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Best Of Atlanta 2010 Oral Pleasures Large


Oral Pleasures

We've lost our minds. We've started from scratch. We've unshackled ourselves from our traditional Best of Atlanta. We do what we want!

This year, rather than trot out the same old favorites, we took a different approach. Our food and drink team asked, "What about this year made us excited, proud, hungry?"

We also changed our direction when it came to the huge decision of who would win Best Overall Restaurant. In years past, the honor has been bestowed on the restaurant with the highest ratings, the most formal service, and the most refined food. This year, all that was thrown out the window. Instead, we opted for the place we most want to eat. Crazy, huh?

Now, if you still need a recommendation for a Thai restaurant or a breakfast spot, our Readers Picks have you covered. Every year, your taste gets better and better, dear readers, and this year you've outdone yourselves.

But the critics have gone rogue. Forget filet mignon and crème brûlée, we're touting confit duck heads and sea salt popsicles.

— Besha Rodell

Best banh mi BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Quoc Huong Banh Mi Fast Food
QUOC HUONG BANH MI FAST FOOD's banh mi will make you swear off all other "fast food" for good. A crusty Vietnamese-style baguette rains crumbs onto your shirt and oozes mayo and soft butter. Sweet slices of barbecue pork meet its perfect foil: fresh cilantro, pickled shreds of carrot and daikon. It'smore...
QUOC HUONG BANH MI FAST FOOD's banh mi will make you swear off all other "fast food" for good. A crusty Vietnamese-style baguette rains crumbs onto your shirt and oozes mayo and soft butter. Sweet slices of barbecue pork meet its perfect foil: fresh cilantro, pickled shreds of carrot and daikon. It's the ultimate version of an East-meets-West mashup. 5150 Buford Highway, Doraville. 770-936-0605. less...

Best bar snacks BOA Award Winner

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the Sound Table (Permanently Closed)

Best dining deal BOA Award Winner

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BLT Steak (Permanently Closed)

Best doughnut BOA Award Winner

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Sublime Doughnuts (Featured)
Kamal Grant's doughnut shop, SUBLIME DOUGHNUTS, is big on flavor and personality. Grant, the sweet-talking Pharrell Williams look-alike, charmed his way into our doughnut-loving hearts with his sugary creations. Toppings exceed the standards set by other bakers. Look for flavors such as dulce de leche,more...
Kamal Grant's doughnut shop, SUBLIME DOUGHNUTS, is big on flavor and personality. Grant, the sweet-talking Pharrell Williams look-alike, charmed his way into our doughnut-loving hearts with his sugary creations. Toppings exceed the standards set by other bakers. Look for flavors such as dulce de leche, the A-town cream (an A-shaped glazed doughnut filled with vanilla cream and coated with chocolate), and the orange dream star (a glazed doughnut topped with an orange-infused frosting). 535 10th St. 404-897-1801. www.sublimedoughnuts.com. less...

Best dumplings BOA Award Winner

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Chef Liu (Permanently Closed)

Best evolution of farm-to-table dining BOA Award Winner

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Home Grown
For years, organics, slow food and locavorism have been struggling with their identity as a movement confined to high-end restaurants and high-priced marketplaces. But this summer, HOME GROWN opened, proving that fresh, local produce can be translated to affordable, neighborhood dining. Classic Southernmore...
For years, organics, slow food and locavorism have been struggling with their identity as a movement confined to high-end restaurants and high-priced marketplaces. But this summer, HOME GROWN opened, proving that fresh, local produce can be translated to affordable, neighborhood dining. Classic Southern dishes, fluffy biscuits, and the creamiest local creamed corn around make dining here special, as does the diverse clientele, which reflects the families, workers, hippies and hipsters of this changing neighborhood. 968 Memorial Drive. 404-222-0455. www.homegrownga.com. less...

Best falafel BOA Award Winner

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Jerusalem Bakery & Grill (Where to Eat Recommendation)
There are a lot of balls out there, but most don't deserve a place in your mouth. The crunchy golden balls of fried chickpea and parsley at JERUSALEM BAKERY ALPHARETTA, however, are definitely worthy. Pita bread filled with pickled veggies, shaved onions and spicy sauce tangle with the falafel in a tightmore...
There are a lot of balls out there, but most don't deserve a place in your mouth. The crunchy golden balls of fried chickpea and parsley at JERUSALEM BAKERY ALPHARETTA, however, are definitely worthy. Pita bread filled with pickled veggies, shaved onions and spicy sauce tangle with the falafel in a tight burrito-style roll that explodes with classic Middle Eastern flavors. 4150 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta. 770-777-0193. www.jerusalem-bakery.com. less...

