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Oral Pleasures


Best Breakfast BOA Award Winner

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Flying Biscuit Cafe - Candler Park

Best Sunday Brunch BOA Award Winner

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Cafe 458

Best Burrito BOA Award Winner

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Willy's Mexicana Grill

Best Cajun BOA Award Winner

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Big Easy Grille

Best Caribbean BOA Award Winner

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Bridgetown Grill

Best Cheap Eats BOA Award Winner

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Eats

Best Chef BOA Award Winner

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Kevin Rathbun

Best Chinese BOA Award Winner

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Chin Chin 2

Best Dim Sum BOA Award Winner

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Hong Kong Harbour

Best Mojito BOA Award Winner

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Loca Luna

Best Signature Cocktail BOA Award Winner

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One Midtown Kitchen

Best Coffeehouse BOA Award Winner

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Starbucks

Best Cookies BOA Award Winner

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Alon's Bakery & Market

Best Intown Beer Selection BOA Award Winner

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Taco Mac Virginia Highlands

Best Cuban BOA Award Winner

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Havana Sandwich Shop

Best Cupcakes BOA Award Winner

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Belly General Store

Best Deli BOA Award Winner

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Jason's Deli

Best Desserts BOA Award Winner

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Cafe Intermezzo

Best Greasy Spoon BOA Award Winner

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majestic diner

Best French BOA Award Winner

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Joel

Best Fried Chicken BOA Award Winner

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Watershed on Peachtree

Best Hamburger BOA Award Winner

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The Vortex - Little Five Points

Best Ice Cream BOA Award Winner

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Jake's Ice Cream & Sorbets

Best Indian BOA Award Winner

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Madras Saravana Bhavan

Best Italian BOA Award Winner

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Maggiano's Little Italy

Best Japanese BOA Award Winner

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Ru San's

Best Korean (Tie) BOA Award Winner

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Mirror of Korea

Best Korean (Tie) BOA Award Winner

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Hae Woon Dae

Best Kosher BOA Award Winner

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Broadway Cafe

Best Local Brew BOA Award Winner

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SweetWater Brewing Company

Best Expense Account Lunch BOA Award Winner

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Bone's Restaurant

Best Margarita BOA Award Winner

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Zocalo Mexican Kitchen & Cantina

Best Frou Frou Martini BOA Award Winner

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Twist Restaurant and Lounge

Best Traditional Martini BOA Award Winner

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Highland Tap

Best Mexican BOA Award Winner

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Nuevo Laredo Cantina

Best Middle Eastern BOA Award Winner

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The Cedar Tree

Best New OTP Restaurant BOA Award Winner

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Trattoria Monaco

Best Overall Restaurant BOA Award Winner

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Rathbun's

Best Patio Dining BOA Award Winner

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Einstein's

Best Pizza BOA Award Winner

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Fellini's

Best Buffet BOA Award Winner

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Golden Corral

Best New Intown Restaurant BOA Award Winner

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TWO urban licks

Best 24-Hour Restaurant BOA Award Winner

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Waffle House

Best Restaurant for Late Dining BOA Award Winner

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Apres Diem

Best Restaurant to Bring the Kids BOA Award Winner

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Chuck E. Cheese's

Best Restaurant to Take Visitors BOA Award Winner

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TWO urban licks

Best Restaurant When Someone Else Is Paying BOA Award Winner

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Bacchanalia

Best Sandwich/Sub BOA Award Winner

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Subway

Best Fried Catfish BOA Award Winner

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Six Feet Under - Grant Park

Best Seafood BOA Award Winner

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Atlanta Fish Market

Best Pizza BOA Award Winner

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Fellini's Pizza (7 ATL Locations)

Best Restaurant for a First Date BOA Award Winner

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Pura Vida
Candlelight, cozy tables and sultry Latin music make PURA VIDA an especially good choice for a first date. Chicken-stuffed empanadas, cremini mushrooms in chipotle-garlic butter and tender hanger steak drizzled with chimichurri (bring mints if you’re planning to steal a kiss later) are all primemore...
Candlelight, cozy tables and sultry Latin music make PURA VIDA an especially good choice for a first date. Chicken-stuffed empanadas, cremini mushrooms in chipotle-garlic butter and tender hanger steak drizzled with chimichurri (bring mints if you’re planning to steal a kiss later) are all prime dishes for sharing. A mojito or two to take the edge off, and next thing you know, you’re feeding each other bites of ceviche. less...

