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Best Buffet BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Picked By » Readers
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Golden Corral (Atlanta Locations)
And multiple metro Atlanta locations

Trendy: Best Place to Experience the Restaurant Scene BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
TWO urban licks
Even after three years in business, there’s still nowhere like TWO URBAN LICKS for wowing a date or out-of-towners with the fabulously trendy Atlanta dining scene. The futuristic warehouse valet line is impressive enough, but nothing beats the rush of energy that comes when you enter that monumentallymore...
Even after three years in business, there’s still nowhere like TWO URBAN LICKS for wowing a date or out-of-towners with the fabulously trendy Atlanta dining scene. The futuristic warehouse valet line is impressive enough, but nothing beats the rush of energy that comes when you enter that monumentally dramatic dining room. The music, the beautiful people, the view of the city, the oversized light shades, the rotisserie, the open kitchen, the painting of wild beasts, the meat lollipops all meld into a frenzy of perfectly trendy mayhem. There will come a day when this isn’t the hottest place in town, but we have not seen that day yet. less...

Best buffet BOA Award Winner

Golden Corral

Best Restaurant With a Social Conscience BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Cafe 458

Best Buffet BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Picked By » Readers
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Golden Corral (Atlanta Locations)
And other metro area locations.

Best Restaurant with a Social Conscience BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
R. Thomas Deluxe Grill

Best New Intown Restaurant BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
TWO urban licks
820 Ralph McGill Blvd. 404-522-4622 www.twourbanlicks.com

Best Buffet BOA Award Winner

Golden Corral

Best Buffet BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Picked By » Readers
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Golden Corral (Atlanta Locations)

Best Buffet BOA Award Winner

Year » 2004
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Golden Corral

Best New Intown Restaurant BOA Award Winner

Year » 2004
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Cafe 458

Best Buffet BOA Award Winner

Year » 2003
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Golden Corral

Best New In-Town Restaurant BOA Award Winner

Year » 2003
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Twist Restaurant and Lounge

Best Buffet BOA Award Winner

Year » 2003
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Shiraz
It's almost unfair to identify the spread at SHIRAZ with the lowly cognomen of "buffet." A Persian feast of exquisite flavors and textures is a more accurate description. The host hands you a menu when you're seated in the Miami mafia-inspired dining room, but politely push it aside and - like most everyonemore...
It's almost unfair to identify the spread at SHIRAZ with the lowly cognomen of "buffet." A Persian feast of exquisite flavors and textures is a more accurate description. The host hands you a menu when you're seated in the Miami mafia-inspired dining room, but politely push it aside and - like most everyone else in the room - head to the row of white-clothed tables on the left side of the restaurant. There you'll find sumptuous yogurt and eggplant spreads (to be eaten with hot, crackery bread); fragrant, intricate stews; rice dishes of various hues; and even walnuts and radishes for nibbling. And when your waiter brings out that heaping plate of kebabs? Take a bite or two and save the rest for lunch the next day. "11950 Jones Bridge Road, Alpharetta, 770-751-7272. " less...

Best Buffet BOA Award Winner

Year » 2002
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Cedar's
Buffets can be notoriously suspect, but CEDAR'S lunchtime spread hits the mark with fresh salads and a daily-rotating choice of hot dishes. Intriguing Middle Eastern offerings (predominately of Lebanese origin) include fried cauliflower with tahini sauce; feta salad with olives, tomatoes and herbs; andmore...
Buffets can be notoriously suspect, but CEDAR'S lunchtime spread hits the mark with fresh salads and a daily-rotating choice of hot dishes. Intriguing Middle Eastern offerings (predominately of Lebanese origin) include fried cauliflower with tahini sauce; feta salad with olives, tomatoes and herbs; and lamb meatballs redolent with spices to be spooned over vermicelli rice. The parking lot, also shared by Roasters and a Chinese restaurant, can be jammed at lunch. "2770 Lenox Road. 404-261-1826." less...

Best Buffet BOA Award Winner

Year » 2002
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
Ryan's Family Steakhouse

Best Fusion BOA Award Winner

Oscar's
3725 Main St., College Park 404-766-9688 What will they gentrify next? We couldn't believe our eyes and palates when we visited this exceedingly hip spot in sleepy College Park. Designed to the max, Oscar's decor weds contemporary design with tradition, and the food is similar. Rabbit over pasta withmore...
3725 Main St., College Park 404-766-9688 What will they gentrify next? We couldn't believe our eyes and palates when we visited this exceedingly hip spot in sleepy College Park. Designed to the max, Oscar's decor weds contemporary design with tradition, and the food is similar. Rabbit over pasta with wild mushrooms is the best version we've encountered locally in years. A plate of simple sweet peas is a perfect appetizer. Don't miss the Sardinian flatbread with bresaola and black truffle oil. less...

