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Best of Atlanta 2012 Oral Pleasures

 

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Oral Pleasures

Best grits BOA Award Winner

And multiple metro Atlanta locations.

Best Place to Dine with your Laptop BOA Award Winner

Octane
and other metro Atlanta locations

Best Service BOA Award Winner

Best Sichaun BOA Award Winner

Best sushi BOA Award Winner

Ru San's
And other Metro Atlanta locations.

Best veggie burgers BOA Award Winner

Yeah! Burger

Best wine list BOA Award Winner

Barcelona Wine Bar

Best Chinese BOA Award Winner

Chin Chin

Best chocolates BOA Award Winner

Cacao Atlanta

Best coffeehouse BOA Award Winner

Octane

Best desserts BOA Award Winner

And multiple metro Atlanta locations.

Best food truck BOA Award Winner

Yumbii

Best fried chicken BOA Award Winner

Watershed

Best Italian BOA Award Winner

Sotto Sotto

Best restaurant to bring the kids BOA Award Winner

YEAH! Burger

Best vegan BOA Award Winner

Cafe Sunflower
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Best Thai BOA Award Winner

Spoon

Best under the radar restaurant BOA Award Winner

There

Best vegetarian BOA Award Winner

Cafe Sunflower

Best vegetarian dish BOA Award Winner

Best appetizers BOA Award Winner

There

Best Atlanta foodie Tweeter BOA Award Winner

@savoryexposure
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Best cheap eats BOA Award Winner

Best cookies BOA Award Winner

TIE: Alon's Bakery and the Cookie Studio

Best covers-all-the-bases drink menu BOA Award Winner

If you can't find something to wet your whistle at H. Harper Station, you must be on the wagon. The city's most exhaustive menu of original cocktails is divided up by spirit, from vodka to cachaca to mezcal, with several varieties of Manhattans - including one featuring Pappy for the deep-pocketedmore...
If you can't find something to wet your whistle at H. Harper Station, you must be on the wagon. The city's most exhaustive menu of original cocktails is divided up by spirit, from vodka to cachaca to mezcal, with several varieties of Manhattans - including one featuring Pappy for the deep-pocketed - and an assortment of punch bowls for adventurous tables. That's in addition to a hefty roster of classic cocktails, an extensive list of bourbons, and even a decent selection of draft beers. Considering that restaurant owner Jerry Slater is the former mixologist for One Flew South, the focus on cocktails is no big surprise. What is pleasantly surprising is that we've yet to taste a clunker in the bunch. less...

Best Cuban BOA Award Winner

And multiple metro Atlanta locations.

Best cupcakes BOA Award Winner

CamiCakes Cupcakes

Best deli BOA Award Winner

Goldberg Bagel
And multiple metro Atlanta locations.

Best food festival or event BOA Award Winner

Taste of Atlanta

Best grits BOA Award Winner

And multiple metro Atlanta locations.

Best Place to Dine with your Laptop BOA Award Winner

Octane
and other metro Atlanta locations

Best place to get Atlanta's original double decker burger BOA Award Winner

Zesto
The local fast-food institution Zesto has been around since 1949, serving burgers, onion rings, chili dogs, milk shakes, and more greasy comfort faves than you can shake a crinkle fry at. The eats are just fine, thank you, though you're not likely to see folks Instagramming photos of chicken tendersmore...
The local fast-food institution Zesto has been around since 1949, serving burgers, onion rings, chili dogs, milk shakes, and more greasy comfort faves than you can shake a crinkle fry at. The eats are just fine, thank you, though you're not likely to see folks Instagramming photos of chicken tenders or hot wings to their followers. And that's all right with us. This is where you come to re-group, refuel, and get a real taste of the people's Atlanta. The Little Five Points outpost is where we go to ponder life's big decisions over a Nut Brown Crown, sitting at the counter, watching the herky-jerky motion of Moreland Avenue traffic, and hoping for insight between bites of the hardened chocolate shell, chopped peanuts, and soft-serve vanilla. The newer diner and drive-thru location on Ponce de Leon Avenue is where we pull up in our newly slicked wheels after a stop at Cactus Car Wash. Seated at a roomy booth and munching on a cheesy Chubby Decker, we watch the school kids, errand-runners, and uniformed workers come and go, listening to our favorite cashier ask her regulars, "Hey, baby, where you been? Whatchu want?" Multiple metro Atlanta locations. less...

Best Service BOA Award Winner

Best Sichaun BOA Award Winner

Best spot for a first date BOA Award Winner

A first date is all about opportunity: the potential to go one way or another. Will it lead to something more? Or will it fizzle into a night best forgotten? Leon's Full Service excels in presenting options to fuel a fun night, especially from behind the bar, and those options can also be employed tomore...
A first date is all about opportunity: the potential to go one way or another. Will it lead to something more? Or will it fizzle into a night best forgotten? Leon's Full Service excels in presenting options to fuel a fun night, especially from behind the bar, and those options can also be employed to help one forget should the need arise. Actually, starting at the bar is a great way to get to know your date a little better. Does Belgian beer on tap turn her on? Or is a modern twist on a classic cocktail more her speed? Is he the kind to get all bubbly over a bottle of farmer fizz (champagne from a producer who actually grows their own grapes)? Or is it straight to a sip of single village mezcal? Then there's the array of eating choices. Want to keep it fun? Stick with the bar snacks or fries with a couple of different dipping sauces (if your date chooses peppercorn gravy, that's a sure sign he/she understands the importance of substance over appearances). Want to get serious? Go for something like the pan-seared sea scallops with sweet corn, tomato jam, and bits of bacon from nearby Pine Street Market. Or maybe go straight to a salty sweet embrace with the chocolate hazelnut candy bar. Keep in mind, there's no better way to judge a potential boyfriend/girlfriend than his or her bocce skills while intoxicated, so be sure to carry those drinks we mentioned earlier outside and take advantage of the bocce court before the night is over. less...

