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Hi 'hounds,

Will be visiting Atlanta, Emory University for a conference, for a week next Sun-Fri from San Diego. No car, probably with colleagues in tow for some meals, but mostly solo. Meals, by and large, will be supplied by the conference, but I more than willing to skip conference food for a reasonable walk (up to 1.5miles) to visit some local chow. I'm sure there are local faves, but no need to suggest Mexican, Sushi, or Burgers - all are well over-represented here in SD.
My colleague traveling with me is South Indian and has already bookmarked a visit to Saravana Bhavan - good or bad, she's been before and it will be on the itinerary.
Otherwise, have scoped these places from the board - all more or less beside Emory or in Decatur - would be willing to rent a car 1-2 days for worthwhile quick food trips, but the conference is way too packed for any long excursions.
BBQ - Community Q BBQ / Maddy's
Local/Farm-to-Table - Cakes & Ale / Farmstead 303 / Floataway Cafe(?)
Breakfast - Flying Biscuit Cafe
Sandwiches - Super Pan Latino Sandwich Shop (looks a little far by foot, but looks really good/different)

Thanks for the help!

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Cakes & Ale Restaurant
254 W Ponce De Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030

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

Flying Biscuit Cafe
1655 McLendon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

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  1. Floataway is worth a visit.
    Flying biscuit is a local chain. 6 years ago the emphasis was on local. Now it looks local but tastes decidedly like a chain.
    Check out Highland Bakery, Alon's, and Tuk Tuk

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

    Highland Bakery
    655 Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312

    1. Bhojanic is less than 1.5 miles and in the same strip center with Community Q BBQ

      http://www.bhojanic.com/

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      Bhojanic
      1363 Clairmont Road, Decatur, GA 30033

      1. Cakes + Ale is a must visit! Excellent farm to table food, great atmosphere.

        Try the new Farmburger which is down the road from C+A too. Another great farm to table spot.

        Sawicki's for great sandwiches. (Next door to C+A.)

        Floataway won't disappoint.

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

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        1. re: tenntexga

          Is the confernece on the Emory campus? There really isn't that much really in walking distance from the campus.
          Renting the car is a good idea.
          Adding to the other Decatur choices is the Brickstore pub.

        2. LOVE Community Q! They use locally-produced meat, their mac & cheese is the ridiculous bomb and they also have seasonal, local sides (including the kickass "kitchen sink salad") every day. Big, big fan.

          A better, walkable option for breakfast is Rise & Dine, right across from the Emory campus. It's a little like eating in an Anthropologie store with the happy retro decor and hipster servers, but their sweet potato pancakes are awesome, they have good chicken sausage, they do breakfast sandwiches AND they have killer iced coffee with free refills!

          Regarding transportation - look into the Emory Cliff shuttle busses (I don't know the schedule, but I've seen it pick up students from the grocery store well after dark). Last I knew, they were free for anyone and they take all around the area, including near Community Q & Bhojanic and into downtown Decatur (where Cakes & Ale, Leon's Full Service, Brick Store Pub, Sawickis, Farm Burger are). You don't need to rent a car. Cliff and a cab back, if necessary.

          Have fun!

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          Cakes & Ale Restaurant
          254 W Ponce De Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030

          Bhojanic
          1363 Clairmont Road, Decatur, GA 30033

          1. Udipi is just as good or better for South Indian.

            You will also be close to Queen of Sheba, Ledet, Desta, Meskerem (all Ethiopian) and Mediterranean Grill.