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2005 Index of Winners

Best Used CDs BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Ella Guru Record Shop
While the CD market is fading in the MP3 era, you wouldn’t know it at ELLA GURU, an expansive storefront tucked into a pleasant corner of the Toco Hills shopping center. The store doesn’t hedge its bets by selling vinyl, concert tickets or comic books; it’s all CDs, all themore...

While the CD market is fading in the MP3 era, you wouldn’t know it at ELLA GURU, an expansive storefront tucked into a pleasant corner of the Toco Hills shopping center. The store doesn’t hedge its bets by selling vinyl, concert tickets or comic books; it’s all CDs, all the time, with the occasional in-store appearance. Don’t go expecting an edgy atmosphere — or the attitude that goes with it — just one of the larger selections of used and new CDs in town. If you’re selling, Ella Guru pays close to the local top dollar, and its own prices are pretty reasonable, considering that even Best Buy has jacked up costs for new music.
2993 N. Druid Hills Road. 404-325-1350. www.ellaguru.com.

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Best Used Vinyl BOA Award Winner

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Wax 'N' Facts
432 Moreland Ave. 404-525-2275

Best Vintage Clothing BOA Award Winner

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Stefan's Vintage Clothing
1160 Euclid Ave. 404-688-4929 www.stefansvintage.com

Best Vintage Clothing BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Stefan's Vintage Clothing
When it comes to the best selection of vintage clothing, STEFAN’S in Little Five Points reigns supreme. The carefully selected and immaculately preserved clothing for women and men can date anywhere from 1900 to 1979. The shop sports a dazzling array of dresses ranging from ‘50s fullmore...

When it comes to the best selection of vintage clothing, STEFAN’S in Little Five Points reigns supreme. The carefully selected and immaculately preserved clothing for women and men can date anywhere from 1900 to 1979. The shop sports a dazzling array of dresses ranging from ‘50s full skirts to ‘70s Pucci prints. Worth-the-trip accessories include shoes, hats, lots of bold jewelry and a large selection of vintage eye frames. When browsing, don’t forget to scan the labels: We once snagged a mint-condition Chanel silk blouse from the ‘70s.
1160 Euclid Ave. 404-688-4929. www.stefansvintage.com.

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Best Vinyl BOA Award Winner

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Wax 'N' Facts
Crowded into a narrow space in the heart of Little Five Points, WAX ‘N’ FACTS is home to thousands of vinyl records, new and used CDs, imports, DVDs, music magazines and posters. This is as close to an old-fashioned record store as you’ll likely ever see because the emphasismore...

Crowded into a narrow space in the heart of Little Five Points, WAX ‘N’ FACTS is home to thousands of vinyl records, new and used CDs, imports, DVDs, music magazines and posters. This is as close to an old-fashioned record store as you’ll likely ever see because the emphasis is on used, new and collectible records. The staff knows its stuff; there’s no searchable database or website of any kind. Proprietor Danny Beard has been selling records for longer than many of his customers have been alive, and he still takes the time to actively support the music scene.
432 Moreland Ave. 404-525-2275.

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Best Wine Shop BOA Award Winner

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Ansley Wine Merchants
1544 Piedmont Road 404-876-6790

Best Women's Wear BOA Award Winner

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Target

Best Yoga Studio BOA Award Winner

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Kashi Atlanta

Pet Supply Store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Highland Pet Supply
You can find everything your pet needs at a chain store, but what about everything that your darling leg-humper could ever desire? Shop Paris-and-Tinkerbell style at Highland Pet Supply, where the beds are designer and the beef kibble is free-range. The boutique stocks essentials such as rawhide (vanillamore...

You can find everything your pet needs at a chain store, but what about everything that your darling leg-humper could ever desire? Shop Paris-and-Tinkerbell style at Highland Pet Supply, where the beds are designer and the beef kibble is free-range. The boutique stocks essentials such as rawhide (vanilla scent optional), kitty litter and leashes, but it specializes in luxurious edibles and playthings. Next time Fluffy is a good girl, make a run for sweet potato treats and a stiletto-shaped chew toy by “Bark Jacobs.” HPS also offers do-it-yourself dog showers and obedience classes.
1186 N. Highland Ave. 404-892-5900. www.highlandpet.com.

