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March

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Gather culi­nary in­spi­ra­tion from this sec­tion, which spot­lights three coffee shops perfect for bury­ing your nose in a good book.

Brash Coffee

This new coffee shop is owned by a hus­band-and-wife duo in pur­suit of their coffee bean dreams. Lo­cated in a con­verted ship­ping con­tainer, the locale roasts its own beans and serves up a de­li­cious, al­beit lim­ited, menu of coffee drinks along­side lo­cally sourced bites. Open daily. www.brash­cof­fee.com. 1168 How­ell Mill Road. Map3/C1

Hodge­podge Cof­fe­house

This lo­cally owned stop is beloved by coffee and art afi­ciona­dos. Find the usual com­fort­ing fare, in­clud­ing pas­tries and cups of Bat­dorf & Bron­son coffee. Peruse the lo­cal art and goods for sale, in­clud­ing tees, greet­ing cards, jew­elry and more. Open daily. www. hodge­podge­cof­fee.com. 720 More­land Ave. SE, East At­lanta, 404.622.8525. Map1/D7

Con­desa Coffee

Here, you’ll find an ar­ray of eye-open­ing of­fer­ings. Sip on a tra­di­tional coffee drink or opt for a coffee cock­tail. A stel­lar small plates menu, Rishi Tea, wine, cock­tails and lo­cal beer round out the roll-call of op­tions. Open daily. www.con­de­sacof­fee.com. 480 John Wes­ley Dobbs Ave. NE, 404.524.5054; 145 Auburn Ave. NE, 678.515.0899. Map1/D7

Buck­head

10 DE­GREES SOUTH— South African. At­lanta’s first South African restau­rant. Hearty spe­cial­ties in­clude boere­wors sausages, bobotie (ground beef curry topped with sa­vory cus­tard), grilled whole kingk­lip fish and rack of lamb. D (M-Sa). www.10de­greessouth.com. 4183 Roswell Road, 404.705.8870. $$ Map2/C2

AT­LANTA FISH MAR­KET— Seafood. This Sa­van­nah­style fish house fea­tures sim­ple, fla­vor­ful seafood spe­cial­ties. Try the catch of the day char­broiled, black­ened, sautéed, fried or steamed. L&D (daily). www.buck­head­restau­rants.com. 265 Pharr Road, Buck­head, 404.262.3165. $$$ Map2/C7

BONES— Steak. Prime steak and seafood are served in a clubby at­mos­phere. The menu in­cludes sev­eral cuts of beef, plus lamb, chops, fresh seafood and a va­ri­ety of de­lec­ta­ble side dishes. L (M-F), D (daily). www.bones­restau­rant.com. 3130 Pied­mont Road, Buck­head, 404.237.2663. $$$$ Map2/D7

CHOPS LOB­STER BAR— Surf & Turf. Prime-aged beef, seafood, chicken and veal are served at this mis­sion-style favorite. The down­stairs Lob­ster Bar blends Chops’ steaks with seafood items. Lob­ster Bar open Tu-Sa. L (M-F), D (daily). www. buck­head­restau­rants.com. 70 W. Paces Ferry Road, Buck­head, 404.262.2675. $$$$ Map2/C7

DAVIO’S NORTH­ERN ITAL­IAN STEAK­HOUSE— Ital­ian. This restau­rant gives tra­di­tional steak­house cui­sine an Ital­ian twist. En­joy handmade pasta, dry-aged steaks, seafood and more. In­dulge in wines from Italy, France and Cal­i­for­nia. L (M-Sa), D (daily), Br (Su). www.davios.com. Phipps Plaza, 3500 Peachtree Road NE, 404.844.4810. $$$ Map2/E5

DI­VAN— Mediter­ranean. Plush pil­lows, heavy cur­tains and ex­otic can­dles make this a Mediter­ranean oa­sis. En­joy kabobs and seared black­ened tuna, then fin­ish it off with a Turk­ish beer, pome­gran­ate mar­tini, or fruit-fla­vored hookah or shee­sha. D (TuSu). www.di­vanat­lanta.com. 3125 Pied­mont Road, Buck­head, 404.993.6847. $$ Map2/D6

