Atlanta, Georgia

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Doc Lawrence is in his hometown of Atlanta as he travels along The Gourmet Highway.

His first stop is to the legendary Varsity for some hot dogs, burgers, onion rings (arguably the world's best), fries, pies, Coca-Cola, frosted orange drinks and people watching.

Enthusiasts then and now: Jimmy and Roselyn Carter, Hunter Thompson, Pat Conroy, Reese Witherspoon, Brad Pitt, Dixie Carter, Earl Scruggs, Garrison Keillor, Reba McEntire, Evander Holyfield, Fran Tarkenton, Gladys Knight, Hank Aaron and heaven knows how many others.

It’s easy to see why Atlanta is one of the most popular destinations in the Southeast to live and to visit.