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Best Of Atlanta 2007 Oral Pleasures Large


Oral Pleasures



There will come a day when what’s trendy now will be thought of as timeless. Timeless plasma-screen TVs. Timeless minimalist, throbbing music. Timeless stick-thin waitresses in teeny-tiny uniforms that wouldn’t pass dress code at most high schools.

OK, perhaps some of what’s trendy now will just one day become passé. But you can bet Atlanta’s restaurant scene will have moved on, and in the blink of an eye whatever is trendy in the future will be exactly what the city’s eateries are offering up.

Atlanta is a city of history and a city obsessed with trends. While Atlanta’s restaurants strive to become ever more modern and to-the-moment, they’re also embracing their Southern roots. And beyond barbecue and soul food, we’re a city with restaurants that embody the classic dining experience, from outstanding service to perfectionism in the kitchen.

In this year’s Oral Pleasures, we look at the trendy and the timeless and celebrate both. And for once, we celebrate where they meet in the middle — check out this year’s Best Trend winner to see a perfect example of the past and present colliding in the most pleasing fashion.

As always, we are exceedingly proud to live in a city with such a varied and exuberant dining scene. So whether you’re a trendsetter or a classicist, there’s plenty here to tempt your palate.

— Besha Rodell

Best Sunday brunch BOA Award Winner

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Flying Biscuit

Best burritos BOA Award Winner

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Willy's Mexicana Grill

Best Cajun BOA Award Winner

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Redfish

Best Caribbean BOA Award Winner

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Bahama Breeze

Best cheap eats BOA Award Winner

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Eats

Best chef BOA Award Winner

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Kevin Rathbun

Best Chinese BOA Award Winner

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Chin Chin Brookhaven

Best dim sum BOA Award Winner

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Hong Kong Harbour

Best Mojito BOA Award Winner

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Loca Luna

Best signature cocktail BOA Award Winner

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Real Chow Baby

Best coffee BOA Award Winner

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Starbucks

Best coffeehouse BOA Award Winner

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Starbucks

Best cookies BOA Award Winner

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Alon's Bakery & Market

Best Cuban BOA Award Winner

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Havana Sandwich Shop

Best deli BOA Award Winner

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Jason's Deli

Best desserts BOA Award Winner

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Cafe Intermezzo

Best greasy spoon BOA Award Winner

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Majestic Diner

Best French BOA Award Winner

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Cafe Alsace

Best fried chicken BOA Award Winner

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Watershed on Peachtree

Best hamburger BOA Award Winner

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The Vortex - Little Five Points

Best ice cream BOA Award Winner

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Jake's Ice Cream and Muncheteria

Best Indian BOA Award Winner

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Madras Saravana Bhavan

Best Italian BOA Award Winner

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Sotto Sotto Restaurant

Best Japanese BOA Award Winner

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Nakato Japanese Restaurant

Best Korean BOA Award Winner

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Hae Woon Dae

Best kosher BOA Award Winner

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Bagel Palace Deli and Bakery

Best local brew BOA Award Winner

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SweetWater Brewing Company

Best business lunch BOA Award Winner

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Trois

Best margarita BOA Award Winner

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Agave

Best Mexican BOA Award Winner

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Nuevo Laredo Cantina

Best Middle Eastern BOA Award Winner

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Mediterranean Grill

Best new restaurant BOA Award Winner

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Kevin Rathbun Steak

Best overall restaurant BOA Award Winner

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Rathbun's

Best patio dining BOA Award Winner

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Six Feet Under - Grant Park

Best pizza BOA Award Winner

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Fellini's Pizza

Best restaurant for a first date BOA Award Winner

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Real Chow Baby

Best buffet BOA Award Winner

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Golden Corral

Best 24-hour restaurant BOA Award Winner

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Waffle House

Best restaurant for late-night dining BOA Award Winner

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R. Thomas Deluxe Grill

Best restaurant to bring the kids BOA Award Winner

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Dakota Blue

Best restaurant to take visitors BOA Award Winner

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TWO urban licks

Best restaurant when someone else is paying BOA Award Winner

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Bacchanalia

Best restaurant worth the long trip BOA Award Winner

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Canoe

Best sandwiches/subs BOA Award Winner

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Jersey Mike's Submarines

Best fried catfish BOA Award Winner

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Six Feet Under - Grant Park

Best seafood BOA Award Winner

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Six Feet Under - Grant Park

Best soul food BOA Award Winner

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Son's Place

Best meat-and-three BOA Award Winner

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Mary Mac's Tea Room

Best Southern BOA Award Winner

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Mary Mac's Tea Room

Best Southwestern BOA Award Winner

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