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miss the foie gras crème brûlée, whole roasted branzino and cho­co­late soup. D (daily). www. cape­dutchrestau­ 1782 Cheshire Bridge Road NE, 404.343.0313. $$$ Map1/D6 CHAR KOREAN BAR & GRILL— Korean BBQ. Here, “your meat is in your hands” thanks to grills nes­tled in the cen­ter of most ta­bles. Choose beef or pork to GIY (“grill-it-your­self”) or opt for a tra­di­tional dish like bibim­bap or donkkasu. D (daily). www.charat­ 299 N. High­land Ave. NE, Inman Park, 404.525.2427. $$ Map1/D7 FRED’S MEAT & BREAD— Sand­wiches. You’ll likely fall head over hoa­gies upon see­ing this menu, which in­cludes ev­ery­thing from an ac­claimed burger to an ooey-gooey cheeses­teak to a veg­gie burger. Don’t miss the to-die-for fries, which are served with var­i­ous sea­son­ings and sauces. L&D (daily). www.fredsmeatand­ Krog Street Mar­ket, 99 Krog St., 404.688.3733. $$ Map1/D7 GUNSHOW— Eclec­tic. “Top Chef” alum Kevin Gille­spie owns this bois­ter­ous eatery where chefs plate freshly made cre­ations on trays, stop­ping by each ta­ble to ex­plain and of­fer the dish. D (Tu-Sa) www.gun­ 924 Gar­rett St., Orme­wood Park, 404.380.1886. $$ Map1/D7 HAMPTON + HUD­SON— Amer­i­can. Dig into eclec­tic com­fort foods fit for a laid-back night out or bois­ter­ous gath­er­ing of friends at this mod­ern-day neigh­bor­hood pub. L&D (daily). Open late. www. hamp­to­nand­hud­ 299 N. High­land Ave. NE, Inman Park, 404.948.2123. $$ Map1/D7 KEVIN RATHBUN STEAK— Steak. Chef/owner Kevin Rathbun’s tra­di­tional steak house fea­tures steaks, seafood, pork, poul­try and chops, along with Rathbun’s fan­tas­tic sides and Kirk Park’s de­li­cious desserts. D (M-Sa). www.kev­in­rath­bun­ 154 Krog St., Inman Park, 404.524.5600. $$$ Map3/H8 MANGOS CARIBBEAN RESTAU­RANT— Caribbean. Lo­cated in the heart of At­lanta’s his­toric Old Fourth Ward neigh­bor­hood, this caribbean restau­rant of­fers fresh and au­then­tic caribbean dishes like jerk chicken, ox­tails, and brown stew chicken. L&D (daily). Open late F&Sa.­goscaribbean­restau­ 180 Auburn Ave. NE, Old Fourth Ward, 404.698.3992. $$ Map3/I6 PASCHAL’S RESTAU­RANT— South­ern. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. reg­u­larly held strate­gic meet­ings about the civil rights move­ment at this his­toric land­mark. The fried chicken is con­sid­ered some of the city’s best. www.paschal­sat­ 180 North­side Drive SW, Castle­berry Hill, 404.525.2023. $$ Map3/K2 PONCE CITY MAR­KET— Eclec­tic. This 2.1 mil­lion­square-foot des­ti­na­tion of­fers con­tem­po­rary shops, in­clud­ing West Elm and The Frye Com­pany, and gourmet din­ing con­cepts like Dub’s Fish Camp, Brezza Cucina and Minero. www.pon­cecity­mar­ 675 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE, Old Fourth Ward, 404.900.7900. Map1/D7 SWEET AUBURN CURB MAR­KET— Eclec­tic. Lo­cal ven­dors, chefs and restau­ra­teurs own the pop­u­lar stalls at this his­toric mar­ket. Take a food tour through stalls like Grind­house Killer Burg­ers, Arepa Mia, AfroDish, Le Metro Creperie, and many more. Open M-Sa. Check web­site for stall hours. www.the­curb­mar­ 209 Edge­wood Ave. SE, Old Fourth Ward. Map3/I6 VENKMAN’S— South­ern. This for­mer soda-bot­tling plant is now a stel­lar per­for­mance venue and com­fort-food restau­rant. Live mu­sic spills from the stage nightly as chef-driven food and killer cock­tails flood the menu. D (Tu-Su), Br (Sa&Su). 