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2006 Index of Winners

Best Bar Food and Best Beer Selection BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
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Brick Store Pub
Fried food at bars is a given, but vegetables? That’s the BRICK STORE PUB for ya. Its food menu offers both expected pub fare like brats, burgers, sandwiches, fish and chips, and hearty, comforting dishes like pierogi primavera covered in seasonal veggies, and the volcano, a bread bowl burstingmore...
Fried food at bars is a given, but vegetables? That’s the BRICK STORE PUB for ya. Its food menu offers both expected pub fare like brats, burgers, sandwiches, fish and chips, and hearty, comforting dishes like pierogi primavera covered in seasonal veggies, and the volcano, a bread bowl bursting with Brunswick stew. You’ll need the sustenance to look over a beer selection so large that it’s housed in a binder. Forget about Buds or Millers — the downstairs bar stocks 17 international, regional and local drafts, plus more than 60 bottled varieties, including English ales, pale ales and German hefeweizens. There’s also a Belgian bar upstairs with eight rotating drafts and more than 100 options. On the rare occasion your table may agree on a single beer, the reserve list offers a few 5-liter personal kegs. What a centerpiece. less...

Best Beer Selection BOA Award Winner

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Taco Mac Virginia Highlands
And other metro area locations.

Best Biscuits BOA Award Winner

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Flying Biscuit Cafe - Candler Park

Best Breakfast BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
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Silver Skillet
We tend to be traditionalists when it comes to the morning meal and SILVER SKILLET is about as traditionally Southern as you can get. One of the last true diners in the city, the Skillet serves big buttermilk biscuits available straight up or stuffed. Our favorite order remains the mild country ham withmore...
We tend to be traditionalists when it comes to the morning meal and SILVER SKILLET is about as traditionally Southern as you can get. One of the last true diners in the city, the Skillet serves big buttermilk biscuits available straight up or stuffed. Our favorite order remains the mild country ham with two eggs (over easy), biscuits, grits and red-eye gravy. You can get the same heart-stopper with pork chops or corned beef hash instead of ham. Return a few hours later for an equally hearty lunch and be sure you get a slice of lemon ice box pie. less...

Best Breakfast BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
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Flying Biscuit Cafe - Candler Park
1001 Piedmont Ave., 404-874-8887.

Best Brunch BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
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The Globe
THE GLOBE is the kind of restaurant we'd love to see more of. Sleek design, friendly staff, a library room with Wi-Fi - it incarnates the very best of what's suggested by its location, Technology Square. But Joshua Perkins' cooking is pure heart. We love brunching here Saturday and Sunday. Our favoritemore...
THE GLOBE is the kind of restaurant we'd love to see more of. Sleek design, friendly staff, a library room with Wi-Fi - it incarnates the very best of what's suggested by its location, Technology Square. But Joshua Perkins' cooking is pure heart. We love brunching here Saturday and Sunday. Our favorite lately has been the manchego and bacon frittata. We love the lemon and ricotta pancakes so much that we are inclined to double the order. Eggs Benedict over a potato latke is a terrific twist. For something light, try the rosewater fruit salad with spiced honey yogurt. less...

Best Buffet BOA Award Winner

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Golden Corral (Atlanta Locations)
And other metro area locations.

Best Burritos BOA Award Winner

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Willy's Mexicana Grill
And other metro area locations.

Best Cajun BOA Award Winner

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Redfish

Best Caribbean BOA Award Winner

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Bridgetown Grill- Cabaret Theatre

Best Carryout BOA Award Winner

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MetroFresh
Mitchell Anderson, formerly Ross on the Fox’s “Party of Five,” opened METROFRESH after a stint at Souper Jenny’s in Buckhead. Here, as there, you’ll find hearty soups (try the Tuscan stew) and sandwiches, along with salads, pastas and a few more complicatedmore...
Mitchell Anderson, formerly Ross on the Fox’s “Party of Five,” opened METROFRESH after a stint at Souper Jenny’s in Buckhead. Here, as there, you’ll find hearty soups (try the Tuscan stew) and sandwiches, along with salads, pastas and a few more complicated entrees from time to time. A couple of specials are posted daily. You can eat in, but the food is ideal for carryout since it’s simple. There are plenty of vegetarian options. The close proximity to Piedmont Park makes it an ideal stop before a picnic. less...