Best food event BOA Award Winner

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Atlanta's Urban Picnic
The cry to "legalize Atlanta street food!" spread across the interwebs this year with surprising enthusiasm. The folks behind the Atlanta Street Food Coalition took this directive to heart and created ATLANTA'S URBAN PICNIC, one of the coolest events our city has seen in years. Restaurants and new vendorsmore...
The cry to "legalize Atlanta street food!" spread across the interwebs this year with surprising enthusiasm. The folks behind the Atlanta Street Food Coalition took this directive to heart and created ATLANTA'S URBAN PICNIC, one of the coolest events our city has seen in years. Restaurants and new vendors jumped up to support the cause and feed our hunger for something new. Mobile wood-fired pizzas, gourmet burritos and more littered the sidewalks of the historic Sweet Auburn Curb Market on select Fridays to provide "safe, affordable, and legal access to street food in Atlanta." Even better, the effort seems to have paid off, with Atlanta's first food truck getting its license in August. 404-585-1496. www.atlantastreetfood.com. less...

Best ice cream flavor BOA Award Winner

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Morelli’s Gourmet Ice Cream (Featured)

Best ice cream sandwich BOA Award Winner

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Miller Union (Featured)
When the restaurant opened for lunch earlier this year, MILLER UNION gave us more to celebrate than just a classy Westside midday option. For dessert at lunch, a changing array of ice cream sandwiches showed up, each with a delicate chocolate cookie exterior and creamy ice cream interior. Favorites?more...
When the restaurant opened for lunch earlier this year, MILLER UNION gave us more to celebrate than just a classy Westside midday option. For dessert at lunch, a changing array of ice cream sandwiches showed up, each with a delicate chocolate cookie exterior and creamy ice cream interior. Favorites? Almond joy. Mexican chocolate. Earl grey. Unwrapping each one from its wax paper wrapper is like unwrapping a piece of childhood. 999 Brady Ave. 678-733-8550. www.millerunion.com. less...

Best Mexican fusion BOA Award Winner

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Holy Taco

Best Mixologist BOA Award Winner

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Star Provisions (Permanently Closed)

Best neighborhood for ethnic eating BOA Award Winner

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Duluth

Best new restaurant and best pizza BOA Award Winner

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Antico Pizza Napoletana (Featured)
Which restaurant has changed the face of Atlanta dining the most since opening in the past year? The restaurant that finally brought us world-class pizza. ANTICO PIZZA NAPOLETANA had more of an impact on the deliciousness of our city than all the New Southern, farm-to-table places combined. There's nomore...
Which restaurant has changed the face of Atlanta dining the most since opening in the past year? The restaurant that finally brought us world-class pizza. ANTICO PIZZA NAPOLETANA had more of an impact on the deliciousness of our city than all the New Southern, farm-to-table places combined. There's no one thing that explains why Antico is so great, but there are plenty of things worth mentioning: the ovens and flour and tomatoes and workers imported from Italy; the blaring opera music; the convivial seating arrangements, where you might have to eat beside strangers at a metal table in the kitchen. But oh, when those pizzas arrive with their hot, crusty, thin, perfectly balanced crusts, and their tangy, sweet tomato sauce, that's when Antico becomes akin to a religious experience. It's the church of pizza. Consider us converted. 1093 Hemphill Ave. 404-724-2333. www.anticopizza.it. less...

Best overall restaurant BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Holeman and Finch (Featured)
It may not be the fanciest restaurant in Atlanta, or the one with the most formal service, or even the one with the highest star rating. But none of that matters. What matters is this is the place where we all want to eat. If a friend comes in from out of town, if a special occasion calls for a specialmore...
It may not be the fanciest restaurant in Atlanta, or the one with the most formal service, or even the one with the highest star rating. But none of that matters. What matters is this is the place where we all want to eat. If a friend comes in from out of town, if a special occasion calls for a special place, if we had the opportunity to shout ATL pride from the rooftops for one restaurant only, it would be HOLEMAN & FINCH. It's the restaurant our New York friends are jealous of. It's a place you can get a mind-blowing cocktail alongside a perfect small round of the most classic, wonderful steak tartare topped with a flurry of the thinnest potato crisps imaginable. All manner of "parts" are available, from creamy, dreamy lamb brains to rabbit livers topped with pickled blueberries, to whole confit duck heads. But if extreme eating isn't your sport, the comfort and simplicity of house-made pasta carbonara with a fat farm egg yolk to stir in, or a perfectly cooked piece of trout can excite, too. Either way, we're smitten. 2277 Peachtree Road. 404-948-1175. www.holeman-finch.com. less...

