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Best Of Atlanta 2011 Oral Pleasures Large


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Recently, my world-traveling uncle has been making frequent trips to Atlanta. Over the past couple of months, I've been taking him out, always conscious that he regularly eats in Tokyo, Paris and New York. What do we have in Atlanta that can compare to those world-class cities?

A lot, it turns out. My uncle has been consistently surprised and impressed by the restaurants he's visited here. At Empire State South, the wine list blew him away (and this is a guy who can't put me up in his guestroom any more because it's full of wine). At Miller Union, he swooned over the blueberry upside-down cake. All over town, cocktails have had him wishing aloud that other cities he visits had our booze prowess.

We've long known Atlanta is a dining city worthy of our love and devotion, but this year it seems as though the rest of the country realized that as well. The Atlanta Food & Wine Festival brought journalists, chefs and diners from all over the country, and the thing I heard most from those visitors was surprise and delight at the food our city has to offer. 2011 felt like a coming-out party for Atlanta's restaurant scene. We're happy to be a part of that celebration.

— Besha Rodell

Best restaurant to take visitors BOA Award Winner

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The Vortex - Little Five Points

Best restaurant trend BOA Award Winner

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Farm to table

Best restaurant when someone else is paying BOA Award Winner

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Bacchanalia

Best sandwiches BOA Award Winner

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Victory Sandwich Bar

Best seafood BOA Award Winner

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Six Feet Under - Grant Park

Best soul food BOA Award Winner

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Soul Vegetarian Restaurant

Best Southern BOA Award Winner

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Mary Mac's Tea Room

Best steaks BOA Award Winner

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Kevin Rathbun Steak

Best sunday brunch BOA Award Winner

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Murphy's Restaurant

Best supper club BOA Award Winner

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Spice Route Supper Club
<ahref="http://www.spiceroutesupperclub.com">www.spiceroutesupperclub.com

Best sushi BOA Award Winner

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Ru San's
And other metro Atlanta locations

Best tacos BOA Award Winner

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Taqueria Del Sol
And other metro Atlanta locations

Best tapas BOA Award Winner

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Pura Vida

Best Thai BOA Award Winner

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Spoon EastSide Restaurant

Best under the radar restaurant BOA Award Winner

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Graveyard Tavern

Best vegan BOA Award Winner

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Soul Vegetarian Restaurant

Best vegetarian BOA Award Winner

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Cafe Sunflower Buckhead

Best veggie Burgers BOA Award Winner

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Grindhouse Killer Burgers - Piedmont

Best veggie meal at a non-vegetarian restaurant BOA Award Winner

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Miller Union

Best Vietnamese BOA Award Winner

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Com Dunwoody Vietnamese Grill

Best waitstaff BOA Award Winner

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Leon's Full Service

Best weekly dining deal BOA Award Winner

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The Shed at Glenwood

Best wine list BOA Award Winner

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Murphy's Restaurant

Best desserts BOA Award Winner

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Cafe Intermezzo - Midtown
and other metro Atlanta locations.

Best desserts BOA Award Winner

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Cafe Intermezzo
and other metro Atlanta locations.

Best breakfast BOA Award Winner

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Flying Biscuit Cafe - Howell Mill Village
And multiple metro Atlanta locations.

Best breakfast BOA Award Winner

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Flying Biscuit Cafe - Toco Hills
And multiple metro Atlanta locations.

Best breakfast BOA Award Winner

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Flying Biscuit Cafe - Roswell
And multiple metro Atlanta locations.

Best breakfast BOA Award Winner

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Flying Biscuit Cafe - Kennesaw
And multiple metro Atlanta locations.

Best breakfast BOA Award Winner

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Flying Biscuit Cafe - Midtown
And multiple metro Atlanta locations.

Best breakfast BOA Award Winner

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Flying Biscuit Cafe - Buckhead
And multiple metro Atlanta locations.

Best breakfast BOA Award Winner

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Flying Biscuit Cafe - Sandy Springs
And multiple metro Atlanta locations.