DORAKU— Ja­panese & Sushi. This eatery is in­spired by tra­di­tional iza­kayas (Ja­panese gas­trop­ubs). En­joy an ex­ten­sive sake se­lec­tion and cre­ative menu of maki rolls, ni­giri, and hot dishes like panko corv­ina, eggplant miso and mis­oy­aki cod. L (M-F), D (daily), Br (Sa&Su). www.do­rakusushi.com. The Shops Buck­head At­lanta, 267 East Paces Ferry Road NE, 404.842.0005. $$ Map2/C7

GYPSY KITCHEN— Span­ish. This posh restau­rant in­fuses its Span­ish cui­sine with Moroc­can and In­dian fla­vors. En­joy share­able snacks, small plates and en­trees, craft cock­tails and an ex­pan­sive pa­tio. Mu­sic F-Su. D (daily). www.gyp­syk­itchen­atl.com. The Shops Buck­head At­lanta, 3035 Peachtree Road NE, 404.939.9840. $$$ Map2/C7

HOLEMAN & FINCH PUB­LIC HOUSE— Eclec­tic. Chef Lin­ton Hop­kins’ in­ti­mate 60-seat restau­rant is known for its fa­mous burg­ers. The menu in­cludes every­thing from house-made hams to farm egg and pancetta car­bonara to Coca-Cola floats. D (daily), L (F-Su), Br (Su). www.holeman-finch.com. 2277 Peachtree Road, 404.948.1175. $$ Map2/B10

JACK’S NEW YORKER DELI— Deli. This ca­sual New York-style deli serves up break­fast en­trees, subs and sand­wiches, and a va­ri­ety of soups and sal­ads daily—all with a twist of South­ern charm. Meals in­clude a choice of drink and side item. Call ahead for pick up or dine in. B, L&D (daily). www. jack­snyd.com. 3333 Pied­mont Road, Buck­head, 404.869.7776. $ Map2/D6

KYMA— Greek. Ex­pertly pre­pared seafood (don’t miss the ex­cep­tional oc­to­pus), mezedakia (ap­pe­tiz­ers), mar­i­nated meat dishes, Greek wines and ouzo

are served in this beloved restau­rant. D (daily). www.buck­head­restau­rants.com. 3085 Pied­mont Road NE, 404.262.0702. $$$ Map2/D7

NEW YORK PRIME— Steak. This up­scale-ca­sual steak­house fo­cuses on top-qual­ity, USDA prime-only meats. An un­com­pli­cated menu, easy-go­ing at­mos­phere and live mu­sic make this eatery a cut above. Pri­vate and court­yard din­ing are also avail­able. D (daily). www.newyorkprime.com. 3424 Peachtree Road, 404.846.0644. $$$ Map2/E5

PRICCI— Ital­ian. This con­tem­po­rary stun­ner offers a di­verse menu of au­then­tic Ital­ian pasta, seafood, meat and fowl dishes. L (M-F), D (daily). www. buck­head­restau­rants.com. 500 Pharr Road, 404.237.2941. $$$ Map2/D7

SUFI’S— Per­sian. Nes­tled in a ro­man­tic set­ting, this Per­sian restau­rant offers guests an au­then­tic taste of Iran. Try the Fe­sen­joon, a chicken plate ac­cented with grated nuts and sweet pome­gran­ate sauces; and Ghormeh Sabzi, a tra­di­tional Per­sian stew. L&D (daily). www.su­fisat­lanta.com. 1814 Peachtree St., 404.888.9699. $$ Map1/C6

THE TAV­ERN AT PHIPPS— Amer­i­can. En­joy a cre­ative cock­tail, live mu­sic and sig­na­ture dishes like the Tav­ern chips or pas­trami Reuben. The large pa­tio and great look­ing staff make this restau­rant a Buck­head main­stay. L&D (daily). www.thetav­er­nat­phipps.com. Phipps Plaza, 3500 Peachtree Road NE, Buck­head, 404.814.9640. $$ Map2/E5