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Best 24-hour Restaurant BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Majestic Diner
For all the debauchery and bleary-eyed clubbing that ordering a plate of hash browns at 4 a.m. entails, THE MAJESTIC is the only place to go. However, um, altered a state you might be in, the seasoned waitresses have seen it all. Delightfully greasy burgers, eggs, grits and other diner favorites stavemore...
For all the debauchery and bleary-eyed clubbing that ordering a plate of hash browns at 4 a.m. entails, THE MAJESTIC is the only place to go. However, um, altered a state you might be in, the seasoned waitresses have seen it all. Delightfully greasy burgers, eggs, grits and other diner favorites stave off oncoming hangovers and settle woozy, boozy tummies. Stone-cold sober? This Atlanta institution can provide all the inspiration you need to write that picaresque novel. less...

Best 24-Hour Restaurant BOA Award Winner

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Waffle House

Best Appetizers BOA Award Winner

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Cafe Tu Tu Tango

Best Appetizers and Best Pizza BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Fritti
Appetizers are a transcendental experience at FRITTI. Anyone who has ever ordered the funghi fritti (fried mushrooms) knows what we're talking about. Just thinking about those crunchy morsels tinged with rosemary makes us close our eyes and smile. And then there's the gossamer fried calamari. Forgetmore...
Appetizers are a transcendental experience at FRITTI. Anyone who has ever ordered the funghi fritti (fried mushrooms) knows what we're talking about. Just thinking about those crunchy morsels tinged with rosemary makes us close our eyes and smile. And then there's the gossamer fried calamari. Forget the heavy dipping sauces. A spritz of lemon is all they need. But wait! Don't fill up on apps and forgo the Neapolitan-style pizzas. A blistered, crackery crust supports well-paired toppings - pancetta with caramelized onions and taleggio cheese with apples and peas are two standouts - though the staff has softened over the years and lets you concoct your own combos as well. less...

Best Bakery BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Bread Garden
Katharine Krasnow’s BREAD GARDEN is not the biggest bakery in town. But it’s been our favorite since it opened and instantly transferred 15 pounds of buttery raisin scones from the display case to our abdominal region. Krasnow, given to amiably chattering to herself after powderingmore...
Katharine Krasnow’s BREAD GARDEN is not the biggest bakery in town. But it’s been our favorite since it opened and instantly transferred 15 pounds of buttery raisin scones from the display case to our abdominal region. Krasnow, given to amiably chattering to herself after powdering her face with flour, treats bread as the living presence it is. Her raisin-nut bread makes beautiful music with many cheeses. Her country Italian loaf loves to become a sandwich. Her pastries? The safest sex we’ve ever had. less...

Best Bakery BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Alon's Bakery & Market

Best Barbecue BOA Award Winner

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Swallow at the Hollow
The folks at SWALLOW AT THE HOLLOW may not be purists, but that’s the reason we crave their ’cue. The chopped pork, scrumptious without any adornment, can be dressed up with three vastly different regional sauces (the South Carolina mustard gets slathered most thickly on our pig). Themore...
The folks at SWALLOW AT THE HOLLOW may not be purists, but that’s the reason we crave their ’cue. The chopped pork, scrumptious without any adornment, can be dressed up with three vastly different regional sauces (the South Carolina mustard gets slathered most thickly on our pig). The mac-n-cheese has a gutsy crust, and the Brunswick stew hums with porcine goodness. Vegetarians, you even reading this? Swallow has one of finest sandwiches in the state for you: smoked portabella with gouda and fried green tomatoes. It might even make the carnivores covetous. less...

Best Barbecue BOA Award Winner

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Fat Matt's Rib Shack

Best Bar Food BOA Award Winner

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The Earl
Fattening, messy, burger-centric: These are all the things good bar food should be about. And it’s exactly what THE EARL dishes out while some of the area’s best bands crowd the hyper-popular East Atlanta spot. Not only do the staffers serve up chili dogs and burgers that cushion themore...

Fattening, messy, burger-centric: These are all the things good bar food should be about. And it’s exactly what THE EARL dishes out while some of the area’s best bands crowd the hyper-popular East Atlanta spot. Not only do the staffers serve up chili dogs and burgers that cushion the belly for a long evening out, but their rockin’ brunch is heaven-sent if your Saturday night lasted well into Sunday morning. The steak sandwich loaded with peppers, onions, provolone and mushrooms is as much sloppy fun as making out in one of the bar’s dark booths.
488 Flat Shoals Ave. 404-522-3950. www.badearl.com.