Best po'boy BOA Award Winner

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Star Provisions (Permanently Closed)

Best popsicles BOA Award Winner

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When former insurance company analyst Steven Carse, better known on the streets as the KING OF POPS, first showed up on the corner of North and North Highland avenues, foodies instantly regressed. The popsicle peddler inspired childish sweet summertime lust with a variety of homemade exotic flavors,more...
When former insurance company analyst Steven Carse, better known on the streets as the KING OF POPS, first showed up on the corner of North and North Highland avenues, foodies instantly regressed. The popsicle peddler inspired childish sweet summertime lust with a variety of homemade exotic flavors, including grapefruit mint, chocolate sea salt, tangerine basil and more. The King has officially made Atlanta's summer that much cooler. www.kingofpops.net less...

Best ramen BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Yakitori Jinbei
Ramen lust has exploded all over Atlanta in the past couple of years. However, no ramen-ya exhibits such a level of quality as YAKITORI JINBEI. Sadly, owner Takashi Osawa passed away more than a year ago, but his legacy lives on in the deeply complex tonkotsu (pork bone) broth that is slow-cooked formore...
Ramen lust has exploded all over Atlanta in the past couple of years. However, no ramen-ya exhibits such a level of quality as YAKITORI JINBEI. Sadly, owner Takashi Osawa passed away more than a year ago, but his legacy lives on in the deeply complex tonkotsu (pork bone) broth that is slow-cooked for hours until the collagen renders the broth creamy and silky smooth. The superior broth acts as a vehicle for succulent slices of rolled-up pork, chewy bamboo shoots, seaweed, chopped green onion, springy noodles and crunchy white and black sesame seeds. 2421 Cobb Parkway, Smyrna. 770-818-9215. www.yakitorirestaurant.com. less...

Best restaurant decor BOA Award Winner

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Sauced (Permanently Closed)

Best restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner BOA Award Winner

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Empire State South (Featured)

Best service BOA Award Winner

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Miller Union (Featured)

Best shaved ice BOA Award Winner

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SunO Dessert (Permanently Closed)
This ain't your daddy's snow cone. Towering mounds of finely shaved ice milk melt on your tongue at SUNO DESSERT. Suno makes the health claim that it's relatively good for you, especially if you choose the chunks of fresh fruit as a topping. But where's the fun in that? Slut it up with some chocolatemore...
This ain't your daddy's snow cone. Towering mounds of finely shaved ice milk melt on your tongue at SUNO DESSERT. Suno makes the health claim that it's relatively good for you, especially if you choose the chunks of fresh fruit as a topping. But where's the fun in that? Slut it up with some chocolate sauce, crushed candy bars, condensed milk, and whole Oreo cookies. 2570 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth. 770-710-0084; and other metro Atlanta locations. www.suno-dessert.com. less...

Best tofu BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Bishoku
BISHOKU is the brainchild of Jackie Fukuya-Merkel, the daughter of the former owners of the venerable Sushi Huku in Sandy Springs. Merkel's endeavor is a feminine Japanese restaurant with a long list of handwritten specials that push the teriyaki envelope. Bishoku has started making its own tofu infusedmore...
BISHOKU is the brainchild of Jackie Fukuya-Merkel, the daughter of the former owners of the venerable Sushi Huku in Sandy Springs. Merkel's endeavor is a feminine Japanese restaurant with a long list of handwritten specials that push the teriyaki envelope. Bishoku has started making its own tofu infused with classic ingredients, such as edamame. No tofu dish is more beautiful than her homemade egg tofu topped with an unctuous sliver of uni and served with a tiny spoon. 5920 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. 404-252-7998. www.bishokusushi.com. less...

Best torta BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Taqueria La Oaxaquena
The Milanese torta at TAQUERIA LA OAXAQUENA is the kind of sandwich that, once you've had it, trumps all other meat and bread combinations. A massive piece of breaded fried steak is packed into a supple, sweetish bun with velvety avocado, melted white Mexican cheese and heady chipotle. Meat lovers willmore...
The Milanese torta at TAQUERIA LA OAXAQUENA is the kind of sandwich that, once you've had it, trumps all other meat and bread combinations. A massive piece of breaded fried steak is packed into a supple, sweetish bun with velvety avocado, melted white Mexican cheese and heady chipotle. Meat lovers will rejoice. Vegetarians will be tempted. 605 Mount Zion Road, Jonesboro. 770-960-3010. www.taquerialaoaxaquena.com. less...

