Emerald City Bagels
Emerald City Bagels has taken Atlanta by storm. Mother & daughter duo, Deanna & Jackie Halcrow, along with their bagel-making team have worked tirelessly the last three years creating and delivering the best bagels in the city. You'll find them at many of your favorite coffee shops, breakfast places around town and coming very soon their very own brick & mortar located in the heart of East Atlanta Village! Follow on social media for when.
Sandy Springs 404.255.6368
Emory Area 404.474.9444
Pig-N-Chik ribs are St. Louis cut and cooked until they show a pink smoke ring. This makes them nice and tender with just the right smoky flavor. They come without the sauce as owner Jim Graddy feels ribs should stand on their own. But should you want, there are homemade Pig-N-Chik sauces on the tables. You will also find great barbecue pork, turkey, beef brisket, chicken wings, smoked salmon along with a variety of sides, and salads.
The Flying Biscuit
Candler Park 404.687.8888
The Flying Biscuit serves great breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner seven days a week starting at 7 am. They are known for their mouthwatering biscuits and affordable menu items. Their signature dish is The Flying Biscuit Breakfast. It is served with two large farm-fresh eggs, free-range chicken and sage breakfast sausage. The Flying Biscuit offers an organic-friendly menu and bakery. You can't go wrong with a famous Flying Biscuit Breakfast.
George's, the iconic 56 year-old Virginia-Highland establishment, keeps winning over new fans of their famous burgers. These burgers are made from 100% ground chuck, hand-pattied, charbroiled and served on a lightly grilled whole wheat bun with lettuce, tomato, red onions, and a pickle spear. Each burger comes with choice of fries, tots, potato salad and coleslaw.
Willy's Mexicana Grill
32 Area Locations
Founded in 1995, Willy‚Äôs Mexicana Grill offers a host of Fresh-Mex menu items made from the freshest ingredients.¬† These include Willy‚Äôs award winning signature California-style burritos. Create your ultimate burrito or bowl using a combination of fresh ingredients or try the Baja or Frito Burrito that Willy recommends. ¬†There are plenty of vegetarian and gluten friendly options to choose from.¬† Don‚Äôt forget to order Willy‚Äôs Catering for your next office or social event!
3887 Peachtree Rd.
and other area locations
Since 1994, Chin Chin has served up some the finest authentic Chinese cuisine. Chin Chin has several locations around Metro Atlanta, each with the same great flavor, healthy portions and elegant d√©cor. Chin Chin offers reliable fine dining that won't break the bank.
2905 Buford Hwy.
The iconic original location on Buford Hwy. and N. Druid Hills had burned down a few years ago but has been rebuilt and the Cuban sandwiches are better than ever. Now run by second generation Eddie Benedit, Havana Restaurant lives on.
7 Restaurants + Hartsfield Jackson
Goldberg's is Atlanta's favorite deli and also serves the Best Sandwiches. Here you will find the finest cuts of meat and freshest salads. All Goldberg's Atlanta locations offer full table seating. Visit any of their seven metro locations and airport with Battery Village now open. Goldberg's is celebrating 45 years in Atlanta! Follow them on Facebook for weekday specials.
North Point Mall; Perimeter Mall
Macaron Queen desserts offers French pastries that are delicious, delectable and with less calories, a guilt-free slice of heaven! Madame Macaron's menu varies from individual desserts, cakes, Macarons, parfaits, and cookies all with the finest ingredients and exquisite taste.
Best late night dining
3652 Roswell Rd.
A landmark of great meals 24 hours a day! Whether you crave a 2 a.m. breakfast or an 8 a.m. steak, you can get it here. Find great sandwiches, salads, seafood along with Italian and Greek dishes. Visit their Buckhead restaurant (pictured) or any of their five locations around town.
1341 Clairmont Rd.
Since 1966, Papadopoulos family at Athens Pizza has been serving the same delicious Greek cuisine to the Emory / Decatur area that their customers have come to expect. There is much more than pizza here. Try authentic dishes including Veal, Roasted Lamb or the Oven Baked Chicken. Athens Pizza offers lunch and dinner and is popular for catering. Call to book your holiday party in one of their private rooms.