Best breakfast BOA Award Winner

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Flying Biscuit Cafe - Candler Park
And multiple metro Atlanta locations.

Best grits BOA Award Winner

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Flying Biscuit (13 ATL Locations)
And other metro Atlanta locations
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Best cupcakes BOA Award Winner

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CamiCakes Cupcakes
And other metro Atlanta locations

Best deli BOA Award Winner

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Goldbergs Fine Foods - West Paces
And other metro Atlanta locations.

Best desserts BOA Award Winner

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Cafe Intermezzo - Dunwoody
and other metro Atlanta locations.

Best dim sum BOA Award Winner

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Canton House Chinese Restaurant

Best Ethiopian BOA Award Winner

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Desta Ethiopian Kitchen

Best food festival or event BOA Award Winner

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Taste of Atlanta

Best food truck BOA Award Winner

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Yumbii @ Brookwood Hills

Best French BOA Award Winner

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Cafe Alsace

Best fried chicken BOA Award Winner

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Watershed on Peachtree
Currently in the process of relocating to a new location.

Best frozen yogurt BOA Award Winner

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Yoforia
And other metro Atlanta locations.

Best hamburger BOA Award Winner

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The Vortex - Little Five Points

Best hotdog BOA Award Winner

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The Varsity (7 ATL Locations)
And other metro Atlanta locations.

Best ice cream BOA Award Winner

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Morelli’s Gourmet Ice Cream

Best Indian BOA Award Winner

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Bhojanic Restaurant

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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Hankook Taqueria

Best locally brewed beer BOA Award Winner

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SweetWater Brewing Company

Best Mexican BOA Award Winner

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Nuevo Laredo Cantina

Best Middle Eastern BOA Award Winner

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Mediterranean Grill
And other metro Atlanta locations

Best mixologist BOA Award Winner

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Leon's Full Service

Best new restaurant BOA Award Winner

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Empire State South

Best overall restaurant BOA Award Winner

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Rathbun's

Best patio dining BOA Award Winner

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Wahoo! Grill

Best pizza BOA Award Winner

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Antico Pizza Napoletana

Best place to dine alone BOA Award Winner

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Waffle House
And multiple metro Atlanta locations.

Best restaurant design BOA Award Winner

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FLIP Burger Boutique - Buckhead

Best restaurant for a first date BOA Award Winner

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Top Flr

Best restaurant for late-night dining BOA Award Winner

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Majestic Diner

Best restaurant to bring the kids BOA Award Winner

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Osteria 832 Pasta & Pizza

Best restaurant to close in the past year BOA Award Winner

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Dogwood

Best restaurant to take visitors BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
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The Vortex - Little Five Points

Best restaurant trend BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2011 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Farm to table

Best restaurant when someone else is paying BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2011 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Bacchanalia

Best sandwiches BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2011 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Victory Sandwich Bar

Best seafood BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2011 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Six Feet Under - Grant Park

Best soul food BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2011 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Soul Vegetarian Restaurant

Best Southern BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2011 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Mary Mac's Tea Room

Best steaks BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2011 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Kevin Rathbun Steak

Best sunday brunch BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2011 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Murphy's Restaurant

Best supper club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2011 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Spice Route Supper Club
<ahref="http://www.spiceroutesupperclub.com">www.spiceroutesupperclub.com

Best sushi BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2011 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Ru San's
And other metro Atlanta locations

Best tacos BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2011 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Taqueria Del Sol
And other metro Atlanta locations

Best tapas BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2011 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Pura Vida

Best Thai BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2011 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Spoon EastSide Restaurant

Best under the radar restaurant BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2011 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Graveyard Tavern

Best vegan BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2011 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Soul Vegetarian Restaurant

Best vegetarian BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2011 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Cafe Sunflower Buckhead

Best veggie Burgers BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2011 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Grindhouse Killer Burgers - Piedmont

Best veggie meal at a non-vegetarian restaurant BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2011 » Oral Pleasures » Readers Pick
Miller Union

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