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Best Restaurant for a First Date BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Picked By » Readers
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Real Chow Baby

Best First Date BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
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 Restaurant for a First Date BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Picked By » Readers
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Real Chow Baby

Best Place to Meet Your Web Date BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Starbucks
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Best Restaurant for a First Date BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Picked By » Critics
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
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 Place to Meet Your Web Date BOA Award Winner

Octane Coffee
A blind date can be nerve-wracking enough, but at least at OCTANE COFFEE BAR & LOUNGE you can attribute the jitters on the jolt of caffeine you just chugged. What's better, this java joint offers free wireless Internet, so you can pretend to be reading Wonkette.com when the mystery screen name sauntersmore...
A blind date can be nerve-wracking enough, but at least at OCTANE COFFEE BAR & LOUNGE you can attribute the jitters on the jolt of caffeine you just chugged. What's better, this java joint offers free wireless Internet, so you can pretend to be reading Wonkette.com when the mystery screen name saunters up. Plus, you'll score points for suggesting a rendezvous on the trendy west side of town. Soon enough, the coffee won't be the only thing that's hot. less...

Best Restaurant for a First Date BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Picked By » Readers
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Apres Diem

Best Intown Restaurant for a First Date BOA Award Winner

Year » 2004
Picked By » Readers
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Apres Diem

Best OTP Restaurant for a First Date BOA Award Winner

Year » 2004
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Olive Garden

Best Place to Meet Your Web Date BOA Award Winner

Year » 2004
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
The Earl
Starbucks won the reader's choice for this category, and while our dear astute readers may enjoy going to a place with a T-Mobile Hotspot hookup (maybe so they can ditch said date and immediately find another), we recommend a "different" hot spot: THE EARL. There's people watching aplenty so your eyesmore...
Starbucks won the reader's choice for this category, and while our dear astute readers may enjoy going to a place with a T-Mobile Hotspot hookup (maybe so they can ditch said date and immediately find another), we recommend a "different" hot spot: THE EARL. There's people watching aplenty so your eyes can wander to new, uncharted territories, and if you want to ditch your dud, simply slide into the dimly-lit music room and blend in with the crowd. Or, if the band is particularly, um, "experimental," use it as a pain threshold gauge for your new honey. "488 Flat Shoals Ave. 404-522-3950. www.badearl.com" less...

Best Place to Meet Your Web Date BOA Award Winner

Year » 2004
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Starbucks

Best Place for a First Date BOA Award Winner

Year » 2003
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Turner Field
"Well, my last boyfriend broke up with me because he found out I gave a blowjob to my boss for the promotion I just got." This is the exact kind of introductory small talk no one wants to hear on a first date. For better control of the situation, we recommend going to a Friday night Braves game at TURNERmore...
"Well, my last boyfriend broke up with me because he found out I gave a blowjob to my boss for the promotion I just got." This is the exact kind of introductory small talk no one wants to hear on a first date. For better control of the situation, we recommend going to a Friday night Braves game at TURNER FIELD. You can choose to talk, or watch the game, or drink a lot of beer. If things go well, you're going to want to do all three and maybe even hit the batting cages to show off a little. And seriously, few things are as romantic as being outdoors on a warm Southern night. "755 Hank Aaron Drive, 404-522-7630. www.atlantabraves.com" less...

Best Intown Restaurant For A First Date BOA Award Winner

Year » 2003
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Wisteria

Best Place For A First Date BOA Award Winner

Year » 2003
Picked By » Readers
Type of Award » After Dark
Apres Diem

Best Restaurant for a First Date BOA Award Winner

Year » 2003
Picked By » Critics
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
La Tavola Trattoria
A first-date restaurant needs to be a place that feels lively, is neither too fancy nor too casual, but has great food that's sophisticated without being challenging. LA TAVOLA TRATTORIA in Virginia-Highland fits the bill. You and your paramour-to-be can sit in the softly lit dining room or on the bustlingmore...
A first-date restaurant needs to be a place that feels lively, is neither too fancy nor too casual, but has great food that's sophisticated without being challenging. LA TAVOLA TRATTORIA in Virginia-Highland fits the bill. You and your paramour-to-be can sit in the softly lit dining room or on the bustling patio out back. The across-the-board Italian menu is full of winners, including the baked manicotti, ricotta and sage ravioli and swordfish picatta. Looking to take the edge off? They have a rangy, reasonably priced wine list too. And if the date is going well, you can take an after-dinner stroll around one of the few neighborhoods that offers decent window-shopping in Atlanta. "992 Virginia Ave., 404-873-5430. www.latavolatrattoria.com" less...

