Emerald City Bagels
Glenwood Ave. East Atlanta
Mother & daughter duo Deanna & Jackie Halcrow, made a big splash when they started Emerald City Bagels only a few years ago.Â They started working out of a shared commercial kitchen and along with their bagel-making team, worked tirelessly creating and delivering the best bagels in the city.Â In January of this year they opened their first store in East Atlanta Village.Â It is modeled after their favorite bagel shops in lower Manhattan.
BEST BAR FOOD
520 Flat Shoals East Atlanta
The Flatiron is located in the historic flatiron building on the corner of Flat Shoals and Glenwood, in the heart of East Atlanta Village. It is a favorite hangout among residents and those visiting the area. Their extensive menu is made famous by their award winning burgers.
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. The barbecue here is served naked to appreciate but 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.
Dunwoody (770) 454-2201
Decatur (404) 378-5077
Buckhead (404) 816-0603
Grant Park (404) 748-1310
Farm Burger is about more than just a great burger. It is a labor of love that satisfies its founders' personal commitment to animal welfare, ecological agriculture and sustainability practices. All Farm Burger burgers are grass-fed, antibiotic and hormone-free, locally raised, ground fresh, made in-house and griddled to perfection!
Willy's Mexicana Grill
31 Area Locations
Atlanta's original burrito chain is still the best. Willy's award winning California-style burritos keep the concept of freshness true. Their rice and beans are cooked daily using no lard or animal products. Willy's restaurants are vegetarian friendly offering grilled tofu and veggie burritos. Willy's is a great choice to cater your holiday party, call (404)422-7107 to speak to a catering expert. Now get your Willy's delivered with Door Dash.
3887 Peachtree Rd.
and other area locations
Celebrating 25 Years in Brookhaven, Chin Chin serves up Atlanta's finest authentic Chinese cuisine. Chin Chin has several locations around Metro Atlanta, each with the same great flavor, healthy portions and elegant dÃ©cor. Brookhaven location now has an exciting new sushi bar!
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. Find them online, Perimeter Mall and Atlanta retailers.
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. 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.
BEST MEAL DEAL
600 Ponce de Leon Ave.
For over 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
East Cobb 678.996.0045
Mediterranean Grill is a perennial Best Of Winner. For nearly 20 years, 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!
BEST NOODLE BOWL
Jinya Ramen Bar
Sandy Springs 5975
Roswell Rd. 404.600.6974
Buckhead 3714 Roswell Rd. 404.549.2583
JINYA Ramen Bar was founded by Tomonori Takahashi in 2010. The son of a successful restaurateur in Japan, Tomonori came to the states looking for a place where one could enjoy the traditional taste and flavor of ramen. Jinya is based on three values: Delicious food at reasonable prices that's accessible to all. The locations in Buckhead and Sandy Springs have been a instant hit among their many fans.
BEST OUTDOOR DINING
500 10th Street NE
Where better to dine than al fresco at Park Tavern. They have 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. Patrons also know about their great sushi which is popular at the restaurant and during private events. Get half off sushi and PT Drafts nightly from 9pm to midnight.
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.
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 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
Baldinos is celebrating their 13th 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 $3.99 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.
26 Thai Kitchen & Bar
541 Main St. at Lindbergh City Center
As a young girl in Thailand, Niki Pattharakositkul loved to cook. She would spend hours in the kitchen alongside my mother, honing and perfecting her craft. She learned delicious traditional Thai recipes using authentic, seasonal, fresh ingredients â€“ and always preparing everything from scratch. At the age of 26 she finally fulfilled her lifelong dream of opening a first class Thai restaurant. Customers can expect the same fresh, delicious, and authentic Thai food made from scratch, and utilizing only the finest, locally-sourced ingredients.
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.
349 Decatur Street
Village Theatre was started by 13 local improvisers who met while performing at Whole World Theatre. The cast of friends originally preformed only one show a week, titled Sunday Improv Sunday at TenHigh in the VA Highland. The group gained a loyal following, and they started The Village Theatre in 2008. Last month they celebrated their 10 Year Anniverary!
BEST LATIN MUSIC
BEST SALSA DANCING
550 Amsterdam Ave.
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 ROCK
CLUB BEST LOUNGE
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: Ron Gallo (Fri. Nov 16); Omni (Sat. Nov 17); Birdcloud (Thu. Nov 29) and Mercyland (Fri. Nov 30).
BEST MUSIC VENUE
1374 West Peachtree Street
Center Stage Theater is an icon in the Atlanta music and performing arts community. An intimate venue where every seat is a winner with premier sound and lighting systems, a cozy lounge area and prime location in the heart of Midtown, Center Stage Theater stands apart from the rest. Part of an entertainment complex contaning Vinyl and The Loft.
BEST MUSIC VENUE OUTDOOR
Frederick Brown Amphitheatre
201 McIntosh Trail,
The Fred Amphitheater is nestled in the woods of Peachtree City only a 45 minute drive from Atlanta. It opened in 1991 and is named after former mayor Frederick Brown, Jr. Each year has seen increased crowds and bigger name national acts. 2018 was a banner season with great shows including: The Commodores, Brian Setzer, Eddie Money and Lindsey Buckingham. Go to their website and join their mailing list for 2019 season.
BEST PATIO SCENE
Henry's Midtown Tavern
132 10th Street NE
Henry's is located on bustling 10th Street in the heart of Midtown. Henry's welcomes people who crave a good atmosphere as much as great food. Named for owner Maureen Kalmanson's dog, Henry's offers an ideal mix of high-end and casual. The spacious interior is home to two bars and seating for 160, but the patios are most popular by their patrons, especially at night.
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. They offer much more than your typical bar food. Enjoy 50+ draft beers, party rooms and great 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.
BEST DERMATOLOGY SERVICES
5505 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd. Suite 412
Perimeter Dermatology, PC is committed to offering quality professional dermatological services and skincare. Their highly skilled and educated providers take the time to understand patient concerns and goals before customizing a comprehensive treatment plan. Perimeter Dermatology is a full-service practice that encompasses the full array of medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology services, including advanced laser technology, the latest skin peels, cosmetic injectables and fillers. Come visit with their knowledgeable staff including Hillary Grady Seymore voted Best Aesthetician 2018.
BEST MARTIAL ARTS
BEST CARDIO CLASS
Unit 2 Fitness
240 Ponce De Leon Ave.
Whether it be Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Kickboxing, Boxing or Mixed Martial Arts you know you are being instructed by the best. World Champion martial artists who have competed at the highest levels form the staff. Their gym offers free weights, machines, and cardio equipment.
5944 Roswell Rd.
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 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 Hip Clothing
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
193 East Pike St.
Fans of Alexander's Fine Diamonds have followed their move to Lawrenceville! 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 expects from a fine jewelry store.
BEST LIQUOR STORE
Tower Beer, Wine & Spirits
2161 Piedmont Rd.
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. Four convenient locations across the metro area.
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.