It can be enjoyed as breakfast or dessert, can be paired with fruit or fried chicken, and there's even a local-turned-national chain--yes, that would be Waffle House--that devotes its entire theme to this one item: the waffle. We aren't sure who came up with the idea of honoring this versatile breakfast item with its own day (International Waffle Day, March 25), but hell, we'll take the excuse to indulge any way we can get it. Here's our quick guide to waffling your way around Atlanta.
Maybe it's the economy or the coldest winter in recent memory, but comfort food has quickly become the pizza war, burger craze and locally sourced farm-to-table concept of 2010. Heavy and hearty is replacing healthy. Beer taps have ditched their tall, logo-bearing gearshifts in favor of small, black label-less handles. Specialty cocktails are reverting to classics to stand out. But as fan of simplicity and quality, we welcome this trend and these new restaurants.
It seemed so right at the time: "Hell, yeah ? another round, on me!" And then, the next morning, you feel like death. Yes, we've all been "overserved." When you can't seem to shake off the cobwebs, try as many of our 10 hangover cures as you need, from Atlanta fast food to ?hair of the dog? relief--with a Korean spa thrown in for good measure. (Photo: original Chick-Fil-A sandwich)
We here at Citysearch love any excuse to drink, dine or be entertained. Usually this comes in the form of new restaurants or fashionable events, but occasionally we like stretch things a bit to get what we want. In honor of Pi Day (March 14th), we give you all things pie in Atlanta, from sweet Southern pies to savory Aussie meat pies. Fans of everything flaky, doughy and filled, this day's for you.
We aren't sure who started this concept of limited edition specials on random nights, but it's amazingly gotten to the point where Atlantans can eat at some of our city's finest establishments (Watershed, pictured) every night of the week for minimal coin. From limited edition barbecue to endless eating and drinking at Two Urban Licks, where to nosh exclusively, every night of the week.
While we here at Citysearch consider ourselves to have better-than-average, sneaky insider taste, we also realize that it's fun to see and hear a variety of opinions on a given topic--especially when that topic deals with opinions on food and drink. Coffee isn't as buzzy as the recent pizza or burger trends, but it's an important topic to tackle. So, we asked our Facebook fans to give us their scoop on the best coffee. Here's their take, and ours, too. (photo: Cafe Intermezzo)
With the big annoying holiday falling on Sunday this year, the likelihood of having to stomach couples in full schmoopie mode during the weekend is quite high. That's why it's important to figure out a few boisterous spots in order avoid these folks at all cost. So whether you're a singleton chasing tail or a couple that's just ?over it,? our calls for a bitchin? good time over Valentine's weekend.
Not all of us can be like our resident ATLien, Big Boi, and throw a $10 million fundraiser for the people of Haiti, but we can still help contribute, simply by dining out. The Cafe Diem family of restaurants (including Carroll St. Cafe, pictured) has stepped up to the plate to host Dining Out to Aid Haiti Relief on January 26th. Twenty percent of your bill that night goes directly to the relief agency Doctors Without Borders. Make reservations now at one of the following restaurants.
Here are our picks for Valentine's Day spots that fit the bill for romance.
Of all the major holidays, Valentine's Day is easily one of the toughest to plan. We've come up with a foolproof game plan for celebrating love in Atlanta with dinning deals and dessert spots, the best floral departments and ideas for your tough-to-buy-for beau.