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Oral Pleasures


Best Wine List BOA Award Winner

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Joel

Most Welcoming Restaurant For Kids BOA Award Winner

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Dakota Blue
DAKOTA BLUE in Grant Park actually encourages kids rather than tolerates them. A whole corner of toys and coloring books to keep your child occupied proves the point. The booths are made from squirm-friendly wide wooden planks, and there’s plenty on the menu that should be acceptable to finickymore...
DAKOTA BLUE in Grant Park actually encourages kids rather than tolerates them. A whole corner of toys and coloring books to keep your child occupied proves the point. The booths are made from squirm-friendly wide wooden planks, and there’s plenty on the menu that should be acceptable to finicky little eaters. At the very least, they should be pleased with the gooey home-style desserts. less...

Best Bakery BOA Award Winner

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Alon's Bakery and Market - Dunwoody
We’ve been addicted to the lamb sandwiches, croissants, chocolate-chocolate cookies and country French bread at ALON’S BAKERY for more than a decade. In recent years, Alon Balshan has expanded his Virginia-Highland shop into a true gourmet treasure, with prepared foods and artisan cheeses.more...
We’ve been addicted to the lamb sandwiches, croissants, chocolate-chocolate cookies and country French bread at ALON’S BAKERY for more than a decade. In recent years, Alon Balshan has expanded his Virginia-Highland shop into a true gourmet treasure, with prepared foods and artisan cheeses. Balshan is also responsible for the fabulous gelato next door at What’s the Scoop. less...

Best Bar Food and Best Beer Selection BOA Award Winner

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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...
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Best Restaurant for a First Date BOA Award Winner

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Real Chow Baby

Best Restaurant for Late-Night Dining BOA Award Winner

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R. Thomas Deluxe Grill

Best Restaurant to Bring the Kids BOA Award Winner

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Osteria 832 Pasta & Pizza

Best Restaurant to Take Visitors BOA Award Winner

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Taverna Plaka

Best Restaurant Trend BOA Award Winner

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Tapas

Best Restaurant When Someone Else Is Paying BOA Award Winner

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Bacchanalia

Best Restaurant with a Social Conscience BOA Award Winner

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R. Thomas Deluxe Grill

Best Restaurant Worth The Long Trip BOA Award Winner

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Canoe

Best Sandwiches/Subs BOA Award Winner

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Subway
Ubiquitous. www.subway.com.

Best Seafood BOA Award Winner

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Six Feet Under - Grant Park

Best Signature Cocktail BOA Award Winner

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Cafe 640

Best Soul Food BOA Award Winner

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Soul Vegetarian Restaurant

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

Best Steaks BOA Award Winner

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Chops & Lobster Bar

Best Steaks BOA Award Winner

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Bones Restaurant

Best Sunday Brunch BOA Award Winner

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Murphy's Restaurant

Best Sushi BOA Award Winner

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Ru San's
1529 Piedmont Road, 404-875-7042 And other metro Atlanta locations.

Best Sushi BOA Award Winner

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Ru San's
1529 Piedmont Road, (404) 875-7042 Other metro Atlanta locations, call for details.

Best Tapas BOA Award Winner

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Pura Vida

Best Tapas BOA Award Winner

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Eclipse di Luna

Best Thai BOA Award Winner

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Surin of Thailand

Best Traditional Martini BOA Award Winner

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Highland Tap

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 Vietnamese BOA Award Winner

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Com Dunwoody Vietnamese Grill

Best Waitstaff BOA Award Winner

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Real Chow Baby

Best Wine Bar BOA Award Winner

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The Grape
Several metro Atlanta locations. See their website at www.yourgrape.com.

Best Wine By The Glass BOA Award Winner

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The Grape
Several metro Atlanta locations. See their website at www.yourgrape.com.

Best Wine List BOA Award Winner

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The Grape

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

Best Desserts BOA Award Winner

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Cafe Intermezzo - Midtown

Best Desserts BOA Award Winner

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Cafe Intermezzo
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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

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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

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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

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Udipi Cafe Eclectic Indian Vegetarian Restaurant

Best Indian and Best Vegetarian BOA Award Winner

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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...

Best Italian BOA Award Winner

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di Paolo
Who would have thought that the best Italian food in town could be found in a strip mall in Alpharetta? “Eat little, well, and often” is the motto at DI PAOLO, but you’ll have a hard time eating a little with a menu full of lovingly prepared Italian-American greats. The pastas,more...
Who would have thought that the best Italian food in town could be found in a strip mall in Alpharetta? “Eat little, well, and often” is the motto at DI PAOLO, but you’ll have a hard time eating a little with a menu full of lovingly prepared Italian-American greats. The pastas, especially the ravioli, are rich and satisfying but not too heavy, and meat dishes like veal parmigiana are among the best renditions of this style of cooking we’ve ever had. It’s as if they’re taking Italian-American favorites and re-Italianizing them. A fantastic wine list and scrumptious desserts let us know that the details are important to these folks, which is probably why the place is packed almost every night. less...

