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chowmed Mar 19, 2007 04:38 PM

will be there on thursday night, staying on phoenix blvd. I have no clue about the area so i was hoping for recs close by. thanks!

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    potterybliss Mar 19, 2007 07:10 PM

    What kind of transportation will you have? If you have a car, there are lots of options. Otherwise, get yourself to a MARTA train station. I'm most familiar with Decatur, and there are tons of restaurants & shops just off of the Decatur MARTA stop. East Point is quite close to the airport, and there are some pubs there, and Oz pizza should still be there.

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      chickstein Mar 19, 2007 07:24 PM

      I have lived in ATL for 17 years. Where the devil is Phoenix Blvd?

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        Cpt Wafer Mar 19, 2007 08:35 PM

        My map says just south of the airport.

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        kellhall Mar 20, 2007 06:57 AM

        potterybliss is right...alot depends on your transportation. The area around the Atlanta airport is not usually the best pick for restaurants. You may want to head up to the Highlands or midtown since you are south of the city--Maybe some of the places off Juniper Street--What type of restaurant are you looking for? Casual?? Upscale?? Oz pizza is good--but definitely a hole in the wall type place--

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          Katj Mar 20, 2007 07:50 AM

          You could try College Park, there used to be some good places out that way. Other than that I would head to VA Highlands.
          Hope you have a good stay!

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            Meatloaf2006 Mar 20, 2007 09:19 AM

            Don't know Atlanta that well as far as transportation or relation to the airport, but 2 of my favorites are Canoe and, oddly enough, Marietta Diner. Both Excellent!

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              tpej Mar 20, 2007 10:17 AM

              If you can get to Inman Park, try Shaun's. They have pomme frites that they fry in duck fat and a hanger steak to die for. If you're MARTA bound, I suggest getting the train to Decatur as potterybliss suggested. Try Cafe Alsace, Taqueria del Sol, Sushi Avenue, or Cafe' Lily. There's something for everyone in Decatur! Good luck

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                Cubancoffee Mar 20, 2007 10:31 AM

                I can add that, FYI, Shaun's is right across the street from the Inman Park MARTA station.

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                  chowmed Mar 20, 2007 05:50 PM

                  thanks capt wafer, phoenix blvd is south of the airport. i will have a car. other than expensive/fancy (i.e., entrees > $20, attire other than jeans necessary), i am willing to try any good chow recs. thanks for everyone's input so far.

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