Bhojanic understands the need for authentic Indian fare. The finest vegetables and meats are used to create the flavorful experience of the Indian culture. The food you find at Bhojanic is exactly like the food cooked in the homes of India. Check out their new location at Emory Cox Hall or call their Catering Hotline 404.702.8301.
BEST MEAL DEAL
600 Ponce de Leon Ave.
For 25 years people have been heading down to Ponce to experience their great jerk chicken and pasta dishes. Over all this time Eats has maintained the high quality of their food and kept their prices low. They are routinely awarded Best Inexpensive Restaurant and this year Best Meal Deal for their $7.50 Jerk Chicken Special.
N. Decatur Plaza 404.320.0101
Midtown 404.917.1100; East Cobb 678.996.0045; Athens 706.543.5000
Mediterranean Grill is a perennial Best Of Winner. For over a decade, Atlantans have visited this beloved family / chef-owned and operated restaurant. They serve authentic regional dishes like gyros, falafel and kabob sandwiches made to perfection. Plus try their spanakopita, dolmas, amazing humus and fall off the bone lamb shank!
500 10th Street NE
The Patio at Park Tavern has one of the best views in the city overlooking Piedmont Park and the Midtown Skyline. This amazing backdrop provides for a great atmosphere and is dog-friendly. The large climate controlled patio includes table seating, private cabanas, an oyster bar, fire pits, and TV's to catch your favorite teams in action. The patio can be transformed for weddings, private events, and concerts. The Rink at Park Tavern opens Thanksgiving through Presidents Day
265 Ponce De Leon
Chicago is known as having the best pizza in America however the best pizza in Atlanta is at Nancy's Pizza in Midtown. Nancy's serves up authentic Chicago style, thin, their famous stuffed deep dish and a Rustic Crust Italiano Pizza as well as a full menu including great appetizers, sandwiches and signature salads. They have a new dining room new room which is perfect for large parties and private events while take-out, delivery and catering are available.
1811 Piedmont Ave.
Since 1990, award winning Fat Matt's Rib Shack has been one of Atlanta's favorite hot spots. These ribs are smoked to perfection and literally falling off the bone. Order by the slab, half-slab, as a combo or chopped pork sandwich. Great barbecue chicken and sides as well. They offer nine beers on tap plus more in the bottle. Seating is available inside and out. Live blues is played nightly starting at 8pm featuring many of the local favorites.
242 Boulevard SE
Agave's unique blend of eclectic southwestern cuisine, extensive tequila bar and wine list coupled with exceptional service makes this one of Atlanta's top restaurants. They've won numerous awards from various publications for their inspired dining experience. Agave offers over 100 tequilas and 12 specialty margaritas on the menu. All Agave margaritas are made with blue agave tequilas and fresh squeezed lime juice.
BEST SUB SANDWICH
Baldinos Giant Jersey Subs
Marietta 770.321.1177; Doraville 770.455.8570
Baldinos is celebrating their 11th straight year being voted as the Best Sub Sandwich in the Atlanta. Baldinos Giant Jersey Subs has been recognized as the only true New Jersey Style submarine in the South. They bake their bread fresh daily and every sub is made custom to order. When you eat a Baldinos sub you know the difference. Try their $3.79 Sub Special available all day.
Eclipse di Luna
Eclipse di Luna has set the trend for tapas restaurants in Atlanta. With over two dozen tapas to choose from, there is something to please any taste. Their tapas are priced affordably to encourage multiple sampling. The menu offers a variety of glutton-free and vegetarian tapas.
Multiple Area Locations
Johnny's Pizza has been synonymous with great pizza in Atlanta since 1977. They specialize in NY style, which is thin in the middle and thick around the edges. You can also choose from their hot oven-toasted subs, salads, calzones, starters and Italian dinners. All Johnny's restaurants offer dine-in, take-out and delivery. With 25 locations around Atlanta there is bound to be one near you.