Best Restaurant for a First Date BOA Award Winner

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Apres Diem

Best Restaurant for Late Dining BOA Award Winner

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Waffle House

Best Restaurant to Bring the Kids BOA Award Winner

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Chuck E. Cheese (Atlanta Locations)

Best Restaurant to Take Visitors BOA Award Winner

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TWO urban licks
Eating at TWO URBAN LICKS is as much about the spectacle as it is about the meal. With so much competing for your attention — the frenzied bar, the giant rotisserie, the wall of windows overlooking the Midtown skyline — it’s easy to get swept up in the scene. Small plates withmore...
Eating at TWO URBAN LICKS is as much about the spectacle as it is about the meal. With so much competing for your attention — the frenzied bar, the giant rotisserie, the wall of windows overlooking the Midtown skyline — it’s easy to get swept up in the scene. Small plates with cheeky names like “lamb lollipops” are good for sharing and make great conversation starters, too. Atlanta may not have much in the way of tourist attractions, but an over-the-top dining spectacle like Two more than makes up for it. less...

Best Restaurant When Someone Else Is Paying BOA Award Winner

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Bacchanalia

Best Sandwich/Sub BOA Award Winner

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Fabiano's Italian Restaurant
There’s so much to love at Midtown’s FABIANO’S ITALIAN DELI, but you can’t do any better than the “#1.” A double-fister of a sandwich, the #1 is a daunting stack of prosciutto, capicola and pepperoni with provolone or fresh mozzarella and paper-thinmore...

There’s so much to love at Midtown’s FABIANO’S ITALIAN DELI, but you can’t do any better than the “#1.” A double-fister of a sandwich, the #1 is a daunting stack of prosciutto, capicola and pepperoni with provolone or fresh mozzarella and paper-thin slices of tomato. Don’t count calories, just go with it. Eating this sandwich is a mood-altering experience — try it on one of our frequent rainy days.
985 Monroe Drive. 404-875-0500. www.fabianosdeli.com.

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Best Sandwich/Sub BOA Award Winner

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Subway

Best Seafood BOA Award Winner

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Atlanta Fish Market

Best Seafood BOA Award Winner

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Kyma
“Where can we go for good seafood?” is the most common restaurant question we field. And we always have the answer: KYMA. The Buckhead Life Restaurant Group’s finest accomplishment conjures owner Pano Karatassos’ Greek homeland with its gutsy fare and its suavely nauticalmore...
“Where can we go for good seafood?” is the most common restaurant question we field. And we always have the answer: KYMA. The Buckhead Life Restaurant Group’s finest accomplishment conjures owner Pano Karatassos’ Greek homeland with its gutsy fare and its suavely nautical decor. You want fish? It’s flown in daily from the Mediterranean and simply grilled with olive oil and lemon to show off its resplendent freshness. Begin with wood-grilled octopus or prawns baked in tomato and ouzo with melted feta. You’ll fall so in love with this place that eventually you’ll work through the menu to the excellent braised lamb. But start with the seafood. less...

Best Signature Cocktail BOA Award Winner

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One Midtown Kitchen

Best Signature Cocktail BOA Award Winner

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Eclipse di Sol
Poised beneath the Highland Inn, ECLIPSE DI SOL is as equally suited for party couples to launch their evenings as it is for same duos to radiate bed-head and post-coital bliss. And the drink that will impress that special someone the night before and/or help revive them the morning after is the mint-garnishedmore...
Poised beneath the Highland Inn, ECLIPSE DI SOL is as equally suited for party couples to launch their evenings as it is for same duos to radiate bed-head and post-coital bliss. And the drink that will impress that special someone the night before and/or help revive them the morning after is the mint-garnished GRAPEFRUIT AND ROSEWATER MARTINI. Sugary yet tart, this adult martini features a discernible floral bouquet that can cut through the smell of last night’s clothes like sex musk. In other words, it brings a dewy grin to your face. less...

