The Dwarf House, a classic diner-style restaurant, sits nestled away from the roar of the city in a small South Atlanta suburb. Built on old brick from red Georgia clay and topped with a quirky red roof, it looks more like an outdated home than it does a restaurant.
Andrew Knowlton is a man who knows food. As the former Bon Appétit restaurant editor and blogger behind “The Foodist”, Knowlton is the kind of guy who always knows the hottest restaurant, the unexpected eatery and what’s coming next.
To become the best, you must learn from the best, or so the saying goes. And lucky for Jackie Banks, she did just that. Banks is the woman affectionately known as “Ms. Jackie” for the past quarter century at a small diner located eight miles outside of downtown Atlanta. “Ever since he taught me, I can do it with my eyes closed,” she says. “He” is Truett Cathy, founder of Chick-fil-A, who took Banks under his wing decades ago to share what would become her longtime craft: pie-making.
We are celebrating our heritage by sharing one of the classic Chick-fil-A menu items: The Chick-fil-A Lemon Pie. While it’s no longer on the Chick-fil-A menu nationwide, the made-from-scratch lemon meringue pie is still available at the Dwarf House in Atlanta, the first restaurant Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy opened back in 1946. It was originally prepared by Cathy himself and only two pie makers have followed in his footsteps in the restaurant’s 70 year history.