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I have some family coming into town in march and I'm wanting to take them to a local restaraunt in the area. We live in Powder Springs, so Kennesaw and Marietta are reasonable alternatives to going downtown. The problem is I'm wanting to bring them to something on found in atlanta (or the metro area) and I want it to be something they can talk about when they go home. An example of the place I'm looking for is Nuevo Laredo Cantina, which is juts a total hole int he wall Mexican restaurant that is more delicious than anyone ever expects. But I'm looking for something new to try. Other examples of the type of place I'm looking for is like El Carajo in Miami (the one int he back of the convenience store, not the one on 57th). Or If anyone has ever been to Birmingham and ate at The Garage, that type of place would be great too. Oh yeah, and I don't want to take them "Hole In the Wall" on peachtree! Basically the requirements are Locally owned, reasonbly priced ($30 per person is reasonable I think), good food, and something you'd definitely tell your friends about. And I guess should mention no BBQ places, I already know where all the best ones of those are.

Thanks,
Dusty

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  1. hmmmm...maybe cafe 458 on edgewood ave. for brunch? it's in a funky part of town, and all the proceeds go to benefit the samaritan house which serves homeless men and women. the website is www.cafe458atl.com.

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    1. re: potterybliss

      This sounds pretty cool, but I still don't know if we can only make a lunch. We'll probably have to aim for dinner. Can anyone think of a place open for dinner?

    2. Ann's Snack Bar, best hamburger in the world! Fits the bill.

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      1. re: Katj

        This place sounds awesome! Is it only open for lunch? It doesn't say on Yelp. If so I don't think we'll amke it on Sunday, we hav ot do lunch with the fam after chruch. But I will definitely keep this place in mind, it sounds like one of those places you won't find anywhere else.

        1. re: pulse301

          You're going to have a hard time taking family to Ann's. She has very limited seating and admits one or two at a time unless you happen to go there when it's not busy. I have been only once but read a lot about it. At 2:30 in the afternoon I waited 35 min. or more. Don't go in and interrupt her - just glance in to see how many seats are open. Most likely you'll know it's full when you enter the (unheated I think) porch where you wait your turn. Definitely a unique place worth trying but "best burger" may go too far IMO. I will go agian and try more of the fare. I didn't get the ghetto burger. Only complaint I had is I think she cooks the meat a bit too long.

      2. Top Flr. Hipsters love this place. I really enjoy eating here. Really good duck confit pizza. Highly recommended.

        http://www.topflr.com

        1. if marietta then tasty china has some of the best szechuan food i've had outside SGV in LA...