UMI— Ja­panese. Chef Fuyuhiko Ito’s mod­ern Ja­panese menu has fresh and qual­ity as its foun­da­tion. From baked lob­ster tem­pura to grilled cod, sashimi and tra­di­tional rolls, the sleek pre­sen­ta­tions match the restau­rant’s con­tem­po­rary dé­cor. D (M-Sa). www.umi­at­lanta.com. 3050 Peachtree Road NW, Buck­head, 404.841.0040. $$$$ Map2/C7

De­catur/Emory

BRUSH SUSHI IZAKAYA— Ja­panese & Sushi. You won’t just find high-qual­ity sushi at this iza­kayastyle restau­rant, you’ll also find a menu of Ja­panese-in­spired dishes like grilled squid with chili miso, sake-steamed clams and lob­ster ra­men. D (Tu-Su), Br (Sa&Su). www.brushatl.com. 316 Church St., De­catur, 678.949.9412. $$$ Map1/D7

CAKES & ALE— South­ern. Billy and Kristin Allin own this eclec­tic spot, known by many to be one of the city’s best. The restau­rant serves fresh and sea­sonal fare; check the black­board for spe­cials and don’t miss the The Bak­ery at Cakes & Ale serv­ing break­fast, lunch, dessert and coffee. D (Tu-Sa). www.cake­san­dalerestau­rant.com. 155 Sy­camore St., De­catur, GA, 404.377.7994. $$$ Map1/D7

CHAI PANI— In­dian. This color­ful restau­rant offers street food spe­cial­ties as di­verse as In­dia’s culture. Start out with chaat (small plates), try some In­dian street sand­wiches, then move on to thalis (re­gional en­trees). And be sure to pick up a “Na­maste Y’all” T-shirt on your way out the door. L&D (Tu-Su). www.chaipanide­catur.net. 406 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., De­catur, 404.378.4030. $$ Map1/D7

DESTA— Ethiopian. Dig into a ro­bust menu of fla­vor­ful Ethiopian dishes like tibs and gomen with a side of in­jera (spongy bread). Dine in or use the driv­ethrough win­dow. L&D (daily). www.destaethiopi­ankitchen.com. 3086 Bri­ar­cliff Road, 404.929.0011. $ Map1/D6

FARM BURGER— Burg­ers. The pat­ties at this all­nat­u­ral burger joint are made with grass-fed beef

from lo­cal farms. Plenty of op­tions are veg­e­tar­ian, gluten-free and non-burger op­tions are avail­able. L&D (daily). www.farm­burger.net. 410 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., De­catur, 404.378.5077. $$ Map1/D7; 3365 Pied­mont Road NE, Buck­head, 404.816.0603. $$ Map2/D6; 4514 Cham­blee Dun­woody Road, Dun­woody, 770.454.2201. Map1/D7

FLOATAWAY CAFÉ— Eclec­tic. The in­ven­tive restau­rant from culi­nary duo Clif­ford Har­ri­son and Anne Qu­a­trano (of Bac­cha­na­lia fame) offers Coun­try French and Ital­ian cui­sine—much of it grown at the couple’s own farm in Cartersville—and an in­dus­trial back­drop. Out­door pa­tio. D (Tu-Sa). www.starpro­vi­sions.com. 1123 Zono­lite Road, 404.892.1414. $$$ Map1/D7

THE GEN­ERAL MUIR— Deli. This trib­ute to the clas­sic Jewish New York deli offers such tra­di­tional fa­vorites as chopped liver, mat­zoh ball soup, Reuben and pas­trami sand­wiches, boiled bagels with white­fish salad, lox, and cream cheese schmears. B&L (M-F), D (daily), Br (Sa&Su), Deli (Daily). www. the­gen­eral­muir.com. Emory Point, 1540 Av­enue Place, 678.927.9131. Map1/D7