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Best Bar Food (Tie) BOA Award Winner

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The Vortex - Little Five Points

Best Bar Food (Tie) BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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The Earl
488 Flat Shoals Ave. 404-522-3950 www.badearl.com

Best Bar Food (Tie) BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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The Vortex - Little Five Points

Best Biscuits BOA Award Winner

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Flying Biscuit Cafe - Candler Park

Best Biscuits BOA Award Winner

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Pastries A Go Go
PASTRIES A GO-GO has located to sunnier digs across the street from its original location on Ponce, and now the weekend breakfast line ripples even farther out the door. Famished? Here’s a tip: Fight your way to the counter and order a biscuit with sausage, egg and cheese to go. In less thanmore...
PASTRIES A GO-GO has located to sunnier digs across the street from its original location on Ponce, and now the weekend breakfast line ripples even farther out the door. Famished? Here’s a tip: Fight your way to the counter and order a biscuit with sausage, egg and cheese to go. In less than five minutes you’ll have a fluffy, flaxen beauty in your hands that is layered with just the right amount of wake-you-up ingredients. Just don’t smirk too broadly as you dodge envious looks on your way out the door. less...

Best Breakfast BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Radial Cafe
Going out to breakfast should be relaxing, not cutthroat. RADIAL CAFE is one of the few places left in Atlanta where jockeying for a table isn’t a professional sport. The space is cozy but not too cramped, and funky art on the walls could perk up even the most bleary-eyed night owl. Don’tmore...
Going out to breakfast should be relaxing, not cutthroat. RADIAL CAFE is one of the few places left in Atlanta where jockeying for a table isn’t a professional sport. The space is cozy but not too cramped, and funky art on the walls could perk up even the most bleary-eyed night owl. Don’t miss the hearty buckwheat pancakes and the giant breakfast burrito topped with spicy salsa, black beans and a drizzle of sour cream. less...

Best Breakfast BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Flying Biscuit Cafe - Candler Park

Best Buffet BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Golden Corral (Atlanta Locations)

Best Burger BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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US Cafe
Diehard burger fiends in the know agree that the best versions of this most American of all meals can be had at U.S. CAFE EXPRESS. Beef burgers — available as hearty single combinations (with the usual topping suspects of lettuce, tomato, cheese and bacon) or as hefty, gotta-squash-’emmore...
Diehard burger fiends in the know agree that the best versions of this most American of all meals can be had at U.S. CAFE EXPRESS. Beef burgers — available as hearty single combinations (with the usual topping suspects of lettuce, tomato, cheese and bacon) or as hefty, gotta-squash-’em doubles — deliver pure red-meat gratification. But it’s the turkey burgers that are unexpectedly supreme. The thick, juicy burgers are as rich as their beef brethren and as satisfying to your meat-craving animal heart, but almost completely fat free. Until you slather them with mayo, that is. less...

Best Burrito BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Matilda Bean
Though some might still say there is no such thing as a good burrito in Atlanta, others get on I-85 and head south to MATILDA BEAN. The decor is bright and lively, and service is fast and friendly. Stuffed with chicken and pork or steak, the Tony Montana burrito is many a downtown worker’s favoritemore...
Though some might still say there is no such thing as a good burrito in Atlanta, others get on I-85 and head south to MATILDA BEAN. The decor is bright and lively, and service is fast and friendly. Stuffed with chicken and pork or steak, the Tony Montana burrito is many a downtown worker’s favorite little friend. Vegetarians certainly aren’t left out. The enormous Mean Green burrito is hefty with grilled onions, peppers, rice, sour cream, spinach and salsa. less...

Best Burrito BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Willy's Mexicana Grill

Best Cajun BOA Award Winner

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Big Easy Grille

Best Caribbean BOA Award Winner

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Bridgetown Grill- Cabaret Theatre

Best Carryout and Best Cookies BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Star Provisions
After peeking through half-covered windows for months, we were giddy to finally traipse through the gleaming take-out expansion of STAR PROVISIONS, nicknamed Provisions to Go. The menu varies slightly each day, but count on seductively constructed sandwiches like homemade meatball hoagie with buffalomore...
After peeking through half-covered windows for months, we were giddy to finally traipse through the gleaming take-out expansion of STAR PROVISIONS, nicknamed Provisions to Go. The menu varies slightly each day, but count on seductively constructed sandwiches like homemade meatball hoagie with buffalo mozzarella; freshly made pizzas; side dishes like cucumber-tomato salad and family-size containers of mac-n-cheese; and entrees like grouper escabeche and beef tenderloin with salsa verde. Of course, jewel-like desserts are also on display (the space was formally the bakery), including a treasure trove of the loveliest cookies in town. Try the star-shaped shortbreads that are pure crumbly heaven, and the deep, dark chocolate meringues that are meant for savoring, not gobbling. less...

