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CityGuide - 8 restaurants locals swear by

From world-class pizza to spicy Chinese noodles, ATL has something delicious for everyone.

It makes sense that Atlanta, home to the world's busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, offers a bustling global food scene. Whether it's world-class pizza or a bowl of spicy Chinese noodles, Atlanta holds culinary yum in its metropolitan center and, thanks to our nationally recognized sprawl, the farthest reaches of our many highways.

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Kamal Grant has his dough down — his doughnuts ($1/each and $10/dozen) spring back into shape after each bite and taste like butter instead of fryer oil. His take on a Boston cream doughnut is whimsically shaped into a proud "A" for Atlanta, filled with silky custard and dipped in premium Belgian Ca... | more...

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The General Muir is part New York-style deli, part French brasserie from the folks at West Egg and Bocado's former chef Todd Ginsberg. Whether it’s a saucy Reuben sandwich or a simple and beautiful piece of seared trout, this restaurant near the CDC and Emory University has been a bona fide classic ... | more...

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This venerated soul-food joint dishes up some of the city's best Southern cooking at a price that's hard to beat. From corn muffins and fried chicken to field-fresh vegetables and banana pudding, these folks know their way around comfort food. | more...

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The thing that makes Gu's goods stand apart is how clean the food tastes. There's seldom too much of any component be it spice, salt or MSG. The "traditional menu" is immense and there are normally a few specials on the chalkboard at the front of the restaurant. Yes, there's an "American menu" for t... | more...

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Long on informality and comfortingly Americanized Mexican and Southwestern fare. It's decidedly short on glitz as guests order at the bar and carry their own drinks. Stand in line, take a seat and wait for your tacos. | more...

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Owner Giovanni DiPalma seemingly appeared out of nowhere a few years ago and turned a nondescript building into a Neapolitan pizza mecca. Antico Pizza’s Naples-style pie is made with imported Italian ingredients in three Acunto ovens, also from Italy. If you like meat, order the San Gennaro. The Mar... | more...

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In a town where cocktails are taken very seriously, Kimball House quietly took over the title of everyone | more...

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The mega-popular barbecue joint serves up super-smoky ribs, pork, chicken and brisket that inspires passionate barbecue love on good days. The atmosphere the brothers have created is admirable, turning the space into what feels like a genuine Texas shack. | more...
 



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