Best Signature Cocktail BOA Award Winner

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One Midtown Kitchen

Best Soul Food BOA Award Winner

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Soul Vegetarian Restaurant

Best Soul Food BOA Award Winner

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Son's Place

Best Soul Food BOA Award Winner

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Soul Vegetarian Restaurant

Best Southern BOA Award Winner

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Greenwood's on Green Street
When we want the culinary equivalent of old-time religion, we make a beeline up Ga. 400 to chow down at the church of Bill Greenwood. His GREENWOOD’S ON GREEN STREET is always full of congregates worshipping plates of sage-strewn pork chops, Georgia trout with lemon-chive butter and the heavenlymore...
When we want the culinary equivalent of old-time religion, we make a beeline up Ga. 400 to chow down at the church of Bill Greenwood. His GREENWOOD’S ON GREEN STREET is always full of congregates worshipping plates of sage-strewn pork chops, Georgia trout with lemon-chive butter and the heavenly broccoli casserole, worth a pilgrimage in its own right. His pies — particularly apple, cherry and chocolate cream — make you wanna shout, “Amen!” And just like Sunday morning services, you need to show up early for dinner if you want a good seat. less...

Best Southern BOA Award Winner

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Mary Mac's Tea Room

Best Southwestern BOA Award Winner

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Agave Restaurant
There was a time when if someone mentioned Cabbagetown, you thought of our own little slack-jawed patch of Appalachia in south Atlanta. No more. The Boulevard entrance to the former cotton mill village is now occupied by AGAVE, which has become a citywide destination. Greg Herndon, chef/owner of themore...
There was a time when if someone mentioned Cabbagetown, you thought of our own little slack-jawed patch of Appalachia in south Atlanta. No more. The Boulevard entrance to the former cotton mill village is now occupied by AGAVE, which has become a citywide destination. Greg Herndon, chef/owner of the defunct Tiburon Grill, has joined owner Jack Sobel in the kitchen, and the two are cooking con gasolina. Recent menu additions are a fab riff on New Mexico-style fare, such as a lobster and crab timbale in a pool of tomatillo gazpacho, and a veal and chorizo meatloaf fired up with renowned green hatch chilies. less...

Best Southwestern BOA Award Winner

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Nava

Best Steaks BOA Award Winner

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Bones Restaurant
BONES. The name says it all. Macho. Old school. Meat. When the primal urge arises to violate your wallet and spend a week's pay on a gorgeous hunk of prime beef, this is your destination. Time travel to Sinatra's heyday as the maitre d' shows you to a table in the "dog room" order a stiff Manhattan,more...
BONES. The name says it all. Macho. Old school. Meat. When the primal urge arises to violate your wallet and spend a week's pay on a gorgeous hunk of prime beef, this is your destination. Time travel to Sinatra's heyday as the maitre d' shows you to a table in the "dog room" order a stiff Manhattan, and don't fill up too much on shrimp cocktail or smoked salmon. There's a gloriously marbled, 1-pound-plus steak being grilled in the kitchen with your name on it. We love the brawny New York strip and the rib eye most, though more delicate sensibilities will certainly enjoy the filet mignon. less...

Best Steaks BOA Award Winner

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Bones Restaurant

Best Sunday Brunch BOA Award Winner

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Watershed on Peachtree
WATERSHED is, and has been for the past several years, the final word in Sunday brunch. Airy, light-filled and baby-friendly, the dining room hosts families who gather over massive ham steaks and banana fritters with molten, custardy cores. It’s an excellent place to take friends and relativesmore...
WATERSHED is, and has been for the past several years, the final word in Sunday brunch. Airy, light-filled and baby-friendly, the dining room hosts families who gather over massive ham steaks and banana fritters with molten, custardy cores. It’s an excellent place to take friends and relatives from other regions for a genuine Southern breakfast. The pimiento cheese and extravagantly rich and creamy grits might send you right into a backyard hammock for the rest of the day, but no finer brunch can be had anywhere in the city. Period. less...

