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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Place for Appetizers BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Eclipse di Luna (Featured)

Best Place for Appetizers BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Eclipse di Luna (Featured)

Best appetizers BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
THERE Gastropub (Featured)

Best appetizers BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
The Iberian Pig (Featured)

Best appetizers BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Eclipse di Luna (Featured)

Runners-up:


Ecco


40 Seventh St., 404-347-9555, www.fifthgroup.com


AND


The Iberian Pig


121 Sycamore St., Decatur, 404-371-8800, www.iberianpigatl.com

Best appetizers BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Ecco Midtown

Runner-up
Eclipse di Luna
764 Miami Circle, 404-846-0449, www.eclipsediluna.com

Best appetizers BOA Award Winner

Ecco

Best Appetizers BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Ecco Midtown

Best Appetizers BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Floataway Cafe

Best Appetizers BOA Award Winner

Floataway Cafe
1123 Zonolite Road 404-892-1414 http://www.starprovisions.com Pure, fresh, simple - those are the guiding principles for the cuisine at FLOATAWAY CAFE. The appetizers are particularly exemplary of the style of cooking that has made chefs Anne Quatrano and Clifford Harrison famous. Beets with avocadomore...
1123 Zonolite Road 404-892-1414 http://www.starprovisions.com Pure, fresh, simple - those are the guiding principles for the cuisine at FLOATAWAY CAFE. The appetizers are particularly exemplary of the style of cooking that has made chefs Anne Quatrano and Clifford Harrison famous. Beets with avocado and feta cheese offer a cooling, creamy, salty study in freshness. Grilled chicken livers are given a woodsy rosemary personality, countered by the sweetness of onion jam. Starters here are so good, it's perfectly smart to make a whole meal of them. less...

Best Appetizers BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Rathbun's (Permanently Closed)

Best Appetizers BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Taverna Plaka

Best Appetizers BOA Award Winner

Cafe Tu Tu Tango

Best Appetizers and Best Pizza BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Picked By » Critics
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Fritti (Featured)
Appetizers are a transcendental experience at FRITTI. Anyone who has ever ordered the funghi fritti (fried mushrooms) knows what we're talking about. Just thinking about those crunchy morsels tinged with rosemary makes us close our eyes and smile. And then there's the gossamer fried calamari. Forgetmore...
Appetizers are a transcendental experience at FRITTI. Anyone who has ever ordered the funghi fritti (fried mushrooms) knows what we're talking about. Just thinking about those crunchy morsels tinged with rosemary makes us close our eyes and smile. And then there's the gossamer fried calamari. Forget the heavy dipping sauces. A spritz of lemon is all they need. But wait! Don't fill up on apps and forgo the Neapolitan-style pizzas. A blistered, crackery crust supports well-paired toppings - pancetta with caramelized onions and taleggio cheese with apples and peas are two standouts - though the staff has softened over the years and lets you concoct your own combos as well. less...

Best Appetizers BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Picked By » Readers
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Cafe Tu Tu Tango (Permanently Closed)

Best Appetizers BOA Award Winner

Year » 2004
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Midcity Cuisine
The psychological difference between tapas and appetizers is slim but pointed: With appetizers, you know they're meant to pique your hunger for bigger courses to come. It's easy at MIDCITY CUISINE, though, to simply share a table full of chef/owner Shaun Doty's irresistible hors d'oeuvres and apps. Saffron-scentedmore...
The psychological difference between tapas and appetizers is slim but pointed: With appetizers, you know they're meant to pique your hunger for bigger courses to come. It's easy at MIDCITY CUISINE, though, to simply share a table full of chef/owner Shaun Doty's irresistible hors d'oeuvres and apps. Saffron-scented risotto balls, watermelon salad with goat cheese and basil, fava beans zinged with pecorino and mint, and wild mushroom crostini that tastes like a vegetarian version of creamed chipped beef are but a few of the carefully crafted nibblers. Who needs entrees? "1545 Peachtree St. 404-888-8700. www.midcitycuisine.com" less...

Best Appetizers BOA Award Winner

Year » 2004
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Eclipse di Luna

Best Appetizers BOA Award Winner

Year » 2003
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Woodfire Grill (Permanently Closed)
Chef Michael Tuohy's California-inspired cuisine is all about the joyful dance of the season's flavors. Nowhere does that come through more strongly on his ever-evolving menu at WOODFIRE GRILL than in the appetizers. Divided into "tastes" and "small plates," a recent meal included summer-sweet corn soupmore...
Chef Michael Tuohy's California-inspired cuisine is all about the joyful dance of the season's flavors. Nowhere does that come through more strongly on his ever-evolving menu at WOODFIRE GRILL than in the appetizers. Divided into "tastes" and "small plates," a recent meal included summer-sweet corn soup with basil and roasted pepper puree; a plate of flash-fried squash blossoms stuffed with mild goat cheese and served with a roasted beet emulsion; and local peaches wrapped in prosciutto with blue cheese and fig puree. These dreamy dishes will be long gone by the time you read this, but swing by soon and see what new beauties Tuohy has whipped up. "1782 Cheshire Bridge Road, 404-347-9055. www.woodfiregrill.com" less...

Best Appetizers (TIE) BOA Award Winner

Year » 2003
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Cafe Tu-Tu Tango

Best Appetizers (TIE) BOA Award Winner

Year » 2003
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Eclipse di Luna

Best Appetizers BOA Award Winner

Fritti

Best Appetizers BOA Award Winner

Fritti
311 N. Highland Ave. 404-880-9559 Sotto Sotto's younger sister brings serious informal antipasti to Atlanta. The fried mushrooms are one of the city's best snack dishes right now, but we also love the fried smelts and the potato croquettes with Gorgonzola. Excellent salads. The main deal is pizzas -more...
311 N. Highland Ave. 404-880-9559 Sotto Sotto's younger sister brings serious informal antipasti to Atlanta. The fried mushrooms are one of the city's best snack dishes right now, but we also love the fried smelts and the potato croquettes with Gorgonzola. Excellent salads. The main deal is pizzas - we love 'em all. less...

Best Appetizers BOA Award Winner

Three Dollar Cafe

Best Appetizers BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Antica Posta Restaurant
Although we've had mixed success with entrees here, the appetizers completely rule. There's crostini with chicken liver sauce; a salad of baby arugula with warm roasted rabbit tossed with tomatoes and balsamic vinaigrette; white zolfini beans simply anointed in an assertive olive oil, a salad bowl heapedmore...
Although we've had mixed success with entrees here, the appetizers completely rule. There's crostini with chicken liver sauce; a salad of baby arugula with warm roasted rabbit tossed with tomatoes and balsamic vinaigrette; white zolfini beans simply anointed in an assertive olive oil, a salad bowl heaped with perfectly cooked, deliciously seasoned seafood in broth with a few green leaves. less...
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