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SaminSFL Jun 21, 2010 02:18 PM

I have been going through the board trying to find places I should eat. But what I would like to know is what places fall into the...I cant believe you went to Atlanta and didn't Have category,

types of food...Southern, Korean, BBQ, Breakfast etc... All your suggestions are much appreciated.... I will be there in August, so I want to make sure this foodie has a great list to hit...

Talks amoungst yourselves...

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    Milt Aug 24, 2010 07:55 AM

    BBQ - Fox Brothers, Dekalb Ave, or Dave Poe's BBQ on Whitlock west of Marietta Square.

    Szechuan - Tasty China, Franklin Road & S 120 Loop, Marietta

    Chinese - Hong Kong BBQ, Chinatown Food Court

    Southern - Mary Mac's or The Collonade, or Greenwood's on Green Street, Roswell

    Dominican - Mi Pilon, Buford Hwy @ Mitchell Rd north of Jimmy Carter Blvd.

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    Tasty China
    585 Franklin Rd SE Ste 215, Marietta, GA 30067

    Mi Pilon
    5705 Buford Hwy, Norcross, GA 30071

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      SaminSFL Aug 23, 2010 06:07 AM

      Heading up there tomorrow.... So if any other suggestions anyone has would be more then welcomed.

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      1. re: SaminSFL
        abbyloving Aug 23, 2010 12:47 PM

        If you're staying by the World Congress Center, it might seem like there are just chains and gimmicky restaurants for the tourists, but don't be fooled! Social is a cool little bistro walking distance from your hotel.

        For BBQ, Daddy D'z is my favorite, followed closely by Rolling Bones and Fox Brothers BBQ (all within a 5-10 minute drive of downtown, where you'll be staying).

        Southern - Ria's Bluebird (for breakfast or brunch) or her other restaurant, Sauced, are both kind of retro and unique, delicious restaurants.

        Tapas - I'd say Pura Vida on Highland (Hector Santiago's restaurant, love him though he got booted off Top Chef early a few years ago).... or even Carroll Street Cafe (my neighborhood favorite).

        Welcome to Atlanta!

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        Fox Brothers' BBQ
        1238 Dekalb Ave, Atlanta, GA 30307

        Daddy D'z
        264 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

        Ria's Blue Bird
        421 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

        Rolling Bones Barbecue
        377 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

        Social Restaurant & Wine Bar
        12 W Peachtree Pl NW, Atlanta, GA 30308

        Pura Vida
        656 North Highland Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30306

        Carroll Street Cafe
        208 Carroll St SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

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        RxDiesel Jun 25, 2010 01:28 PM

        ok, I'll give it a shot, with downtown your starting point:
        1. breakfast at Thumb's Up, on Edgewood. I like the greek scramble w/spuds, but take your pick. short drive.
        2. In the unlikely event its not too hot, a late [9pm?] dinner at FAB on Ivan Allen on the rooftop. Walking distance. Neat spot, pretty good brasserie chow - salad nicoise, skate wing, etc.
        3. If you can find it, dinner at Floataway. Near Emory U/Hospital, generally
        4. Korean bbq at Hanil Kwan, just inside 285 on Buford
        5. Tuesday? night fried chicken at Watershed.
        6. pomme frites at Shaun's, Inman Park
        7. Margherita pizza and caesar salad at fritti fritti.
        8. If you get out Buford Highway, banh mi and pho at Lee's Bakery
        9. Maybe bbq at Community, Clairmont n. of Decatur, or Rolling Bones on Edgewood [before you reach Thumb's Up].
        10. Upscale seafood, $$$, Oceanaire.

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        Floataway Cafe
        1123 Zonolite Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306-2015

        Hanil Kwan
        5458 Buford Hwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30340

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          SaminSFL Jun 25, 2010 01:48 PM

          Rx and Rc Thanks, all great recommendations, and I plan on having a great foodie experience in Atalanta. Will let all of you know how my experience goes.