Best Sunday Brunch BOA Award Winner

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Cafe 458

Best Sushi BOA Award Winner

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Ru San's

Best Sushi BOA Award Winner

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MF Sushi Atlanta
Atlantans can throw down on some sushi. We even snap up California rolls at Publix when we’re on the fly. But when it’s time to slow up and mindfully consume this gastronomic art form, we don our black and head to perpetually hip MF SUSHIBAR. Chris “Magic Fingers”more...
Atlantans can throw down on some sushi. We even snap up California rolls at Publix when we’re on the fly. But when it’s time to slow up and mindfully consume this gastronomic art form, we don our black and head to perpetually hip MF SUSHIBAR. Chris “Magic Fingers” Kinjo and his crew prepare sushi with reverence while brother Alex works the room (when he’s not overseeing their other stellar venture, Nam, that is). Try some unagi (smoked eel), a lithe slice or two of kampachi (young yellowtail) and splurge on o-toro (the pricy fatty tuna belly). Let the focused servers direct you to the freshest picks, but if the Godzilla roll is a special of the day? Wrestle that monster. less...

Best Taco BOA Award Winner

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El Rey Del Taco
Tacos — mini-tacos, no less — are king at EL REY DEL TACO. The hard-to-beat price of around $1 each allows you to munch on roasted goat, beef tongue and cheek for the same price as a pint of beer. In addition to these slightly exotic offerings, El Rey del Taco’s more familiarmore...
Tacos — mini-tacos, no less — are king at EL REY DEL TACO. The hard-to-beat price of around $1 each allows you to munch on roasted goat, beef tongue and cheek for the same price as a pint of beer. In addition to these slightly exotic offerings, El Rey del Taco’s more familiar favorites, such as the intensely beefy barbacoa, savory carnitas and pulled barbecued chicken, are equally outstanding. Bonus: The corn tortillas these fantastic little tacos are served on are pressed fresh to order. less...

Best Tapas BOA Award Winner

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Eclipse di Luna

Best Tapas BOA Award Winner

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Pura Vida
Hey, do y’all know where the tapas craze originally came from? They were invented by the Spanish as an inexpensive taste to accompany wine. There are classic, straightforward tapas — a taste of serrano ham, for example — but tapas are often playful experiments, too, and thusmore...

Hey, do y’all know where the tapas craze originally came from? They were invented by the Spanish as an inexpensive taste to accompany wine. There are classic, straightforward tapas — a taste of serrano ham, for example — but tapas are often playful experiments, too, and thus also reflect contemporary tastes. The closest we get to real Spanish style is PURA VIDA. Chef Hector Santiago’s menu is pan-Hispanic as well as Spanish, including everything from earthy Peruvian mofongo and Chilean salmon ceviche to Spanish omelets with pearl onion confit and a kinky Mex-style shrimp cocktail with calabaza squash and coconut-ginger habanero sauce.
656 N. Highland Ave. 404-870-9797. www.puravidatapas.com.

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Best Thai BOA Award Winner

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Tamarind Seed Thai Bistro
The carefully crafted cuisine at sweetly plain TAMARIND has a memorable complexity, even though it’s not giddily garnished with an orchid spray, a la Tamarind’s nearby swanky sister, Nan. Much of the food appears on the surface to be the same as you find in the countless Thai restaurantsmore...
The carefully crafted cuisine at sweetly plain TAMARIND has a memorable complexity, even though it’s not giddily garnished with an orchid spray, a la Tamarind’s nearby swanky sister, Nan. Much of the food appears on the surface to be the same as you find in the countless Thai restaurants in Atlanta — nua nam tok, basil rolls, pad Thai — but, believe us, one taste will quickly dispel your long-held belief that all Thai food tastes the same. less...