Best Carry-out Food BOA Award Winner

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Eatzi's

Best Cheap Eats BOA Award Winner

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Cantina La Casita
East Atlanta lucked out last year when CANTINA LA CASITA opened, serving wonderful, cheap Mexican food in a friendly dive-bar setting. La Casita is a great place for a cheap but fun date, or to spend a summer evening getting drunk on the patio with a group of friends. We especially love the enchiladasmore...
East Atlanta lucked out last year when CANTINA LA CASITA opened, serving wonderful, cheap Mexican food in a friendly dive-bar setting. La Casita is a great place for a cheap but fun date, or to spend a summer evening getting drunk on the patio with a group of friends. We especially love the enchiladas with red sauce ($5.85), the pork tacos ($2.35) and the $4 margaritas ($2.50 on Mondays). The kid’s beans and rice is hard to beat for $1.75. The staff is a reflection of the neighborhood — tattooed, friendly, and full of personality. less...

Best Cheap Eats BOA Award Winner

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Eats

Best Chef BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
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Guenter Seeger

Best Chef BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
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Rathbun's

Best Chinese BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
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Chin Chin Brookhaven
And other metro area locations.

Best Coffee BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
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Aurora Coffee
Atlanta was nothing but perked dishwater until AURORA COFFEE opened here in 1992. Its two shops, which are now owned by the same folks who operate Criminal Records, were never designed as cozy hangouts, but the baristas still receive the best training in town and the quality of the coffee drinks showsmore...

Atlanta was nothing but perked dishwater until AURORA COFFEE opened here in 1992. Its two shops, which are now owned by the same folks who operate Criminal Records, were never designed as cozy hangouts, but the baristas still receive the best training in town and the quality of the coffee drinks shows it. Order a single shot. Note its sparkling golden crema, its smooth and slightly piquant taste, its slightly oily texture. It’s a reason to go on living another day.

992 N. Highland Ave., 404-607-1300; 468 Moreland Ave., 404-523-6856. <a href="http://www.auroracoffee.com>www.auroracoffee.com</a></i></p> <p>.</p> </em>

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Best Coffee BOA Award Winner

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Starbucks
Ubiquitious. www.starbucks.com

Best Coffeehouse BOA Award Winner

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Starbucks
Ubiquitous. www.starbucks.com

Best Coffehouse BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
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Octane Coffee
Whether you’re looking for the perfect latte, a great office away from the office with free Wi-Fi, a tasty lunch sandwich or a super-chill place to grab a beer after work, OCTANE will outdo your coffeehouse expectations. It’s rare for a place to be so hip and so comfortable. We lovemore...

Whether you’re looking for the perfect latte, a great office away from the office with free Wi-Fi, a tasty lunch sandwich or a super-chill place to grab a beer after work, OCTANE will outdo your coffeehouse expectations. It’s rare for a place to be so hip and so comfortable. We love the industrial vibe, the cool but not too cool staff, the locally produced art on the walls, the pastries and cookies from Alon’s and, of course, well-crafted coffee drinks and high-quality teas.


1009-B Marietta St. 404-815-9886. www.octanecoffee.com.

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Best Cookies BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
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Alon's Bakery & Market

Best Cuban BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
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Cruzado
LAS PALMERAS may also be the best value in Midtown. The tiny, ambiance-free restaurant — not surprisingly located in the neighborhood that was home to Atlanta’s invasion of Cuban refugees in the ‘70s — serves inexpensive, savory home-style cooking. Our favorites remainmore...
LAS PALMERAS may also be the best value in Midtown. The tiny, ambiance-free restaurant — not surprisingly located in the neighborhood that was home to Atlanta’s invasion of Cuban refugees in the ‘70s — serves inexpensive, savory home-style cooking. Our favorites remain the masitas de puerco, the boliche and the fried chicken. The tamales are the best apps; the flan is flantastic. On a temperate evening, the patio is idyllic. less...