Best Gourmet Market BOA Award Winner

Star Provisions
1198 Howell Mill Road 404-365-0410 Sigh. Another reminder that the rich are very different from you and me. In other words, they can afford to shop in this rarefied boutique that actually is the entrance to Bacchanalia. The best reason by far to visit here is the cheese shop run by Raymond Hook, whomore...
1198 Howell Mill Road 404-365-0410 Sigh. Another reminder that the rich are very different from you and me. In other words, they can afford to shop in this rarefied boutique that actually is the entrance to Bacchanalia. The best reason by far to visit here is the cheese shop run by Raymond Hook, who has an encyclopedic knowledge unfortunately fused to a bank account-depleting sales technique. Organic produce, designer breads, seafood and meat, too. less...

Best Restaurant in Which to be Seen BOA Award Winner

Spice
793 Juniper St. 404-875-4242 http://www.spicerestaurant.com It almost hurts to walk inside the copper-lined entrance of the restaurant. It's a palpable feeling of wanting to be cool. Even on a weeknight you'll find high rollers lining the sleek bar, where custom-made lighting fixtures cast only minimalmore...
793 Juniper St. 404-875-4242 http://www.spicerestaurant.com It almost hurts to walk inside the copper-lined entrance of the restaurant. It's a palpable feeling of wanting to be cool. Even on a weeknight you'll find high rollers lining the sleek bar, where custom-made lighting fixtures cast only minimal illumination into the pricey liquors and wines being imbibed. Tropical fish tanks and contemporary art only provide a backdrop for men and women strutting their stuff and running up tabs on their platinum cards. The food, like the people, is sculpted and preened to apparent perfection, even if it isn't always substantial. less...

Best Fusion BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Picked By » Critics
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Hi Life Restaurant
Combine straight-on American bistro cooking (hardwood-grilled steaks, salmon, tuna, lamb chops, a lobster menu) with multi-course tasting menus, international seasonings and kicky seasonal specials (potato-tarragon gnocchi, wild mushrooms and arugula with grilled tomato pesto; spring rolls with jalapeomore...
Combine straight-on American bistro cooking (hardwood-grilled steaks, salmon, tuna, lamb chops, a lobster menu) with multi-course tasting menus, international seasonings and kicky seasonal specials (potato-tarragon gnocchi, wild mushrooms and arugula with grilled tomato pesto; spring rolls with jalapeo jelly) and you have Chris Pyun and John Metz's suburban-fusion experiment — which seems to be working out. Finding it is the only trick. (Hint: Head for the point where Jimmy Carter Boulevard meets Holcomb Bridge Road.) less...

Best Restaurant in Which to Be Seen BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Picked By » Critics
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Bluepointe
The same folks who brought you the towering fish on Pharr Road, the Buckhead Life Group, opened this astonishing and redemptive architectural wonderment by the Johnson Studio last year. It features an amazing ensemble of talent and competent East-West fusion. And if you haven't been seen here, languishingmore...
The same folks who brought you the towering fish on Pharr Road, the Buckhead Life Group, opened this astonishing and redemptive architectural wonderment by the Johnson Studio last year. It features an amazing ensemble of talent and competent East-West fusion. And if you haven't been seen here, languishing forever in wait for your reserved table, you are nobody. You are the very dregs of uncoolness. less...

Best Fusion BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Picked By » Readers
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Fusebox
Crowds were young, hip, small and unprofitable. The owners had a food fight, divided up the leavings and moved on to new challenges.

Best Gourmet Takeout BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Picked By » Critics
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Star Provisions
From baguettes to the city's widest selection of artisanal and imported cheeses, Bacchanalia's take-home larder offers restaurant-quality cookies, scones, desserts (individual chocolate-chip angel cakes, for instance), Mediterranean olives, wines in every price range, organic fruit, boxed micro-greensmore...
From baguettes to the city's widest selection of artisanal and imported cheeses, Bacchanalia's take-home larder offers restaurant-quality cookies, scones, desserts (individual chocolate-chip angel cakes, for instance), Mediterranean olives, wines in every price range, organic fruit, boxed micro-greens and the best canned tuna fillets imaginable (voila, an entree salad), plus boutique yogurt, honey, preserves, vinegar and oil. Napkins, utensils, kitchenware, coffee beans and ready-to-grill fish and meat should add points to any picnic or barbecue. less...

Best Gourmet Takeout BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Picked By » Readers
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
eatZi's
Easy come, easy go. Enter, pick up a plastic hand-basket at the door (aisles are much too narrow and crowded for carts), turn right for hot food, go straight ahead for cold counters displaying restaurant-style cold food or turn left for baked goods (the store's best line). Menus change frequently atmore...
Easy come, easy go. Enter, pick up a plastic hand-basket at the door (aisles are much too narrow and crowded for carts), turn right for hot food, go straight ahead for cold counters displaying restaurant-style cold food or turn left for baked goods (the store's best line). Menus change frequently at the corporate spin-off of Romano's Macaroni Grill, but big baguettes, brownies, cold fish, couscous and sandwiches should fill your need. less...

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