Any time I book a flight that has any layover in Atlanta, I get excited. Yes it is always busy, and often my flight is delayed, but that leaves more time to soak up the southern comforts of One Flew South. Self-described as "travel inspired provisions", with "spirited global fare", it is uncommonly good food and drink to find in an airport, or anywhere.
The menus feature unique twists and combinations. The "OFS" Dirty South is my favorite. An open-face meatloaf sandwich, with pimento cheese, spinach, bacon, BBQ sauce, and a lightly fried egg on top. Or the Kentuckyaki Springer Chicken Fried Rice, with pickled okra. Then there is
The bar is a special place. There is the strong and reasonably priced wine list, with over thirty by the glass selections from around the world. A long list and variety of Bourbons and Rye Whiskeys available. Innovative cocktails are seemingly endless, or there are the more than properly prepared classics. The personalities, though, make the OFS bar what it is, moving with impressive speed, while never appearing out of control, and engaging in charming conversation.
The diverse service staff all know how to work quickly, yet still deliver a fine dining feeling. My servers have often inquired about flight times to be sure I would enjoy my meal and have time to get to my gate.
Even if you are not in concourse E, the trains between concourses are fast, and it is worth the extra effort. Next time you fly through Atlanta, let One Flew South slow things down for you.
One Flew South - Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Concourse E