Best Cuban BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
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Havana Sandwich Shop

Best Cupcakes BOA Award Winner

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West Egg Cafe

Best Cupcakes BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
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Star Provisions
Gazing in the bakery case at STAR PROVISIONS, it’s hard to settle on just one thing. But if you must, let it be a cupcake. Here, they are everything you want a cupcake to be — tender cake in homey vanilla or rich chocolate, with whirls of luscious butter-cream frosting piled sky-highmore...
Gazing in the bakery case at STAR PROVISIONS, it’s hard to settle on just one thing. But if you must, let it be a cupcake. Here, they are everything you want a cupcake to be — tender cake in homey vanilla or rich chocolate, with whirls of luscious butter-cream frosting piled sky-high on top. Like everything at Star Provisions, they are gourmet goodies, made with the highest quality ingredients. And you can taste the difference. Mini-cupcakes are available for the (sort of) virtuous among us. less...

Best Cupcakes BOA Award Winner

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Belly General Store

Best Deli BOA Award Winner

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Muss & Turner's - Smyrna

Best Deli BOA Award Winner

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Jason's Deli
And other metro area locations

Best Desserts BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
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Park 75

Best Desserts BOA Award Winner

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Cafe Intermezzo - Dunwoody

Best Dim Sum BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
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Canton House Chinese Restaurant
CANTON HOUSE is the favorite for dim sum in Atlanta’s Chinese community. We’re not surprised. Few dim sums are operated with such efficiency and such a broad menu. Novitiates will wave and say bye-bye to carts bearing chicken feet and pig stomach, but nobody leaves hungry. Anythingmore...
CANTON HOUSE is the favorite for dim sum in Atlanta’s Chinese community. We’re not surprised. Few dim sums are operated with such efficiency and such a broad menu. Novitiates will wave and say bye-bye to carts bearing chicken feet and pig stomach, but nobody leaves hungry. Anything made with shrimp or barbecued pork is bound to please even the most unadventurous diner. Get the rice cooked with pork, wrapped in lotus leaves. The fragrance when it is unwrapped is worth the price. less...

Best Dim Sum BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
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Canton House Chinese Restaurant

Best Expense Account Lunch BOA Award Winner

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Bone's

Best First Date BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
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The Globe
Fabulously stylish yet refreshingly unpretentious, THE GLOBEwas custom-made for a getting-to-know-you night out. The menu is modern and unfussy, with a cocktail list to die for (try the Momo Special or the orange and lime caipiroska). Every detail has been considered, but nothing feels too serious —more...
Fabulously stylish yet refreshingly unpretentious, THE GLOBEwas custom-made for a getting-to-know-you night out. The menu is modern and unfussy, with a cocktail list to die for (try the Momo Special or the orange and lime caipiroska). Every detail has been considered, but nothing feels too serious — which is precisely the vibe you want on a first date. If a lovely plate of steak frites and a pear martini don’t work their magic on Mr. or Ms. Right, it probably wasn’t meant to be. less...

Best French BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
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Le Fleur De Lis Cafe

Best French BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
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Atmosphere Restaurant

Best Fried Catfish BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
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Six Feet Under - Grant Park

Best Fried Chicken BOA Award Winner

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Watershed on Peachtree

Best Frou-Frou Martini BOA Award Winner

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Cafe 640

Best FrouFrou Martini BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
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Cafe 640
It’s a match made in heaven: “SRF (single, ruby-red fruit) looking for an elegant and exotic companion. Some call me bitter (I prefer ‘tart), but those who know me say I have an underlying sweetness. Could you be the one for me?” “SPS (single, pink syrup)more...
It’s a match made in heaven: “SRF (single, ruby-red fruit) looking for an elegant and exotic companion. Some call me bitter (I prefer ‘tart), but those who know me say I have an underlying sweetness. Could you be the one for me?” “SPS (single, pink syrup) looking for a pucker-worthy partner. I’m of Persian descent and am well-known for my fragrant flavor. Any takers?” There’s some serious matchmaking going on behind the bar at Eclipse di Sol, where the GRAPEFRUIT ROSEWATER MARTINI was consummated. The $7 cocktail is a delectable marriage of fresh-squeezed juice and essence of rose petals, shaken with vodka, garnished with mint, and served in a sugar-rimmed glass. Call it love at first sip. less...