BEST COMEDY CLUB
Laughing Skull Lounge
878 Peachtree St. 877.523.3288
Located in the back of the Vortex in Midtown, this intimate comedy club has made a big imprint on Atlanta's comedy scene. While others have come and gone, Laughing Skull Lounge continues to attract huge talent who perform to lively audiences.
BEST LATIN MUSIC
BEST SALSA DANCING
550 Amsterdam Ave. 404.875.4494
Samba. Salsa. Merengue! They have it all at Loca Luna, where you'll find live Latin music nightly and savory dishes from Spain, South America and Latin America. Their location on Amsterdam Ave offers a tropical outdoor patio with Midtown skyline view. The happening bar is open till 2:30am on weekends. Loca Luna features live Latin music every night on their large dance floor and the hottest DJ's spin late night on Fridays and Saturdays. Plenty of free parking and free valet available.
BEST LOOKING WAITSTAFF
3365 Piedmont Road 404.961.8946
2475 G. Busby Pkwy. 678.348.1605
Twin Peaks, the mountain lodge-style sports restaurant and its Twin Peaks girls offer great views! Let their outgoing wait staff bring delicious food to your table.
At the bar choose from an extensive selection of 29-degree draft beers on 32 taps while the girls pour and serve into huge ice-cold, frosted mugs.
BEST LOCAL MUSIC
BEST BAR FOOD
488 Flat Shoals Ave.
An Atlanta institution for great music, drinks and grub. National acts and the best of the emerging Atlanta music scene grace the stage nightly to packed crowds. Check out this month: David Bazan (Nov 16); Cloak (Nov 18); Battalion of Saints (Nov 24); K Michelle Dubois (Nov 25).
BEST MUSIC VENUE
152 Luckie Street 404.659.9022
This turn of the century church turned concert venue attracts some of the biggest national acts to Atlanta. Check out Blackberry Smoke (Nov 24) and Luke Combs (Nov 30).
BEST SMALL MUSIC VENUE
BEST WINE BAR
650 North Ave.
Ponce City Market
Located in the heart of historic Inman Park. Since opening last year, City Winery has taken Atlanta by storm. The concept of combining great wines and culinary innovations in an intimate setting of live music is unlike anything this city has seen. City Winery is the brainchild of Michael Dorf, founder of the iconic Knitting Factory, one of New York's longest running music venues. He wanted to create a place where he could combine his shared passions for wine and music. Check out Louis Prima Jr. (Nov 14); Shawn Colvin (Nov 15, 16) and Fantasia (Nov 26).
BEST PERFORMANCE VENUE
660 Peachtree Street NE
The Fox's 4,665 seat theatre hosts more than 150 performances a year ranging from Broadway to rock to comedy to movies. Its striking red-carpet entryway and ornate gilt work, soaring turreted ceilings and stained glass windows, all leading to a vast cobalt "sky" with a sea of twinkling stars, makes the Fox Theatre Billboard Magazine's #1 non-residency venue worldwide.
BEST SPORTS BAR
8 Atlanta locations
Hudson Grille is the perfect place to catch the game, to meet friends for a great meal, or enjoy drinks from one of their expansive bars. Hudson Grille offers much more than your typical bar food. Sure, they have the usual favorites but also offer plenty of healthy, local and gluten-free options not found at any other sports bar. Hudson Grille offers 50+ draft beers, party rooms and 360-degree views of way too many HD TV's. Pair that with an upscale atmosphere and friendly staff, and you'll see why Hudson Grille is the best sports bar in Atlanta.
BEST BOOT CAMP
Higher Purpose Fitness
1595 Peachtree Parkway
Not all Boot Camps are alike. Higher Purpose Fitness burns fat fast. They offer 45 minute high energy sessions to get you in and out. Their trainers are highly certified with degrees from top nationally recognized organizations. Check out their all new location offering the same great results.