Best tuna sandwich BOA Award Winner

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Alon's Bakery & Market (Featured)

Best vegetarian splurge BOA Award Winner

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Woodfire Grill (Permanently Closed)

Best wine list BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Craft Atlanta (Permanently Closed)

Best burger BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Bocado (Permanently Closed)

Best cheap eats BOA Award Winner

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Lunacy Black Market (Permanently Closed)

Best Chinese noodles BOA Award Winner

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Ming's Bar B Q

Best dessert trend BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Fried pies

Best tuna sandwich BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Alon's Bakery and Market - Dunwoody (Featured)

Best new restaurant and best pizza BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Antico Pizza Napoletana (Featured)
Which restaurant has changed the face of Atlanta dining the most since opening in the past year? The restaurant that finally brought us world-class pizza. ANTICO PIZZA NAPOLETANA had more of an impact on the deliciousness of our city than all the New Southern, farm-to-table places combined. There's nomore...
Which restaurant has changed the face of Atlanta dining the most since opening in the past year? The restaurant that finally brought us world-class pizza. ANTICO PIZZA NAPOLETANA had more of an impact on the deliciousness of our city than all the New Southern, farm-to-table places combined. There's no one thing that explains why Antico is so great, but there are plenty of things worth mentioning: the ovens and flour and tomatoes and workers imported from Italy; the blaring opera music; the convivial seating arrangements, where you might have to eat beside strangers at a metal table in the kitchen. But oh, when those pizzas arrive with their hot, crusty, thin, perfectly balanced crusts, and their tangy, sweet tomato sauce, that's when Antico becomes akin to a religious experience. It's the church of pizza. Consider us converted. 1093 Hemphill Ave. 404-724-2333. www.anticopizza.it. less...

Best overall restaurant BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Holeman & Finch

Best appetizers BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Eclipse di Luna (Featured)

Runners-up:


Ecco


40 Seventh St., 404-347-9555, www.fifthgroup.com


AND


The Iberian Pig


121 Sycamore St., Decatur, 404-371-8800, www.iberianpigatl.com

Best bakery BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Alon's Bakery & Market (Featured)

Runner-up: Highland Bakery


655 Highland Ave., 404-586-0772, www.highlandbakery.com

Best barbecue BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q (Where to Eat Recommendation)

Runner-up: Fat Matt's Rib Shack


1811 Piedmont Ave., 404-607-1622, www.fatmattsribshack.com

Best bar food BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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The Earl (Featured)

Runner-up: The Porter


1156 Euclid Ave., 404-223-0309, www.theporterbeerbar.com

Best beer selection BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Brick Store Pub

Runner-up: The Porter


1156 Euclid Ave., 404-223-0393, www.theporterbeerbar.com

Best biscuits BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Flying Biscuit (13 ATL Locations)

And other metro Atlanta locations.


Runner-up: Thumbs-up Diner


573 Edgewood Ave. S.E., 404-223-0690, and other metro Atlanta locations. www.thumbsupdiner.com

Best breakfast BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Flying Biscuit Cafe - Buckhead

And other metro Atlanta locations.


Runner-up: Ria's Bluebird


421 Memorial Drive, 404-521-3737, www.riasbluebird.com

Best brew pub BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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5 Seasons Brewing Company - North (Permanently Closed)

Runner-up: Twain's Billiards & Tap


211 E. Trinity Place, 404-373-0063, www.twains.net

Best burger BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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The Vortex - Little Five Points

Runner-up: Farm Burger


410-B W. Ponce de Leon Ave., 404-378-5077, www.farmburger.net

Best burritos BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Willy's Mexicana Grill

And other metro Atlanta locations.


Runner-up: Raging Burrito


141 Sycamore St., Decatur, 404-377-3311, www.ragingburrito.com

Best Cajun BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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The Brasserie and Neighborhood Cafe at PARISH (Permanently Closed)

Runner-up: Henry's Louisiana Grill


4835 N. Main St., Acworth, 770-966-1515, www.chefhenrys.com

Best Caribbean BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Bahama Breeze

And other metro Atlanta locations.


Runner-up: Chef Rob's Caribbean Cafe


5920 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, 404-250-3737, www.chefrobscafe.com

Best cheap eats BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Eats (Featured)

Runner-up: Taqueria del Sol


2165 Cheshire Bridge Road, 404-321-1118, and other metro Atlanta locations. www.taqueriadelsol.com.

Best chef BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Woodfire Grill (Permanently Closed)

Runner-up: Kevin Rathbun


www.rathbunsrestaurant.com

Best Chinese BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Chin Chin Brookhaven

And other metro Atlanta locations.