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            ted Jun 25, 2010 02:27 PM

            I'd offer Social instead of FAB. More Euro-bistro feel. We've been a couple times and eaten downstairs before seeing a show downtown.

        2. ted Jun 22, 2010 04:55 AM

          um, well, how about "...a better idea of where I was staying, what I was interested in, how I was getting around, etc..." The Gwinnettians would probably disagree, but you hit "Atlanta" up N on I-85 and you're in "Atlanta" for about an hour after that. Big city. Mucho options. Need more info. Cheers.

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            SaminSFL Jun 22, 2010 05:08 AM

            Hey Ted, Sorry, I am staying by the World Congress Center in Atlanta

            1. re: SaminSFL
              ted Jun 22, 2010 10:53 AM

              There are tons of options on Buford Highway, if really good Latin/Vietnamese/Chinese/Korean are of interest. You'll probably need a car, but it's do-able via MARTA/cab. Decatur is a fun, walkable city within the city, accessible by MARTA. Great options for food and beer. Lots of higher end places are located in Midtown, on the West Side and up to Buckhead, with plenty of more-reasonable options sprinkled about. Virginia Highlands is a nice walkable neighborhood with plenty of restos and boutiques. But you'd need a car or a decent-length cab ride to get there.

              So, that's very general, but there's a whole lot of specifics that've been written about on the board in the not-too-distant past. Take a look and narrow it down some more.

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                SaminSFL Jun 22, 2010 11:55 AM

                I will have a car, so no problem with driving, plus I love exploring new cities. I am very interested in the Korean scene, and the Southern Food and BBQ scene. Or what ever little suprises there are with in the city or outside.

                I am driving in from South Florida, was told to stop at the Smokin Pig on the way in.

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                SaminSFL Jun 25, 2010 07:33 AM

                No suggestions?

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                  rcburli Jun 25, 2010 08:43 AM

                  Southern (varying prices):
                  Silver Skillet
                  Ria's Bluebird
                  The Colonnade
                  Watershed
                  JCT Kitchen
                  Restaurant Eugene

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                  Restaurant Eugene
                  2277 Peachtree Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

                  Silver Skillet
                  200 14th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

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                    BuHi Jul 1, 2010 07:14 PM

                    Hope it's not too late to give you suggestions:
                    Most are on or near Buford Highway
                    Korean BBQ: Cho Sun Ok
                    Korean: Woo Nam Jeong
                    Chinese: Chinatown Food Court (New Peachtree Rd) or Manchunhong
                    Vietnamese: Pho Dai Loi
                    Mexican: El Rey del Taco or El Pastor
                    Peruvian: Machu Picchu or Las Brasas (Decatur)

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                    El Pastor
                    5094 Buford Hwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30340

                    Las Brasas
                    310 E Howard Ave, Decatur, GA 30030

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                      SaminSFL Jul 2, 2010 05:18 AM

                      Not too late at all, thanks for the suggestions. I am making my game plan now. Headed up in August. We have some great Mexican down here in florida, so not really looking for that.

                      Flavors on my radar are: Southern food, BBQ(not too many good ones in florida) Korean, Maybe some Tapas. and a really good southern breakfast place. Any suggestions for the above mentioned is always appreciated.

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                        quimbaya Jul 20, 2010 01:20 PM

                        Good list by BuHi. A few additions (not on Buford Highway):

                        Persian: Falafel Cafe in Marietta
                        Chinese: Tasty China in Marietta
                        Ethiopian: Queen of Sheba (or try fish tibs at Desta, but not on Fri or Sat nights, overcrowded)
                        Polish: Gimza
                        Indonesian: Batavia or Waroeng Corner
                        Somali: Darussalam
                        Cambodian: Phnom Penh
                        Indian: Udipi
                        Ramen: Umaido

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                          SaminSFL Jul 20, 2010 03:39 PM

                          Thats great, the Ethiopean looks interesting. Keep bring on the suggestions!

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