BEST CAR WASH
Lighthouse Car Wash
1245 Scenic Hwy S, Lawrenceville, GA 30045
2470 Salem Rd. SE, Conyers, GA 30013
Lighthouse Express Car Wash offers customers the latest in Car Wash technology and service at two convenient locations in Lawrenceville and Conyers, GA. Both provide Full Service and Express Exterior Only Self Service. The Car Wash experience here is designed to offer flexibility with an array of options to meet your needs and simplicity to help keep your car clean. Wash packages start at just $6.
BEST MARTIAL ARTS
BEST CARDIO CLASS
Unit 2 Fitness
240 Ponce De Leon Ave. 404.745.3019
Whether it be Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Kickboxing, Boxing or Mixed Martial Arts you know you are being instructed by the best. The staff is comprised of World Champion martial artists who have competed at the highest levels. Their gym offers free weights, machines, and cardio equipment.
5944 Roswell Rd. 404.236.7291
LaVida Massage of Sandy Springs is a unique concept in health and wellness that provides affordable therapeutic massage and esthetic services. Their products and services are specifically designed to meet the needs of both men and women through: relaxation, deep tissue, couples massage, hot stone, and Swedish massage.
BEST ADULT STORE
BEST ADULT TOYS
22 Metro Area Locations
An Atlanta favorite for those into the erotic. Thousands of videos, dvd's, adult toys, condoms, candles and novelties to meet whatever your desire. Their 22 locations make Starship a convenient one stop shop.
BEST ADULT MOVIES
2205 Cheshire Bridge Rd.
With over 10,000 DVD's for sale or rent, Southern Nights has Atlanta's widest selection and at great prices. View films on-site in their 62 channel hi-def video arcade. Their open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
BEST ART SUPPLY
Buckhead 404.237.6331; Ponce City 404.682.6999
The place to go for all your art supply needs. Their staff are accomplished artists themselves that can offer knowledgeable and caring customer service.
BEST CD STORE
Roswell 770.518.3300; Duluth 770.623-1552; Town Center 770.425.3472
CD Warehouse has 10,000 used CD'S for buy, sell or trade plus all the new releases. They pay cash for used Blu-ray, CD's, DVD's and games. If you can't find it, they will special order it for you.
BEST THRIFT STORE
1111 Euclid Ave 404.658.1988
6500 Roswell Rd. 404.497.0701
Both Rag-O-Rama stores are filled with spectacular men's and women's fashions and accessories. They carry an ever changing inventory that includes brand names, designer labels and vintage styles. Find the best prices in town.
BEST JEWELRY STORE
Alexander's of Atlanta
2891 N. Druid Hills Rd Toco Hills
Shopping Center 404.634.3197
As one of the most established and respected jewelers in Atlanta, Alexander's maintains a strong commitment to the high standard of quality and service that one would expect from a fine jewelry store.
BEST LIQUOR STORE
Tower Beer, Wine & Spirits
2161 Piedmont Rd. 404.881.0902 5877 Buford Hwy. 770.458.3272
With the best selection, service and price in Atlanta, customers come from all over to stock up on their favorite beer, wine and spirits. They have been taking care of their customers since 1948.
BEST MUSIC STORE
Sam Ash Music
2999 Cobb Parkway
Sam Ash Music has been serving musicians since 1924. Their legendary service, selection and guaranteed low prices is unmatched in the industry. Jaw-dropping inventory of the latest instruments, gear, and accessories will have you hooked.
BEST SHOE STORE
Becoming Atlanta's premier source for innovative comfort footwear doesn't happen overnight. It takes years of building relationships with the top suppliers, attention to customer service and a passion for footwear. Abbadabba's has that in spades!
BEST SMOKE SHOP
The place to go from everything for your smoking needs. You will also find adult novelties, incense, posters, vaporizers, aromatherapy and more.
BEST VINTAGE CLOTHING
428 Moreland Ave 404.523.0100
Psycho Sisters is famous for reinventing vintage, accessories, costumes & festival wear and has been doing it for over three decades. Their store offers the best selection of every era in fashion and the best personal sales team to help you dress up for any occasion. Nestled in Little 5 Points, Atlanta, Psycho Sisters is never ever boring.