuoso Life - November/December 2016 - 46
Discover Southern-grown diversions at the world's busiest airport.
One Flew South (International
Terminal) defies down-home
concepts with sushi served at a
30-foot bar and Southern specialties, such as its miso-barbecue
rib eye. Casual Grindhouse Killer
Burgers (Concourses T and D)
serves juicy patties and boozy
milkshakes and plays kung fu
flicks on a projection screen.
For local suds from Athens,
Georgia, visit Terrapin Tap
House/Cigar & Smoke Lounge
(Concourse D). Sip Champagne
and European wines at Ecco
(International Terminal), an outpost of the popular midtown
restaurant. Note: Blue laws restrict alcohol sales before
12:30 PM on Sunday.
Panda Veranda (Concourse B)
stocks an assortment of plush
animals and books based on
Zoo Atlanta residents; its panda
camera entertains with a live
feed of Zoo Atlanta's Lun Lun
and her twins. For achingly
sweet taffy and pralines, head
to the airport outpost of
Savannah's Candy Kitchen.
Real-time landings and takeoffs
activate thousands of custommade liquid crystal discs in the
International Terminal's airFIELD
sculpture. Inside the International
Terminal's connector, 640-footlong art wall Veneers depicts
wood grains of endangered tree
species through LED-lit glass.
GET REVVED UP: Blow off steam pre- or post-flight at The Porsche Experience Center's 1.6-mile Development Track next to the airport. Arrive 30
minutes prior to the 90-minute driving experience, which includes one-on-one instruction from a driving coach. From $300 to $750, depending
on vehicle model; porschedriving.com.
V I RT U O S O L I F E
Suspended from the ceiling,
airFIELD's discs shimmer
in sync with runway traffic.