Diesel Atlanta

I photographed Diesel, a restaurant in the Virginia Highlands neighborhood of Atlanta, for the Virginia Highlands Patch newspaper on Tuesday, August 16, 2011. Diesel, which opened in 2008, is owned by Justin Haynie. Haynie, who grew up in Gwinnett County, opened the restaurant and bar after returning to Georgia after living and working in Florida for five years. These are my favorite images from the restaurant.

Diesel is located at 870 N. Highland Ave. and offers patrons table and bar seating, an outdoor patio and a full bar.


Diesel serves up the meatloaf sandwich with rosemary sweet potatoes, fried pickles, lettuce, tomatoes and a side of french fries paired with Lost Abbey's Judgement Day beer.


Diesel offers patrons table and bar seating as well as a covered outdoor patio.


Diesel serves up the three pepper hummus plate with kalamata olives, mixed vegetables and pita bread paired with the Breckenridge Brewery's Avalanche Ale.


Diesel offers patrons a game area with dart boards and board games and some tables to play on.


Diesel serves up the tomato lovers plate with fried green tomatoes, roasted tomato goat cheese, roasted roma tomatoes, mozzarella and parmesean cheeses ciabatta bread slices and paired with Monday Night Brewery's Eye Patch Ale.


Diesel offers patrons a full bar with 55 beers, 20 of which are on tap.


Diesel serves up the Chicago dog with peppers, pickles, Chicago style relish, spicy mustard, sweet potato fries and paired with Joe's premium American pilsner.