Mully's Nacoochee Grill

American in Helen

Occupying a relocated rural farmhouse, Helen's foodie find serves a classic menu of globally influenced dishes stereotypically considered fine dining before the New American culinary movement (wedge salads, chicken masala, grilled rib eyes) but ups the ante with slightly more chef-driven, Southern-angled dishes such as peppercorn-crusted pork tenderloin with brandy-cream sauce, and shrimp sautéed with red onions, poblano and red peppers and served with grits.

It's 1.4 miles southeast of the Alpine village. If you are around for Wednesday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday brunch, former Bon Jovi touring guitarist Kent Johnston provides the soundtrack.