Best sushi BOA Award Winner

Ru San's
And other Metro Atlanta locations.

Best veggie burgers BOA Award Winner

Yeah! Burger

Best wine list BOA Award Winner

Barcelona Wine Bar

Weekly Dining Deal BOA Award Winner

Scoutmob

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Best Chinese BOA Award Winner

Chin Chin

Best chocolates BOA Award Winner

Cacao Atlanta

Best coffeehouse BOA Award Winner

Octane

Best desserts BOA Award Winner

And multiple metro Atlanta locations.

Best Doughnut BOA Award Winner

Sure, we know the competition has revved up this year, but while we admire those newcomers in Decatur, we've got to hand it to owner Kamal Grant and his team at Sublime Doughnuts for reaching yeasty and/or cakey perfection in every bite. Consistency and creativity is what keeps winning us over with everymore...
Sure, we know the competition has revved up this year, but while we admire those newcomers in Decatur, we've got to hand it to owner Kamal Grant and his team at Sublime Doughnuts for reaching yeasty and/or cakey perfection in every bite. Consistency and creativity is what keeps winning us over with every trip to this den of doughnut loving. With more than two dozen treats to choose from, including our beloved Yin Yang (vanilla-chocolate) Twist, S'mores, and Sweet Potato Cake doughnuts, our infatuation is far from fading. Located in the Tech Plaza shopping strip, Sublime keeps students and others sufficiently glazed and frittered from dawn to dusk with freshly baked doughnuts continually emerging on long silver trays from the back kitchen. Peruse the menu over your first doughnut (few leave without a second) or grab one of the many doughnut-themed books (apparently, this is a genre), then nestle in on one of the comfy couches. The cheery yellow walls are decorated with doughnut-inspired art and framed reviews, including the shop's 2012 write-up in Bake magazine, which voted it as "America's Best Bakery." Aren't we the lucky ones? less...

Best food truck BOA Award Winner

Yumbii

Best fried chicken BOA Award Winner

Watershed

Best "I'll drink to that" for Atlanta craft beer advocates BOA Award Winner

The future
Despite the fact Atlanta beer lovers have it better than ever before, our most exciting prospect is the future. As great as the last few years have been to us in terms of new, Atlanta-area craft breweries (Burnt Hickory, Jailhouse, Monday Night, Red Hare, etc.), the next few promise just as many if notmore...
Despite the fact Atlanta beer lovers have it better than ever before, our most exciting prospect is the future. As great as the last few years have been to us in terms of new, Atlanta-area craft breweries (Burnt Hickory, Jailhouse, Monday Night, Red Hare, etc.), the next few promise just as many if not more (Three Taverns, Strawn, Blue Tarp, Creature Comforts in Athens, etc.). Yes, thanks to growlers and Sunday sales we've begun clawing our way out of the dark ages, but the fact that brewpubs can't sell the former and breweries can't sell six-packs on site is a plague that remains. But hey, that's why we're looking forward, right? Onward and upward, true believers. less...

Best Italian BOA Award Winner

Sotto Sotto

Best place to buy local produce on Sunday morning BOA Award Winner

If you've ever been to the Grant Park Farmers Market, you'd never guess that it's only in its second year. Every Sunday during market season, the west end of Grant Park becomes a bustling strip of local vendors - selling everything form handmade soap to homemade pasta - as if they've been doing itmore...
If you've ever been to the Grant Park Farmers Market, you'd never guess that it's only in its second year. Every Sunday during market season, the west end of Grant Park becomes a bustling strip of local vendors - selling everything form handmade soap to homemade pasta - as if they've been doing it there for years. But the market's real draw is all the freshly cut local produce, lovingly cultivated - often within a few miles of the park - by an emerging group of urban farmers. The park is also the perfect setting for a quick Hula-Hoop or an impromptu picnic under a shady tree. Just stop by one of the food vendors for supplies: S&J's Woodfired Pizza, Crepe Masters, and Dumpling Girl's homemade banh mi sandwiches are all on the menu. And for dessert, a pastry from Little Tart Bakeshop or a frozen treat from King of Pops will surely do the trick. Everything lovely and delicious about local food in Atlanta is at your fingertips on Sunday mornings in Grant Park. less...

Best reason to regress BOA Award Winner

Sometimes a cocktail's name is so off-the-wall high-concept that you've just got to order it, even when you suspect you won't want to finish it. And When I Was Eight at Proof and Provision sounds like just such an irresistible novelty. Charmingly topped with a few colorful Froot Loops, it looks and tastesmore...
Sometimes a cocktail's name is so off-the-wall high-concept that you've just got to order it, even when you suspect you won't want to finish it. And When I Was Eight at Proof and Provision sounds like just such an irresistible novelty. Charmingly topped with a few colorful Froot Loops, it looks and tastes just like the bottom-of-the-bowl cereal milk you gleefully slurped as a child - if your mom spiked it with high-test vodka. But, rather than create a three-sip gimmick, bartender Nate Shuman has somehow found a way - with the aid of oat grain vodka, orange and elderflower liqueurs, orange bitters, plus cream - to replicate a comforting taste of nostalgia and deliver a creamy, end-of-the-evening dessert cocktail you'll want to savor. less...

Best restaurant to bring the kids BOA Award Winner

YEAH! Burger

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