740 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE, Old Fourth Ward, 470.225.6162. $$ Map1/D7 YALLA!— Mediter­ranean. Step up to the bright yel­low counter to en­joy a bevy of fresh Mediter­ranean fla­vors as wraps (in pita and laffa), bowls and plates. Per­fectly pre­pared lamb, shawarma, falafel and steak are high­lights. Don’t miss the hand­crafted, low-sugar so­das. L&D (daily). www. yal­ Krog Street Mar­ket, 99 Krog St., 404.506.9999. $$ Map1/D7


AN­TICO PIZZA NAPO­LE­TANA— Pizza. Ac­cord­ing to Za­gat, this is the high­est-rated pizza es­tab­lish­ment in the coun­try. Piz­zas are hand­made by a skilled Ital­ian piz­zaioli us­ing in­gre­di­ents im­ported from Italy and based on an old fam­ily recipe. L&D (MSa). lit­ 1093 Hem­phill Ave. NW, West Mid­town, 404.724.2333. $ Map3/C2; Avalon, 2200 Avalon Blvd., Al­pharetta, 770.674.8811. Map1/E3 EM­PIRE STATE SOUTH— South­ern. Dig into el­e­vated South­ern fare at this show stop­ping restau­rant. An ex­ten­sive cock­tail pro­gram, cof­fee bar and bocce court are high­lights. B&L (M-F), D (daily), Br (Sa&Su). www.em­pirestate­ 999 Peachtree St. NE, 404.541.1105. $$$ Map3/D5 SALTYARD— Eclec­tic. En­joy cre­ative, fresh, lo­cal cui­sine in a com­fort­able set­ting at this lo­cal fa­vorite. From duck con­fit to braised chicken, grilled oc­to­pus to dev­iled eggs, ce­viche to roast mush­rooms, there is some­thing for ev­ery­one to en­joy . D (daily). www.salt­yardat­ 1820 Peachtree Road NW, 404.382.8088. SIL­VER SKIL­LET RESTAU­RANT— Break­fast. Lit­tle has changed in 50+ years at this land­mark restau­rant. Go for the true South­ern break­fasts, fried chicken and awe­some home­made pies. No reser­va­tions. B&L (daily). www.the­sil­ver­skil­ 200 14th St. NW, 404.874.1388. $ Map3/C4

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COLLETTA— Con­tem­po­rary Ital­ian. This stun­ning Ital­ian restau­rant of­fers cre­ative in­ter­pre­ta­tions of North­ern-Ital­ian clas­sics made with fresh and lo­cally-sourced in­gre­di­ents. L (M-Sa), D (daily). www. col­lettarestau­ 900 Third St., Al­pharetta, 678.722.8335. $$ Map1/E3 THE COWFISH— Burger/Sushi. This cre­ative con­cept is a hy­brid sushi and burger joint—and, boy, does this odd cou­ple make for a tasty menu. Try the “Prime Time” filet and lob­ster roll to fall tail over fin for the restau­rant’s sig­na­ture “bur­gushi.” L&D (daily). www.the­cow­ Perime­ter Mall, 4400 Ashford Dun­woody Road, 770.225.0009. $$ Map1/D5 JINYA RA­MEN BAR— Ja­panese. This na­tional chain opened its first South­ern out­post to rave re­views. The small spot of­fers a dozen ra­men op­tions, like spicy umami miso ra­men, and over 25 top­pings for end­less cus­tomiz­ing. L&D (daily). www.jin­yara­men­ 5975 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, 404.600.6974. $$ Map1/D5 JOEY D’S OAK ROOM— Con­ti­nen­tal. This restau­rant is known for its large por­tions and di­verse menu, in­clud­ing a six-tier bar with over 600 brands of spir­its. En­joy New Or­leans-style seafood dishes, aged steaks and crowd-pleas­ing Carnegie Deli corned beef. L&D (daily). www.joeyd­soak­ 1015 Crowne Point Pkwy., Dun­woody, 770.512.7063. $$ Map1/D5 MCKENDRICK’S STEAK HOUSE— Steak. For over 20 years, this lo­cal steak­house has of­fered USDA Prime meats and ul­tra-fresh seafood. The award­win­ning wine list and im­pec­ca­ble ser­vice round out the ex­pe­ri­ence. L (M-F), D (daily). www.mck­ Park Place, 4505 Ashford Dun­woody Road, 770.512.8888. $$$ Map1/D5 PORCH LIGHT LATIN KITCHEN— Latin. Chef An­dre Gomez draws on his Puerto-Ri­can up­bring­ing to cre­ate a sump­tu­ous menu with high­lights like plan­tain em­panadas, smashed yuca mo­fongo and pressed co­hiba sand­wiches. L&D (Tu-Sa). www. porch­light­ 300 Vil­lage Green Cir. SE, Smyrna, 678.309.9858. $$ Map1/B5 TU­PELO HONEY CAFE— South­ern. This re­gional chain’s South­ern menu fea­tures an im­pres­sive se­lec­tion of mouthwatering en­trees, sides, cock­tails and desserts. Happy hour is Th-Su (4-8 pm). B (Sa&Su), L&D (daily). www.tu­pelo­hon­ey­ 4600 Roswell Road NE, Sandy Springs, 404.649.6334. $$ Map1/D5


BET­TER HALF— Eclec­tic. What started as a sup­per club is now one of the fresh­est con­cepts in the city. The hid­den gem serves up a cool, laid-back am­biance and an ever-chang­ing menu of in­ter­est­ing dishes that of­ten fea­ture Latin in­flu­ences. D (Tu-Sa).­ter­hal­ 349 14th St. NW, Bldg. C, 404.695.4547. $$$ Map3/B3 MILLER UNION— Eclec­tic. Chef Steven Sat­ter­field makes magic with sim­ple, sea­sonal pro­duce. The bou­tique wine list and hand­crafted cock­tails are high­lights. L (Tu-Sa), D (M-Sa). www.millerunion. com. 999 Brady Ave. NW, Westside, 678.733.8550. $$ Map1/C7 NUEVO LAREDO CANTINA— Mex­i­can. At this col­or­ful restau­rant, Mex­i­can chefs pre­pare au­then­tic spe­cial­ties like chicken mole, pork ten­der briskets, chile rel­lenos, lob­ster tacos and en­chi­ladas. Don’t for­get to wash it all down with an enor­mous mar­garita. L&D (daily). beta.nuevolare­do­cantina. com/. 1495 Chat­ta­hoochee Ave., Westside, 404.352.9009. $ Map1/C6 THE OP­TI­MIST— Seafood. This chic restau­rant em­bod­ies coastal liv­ing—from tangy cock­tails to de­li­cious starters (seafood gumbo, mus­sels in crabby-co­conut broth, fried clam roll), roasted fish dishes and a wine list heavy in coastal se­lec­tions. L (M-F), D (daily). www.theop­ti­mistrestau­ 914 How­ell Mill Road, Westside, 404.477.6260. $$$ Map3/D1 WEST EGG CAFÉ— Amer­i­can. Dig into one of the city’s best break­fasts. Here, South­ern com­fort clas­sics are served in an en­er­getic en­vi­ron­ment. Or grab a bite to-go from the walk-up cof­fee and bak­ery counter. B&L (daily), Br (Sa&Su). www.west­ 1100 How­ell Mill Road, 404.872.3973. $$ Map3/B1 YEAH! BURGER— Amer­i­can. The clas­sic Amer­i­can burger joint reimag­ined. Choose your bun, patty, cheese and top­pings. Ni­trate-free hot dogs, hand­cut fries, sweet potato fries, or­ganic sal­ads and milk­shakes round out the menu. No reser­va­tions. L&D (daily). www.yeah­ 1168 How­ell Mill Road, Westside, 404.496.4393 Map2/B1; 1017 N. High­land Ave., Vir­ginia-High­land, 404.437.7845. $ Map1/D7

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