2017 BEST OF ATLANTA AWARDS
LGBT-owned Cowtippers (cowtippersatlanta.com) is known for a few things ‘round these parts: its cowboy-themed décor and menu, its selection of 100 tequilas and, obviously, its patio down Piedmont Road. Enjoy the summer sun, some armadillo eggs (fried stuffed jalapeños) and a signature Texas margarita all at once.
For more outdoor seating, check out second-place winner (www.henrysatl.com) or third-place
on Cheshire Bridge.
Owned by this year’s second-place best Atlanta chef Twisted Soul (www.twistedsoulcookhouseandpours.com) opened its doors late last year with a mission to elevate the dining experience. Its intimate setting in West Midtown is perfect for date nights, where you two can enjoy duck breast with red beans and rice, or moonshine pound cake with lavender whipped cream. Spice things up with an aphrodisiac watermelon moonshine cocktail made by VanTrece’s wife.
(illocalino.com) is Atlanta’s second-favorite romantic spot, followed by
at the Four Seasons Hotel (barmargoatl.com).
Deborah VanTrece, Il Localino Bar Margot Henry’s Midtown Tavern ROXX Sunday Brunch
Clockwise from above: Readers named Chef Deborah Van Trece’s Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours Best Romantic spot while Old Lady Gang (which refers to singer and reality TV star Kandi Burruss’ mother and aunts) won Best New Restaurant and Dr. Scott Parry came out on top for Best Doctor. (Courtesy photos) for the best Sunday brunch, LGBT-owned is the place to be. Brunch options include omelets, homemade sausage gravy, eggs benedict and — just in case Saturday night was a little hard on your liver — the “hangover helper” scramble of eggs, veggies, cheese and salsa. Don’t forget to visit the other two of our top three best Sunday brunch places, (www.murphys-atlanta-restaurant.com) (venkmans.com).
ROXX Tavern phy’s Venkman’s
Takeout Mur- Vegetarian
Vegan and vegetarian-friendly Cafe Sun
(www.cafesunflower.com) has two locations, one in the Buckhead area and one in Sandy Springs. In Buckhead, starters include fried avocado tacos and veggie Asian dumplings; there’s a BBQ seitan sandwich for lunch; and handmade squash and tofu ravioli at dinner. The Sandy Springs menu offers 100 percent vegan options of some of the Buckhead favorites, as well as dishes like quinoa paella and baked samosas.
Vegan restaurant (herbanfix. com) takes second place, and vegetarian
(www.govindascafeatl.com) nabs third in this category.
flower Vinda’s Cafe Herban Fix Go Dr. Scott Parry
(intownprimarycare.com ) has mastered the technique. Working out of Intown Primary Care, Parry practices traditional family and internal medicine, while providing everything from PrEP to masculinizing hormones for LGBT patients. Runners up included (doctors.piedmont.org);
Drs. David Spivey David Malebranche; Mark Tanner; John Ouderkirk; Jason Schneider
Financial Planner J. Manuel Patino.