Runner-up: Chinese Buddha


100 10th St., 404-874-5158; 144 14th St., 404-875-5278

Best cocktails BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Leon's Full Service (Featured)

Runner-up: Holeman and Finch Public House


2277 Peachtree Road, 404-948-1175, www.holeman-finch.com

Best coffeehouse BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Octane Coffee (Permanently Closed)

Runner-up: Aurora Coffee


468 Moreland Ave., 404-523-6856; 992 N. Highland Ave., 404-892-7158. www.auroracoffee.com.

Best cookies BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Alon's Bakery & Market (Featured)

Runner-up: The Cookie Studio


747 E. College Ave., Decatur, 404-373-8527, www.thecookiestudio.net

Best Cuban BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Papi's Cuban & Caribbean Grill (Featured)

Runner-up: Havana Restaurant


3979 Buford Highway, Suite 108, 404-633-7549, www.havanarestaurantatlanta.com

Best cupcakes BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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The Atlanta Cupcake Factory - Permanently Closed (Permanently Closed)

Runner-up: CamiCakes


221 Peachtree Road, 404-748-4288, www.camicakes.com

Best deli BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Goldbergs Fine Foods - West Paces (Featured)

And other metro Atlanta locations.


Runner-up: Jason's Deli


3330 Piedmont Road, 404-231-3333, and other metro Atlanta locations. www.jasonsdeli.com.

Best desserts BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Cafe Intermezzo (Permanently Closed)

Runner-up: Piece of Cake


307-A E. College Ave., Decatur, 404-378-8585, www.pieceofcakeinc.com

Best dim sum BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Canton House Chinese Restaurant

Runner-up: Hong Kong Harbour


2184 Cheshire Bridge Road, 404-325-7630, www.hongkongharbouratl.com

Best early-bird special or dining deal BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Agave Restaurant

Runners-up:


Shaun's


1029 Edgewood Ave., 404-577-4358, www.shaunsrestaurant.com


AND


Colonnade Restaurant


1879 Cheshire Bridge Road, 404-874-5642, www.colonnadeatl.com

Best Ethiopian BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Desta Ethiopian Kitchen (Where to Eat Recommendation)

Runner-up: Queen of Sheba


1594 Woodcliff Drive, 404-321-1493, www.qsheba.com

Best farm to table restaurant BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Farm Burger (5 ATL Locations)

Runner-up: Miller Union


999 Brady Ave., 678-733-8550, www.millerunion.com

Best food festival or event BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Taste of Atlanta

www.tasteofatlanta.com


Runner-up: Chomp and Stomp


www.chompandstomp.com

Best French BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Cafe Alsace (Where to Eat Recommendation)

Runner-up: Atmosphere Bistro


1620 Piedmont Ave., 678-702-1620, www.atmospherebistro.com

Best fried chicken BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Watershed on Peachtree (Permanently Closed)

Runner-up: Colonnade Restaurant


1879 Cheshire Bridge Road, 404-874-5642, www.colonnadeatl.com

Best frozen yogurt BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Yoforia (Permanently Closed)

Runner-up: The Yogurt Tap


419 Church St., Decatur, 404-373-6090, www.theyogurttap.com

Best grits BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Flying Biscuit (13 ATL Locations)

And other metro Atlanta locations.


Runner-up: West Egg Cafe


1100 Howell Mill Road, 404-872-3973, www.westeggcafe.com

Best hamburger BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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The Vortex - Little Five Points

Runner-up: Farm Burger


4108 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur, 404-378-5077, www.farmburger.net

Best ice cream BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
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Morelli’s Gourmet Ice Cream (Featured)

Runner-up: Bruster's Real Ice Cream


2550 Lawrenceville Highway, 770-496-0700, and other metro Atlanta locations. www.brusters.com

Best Indian BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Bhojanic Restaurant (Featured)

Runners-up:


Cafe Bombay


1622 Woodcliff Drive, 404-320-0229, www.cafebombayatlanta.com


AND


Zyka


1677 Scott Blvd., Decatur, 404-728-4444, www.zyka.com

Best Italian BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Sotto Sotto Restaurant

Runners-up:


Alfredo's Italian Restaurant


1989 Cheshire Bridge Road, 404-876-1380, www.alfredositalianrestaurant.com


AND


Capozzi's


1355 Clairmont Road, Decatur, 404-471-1655, and other metro Atlanta locations. www.capozzisdecatur.com.

Best Japanese BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Nakato Japanese Restaurant (Where to Eat Recommendation)

Runner-up: MF Sushi


3280 Peachtree Road, 404-841-1192; 265 Ponce de Leon Ave., 404-815-8844. www.mfsushibar.com.

Best Korean BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Hae Woon Dae BBQ

Runner-up: Honey Pig


3473 Old Norcross Road, Duluth, 770-476-9292, www.honeypigatl.com

Best locally brewed beer BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
SweetWater Brewing Company (Featured)

Runner-up: Terrapin Beer Co.