Best Thai BOA Award Winner

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Surin's Thai Bowl & Sushi

Best Traditional Martini BOA Award Winner

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Highland Tap

Best Traditional Martini BOA Award Winner

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Highland Tap

Best Traditional Southern Cocktail BOA Award Winner

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Floataway Cafe
The mint julep is mistakenly thought of as genteel, but a poorly poured mint julep can be either too strong or too syrupy. Thankfully, lively but not rowdy FLOATAWAY CAFE takes the same meticulous care with its spearmint julep as the chefs do with the organic-informed cuisine. Featuring dainty microgreensmore...
The mint julep is mistakenly thought of as genteel, but a poorly poured mint julep can be either too strong or too syrupy. Thankfully, lively but not rowdy FLOATAWAY CAFE takes the same meticulous care with its spearmint julep as the chefs do with the organic-informed cuisine. Featuring dainty microgreens from chef Anne Quatrano’s own Summerland Farms, infused into pastry chef Rory Moon’s simple syrup, and combined with Basil Hayden’s spicy, woody, 8-year small-batch bourbon, this frosty julep is an aromatic indulgence to mannerly sip. less...

Best Vegetarian BOA Award Winner

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Cafe Sunflower Sandy Springs

Best Vegetarian BOA Award Winner

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Cafe Sunflower Sandy Springs

Best Veggie Burger BOA Award Winner

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The Vortex - Little Five Points

Best Veggie Burger BOA Award Winner

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The Vortex - Little Five Points

Best Vietnamese BOA Award Winner

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Com Dunwoody Vietnamese Grill
There are dozens of Vietnamese restaurants in our city, including those that cater to gourmet-minded American palates. This year, we have to cite COM VIETNAMESE GRILL. This small cafe’s menu is a completely unique riff on classic street food, like apple and papaya salad but here garnished withmore...
There are dozens of Vietnamese restaurants in our city, including those that cater to gourmet-minded American palates. This year, we have to cite COM VIETNAMESE GRILL. This small cafe’s menu is a completely unique riff on classic street food, like apple and papaya salad but here garnished with roasted duck, if you choose. You can top vermicelli with a selection of ground meats (including lamb) rolled into la lot leaves, which resemble grape leaves and are said to be good for hiccups and nausea. There are amazingly spiced mussels scattered with peanuts, and our favorite special, roasted rabbit. less...

Best Vietnamese BOA Award Winner

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Nam

Best Waitstaff BOA Award Winner

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Einstein's
1077 Juniper St. 404-876-7925 www.einsteinsatlanta.com

Best Waitstaff BOA Award Winner

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Dining Room at the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead
The DINING ROOM AT THE RITZ-CARLTON BUCKHEAD may be searching the globe for a new powerhouse chef to helm its kitchen, but that’s no reason to avoid a celebratory meal within its clubby cocoon. Maitre d’ Claude Guillaume and his near-clairvoyant staff haven’t gone anywhere.more...
The DINING ROOM AT THE RITZ-CARLTON BUCKHEAD may be searching the globe for a new powerhouse chef to helm its kitchen, but that’s no reason to avoid a celebratory meal within its clubby cocoon. Maitre d’ Claude Guillaume and his near-clairvoyant staff haven’t gone anywhere. Their professional virtuosity lets you ease into an evening of engaging conversation with tablemates. This year the staff acquired an additional ace up its sleeve: 24-year-old sommelier Chantelle Grilhot, who knows as much about tending to customers as she does about wine. (P.S. The transitional kitchen is in the more-than-capable hands of ex-Bacchanalia and Seeger’s chef Daniel Porubiansky.) less...

Best Wine Bar BOA Award Winner

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The Grape

Best Wine by the Glass BOA Award Winner

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Palate Wine Bar

Best Wine List BOA Award Winner

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Palate Wine Bar

Best Bakery BOA Award Winner

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Alon's Bakery and Market - Dunwoody

Best Cookies BOA Award Winner

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Alon's Bakery & Market
1394 N. Highland Ave. 404-872-6000 www.alons.com

Best Desserts BOA Award Winner

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Cafe Intermezzo - Midtown

Best Desserts BOA Award Winner

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