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.
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.
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.
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.
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.