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
1529 Piedmont Road, 404-875-7042 And other metro Atlanta locations.

Best Korean BOA Award Winner

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Hae Woon Dae BBQ

Best Korean and Best Late-Night Dining BOA Award Winner

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Hae Woon Dae
You’re up at 4 a.m. and looking for something more than a Waffle House? In the mood to do some grilling? Go to HAE WOON DAE, a Korean barbecue restaurant that stays open late every night except Wednesday. You can sit on the floor or you can sit in a booth. Most tables have a built-in grill firedmore...
You’re up at 4 a.m. and looking for something more than a Waffle House? In the mood to do some grilling? Go to HAE WOON DAE, a Korean barbecue restaurant that stays open late every night except Wednesday. You can sit on the floor or you can sit in a booth. Most tables have a built-in grill fired by super-hot charcoal. You’ll receive the usual complimentary, huge assortment of noshes at your meal’s beginning. And then you get to do the cooking with the help of the wonderful staff. Any of the pork or beef dishes, including classic bulgogi, are recommended. Although barbecue is the specialty, you should also sample the bibimbap, that comforting Korean dish of rice, vegetables and meat. The cooking-over-hot-coals entertainment factor makes Hae Woon Dae a great place for groups, kids and out-of-town guests. less...

Best Kosher BOA Award Winner

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The Kosher Gourmet
Oy vey! What’s a Jew gotta do to get a good kosher bite to eat in Atlanta? Go to the QUALITY KOSHER EMPORIUM, where the selection is large and the options are plentiful. It serves as a supermarket, bakery and deli, specializing in glatt-kosher meats under the supervision of the Atlanta Kashruthmore...
Oy vey! What’s a Jew gotta do to get a good kosher bite to eat in Atlanta? Go to the QUALITY KOSHER EMPORIUM, where the selection is large and the options are plentiful. It serves as a supermarket, bakery and deli, specializing in glatt-kosher meats under the supervision of the Atlanta Kashruth Commission (that means really kosher). There you can find anything from challah and bagels to gefilte fish and chicken so good even your bubbie would shep nachus. less...

Best Kosher BOA Award Winner

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Goldbergs Fine Foods - West Paces
And other metro area locations.

Best Local Brew BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
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Numbers Ale
Simply because we are gimmick cynics, we were a little skeptical upon first hearing that Bob Amick and the Atlanta Brewing Company were teaming up for a special brew to be served exclusively in Amick’s restaurants. But once we got a taste of NUMBERS ALE, we became converts. The exceptionallymore...

Simply because we are gimmick cynics, we were a little skeptical upon first hearing that Bob Amick and the Atlanta Brewing Company were teaming up for a special brew to be served exclusively in Amick’s restaurants. But once we got a taste of NUMBERS ALE, we became converts. The exceptionally food-friendly ale is a warm golden hue and has a satisfying bitter finish. Nothing washes down the sweet and sour calamari at One Midtown Kitchen or Piebar’s pizza better than a tall pint of this stuff.
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Best Local Brew BOA Award Winner

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SweetWater Brewing Company

Best-Looking Waitstaff BOA Award Winner

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Apres Diem
At last, a reason for everyone to adopt a bisexual lifestyle — dining at APRES DIEM. The only thing that would improve the appearance of both genders of servers here is complete nudity. While you await your food — we recommend any of the daily specials or regular pastas — you’llmore...
At last, a reason for everyone to adopt a bisexual lifestyle — dining at APRES DIEM. The only thing that would improve the appearance of both genders of servers here is complete nudity. While you await your food — we recommend any of the daily specials or regular pastas — you’ll enjoy the taste of your fingernails, which you’ll be chewing as you watch the beautiful, exotic servers, going from table to table, gossiping to everyone in their throaty accents about how hot but unattainable they find you. less...