265 Newton Bridge Road, Athens, 706-549-3377, www.terrapinbeer.com

Best-looking waitstaff BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
The Tavern At Phipps (Permanently Closed)

Runner-up: Flip Burger Boutique


1587 Howell Mill Road, 404-352-3547, www.flipburgerboutique.com

Best Mexican BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Nuevo Laredo Cantina (Where to Eat Recommendation)

Runners-up:


Mi Barrio


571 Memorial Drive, 404-223-9279


AND


Taqueria del Sol


2165 Cheshire Bridge Road, 404-321-1118, and other metro Atlanta locations. www.taqueriadelsol.com

Best Middle Eastern BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Mediterranean Grill

Runners-up:


Ali Baba's


60 Broad St., 404-681-3997; 1099 Euclid Ave., 404-223-1445. www.alibabaatlanta.com.


AND


Mezza


2751 Lavista Road, Decatur, 404-633-8833. www.mezzabistro.com.

Best new restaurant BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Miller Union (Featured)

Runner-up: Farm Burger


4108 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur, 404-378-5077, www.farmburger.net

Best overall restaurant BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Rathbun's (Permanently Closed)

Runner-up: Woodfire Grill


1782 Cheshire Bridge Road, 404-347-9055, www.woodfiregrill.com

Best patio dining BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Six Feet Under - Grant Park

Runner-up: Holy Taco


1314 Glenwood Ave., 404-230-6177, www.holy-taco.com

Best photogenic dish or dish presentation BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Bacchanalia (Featured)

Runner-up: Nakato


1776 Cheshire Bridge Road, 404-873-6582, www.nakatorestaurant.com

Best pizza BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Antico Pizza Napoletana (Featured)

Runner-up: Fellini's Pizza


909 Ponce de Leon Ave., 404-873-3088, and other metro Atlanta locations. www.fellinisatlanta.com

Best restaurant decor BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
TWO urban licks

Runner-up: The Vortex Bar and Grill


878 Peachtree St., 404-875-1667; 438 Moreland Ave., 404-688-1828. www.thevortexbarandgrill.com

Best restaurant for adventurous eaters BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Abattoir (Permanently Closed)

Runner-up: Holeman and Finch Public House


2277 Peachtree Road, 404-948-1175, www.holeman-finch.com

Best restaurant for a first date BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Top Flr (Permanently Closed)

Runner-up: Apres Diem


931 Monroe Drive, 404-872-3333, www.apresdiem.com

Best restaurant for late-night dining BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Majestic Diner (Featured)

Runner-up: R. Thomas Deluxe Grill


1812 Peachtree St., 404-881-0246, www.rthomasdeluxegrill.net

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Best appetizers BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Eclipse di Luna (Featured)

Runners-up:


Ecco


40 Seventh St., 404-347-9555, www.fifthgroup.com


AND


The Iberian Pig


121 Sycamore St., Decatur, 404-371-8800, www.iberianpigatl.com

Best bakery BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Alon's Bakery & Market (Featured)

Runner-up: Highland Bakery


655 Highland Ave., 404-586-0772, www.highlandbakery.com

Best banh mi BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Oral Pleasures » Critics Pick
Quoc Huong Banh Mi Fast Food
QUOC HUONG BANH MI FAST FOOD's banh mi will make you swear off all other "fast food" for good. A crusty Vietnamese-style baguette rains crumbs onto your shirt and oozes mayo and soft butter. Sweet slices of barbecue pork meet its perfect foil: fresh cilantro, pickled shreds of carrot and daikon. It'smore...
QUOC HUONG BANH MI FAST FOOD's banh mi will make you swear off all other "fast food" for good. A crusty Vietnamese-style baguette rains crumbs onto your shirt and oozes mayo and soft butter. Sweet slices of barbecue pork meet its perfect foil: fresh cilantro, pickled shreds of carrot and daikon. It's the ultimate version of an East-meets-West mashup. 5150 Buford Highway, Doraville. 770-936-0605. less...