Best Greasy Spoon BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
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Pot and Pan Restaurant
We’ve tried them all. We’ve gone here and there all over Atlanta, gobbling up the grease. But we keep coming back to POT AND PAN RESTAURANT. We have to confess we like this breakfast joint because the cooks go relatively light on the grease in preparing traditional Southern faves. Themore...
We’ve tried them all. We’ve gone here and there all over Atlanta, gobbling up the grease. But we keep coming back to POT AND PAN RESTAURANT. We have to confess we like this breakfast joint because the cooks go relatively light on the grease in preparing traditional Southern faves. The weekend crowd is diverse, to say the least. Imagine that Fellini decided to stage Satyricon in an Atlanta diner with some extras from Macon. less...

Best Greasy Spoon BOA Award Winner

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Majestic Diner

Best Grits BOA Award Winner

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Waffle House
Ubiquitous. www.wafflehouse.com

Best Hamburger BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
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Ann's Snack Bar
Don’t make the mistake of setting your baby on the counter at ANN’S SNACK BAR, or you’ll probably be asked to leave, according to a sign at this 34-year-old, eight-stool restaurant. In fact, don’t speak at all until Ann Price asks for your order. She is too busy formore...
Don’t make the mistake of setting your baby on the counter at ANN’S SNACK BAR, or you’ll probably be asked to leave, according to a sign at this 34-year-old, eight-stool restaurant. In fact, don’t speak at all until Ann Price asks for your order. She is too busy for idle chat while making burgers the size of — well — a ghetto. The “Ghetto Burger” indeed fills a plate and is covered with chili. We prefer the double cheeseburger with just a touch of mayo. Fries are hot and crunchy. Actually, so are the deep-fried hot dogs. less...

Best Hamburger BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
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The Vortex - Little Five Points
Two metro Atlanta locations in Midtown and Little Five Points. See their website at www.thevortexbarandgrill.com.

Best Ice Cream BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
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Jake's Ice Cream
The little plastic tasting spoon isn’t necessarily your friend at JAKE’S ICE CREAM. The merest sample can induce you into ordering at least a scoop of flavors you wouldn’t guess you’d like, like Coffee and Doughnuts or Brown Sugar. What makes Jake’s ice creammore...
The little plastic tasting spoon isn’t necessarily your friend at JAKE’S ICE CREAM. The merest sample can induce you into ordering at least a scoop of flavors you wouldn’t guess you’d like, like Coffee and Doughnuts or Brown Sugar. What makes Jake’s ice cream stand out isn’t just its vibrant flavors, but its subtlety: the Brown Sugar ice cream isn’t gritty or cloying, but a smooth caress of your taste buds. The Chocolate Slap Yo Mama (sometimes known as Chocolate Slap Happy) is justly celebrated, being not so much an ice cream flavor as an enhanced chocolate delivery system, while the Coffee and Doughnuts arguably qualifies as breakfast in a waffle cone. Even if you get an ice cream headache, you’ll probably just say, “Thank you, can I have another?” less...

Best Ice Cream BOA Award Winner

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Bruster's Real Ice Cream
And other metro area locations. www.brustersicecream.com.

Best Indian BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
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Udipi Cafe Eclectic Indian Vegetarian Restaurant

Best Indian and Best Vegetarian BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
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Madras Mantra
We keep looking, but, year after year, nothing comes really close to Narenda Patel’s MADRAS SARAVANA BHAVAN. There isn’t a thing on the South Indian vegetarian menu we wouldn’t recommend. Even something as simple as crunchy puries into which you spoon some mint sauce is heavenly.more...
We keep looking, but, year after year, nothing comes really close to Narenda Patel’s MADRAS SARAVANA BHAVAN. There isn’t a thing on the South Indian vegetarian menu we wouldn’t recommend. Even something as simple as crunchy puries into which you spoon some mint sauce is heavenly. Everyone loves the dosai — huge rice-flour crepes available with a variety of stuffings. A thali meal allows you to sample a number of dishes. We suggest you let yourself go crazy with the condiments and sauces to experience the real breadth of this cuisine. Go early or wait long. less...

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