KIMBALL HOUSE— New Amer­i­can. This train de­pot­turned-restau­rant offers farm-to-table food, craft drinks and one of the city’s best oys­ter bars in an in­dus­trial-chic set­ting. The bar serves up ab­sinthe ser­vice, clas­sic cock­tails, wine and drought beers. D (daily). www.kimball-house.com. 303 East Howard Ave., 404.378.3502. $$$ Map1/D7

MAKAN— Asian. This Korean/Chi­nese eatery offers a chef-driven menu in­fused with lo­cally sourced in­gre­di­ents in an open, com­mu­nal space. Don’t miss the pork belly bun and kim­chi fried rice. L (F-Su), D (daily). www.makanatl.com. 130 Claire­mont Ave., Suite 100, De­catur, 404.996.6504. Map1/D7

NO. 246— Ital­ian. This col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween Ford Fry and Drew Belline is hop­ping. The menu in­cludes whole roasted fish, wild mush­room pizza pie, spaghetti with Ge­or­gia white shrimp, and char­cu­terie and cheese plates. L&D (daily). www.no246. com. 129 East Ponce de Leon Ave., 678.399.8246. $$ Map1/D7

RE­VIVAL— South­ern. En­ter through what looks like grandma’s liv­ing room to en­joy a menu that rein­vents South­ern sta­ples. Or­der fam­ily style or in­di­vid­u­ally. L (Sa&Su), D (Tu-Th). www. re­vivalde­catur.com. 129 Church St., De­catur, 470.225.6770. Map1/D7

REV­O­LU­TION DOUGH­NUTS— Bak­ery/Cafe. Dig into these melt-in-your-mouth donuts in fla­vors like vanilla bean, caramel ba­con and car­rot cake. Then, wash it down with a steam­ing cup of or­ganic, fair-trade coffee. Open daily. www.rev­o­lu­tion­dough­nuts.com. 908 W Col­lege Ave., De­catur, 678.927.9920. $ Map1/D7

Downtown

ALMA COCINA— South­west­ern. This restau­rant com­bines fresh in­gre­di­ents and tra­di­tional Mex­i­can in­flu­ences with other Latin-Amer­i­can fla­vors to cre­ate a cor­nu­copia of fla­vor. Alma also fea­tures unique tequila se­lec­tions and a host of Latin-in­flu­enced craft cock­tails. L&D (daily). www.alma-at­lanta.com. 191 Peachtree St. NE, 404.968.9662. Map3/I5

AVIVA BY KAMEEL— Mediter­ranean. This downtown favorite is At­lanta’s high­est-rated restau­rant on Yelp. Chef-owner Kameel Srouji brings big per­son­al­ity to the counter-ser­vice con­cept, which serves a health­ful, mainly gluten-free menu. Open M-F from 7:30 am-4 pm. www.aviv­abykameel.com. Peachtree Cen­ter Mall, 225 Peachtree St., 404.698.3600. $$ Map3/H5

CUTS STEAK­HOUSE— Steak. This steak­house restau­rant offers ca­sual and fine-din­ing op­tions. The menu fea­tures a va­ri­ety of South­ern-in­spired cui­sine, in­clud­ing steaks, beef short ribs, fried lob­ster tail, and shrimp and grits, along with an ex­ten­sive wine list. L (M-F), D (daily). www.cut­sat­lanta. com. 60 An­drew Young In­ter­na­tional Blvd. NE, 404.525.3399. $$ Map1/H4

DER BIERGARTEN— Ger­man. En­joy a true taste of Ger­man culture, cui­sine, decor and fes­tiv­i­ties. The menu fea­tures such clas­sic dishes as weiner schnitzel, schwein­shaxe and sauer­braten, plus au­then­tic sausages and great Ger­man beers. L (Sa&Su), D (daily). www.der­bier­garten.com. 300 Ma­ri­etta St. NW, Luckie-Ma­ri­etta Dis­trict, 404.521.2728. $$ Map3/H3

LE­GAL SEA FOODS— Seafood. Named “Best Seafood Restau­rant in Amer­ica” by “The To­day Show,” the famed Bos­ton restau­rant is known for qual­ity

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