Best barbecue BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q (Where to Eat Recommendation)

Runner-up: Fat Matt's Rib Shack


1811 Piedmont Ave., 404-607-1622, www.fatmattsribshack.com

Best bar food BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
The Earl (Featured)

Runner-up: The Porter


1156 Euclid Ave., 404-223-0309, www.theporterbeerbar.com

Best bar snacks BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Oral Pleasures » Critics Pick
the Sound Table (Permanently Closed)

Best beer selection BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Brick Store Pub

Runner-up: The Porter


1156 Euclid Ave., 404-223-0393, www.theporterbeerbar.com

Best biscuits BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Flying Biscuit (13 ATL Locations)

And other metro Atlanta locations.


Runner-up: Thumbs-up Diner


573 Edgewood Ave. S.E., 404-223-0690, and other metro Atlanta locations. www.thumbsupdiner.com

Best breakfast BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Flying Biscuit Cafe - Buckhead

And other metro Atlanta locations.


Runner-up: Ria's Bluebird


421 Memorial Drive, 404-521-3737, www.riasbluebird.com

Best brew pub BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
5 Seasons Brewing Company - North (Permanently Closed)

Runner-up: Twain's Billiards & Tap


211 E. Trinity Place, 404-373-0063, www.twains.net

Best burger BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
The Vortex - Little Five Points

Runner-up: Farm Burger


410-B W. Ponce de Leon Ave., 404-378-5077, www.farmburger.net

Best burritos BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Willy's Mexicana Grill

And other metro Atlanta locations.


Runner-up: Raging Burrito


141 Sycamore St., Decatur, 404-377-3311, www.ragingburrito.com

Best Cajun BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
The Brasserie and Neighborhood Cafe at PARISH (Permanently Closed)

Runner-up: Henry's Louisiana Grill


4835 N. Main St., Acworth, 770-966-1515, www.chefhenrys.com

Best Caribbean BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Bahama Breeze

And other metro Atlanta locations.


Runner-up: Chef Rob's Caribbean Cafe


5920 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, 404-250-3737, www.chefrobscafe.com

Best cheap eats BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Eats (Featured)

Runner-up: Taqueria del Sol


2165 Cheshire Bridge Road, 404-321-1118, and other metro Atlanta locations. www.taqueriadelsol.com.

Best chef BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Woodfire Grill (Permanently Closed)

Runner-up: Kevin Rathbun


www.rathbunsrestaurant.com

Best Chinese BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Chin Chin Brookhaven

And other metro Atlanta locations.


Runner-up: Chinese Buddha


100 10th St., 404-874-5158; 144 14th St., 404-875-5278

Best cocktails BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Leon's Full Service (Featured)

Runner-up: Holeman and Finch Public House


2277 Peachtree Road, 404-948-1175, www.holeman-finch.com

Best coffeehouse BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Octane Coffee (Permanently Closed)

Runner-up: Aurora Coffee


468 Moreland Ave., 404-523-6856; 992 N. Highland Ave., 404-892-7158. www.auroracoffee.com.

Best cookies BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Alon's Bakery & Market (Featured)

Runner-up: The Cookie Studio


747 E. College Ave., Decatur, 404-373-8527, www.thecookiestudio.net

Best Cuban BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Papi's Cuban & Caribbean Grill (Featured)

Runner-up: Havana Restaurant


3979 Buford Highway, Suite 108, 404-633-7549, www.havanarestaurantatlanta.com

Best cupcakes BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
The Atlanta Cupcake Factory - Permanently Closed (Permanently Closed)

Runner-up: CamiCakes


221 Peachtree Road, 404-748-4288, www.camicakes.com

Best deli BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Goldbergs Fine Foods - West Paces (Featured)

And other metro Atlanta locations.


Runner-up: Jason's Deli


3330 Piedmont Road, 404-231-3333, and other metro Atlanta locations. www.jasonsdeli.com.

Best desserts BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Cafe Intermezzo (Permanently Closed)

Runner-up: Piece of Cake


307-A E. College Ave., Decatur, 404-378-8585, www.pieceofcakeinc.com

Best dim sum BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Canton House Chinese Restaurant

Runner-up: Hong Kong Harbour


2184 Cheshire Bridge Road, 404-325-7630, www.hongkongharbouratl.com

Best dining deal BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Oral Pleasures » Critics Pick
BLT Steak (Permanently Closed)

Best doughnut BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Oral Pleasures » Critics Pick
Sublime Doughnuts (Featured)
Kamal Grant's doughnut shop, SUBLIME DOUGHNUTS, is big on flavor and personality. Grant, the sweet-talking Pharrell Williams look-alike, charmed his way into our doughnut-loving hearts with his sugary creations. Toppings exceed the standards set by other bakers. Look for flavors such as dulce de leche,more...
Kamal Grant's doughnut shop, SUBLIME DOUGHNUTS, is big on flavor and personality. Grant, the sweet-talking Pharrell Williams look-alike, charmed his way into our doughnut-loving hearts with his sugary creations. Toppings exceed the standards set by other bakers. Look for flavors such as dulce de leche, the A-town cream (an A-shaped glazed doughnut filled with vanilla cream and coated with chocolate), and the orange dream star (a glazed doughnut topped with an orange-infused frosting). 535 10th St. 404-897-1801. www.sublimedoughnuts.com. less...

