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In a time where mobile technology reigns supreme, it is common to see humans glued to their phones at the dinner table. But imagine a simpler time, when the dinner table was a chance for conversation and community. In this year’s Oral Pleasures, we hope to carry on and expand those traditions – not just to offer our readers a chance to sample the diversity of ATL’s restaurants, but to bring people together from all cultures to break bread and share food. If there’s one thing that we know, it’s that food is essential to survival. So why not eat something delicious?

— Lauren Leathers, Events Editor



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Best Local Brewery BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Monday Night Brewing

Best Local Brewery BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Scofflaw Brewing Co.

Best Local Buy BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
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Treehouse Nut Milk

Best Malaysian BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Mamak
The casual Buford Highway eatery is one of the very few places you can find authentic Malay flavors in Atlanta. If you like spicy, ask for the curry fish filet with steamed rice and pair it with fresh young coconut water. The portions are enormous for the price, which explains why Mamak is always packed.more...
The casual Buford Highway eatery is one of the very few places you can find authentic Malay flavors in Atlanta. If you like spicy, ask for the curry fish filet with steamed rice and pair it with fresh young coconut water. The portions are enormous for the price, which explains why Mamak is always packed. less...

Best Malaysian BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Top Spice Thai & Malaysian Cuisine

Best Margarita BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Superica

Best Margarita BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
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Bartaco

Best Martini BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Golden Eagle

Best Martini BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
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Highland Tap

Best Mexican BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Superica

Best Mexican BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Nuevo Laredo Cantina
Among the sea of Mexican restaurants to choose from - most with overcooked Spanish rice, runny refried beans, and chefs who can't pronounce 'quesadilla,' Nuevo Laredo Cantina is the needle in a haystack. Their authentic specialties, including chicken mole, chile relleno, and pork tender brisket, willmore...
Among the sea of Mexican restaurants to choose from - most with overcooked Spanish rice, runny refried beans, and chefs who can't pronounce 'quesadilla,' Nuevo Laredo Cantina is the needle in a haystack. Their authentic specialties, including chicken mole, chile relleno, and pork tender brisket, will transport you to the Mexican campo, minus the cost of a plane ticket. less...

Best Middle Eastern BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Rumi's Kitchen Sandy Springs

Best Middle Eastern BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Jerusalem Bakery & Grill
The family-owned Palestine bakery and cafe has some of the best falafel and shawarma this side of Al Quds. The newly-opened, expanded location in Marietta has plenty of seating and a bustling lunch crowd with lines through the door. There's an adjacent Middle Eastern market selling a large variety ofmore...
The family-owned Palestine bakery and cafe has some of the best falafel and shawarma this side of Al Quds. The newly-opened, expanded location in Marietta has plenty of seating and a bustling lunch crowd with lines through the door. There's an adjacent Middle Eastern market selling a large variety of freshly made pita bread, spinach pies, different kinds of baklava and Palestinian sweets, and colorful lokum (Turkish delight) that you shouldn?t leave without. less...

Best Nachos BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Atkins Park

Best Nachos BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
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Let's Taco Bout it

Best Neighborhood Restaurant BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Carroll Street Cafe

Best New Restaurant BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
The White Bull

Best New Restaurant BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Picked By » Critics
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Watchman's
The mignonette at The Watchman is life-changing. I always have to keep myself from drinking it straight out of the bottle.

Best Onion Rings BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
The Varsity

Best Onion Rings BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
The Varsity

Best oral pleasures nonprofit BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
The Giving Kitchen

Best OTP Restaurant BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Porch Light Latin Kitchen
The little Smyrna restaurant that could, keeps going. Two years after opening Porch Light?s doors, chef Andre Gomez is still whipping up flavorful Latin food. The menu may change often but thankfully the pork chop can-can is a staple.

Best OTP Restaurant BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Porch Light Latin Kitchen

Best OTP Sandwiches BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Muss & Turner's - Smyrna
Gourmet deli by day and bistro by night, Muss & Turner is worth the drive to Smyrna. The go-to neighborhood sandwich restaurant turns even a simple chicken salad sandwich into a global infusion of flavors with red onions, chili, and cilantro. Ingredients are locally sourced and the menu changes often.more...
Gourmet deli by day and bistro by night, Muss & Turner is worth the drive to Smyrna. The go-to neighborhood sandwich restaurant turns even a simple chicken salad sandwich into a global infusion of flavors with red onions, chili, and cilantro. Ingredients are locally sourced and the menu changes often. You may want to ask for an extra homemade pickle and their award-winning cookie to go along. less...

Best Outdoor Dining BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Canoe

Best Outdoor Dining BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Muchacho

Best Oysters BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Beetlecat
I have seen oyster detesters turn into devotees at Beetlecat, one of Ford Fry's lively creations. The upscale seafood restaurant and cocktail lounge has a cool patio that is great for alfresco dining. And there are 14 varieties oyster to choose from, each one with its own description of creamy, sweet,more...
I have seen oyster detesters turn into devotees at Beetlecat, one of Ford Fry's lively creations. The upscale seafood restaurant and cocktail lounge has a cool patio that is great for alfresco dining. And there are 14 varieties oyster to choose from, each one with its own description of creamy, sweet, light, crips just like fine varieties of wine. Who knew shucking oysters could be this much fun? less...

Best Oysters BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Kimball House

Best Pancakes BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics

Best Pancakes BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
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Best Patio Dining BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
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Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall

Best Patio Dining BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
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Muchacho

Best Peruvian BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Calle Latina

Best Pho BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
I Luv Pho

Best Pho BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Pho Dai Loi 2

Best Pizza BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Rosa's
A weekday lunch on Broad Street is a wonderful reminder that Atlanta is a city. And jumping in the perfectly-managed line at Rosa's for a crispy slice truly tops the urban experience.

Best Pizza BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Antico Pizza Napoletana

Best Pop Up Food Event BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Chicomecoalitien

Best Ramen BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Jinya

Best Ramen BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Wagaya

Best Restaurant BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Staplehouse

Best Restaurant BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Staplehouse

Best Restaurant for a First Date BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Carroll Street Cafe
A good date spot needs to be one where you don't mind being stood up. We've had great dates and bad dates at Carroll Street Cafe, but never a bad meal, glass of wine, or seat. It's cute and cozy and we feel all kinds of go-ahead vibes on some modest PDA. The odds are always in your favor when orderingmore...
A good date spot needs to be one where you don't mind being stood up. We've had great dates and bad dates at Carroll Street Cafe, but never a bad meal, glass of wine, or seat. It's cute and cozy and we feel all kinds of go-ahead vibes on some modest PDA. The odds are always in your favor when ordering dessert, usually two, especially if love isn't in the air. less...

Best Restaurant for a First Date BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Red Phone Booth

Best Restaurant to Take Visitors BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Trader Vic's
It shocks me how many Atlantans haven't been to Trader Vic's. It's a kitschy Pacific Rim gem hidden below the Atlanta Marriott Marquis that dishes out Mai Tais in fish bowls. Because sharing is caring and good for the immune system. Aloha already!

Best Restaurant to Take Visitors BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Mary Mac's Tea Room

Best Ribs BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q

Best Sandwich BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Victory Sandwich Bar

Best Sandwich BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
The Picnic - Elliot Street Pub
The best, most delicious pressed sandwich is called the Picnic and can be found at Elliot Street Pub in Castleberry Hill. Ham and turkey and Swiss and BAKED POTATO SALAD on multigrain bread! We repeat: it has baked potato salad IN THE SANDWICH! It's like you're at a picnic in heaven.

Best Seafood BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Wats Crackin Garlic Crab
Eating seafood inland can be tough for those who grew up on the coast. But there's something special about ordering a box of garlic buttered crab legs in what is essentially someone's living room, then sitting out on the trunk of your car to eat it, as Wats Crackin? provides no indoor eating area. Bringmore...
Eating seafood inland can be tough for those who grew up on the coast. But there's something special about ordering a box of garlic buttered crab legs in what is essentially someone's living room, then sitting out on the trunk of your car to eat it, as Wats Crackin? provides no indoor eating area. Bring wipes and a friend because there is plenty to go around. The best value in town, in our opinion. less...

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