Best OTP Restaurant For A First Date BOA Award Winner

Year » 2003
Picked By » Readers
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Pastis

Best Place for a First Date BOA Award Winner

Year » 2002
Picked By » Critics
Type of Award » After Dark
WhirlyBall Atlanta
Forget about dinner, a movie and drinks. Take your next date to WHIRLYBALL. One of the more under-appreciated sports of our time is also an excellent way to gauge the personality of your suitor. Two teams take to a basketball court - in bumper cars. A few games should be enough to determine whether yourmore...
Forget about dinner, a movie and drinks. Take your next date to WHIRLYBALL. One of the more under-appreciated sports of our time is also an excellent way to gauge the personality of your suitor. Two teams take to a basketball court - in bumper cars. A few games should be enough to determine whether your date is playful, competitive, coordinated and willing to work with others. (Hint: Full-speed slams into the corner are an early warning sign your date is a jerk.) "608 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell. 770-998-6161." less...

Best Place for a First Date BOA Award Winner

Year » 2002
Picked By » Readers
Type of Award » After Dark
Apres Diem

Best Place for a First Date BOA Award Winner

Martinis and IMAX
767 Clifton Road 404-929-6300 http://www.fernbank.edu/museum/martini.html A Friday night movie with alcohol at the snack bar is the classic first-date set-up. Putting an elegant spin on the norm, Fernbank Museum offers evenings featuring IMAX films, a large martini bar and a jazz trio. The museum itselfmore...
767 Clifton Road 404-929-6300 http://www.fernbank.edu/museum/martini.html A Friday night movie with alcohol at the snack bar is the classic first-date set-up. Putting an elegant spin on the norm, Fernbank Museum offers evenings featuring IMAX films, a large martini bar and a jazz trio. The museum itself is a conversation piece, and there's something cool about sipping drinks beneath giant dinosaur fossils. The combination of the movie, music and cocktails takes tension off first-date pressures and can prevent any deep conversation if you're seeking to avoid that. Even if your date is a bore, at least you can say you once downed martinis while watching life-size whales mate off the coast of California. less...

Jeremy Citron's Favorite Place for a First Date BOA Award Winner

Whole Foods Market
1214 Spring St. 404-817-7529 http://www.wholeworldtheatre.com "I think the Whole World Theatre is one of the best first dates for several reasons. For one, it's about a five-minute walk from the strip around Crescent Avenue, which provides you with places to eat like Vickery's, the South City Kitchenmore...
1214 Spring St. 404-817-7529 http://www.wholeworldtheatre.com "I think the Whole World Theatre is one of the best first dates for several reasons. For one, it's about a five-minute walk from the strip around Crescent Avenue, which provides you with places to eat like Vickery's, the South City Kitchen and Front Page News, which are nice, casual and not too stuffy. And then you've got the walk going down to the theater, where you can talk and get to know one another. And then you've got improv comedy, which is funny. Anybody who can't appreciate it is somebody you probably don't want to go out with again. But, at the same time, it's a great barrier-breaker because you've got something in common that you are laughing at and having a good time listening to. less...

Best Place for a First Date BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery (Chain)
The setting at Rock Bottom is fitting for a first date — intimate but not overly so. You don't have to worry about your date's taste in food; the menu contains something for everyone, offering pastas and pizzas, salads, sandwiches and entrees such as grilled meatloaf and smoked chicken enchiladas.more...
The setting at Rock Bottom is fitting for a first date — intimate but not overly so. You don't have to worry about your date's taste in food; the menu contains something for everyone, offering pastas and pizzas, salads, sandwiches and entrees such as grilled meatloaf and smoked chicken enchiladas. Choose from a good selection of freshly brewed ales and lagers. If your date doesn't drink, the brewery also makes ginger ale, root beer and cream soda. less...

Best Place for a First Date BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
High Museum of Art
Imagine sipping martinis while enjoying live music, food, poetry readings, art exhibits and more. Now imagine an impressed date. Friday Jazz at the High allows you to add a touch of sophistication to your evening without breaking the bank — $12 admission for two from 5-10 p.m. Instead of dragging yourmore...
Imagine sipping martinis while enjoying live music, food, poetry readings, art exhibits and more. Now imagine an impressed date. Friday Jazz at the High allows you to add a touch of sophistication to your evening without breaking the bank — $12 admission for two from 5-10 p.m. Instead of dragging your date to a noisy club or bar, go to the museum where you can listen to music and have a quality conversation. less...
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