Best dumplings BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Oral Pleasures » Critics Pick
Chef Liu (Permanently Closed)

Best early-bird special or dining deal BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Agave Restaurant

Runners-up:


Shaun's


1029 Edgewood Ave., 404-577-4358, www.shaunsrestaurant.com


AND


Colonnade Restaurant


1879 Cheshire Bridge Road, 404-874-5642, www.colonnadeatl.com

Best Ethiopian BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Desta Ethiopian Kitchen (Where to Eat Recommendation)

Runner-up: Queen of Sheba


1594 Woodcliff Drive, 404-321-1493, www.qsheba.com

Best evolution of farm-to-table dining BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Oral Pleasures » Critics Pick
Home Grown
For years, organics, slow food and locavorism have been struggling with their identity as a movement confined to high-end restaurants and high-priced marketplaces. But this summer, HOME GROWN opened, proving that fresh, local produce can be translated to affordable, neighborhood dining. Classic Southernmore...
For years, organics, slow food and locavorism have been struggling with their identity as a movement confined to high-end restaurants and high-priced marketplaces. But this summer, HOME GROWN opened, proving that fresh, local produce can be translated to affordable, neighborhood dining. Classic Southern dishes, fluffy biscuits, and the creamiest local creamed corn around make dining here special, as does the diverse clientele, which reflects the families, workers, hippies and hipsters of this changing neighborhood. 968 Memorial Drive. 404-222-0455. www.homegrownga.com. less...

Best falafel BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Oral Pleasures » Critics Pick
Jerusalem Bakery & Grill (Where to Eat Recommendation)
There are a lot of balls out there, but most don't deserve a place in your mouth. The crunchy golden balls of fried chickpea and parsley at JERUSALEM BAKERY ALPHARETTA, however, are definitely worthy. Pita bread filled with pickled veggies, shaved onions and spicy sauce tangle with the falafel in a tightmore...
There are a lot of balls out there, but most don't deserve a place in your mouth. The crunchy golden balls of fried chickpea and parsley at JERUSALEM BAKERY ALPHARETTA, however, are definitely worthy. Pita bread filled with pickled veggies, shaved onions and spicy sauce tangle with the falafel in a tight burrito-style roll that explodes with classic Middle Eastern flavors. 4150 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta. 770-777-0193. www.jerusalem-bakery.com. less...

Best farm to table restaurant BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Farm Burger (5 ATL Locations)

Runner-up: Miller Union


999 Brady Ave., 678-733-8550, www.millerunion.com

Best food event BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Oral Pleasures » Critics Pick
Atlanta's Urban Picnic
The cry to "legalize Atlanta street food!" spread across the interwebs this year with surprising enthusiasm. The folks behind the Atlanta Street Food Coalition took this directive to heart and created ATLANTA'S URBAN PICNIC, one of the coolest events our city has seen in years. Restaurants and new vendorsmore...
The cry to "legalize Atlanta street food!" spread across the interwebs this year with surprising enthusiasm. The folks behind the Atlanta Street Food Coalition took this directive to heart and created ATLANTA'S URBAN PICNIC, one of the coolest events our city has seen in years. Restaurants and new vendors jumped up to support the cause and feed our hunger for something new. Mobile wood-fired pizzas, gourmet burritos and more littered the sidewalks of the historic Sweet Auburn Curb Market on select Fridays to provide "safe, affordable, and legal access to street food in Atlanta." Even better, the effort seems to have paid off, with Atlanta's first food truck getting its license in August. 404-585-1496. www.atlantastreetfood.com. less...

Best food festival or event BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Taste of Atlanta

www.tasteofatlanta.com


Runner-up: Chomp and Stomp


www.chompandstomp.com

Best French BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Cafe Alsace (Where to Eat Recommendation)

Runner-up: Atmosphere Bistro


1620 Piedmont Ave., 678-702-1620, www.atmospherebistro.com

Best fried chicken BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2010 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick