The Local No. 7

While I talk about living in Atlanta, technically, I live in a suburb called Tucker. Tucker is literally 3 miles from the Atlanta border, but it feels like a small town in some ways. We moved here because we could get a larger house for a more affordable price. I’d love to one day move back into the city, but for now we’re in Tucker and have been for over a year.

We always say that Tucker is a great place for living and not such a great place for anything else. We have some chain restaurants nearby (Applebee’s, Mellow Mushroom, Panera, Starbucks, Jason’s Deli), but it’s not exactly a foodie haven. Downtown Tucker, if you could call it that, consists of a Main Street and some little side streets. I’ve always thought it had the potential to be cute.

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I mean, it looks a little run down, but couldn’t you see this area with some nice stores and a coffee shop and some restaurants? I could. The problem, at least with the restaurants, is that there is (or was, I’m not sure) some law that says you can’t serve alcohol within a certain number of feet from a church. You can’t see from this picture, but there is a big church on the corner. There was a BYOB cajun restaurant that used to be here, but it didn’t do well and closed.

However, something new opened. Far enough away from the church that they could have a liquor license.

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A restaurant/pub called The Local No. 7 just opened last week. It’s owned by the same guys that own Mexican Matador Cantina in Oakhurst. This is about a mile from our house, so we decided to check it out last night. The place was small, with a patio but it was busy.

The menu was typical pub fare. I was pleased to see that they not only had a black bean burger, but also a veggie sandwich. Two vegetarian options is a major plus in my book. We started off with some hummus. I’m kind of on a quest to find the best hummus in Atlanta and this was actually really, really good.

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I wish it came with more vegetables and less bread though. For my entree, I got the Garden Veggie Sandwich. It was on the same pita that the hummus was served with, which was a little bit of overkill but my fault for ordering them both. I had it with a salad.

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I ended up taking the veggies out of the sandwich and putting them on the salad because I was starting to go into a pita coma! The food was good. The service was good. Our server chatted with us for a bit and the owner came over and introduced himself. The only negative was that they were out of a lot of beers. I guess they were busier than they thought over the weekend and pretty much only had one beer on tap (out of 6 or 7) but I’m thinking that can be overlooked as long as it doesn’t happen regularly. The other thing is that they don’t seem to have a website yet. (Do you need someone to manage your social media, Local 7? Because I’m kind of good at that.)

We’re happy that a new place came into our area and hopefully it will start to revitalize Main Street.

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19 Responses to The Local No. 7

  1. That’s great you guys are got a new place! I love Matador.

  2. YAY a post about Tucker!!! This filled my heart with joy. I love downtown Tucker and I agree with you that I could see it being a really awesome place, but as of right now it feels like one of those places that saw its best days somewhere around 1954. Haha! But still, I love it. I hadn’t heard of Local 7–I do hope it’s still around the next time I’m home so that we can try it! Thanks for the tip!

  3. I’ll have to go give that a try! We live in Lilburn which is just right down the way. Grew up in the smokerise area. Good to see that new businesses are setting up in Tucker. It was cute “back in the day” and then started dying off… thanks for the tip :)

  4. Your downtown area also needs a bookstore, a movie house, a coffee shop, an ice cream/fro-yo place, a pet store, a cute hardware store (emphasis on “cute”), a deli, …
    Let’s see, what else? :)
    Hope the new restaurant is a success and attracts other fun businesses.

  5. Cute spot!! The veggie pita looks delicious

  6. yum…that homemade pita looks SO GOOD! Pita coma, I love it!

  7. Altoona was like that– the downtown was SO dead, and it made me sad, because it had the potential to be SO cute. Maybe this new restaurant will get the ball rolling and will put some life into your downtown area!

  8. “far enough away from the church to have a liquor license”….is this real? haha. I can think of 4 places to buy liquor within a 1/4 mile of my church! But I love little local spots too, although going into the city is fun!

  9. Looks great! Even though I eat meat, I still love a place with veg options – and usually order them!

  10. Only in the South could proximity to a church be reason for some kind of liquor law! :)

  11. I think finding the best hummus in Atlanta sounds like a delicious plan! I might start that search in DC and can let you know for when you come home to visit!!

  12. My previous home is Vienna, NoVa, but I say I live in Washington D.C. because it’s cooler.

    Tucker just needs more foodies. When there’s a demand, there will be a supply. You should start foodizing (?) your neighbors. ;)

  13. That place sounds pretty decent – glad you’ve got a new food option!

  14. Yes! Kudos to guys finding a new spot to eat where you live. My husband and I live in Mableton (which is Cobb County but no one seems to know where that is) and they too could use some new spots as well instead of the usual chain restaurant suspects. And shout out to them having more than one vegetarian option. I’m not sure why the public seems to think vegetarians only eat one thing!

    So glad I found your blog :)

  15. Fun! I like your quest to find the best hummus in Atlanta. I’d like to also find the best veggie burger around here.

  16. looks super cute! Glad you’ll have a new place to go, it looks yummy.

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