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AGAVE—spot over­looks South­west­ern. Oak­land This Ceme­tery. pop­u­lar The South­west­ern­menu fea­tures en­chi­ladas dish­e­sand spicy­like Santa tequila Fe ane­joblue corn shrimp. chicken There’s also an ex­ten­sive wine and tequila se­lec­tion. D (daily). www.agaver­estau­rant.com. 242 Boule­vard, Cab­bage­town, 404.588.0006. $ Map3/K8 ALON’S— Bak­ery/Deli. This bak­ery and mar­ket of­fers fresh bread, sand­wiches, pas­tries and cakes. Get cook­ies by the pound or grab some olive oils, won­der­ful cheese se­lec­tions, pre­pared food and culi­nary knick knacks. B&L (daily), D (M-Sa). www. alons.com. 1394 N. High­land Ave., Morn­ing­side, 404.872.6000 Map1/D7; 4505 Ash­ford Dun­woody Road, Dun­woody, 678.397.1781. $$ Map1/D5 BREAD & BUT­TER­FLY— French Bistro. Visit this charm­ing Parisian-style café if nosh­ing on freshly baked goods or dishes like potato and raclette gratin sounds like your cup of tea. No reser­va­tions. B&L (Tu-Su), D (Tu-Sa), Br (Sa&Su). www.breadand-but­ter­fly.com. 290 El­iz­a­beth St., In­man Park, 678.515.4536. $$ Map1/D7 CAPE DUTCH— South African. Ex­ec­u­tive Chef Philippe Had­dad’s brings a flurry of Euro­pean in­flu­ences, while owner Justin An­thony’s South African roots pop up in dishes cooked on the “braai,” Afrikaans for “grill.” Don’t miss the foie gras crème brûlée, whole roasted branzino and choco­late soup. Make reser­va­tions on OpenTable. D (daily). www.cape­dutchrestau­rant.com. 1782 Cheshire Bridge Road NE, 404.343.0313. $$$ Map1/D6 CHAR KOREAN BAR & GRILL— Korean BBQ. Here, “your meat is in your hands” thanks to grills nes­tled in the cen­ter of most ta­bles. Choose beef or pork to GIY (“grill-it-your­self”) or opt for a tra­di­tional dish like bibim­bap or donkkasu. Com­ple­ment the meal with soju or a bevvy of other bar of­fer­ings. D (daily). www.charat­lanta.com. 299 N. High­land Ave. NE, In­man Park, 404.525.2427. $$ 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.fredsmeatand­bread.com. Krog Street Mar­ket, 99 Krog St., 404.688.3733. $$ Map1/D7 FRITTI RESTAU­RANT— Ital­ian. Neapoli­tan piz­zas are hand tossed and baked in two mono­lithic, wood­burn­ing ovens in the cen­ter of the restau­rant—and the vari­a­tions are end­less. Take-out avail­able. L (M-Sa), D (daily). www.frit­tirestau­rant.com. 309 N. High­land Ave., In­man Park, 404.880.9559. $$ 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. Peren­nial fa­vorites from the weekly-chang­ing menu in­clude the chicken and waf­fles and the West Coast burger. D (Tu-Sa) www.gun­showatl.com. 924 Gar­rett St., Orme­wood Park, 404.380.1886. $$ Map1/D7 MAKIMONO— Sushi. This ca­sual new sushi stall keeps things sim­ple with eight spe­cialty rolls and a cre­ate-your-own op­tion, along with five rice bowl op­tions. Ma­chines roll and cut the 10-piece rolls, keep­ing prices un­der $10 per roll. A full bar is also avail­able. L&D (daily). Krog Street Mar­ket, 99 Krog St., 470.355.9556. $ Map1/D7 MAN­GOS CARIBBEAN RESTAU­RANT— Caribbean. Lo­cated in the heart of At­lanta’s his­toric Old Fourth Ward neigh­bor­hood, this caribbean restau­rant of­fers fresh and au­then­tic caribbean dishes like jerk chicken, ox­tails, and brown stew chicken. L&D (daily). Open late F&Sa. www.man­goscaribbean­restau­rant.com. 180 Auburn Ave. NE, Old Fourth Ward, 404.698.3992. $$ Map3/I6 SIX FEET UN­DER— Seafood/Bar. Corn­meal Ge­or­gia cat­fish plat­ter with “killer” coleslaw, oys­ters on the half shell, lit­tle neck clams and an icy draught beer are ideal com­pan­ions for the rooftop at both lo­ca­tions of this ca­sual restau­rant. www.sixfee­tun­der­at­lanta.com. 437 Memo­rial Drive SE, Grant Park, 404.523.6664 Map3/K7; 685 11th St. NW, West­side, 404.810.0040. $ Map3/C6 STAPLEHOUSE— Modern Amer­i­can. Chef Ryan Smith’s dishes bor­der­line on molec­u­lar gas­tron­omy. The ever-chang­ing menu is of­fered à la carte or as a five-course tast­ing. Amer­i­can in­gre­di­ents are trans­formed with modern tech­niques and mas­ter­ful pre­sen­ta­tion. The bar pro­gram is a knock­out. Reser­va­tions re­quired for the tast­ing menu ($85). D (W-Sa), Br (Su). www.staplehouse.com. 541 Edge­wood Ave. SE, Old Fourth Ward, 404.524.5005. $$$$ Map1/D7 VENKMAN’S— South­ern. This for­mer soda-bot­tling plant is now a stel­lar per­for­mance venue and com­fort-food restau­rant. Live mu­sic spills from the stage nightly as chef-driven food and killer cock­tails flood the menu. D (Tu-Su), Br (Sa&Su). www. venkmans.com. 740 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE, Old Fourth Ward, 470.225.6162. $$ 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. Lamb, shawarma, falafel and steak are high­lights. Don’t miss the hand­crafted, low-sugar so­das. L&D (daily). www.yal­laatl.com. Krog Street Mar­ket, 99 Krog St., 404.506.9999. $$ Map1/D7 Mid­town 5CHURCH— Amer­i­can. This restau­rant’s swanky decor, sec­ond-floor pa­tio and ser­vice are high­lights. Don’t miss the charred oc­to­pus or Wagyu rib­eye. This eatery is just steps from the Woodruff Arts Cen­ter and Mu­seum of De­sign. L (M-F), D (daily), Br (Sa&Su). www.5chur­chat­lanta.com. 1197 Peachtree St. NE, Mid­town, 404.400.3669. $$ Map3/B5 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). lit­tleitalia.com. 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.em­pirestate­south.com. 999 Peachtree St. NE, 404.541.1105. $$$ Map3/D5 THE LAWRENCE— Eclec­tic. We could go on for­ever about the de­li­cious food menu (mango ha­banero BBQ ribs, any­one?), but the real star is the award­win­ning bar pro­gram. Ex­pect ex­cep­tion­ally cre- ative and re­fresh­ing cock­tails. L (Tu-F), D (daily), Br (Sa&Su). www.thelawrenceat­lanta.com. 905 Ju­niper St. NE, 404.961.7177. $$ Map3/D6 MARY MAC’S TEA ROOM— South­ern. This sta­ple has been serv­ing South­ern food since 1945. Dig into clas­sic dishes like grilled liver and onions, coun­try fried steak, and chicken and dumplings. L&D (daily). www.mary­macs.com. 224 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, 404.876.1800. $$ Map3/F6 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.salt­yardat­lanta.com. 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.the­sil­ver­skil­let.com. 200 14th St. NW, 404.874.1388. $ Map3/C4

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