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Best of Atlanta 2008 Oral Pleasures

 

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Oral Pleasures

This election year has brought up some fascinating food-related biases in America. Who knew that a candidate's healthy eating practices could be a detriment in some people's eyes? Or that someone's preferred salad green could mark him as elitist? (See below for our Best of Atlanta exit-poll respondents' social-status-representing salad greens of choice) Thankfully, quality was a campaign booster for Atlanta's restaurants. 2008 has been a banner year for new restaurants, better restaurant trends and better food all around. For the first time this year, Creative Loafing has named a Restaurant of the Year, a development we find exciting. And as always, we've scoured the city to find Atlanta's absolute best eats. We offer our congratulations to the victoriously delicious candidates.

– Besha Rodell

Best Breakfast BOA Award Winner

In the quest for a perfect breakfast, the question is always sweet or savory. WEST EGG ingeniously solves this problem by serving cinnamon butter alongside its impossibly rich and fluffy biscuits, so you can have your eggs and bacon and your dose of sweet relief as well. Or you could go for the heartymore...
In the quest for a perfect breakfast, the question is always sweet or savory. WEST EGG ingeniously solves this problem by serving cinnamon butter alongside its impossibly rich and fluffy biscuits, so you can have your eggs and bacon and your dose of sweet relief as well. Or you could go for the hearty and comforting Irish oatmeal, topped with a fresh fruit compote. The breakfast sandwiches also hit the spot, and the friendly atmosphere and good coffee make this the most solid all-around morning – or afternoon (breakfast is served all day for you lazy britches) – spot in town. less...

Best Cheap Eats BOA Award Winner

The setting, inside a no-frills alcove next to the freezer section, is less than ideal. But people don't come to the cafeteria at YOUR DEKALB FARMERS MARKET for the ambiance. They come for the grub. Nowhere else in Atlanta can you fill yourself up with sweet spicy lentils, tangy rosemary-roasted mushrooms,more...
The setting, inside a no-frills alcove next to the freezer section, is less than ideal. But people don't come to the cafeteria at YOUR DEKALB FARMERS MARKET for the ambiance. They come for the grub. Nowhere else in Atlanta can you fill yourself up with sweet spicy lentils, tangy rosemary-roasted mushrooms, juicy Parmesan-toasted fresh squash, a grouper fillet, baked beets in ginger syrup, and creamy baked mac-n-cheese, while paying less than $4. For $1.25 extra, you can have one of the restaurant's legendary samosas. Stuffed with beef, lamb, vegetables or lentils, they're a meal by themselves. The same plate of food, served on china in a prettier setting, would cost 20 bucks. less...

Best Cupcakes BOA Award Winner

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