Best Looking Waitstaff BOA Award Winner

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Apres Diem

Best Margarita BOA Award Winner

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Pozole

Best Margarita BOA Award Winner

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Agave Restaurant

Best Meat and Three BOA Award Winner

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Our Way Cafe

Best Mexican BOA Award Winner

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Nuevo Laredo Cantina

Best Middle Eastern BOA Award Winner

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Imperial Fez Mediterranean Restaurant & Lounge
Forget clowns. Send in the belly dancers; there have to be belly dancers. At IMPERIAL FEZ, they undulate about the room with candles on their heads while you loll about shoeless on the carpeted, pillowed floor. The drama would be unforgivable if the food weren’t so remarkably good. We favormore...
Forget clowns. Send in the belly dancers; there have to be belly dancers. At IMPERIAL FEZ, they undulate about the room with candles on their heads while you loll about shoeless on the carpeted, pillowed floor. The drama would be unforgivable if the food weren’t so remarkably good. We favor the tagines, meats and vegetables slow-cooked in a clay pot. But everyone loves the b’stella, a starter of roasted Cornish hen wrapped in phyllo-like pastry and coated in confectioner’s sugar. less...

Best Middle Eastern BOA Award Winner

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Mediterranean Grill - Decatur

Best Mojito BOA Award Winner

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Loca Luna

Best New Restaurant BOA Award Winner

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Ecco Midtown
Beauty and intelligence — now that’s not something you find every day on Atlanta’s hip restaurant scene. From fantastic cocktails to a delicious and thoughtful Mediterranean-influenced menu to the wonderful redesign of Midtown’s Atlanta Fencing Club building, we havemore...
Beauty and intelligence — now that’s not something you find every day on Atlanta’s hip restaurant scene. From fantastic cocktails to a delicious and thoughtful Mediterranean-influenced menu to the wonderful redesign of Midtown’s Atlanta Fencing Club building, we have plenty of cause to be smitten by ECCO. The menu, with its cheeses, appetizers, share plates, pizzas, sandwiches and entrees, makes for a highly versatile restaurant, whether you’re looking for nibbles at the bar or a five-course extravaganza. We recommend making a meal of the winning appetizers and the small plates, like delicately fried balls of goat cheese with honey and roasted clams with ginger and spiced ham. less...

Best New Restaurant BOA Award Winner

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Redfish

Best Overall Restaurant BOA Award Winner

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Dining Room at the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead

Best Overall Restaurant BOA Award Winner

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Rathbun's

Best Patio Dining BOA Award Winner

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Wahoo! Grill
The dining room at WAHOO is so adorably cozy that you may be tempted to take a table inside. But press on through the French doors to the enchanted garden patio out back. Paved with flagstones and bordered with hanging vines and flowering bushes, Wahoo’s outdoor dining area is nothing shortmore...
The dining room at WAHOO is so adorably cozy that you may be tempted to take a table inside. But press on through the French doors to the enchanted garden patio out back. Paved with flagstones and bordered with hanging vines and flowering bushes, Wahoo’s outdoor dining area is nothing short of divine. Heavy wooden tables nestled underneath a trellis accommodate families and groups. Farther out, the flagstones turn to gravel and the tables turn to wrought iron; a grassy area to one side is perfect for little ones who can’t sit still. A misting system keeps the patio cool and inviting even in the muggy depths of summer. less...

Best Patio Dining BOA Award Winner

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Taverna Plaka

Best Pizza BOA Award Winner

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Baraonda Ristorante & Bar
Atlanta is blessed with a wide range of pizzerias, from Chicago-style deep dish to the razor-thin, New York-style crust, and, more to the point, the fancy-pants gourmet style that’s still all the rage. Within this genre, we confess to falling truly, madly, deeply in love with Midtown’smore...
Atlanta is blessed with a wide range of pizzerias, from Chicago-style deep dish to the razor-thin, New York-style crust, and, more to the point, the fancy-pants gourmet style that’s still all the rage. Within this genre, we confess to falling truly, madly, deeply in love with Midtown’s BARAONDA. Baraonda takes the concept of the Neapolitan-style pizza to another level, spoiling us with crisp crusts and prodigious toppings. (A recent lunch pie was completely covered by a garden of arugula.) The wood-burning oven puts a perfect spin on these pizzas, which rarely, if ever, burden the stomach. less...

Best Pizza BOA Award Winner

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Fellini's Pizza (7 ATL Locations)
And other metro area locations.

