Owner and guide Akila McConnell holds a map that shows the diverse cuisines sampled and cultures explored by her Downtown Southern Food Walk. (Courtesy Atlanta Food Walks)
Southern native Akila McConnell's career started out in law and took a left turn after she and her husband decided to quit their jobs to travel for a year. It was during this time of exploration that McConnell's love for food grew into a passionate career. McConnell proves herself an expert on food and its roots during her fascinating 3.5-hour Downtown Southern Food Walk. Six stops and plenty of sightseeing make the two-mile walk easy and delightful. A $65 adult ticket ($45 for ages 12 and under) includes tastings at Paschal’s Restaurant, Smoke Ring BBQ, Arden’s Garden, Just Add Honey, Sweet Auburn Seafood, and Metro Deli and Miss D’s Pralines (both in the Sweet Auburn Curb Market). Tours Th-S at 11 am.