Best Carryout Food BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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eatZi's Market and Bakery

Best Cheap Eats BOA Award Winner

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Eats

Best Cheap Eats BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Food Court at Chinatown Mall
Got a hankering for a giant bowl of brothy seafood noodles? How about some soy-lacquered duck that melts in your mouth? The FOOD COURT AT CHINATOWN SQUARE offers six outstanding fast-food spots to satiate your Asian cravings for right around $7. Yanmi Yanmi offers a quirky Chinese take on Japanese dishes,more...

Got a hankering for a giant bowl of brothy seafood noodles? How about some soy-lacquered duck that melts in your mouth? The FOOD COURT AT CHINATOWN SQUARE offers six outstanding fast-food spots to satiate your Asian cravings for right around $7. Yanmi Yanmi offers a quirky Chinese take on Japanese dishes, while some of the best green onion pancakes can be had at China Kitchen. All wonton soup should be like Ocean Garden’s. Hong Kong Barbecue’s display of mahogany-skinned roasted birds will make you drip and drool. Chongqing Hot Pot specializes in what its name suggests — a Chinese meat and vegetable broth fondue. Trouble deciding? Close your eyes and pick a spot. You can’t miss.
5383 New Peachtree Road, Chamblee. 770-458-6600.

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Best Chef BOA Award Winner

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Kevin Rathbun

Best Chef and Best Resaurant When Someone Else is Paying BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Guenter Seeger at Seeger's
Hey, why didn’t anyone tell us before that there’s a picture of GUENTER SEEGER in the dictionary next to the word “genius”? Not that we’re at all startled. The man has been enlightening Atlanta with his profound, nearly philosophical take on food since hismore...
Hey, why didn’t anyone tell us before that there’s a picture of GUENTER SEEGER in the dictionary next to the word “genius”? Not that we’re at all startled. The man has been enlightening Atlanta with his profound, nearly philosophical take on food since his days at the Dining Room at the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead. A recent meal in May at his current home, SEEGER’S, included think pieces like Kumamoto oysters with curried cream and fennel pollen, farm egg custard with maple syrup and trout caviar, and Seeger’s chocolate dream with coffee granite, cardamom cappuccino and Utah mountain salt. Of course, the price of such exquisite pleasure, including wine, tax and tip, often rings in around $500 for two. If you’re not a captain of industry or a trust-fund baby, better create a momentous event to fete next time that wealthy relative swings into town. less...

Best Chinese BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Chin Chin Brookhaven

Best Chinese Barbecue BOA Award Winner

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BBQ Corner II
If barbecue isn’t something you’ve ever associated with Chinese cuisine, it’s time you became initiated. There’s no smoky, sweet sauces or traditional sides (other than white rice), and you probably won’t see families chowing on a slab of rose-tinged roastedmore...

If barbecue isn’t something you’ve ever associated with Chinese cuisine, it’s time you became initiated. There’s no smoky, sweet sauces or traditional sides (other than white rice), and you probably won’t see families chowing on a slab of rose-tinged roasted pork in the park. But what Chinese barbecue does have in common with the American kind is its ability to glorify meat. BBQ CORNER II’s Chinese barbecued meats — like the supple roast duck, earthy soy sauce chicken and buttery spare ribs — are superlative examples of their kind. Their whole barbecued suckling pig will make you want to host a Chinese banquet.
5150 Buford Highway, Suite C-100, Doraville. 770-451-2888.

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Best Coffeehouse BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Joe's East Atlanta Coffee Shop
It’s a rare coffeehouse in Atlanta that serves an A-plus cup of java and features ambiance that wasn’t ordered from a corporate headquarters. But JOE’S EAST ATLANTA COFFEE SHOP succeeds at both. A truly diverse crowd displays itself in the retro, comfy furnishings. The baristasmore...