Best Restaurant for a First Date BOA Award Winner

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Real Chow Baby

Best Restaurant for Late-Night Dining BOA Award Winner

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R. Thomas Deluxe Grill

Best Restaurant to Bring the Kids BOA Award Winner

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Osteria 832 Pasta & Pizza

Best Restaurant to Get a Great Meal Where Your Kids Will be Tolerated BOA Award Winner

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Wisteria
There are places that are designed for kids, and then there are places that you feel guilty bringing them. Somewhere in between is WISTERIA, a restaurant with a grown-up vibe and grown-up food, but where the staff is happy to provide a high chair, and even cook your kids some chicken fingers if nothingmore...
There are places that are designed for kids, and then there are places that you feel guilty bringing them. Somewhere in between is WISTERIA, a restaurant with a grown-up vibe and grown-up food, but where the staff is happy to provide a high chair, and even cook your kids some chicken fingers if nothing on the New Southern menu floats their boats. There are no entertainers in giant mice outfits, or rooms full of plastic balls, or even crayons and cute kid’s menus, so this isn’t the place to bring the screamers or the hyperactive set. But when you can’t afford a sitter and you’re sick of pizza, your kids will be treated as people rather than lepers at Wisteria. And you’ll get a dang fine meal as part of the bargain. less...

Best Restaurant to Take Visitors BOA Award Winner

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Son's Place
It there’s one thing your out-of-town visitors may not be able to get in other big cities, it’s genuine, delicious Southern soul food, served up with a side of hospitality. Atlanta couldn’t ask for a better welcoming party for those out-of-towners than SON’S PLACE,more...
It there’s one thing your out-of-town visitors may not be able to get in other big cities, it’s genuine, delicious Southern soul food, served up with a side of hospitality. Atlanta couldn’t ask for a better welcoming party for those out-of-towners than SON’S PLACE, where even Yankees will love the squash casserole, collards and ho-cakes. As if all that food weren’t enough, the folks behind the counter are likely to clang the bell for first-timers to welcome them to Son’s Place. We just hope that you love your guests, because once they’ve eaten here they may never leave. less...

Best Restaurant to Take Visitors BOA Award Winner

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Taverna Plaka

Best Restaurant Trend BOA Award Winner

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Meat and Cheese Plates

BEST RESTAURANT TREND


Americans are finally learning to eat at a leisurely pace. Over recent years, more and more restaurants have been forgoing the three-course format for more free-form dining options like tapas and sushi. This year, we especially love how many restaurants are offering MEAT AND CHEESE PLATES as the start to a meal, or accompaniment to a bottle of wine (or three) for a group of friends. New restaurants such as Enoteca Carbonari and Krog Bar offer a wonderful selection. At the Fifth Group’s new restaurant, Ecco, the gorgonzola dolce and the spicy coppa are not to be missed.

Best Restaurant Trend BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
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Tapas

Best Restaurant When Someone Else Is Paying BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
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Bacchanalia

Best Restaurant With a Social Conscience BOA Award Winner

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Cafe 458

Best Restaurant with a Social Conscience BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
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R. Thomas Deluxe Grill

Best Restaurant Worth the Long Trip BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
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Highlands Grill Kennesaw
There are many restaurants around the world that we wish we could visit more often. Most are located in far away places like Paris, California or New York. But one is in Birmingham, a mere two-and-a-half hours from Atlanta. Frank Stitt, chef and owner of THE HIGHLANDS BAR & GRILL, figured out more thanmore...
There are many restaurants around the world that we wish we could visit more often. Most are located in far away places like Paris, California or New York. But one is in Birmingham, a mere two-and-a-half hours from Atlanta. Frank Stitt, chef and owner of THE HIGHLANDS BAR & GRILL, figured out more than 20 years ago that the cuisine of the American South has a lot in common with the cuisine of the south of France. His elegant restaurant blends the two cultures perfectly. Menu items like pork rillettes with pickled cherries and cole slaw make the trek across the state line well worth it. We’d drive a lot farther for food this good. less...

Best Restaurant Worth The Long Trip BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2006 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Canoe

Best Sandwich BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2006 » Oral Pleasures » Critics Pick
Kool Korners
Once you’ve eaten at KOOL KORNERS on 14th Street, you’re in the club — you’re officially an Atlantan. But first you have to participate in the ritual: Wait patiently in line (which snakes out the front door at lunch hour), order a classic Cuban sandwich from the counter,more...
Once you’ve eaten at KOOL KORNERS on 14th Street, you’re in the club — you’re officially an Atlantan. But first you have to participate in the ritual: Wait patiently in line (which snakes out the front door at lunch hour), order a classic Cuban sandwich from the counter, and relish every last bite from either the hood of your car or the dilapidated picnic table out back. Roast pork, ham, Swiss cheese, tomato and pickles pressed between slices of warm, crusty bread — there’s simply no better sandwich in town. less...

Best Sandwiches/Subs BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2006 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Subway
Ubiquitous. www.subway.com.

Best Seafood BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2006 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Six Feet Under - Grant Park


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