Atlanta is a city that loves its booze, but finding a good bar deal can be tricky, what with a happy hour law that doesn't allow drink deals for partial hours of the day (what the hell?). Luckily, savvy bars have found ways around the issue ? or just do their specials all the time! From dollar PBR to bottomless mimosas, we provide you--our bar-going neighbors--with Atlanta's best bar deals. Read on!
It started with Bacchanalia, the fine dining destination that drove gourmands to this undiscovered part of town. These days, Midtown West, which stretches from Marietta Street to 14th Street on the Georgia Tech side of the connector, is a restaurant hotbed. Whether you're looking for the neighborhood's best gourmet sandwich shops or five-star restaurants, we've got them all in our dining guide to Midtown West, Atlanta's hottest `hood.
One good thing about the recession: all of the ridiculous dining deals at Atlanta restaurants. And it's not just $1 tacos either. From meatball night at One Midtown Kitchen (pictured) to $5 sandwiches every weeknight at the Albert, we give you 12 dining deals worth checking out.
For those who grew up with artificially flavored (and colored) freezer jobs, prepare to have your mind blown: this is far from your average grocery-store pop from childhood. With the King of Pops and his super-cute cart showing up at every hip foodie event, home-made paletas are this summer's preferred treat. From the original (LottaFrutta) to the recent Popsicle options at Adios Cafe (left), we detail Atlanta's best in frozen pop treats.
Here it is, the new trend for summer: hot dogs in Atlanta. It's no wonder, since burgers have officially hit a plateau and street carts are finally on the rise. The hot dog is curiously popping up on craft pub menus, hipster markets and on their own carts (hurray!). Here we give you our top five favorite dogs, just in time for summer.
Seeing that May is National Hamburger month, this is a perfect time to reflect on Atlanta's hottest culinary trend of the last two years: the burger. We've gone from the burger Nazi (Miss Ann), to burgers popping up on nearly every fine dining menu in town, to now, where we're seeing gourmands and chefs opening joints where the burger is the entire reason for the restaurant. With Grindhouse (pictured) leading the way, we give you five spots that have their priorities straight.
The restaurant biz is a tricky one: trends come and go, hot spots turn cool, what the public finds great one day is despised the next. You have to tip your hat to restaurants that aren't afraid to try new things but without sacrificing their overall vision or what their known for. With this in mind, we give you our picks for restaurants that are always looking to shake things up. Not surprising, Varasano's (pictured) is our headliner.
We love Atlanta restaurants, but things really go to the next level when you're able to take advantage of Atlanta's good weather and enjoy outdoor dining. No matter if you're grabbing a burger at TAP (pictured), having a formal meal in the back garden at Sotto Sotto, or just people watching at Brewhouse--here are our top 10 restaurants for outdoor dining in Atlanta.
In a city that has more than just embraced the farm-to-table concept, it's easier than ever to be more environmentally aware. Here, get the Atlanta scoop on our favorite aspect of going green: eating. From the award winning organic cuisine at Dynamic Dish (pictured) to vegan-friendly soul restaurants, 6 enjoyable ways to be just as good to Mother Nature as you are to yourself.
Between childhood and adulthood, "fun eating" goes from loving peanut butter and jelly to obsessing over organic pork belly. We aren't sure at what point knowing our food is sourced locally became more riveting than stuffing our faces with something sweet, but this seems to happen to the best of us. In the name of revisiting childhood favorites, we pay homage to the ultimate kid sandwich: the PB&J. It's OK, order one.