It’s a rare coffeehouse in Atlanta that serves an A-plus cup of java and features ambiance that wasn’t ordered from a corporate headquarters. But JOE’S EAST ATLANTA COFFEE SHOP succeeds at both. A truly diverse crowd displays itself in the retro, comfy furnishings. The baristas are well trained. The Wi-Fi is free and you don’t have to engage in genteel battle for an electrical outlet: There are plenty. You can hear live music now and then. You can buy a book for a buck. And, hey, it’s in funkadelic East Atlanta.
510 Flat Shoals Ave. 404-521-1122.

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Best Coffeehouse BOA Award Winner

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Starbucks

Best Comfort Food BOA Award Winner

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What a Crock!
A woman we know going through a tough divorce swears the chicken potpie at WHAT A CROCK! saved her sanity. Indeed, the super-rich, flaky-crusted pies are better than a kiss on the forehead from Mom during times when only a hot, bubbling-from-the-oven dinner and Sex and the City reruns will do. Loadedmore...

A woman we know going through a tough divorce swears the chicken potpie at WHAT A CROCK! saved her sanity. Indeed, the super-rich, flaky-crusted pies are better than a kiss on the forehead from Mom during times when only a hot, bubbling-from-the-oven dinner and Sex and the City reruns will do. Loaded with white meat chicken, potatoes, carrots and peas, the pies are available in quarters or halves for those wishing to exercise more restraint. The more psychically distressed can order whole pies a day in advance to be reheated at home while you hide under your blanket.
406 Church St., Decatur. 404-687-3311.

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Best Cookies BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Alon's Bakery & Market
1394 N. Highland Ave. 404-872-6000 www.alons.com

Best Cuban BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Las Palmeras
We lost our chance at the Pulitzer for investigative reporting when we announced earlier this year, quite wrongly, that LAS PALMERAS had closed. For once, we were glad to be wrong, because this tiny Midtown restaurant continues to serve the best home-style Cuban cooking in the city. We love the garlickymore...

We lost our chance at the Pulitzer for investigative reporting when we announced earlier this year, quite wrongly, that LAS PALMERAS had closed. For once, we were glad to be wrong, because this tiny Midtown restaurant continues to serve the best home-style Cuban cooking in the city. We love the garlicky masitas de puerco, the kinky Cuban-style fried chicken, the juicy boliche, the shredded ropa vieja and the fried yucca. Don’t expect Ricky Ricardo-style glamour. Las Palmeras couldn’t be plainer, but the patio is especially a great spot to meet friends for an inexpensive and savory meal.
368 Fifth St. 404-872-0846.

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Best Cuban BOA Award Winner

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Havana Sandwich Shop

Best Cupcakes BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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West Egg Cafe
Cupcakes are springing up on more and more menus these days, but the best of the bunch can be found off Howell Mill at WEST EGG CAFE. This west sider offers two irresistible flavors — red velvet and Coca-Cola — though you’ll find other creations like Key lime and Hummingbirdmore...
Cupcakes are springing up on more and more menus these days, but the best of the bunch can be found off Howell Mill at WEST EGG CAFE. This west sider offers two irresistible flavors — red velvet and Coca-Cola — though you’ll find other creations like Key lime and Hummingbird in the mix as well. The cupcakes sell out quickly, so if you come across these frosted beauties, snatch one up while you can. Crowned with a mini-marshmallow, the brown-sugary Coca-Cola cupcake in particular hits the delights-of-childhood button. less...

Best Cupcakes BOA Award Winner

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Belly General Store

Best Deli BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Jason's Deli

Best Deli BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
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Muss & Turner's - Smyrna
The perennial complaint of New York transplants is the lack of a good deli in the Atlanta area. Todd Mussman and Ryan Turner changed that this year when they opened MUSS & TURNER’S in Smyrna. Part gourmet grocery, part sandwich shop, part cooking school, part takeout restaurant, the shop ismore...

The perennial complaint of New York transplants is the lack of a good deli in the Atlanta area. Todd Mussman and Ryan Turner changed that this year when they opened MUSS & TURNER’S in Smyrna. Part gourmet grocery, part sandwich shop, part cooking school, part takeout restaurant, the shop is attracting foodies from all over the city — especially NYC transplants in search of the best pastrami and corned beef available. Everyone’s favorite sandwich is the lamb burger, but plenty of other options abound. There are also remarkable prepared meals, vacuum-packed and easy to heat by dunking in boiling water, and an excellent collection of cheeses.
1675 Cumberland Parkway. 770-434-1114. www.mussandturners.com.

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Best Desserts BOA Award Winner

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Cafe Intermezzo - Dunwoody

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