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Taste of Atlanta foodies might surprise you

Dio Seijuro Nov 10, 2009 07:14 AM

I can't ever get over how visitors only ever want to eat "Southern food", and on this board and elsewhere there's endless requests for recommendations in that category.

In my opinion the best places to eat in Atlanta count very few actual Southern places in the top 20...unless your idea of "the place to check out" when you only have a weekend in town is something you could have cooked at home yourself.

To find out if my opinion is unique among local passionate eaters, I have started to conduct a survey recently (still in progress). I ask people who love food and have been to numerous local restaurants to think about their top 10 favorite places to eat in Atlanta, and simply group them by cuisine type and list the numbers under each. I will update the results from time to time. So far, it's actually quite consistent with my suspicion, and might surprise you, whether you are visiting or live here.

#People surveyed so far - 8

BBQ - 1
Brazilian - 1
Brunch - 2
Casual American - 1
Chinese - 4
Ethiopian - 1
French -1
Gourmet Deli / order at counter - 3
Indian - 4
Italian - 3
Japanese - 12
Mediterranean - 1
Mexican - 5
New American - 4
Korean - 4
Pub - 3
Pizza - 8
Thai - 3
Seafood - 3
Southern - 2
Southwest - 2
Steakhouse - 3
Vietnamese - 9

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