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10
Inman Park
Fritti


Its hip, industrial digs (a former garage) give Fritti real substance, as if the fact that its pizzas are certified as authentic Neapolitan-style isn't enough in the way of culinary gravitas. The funky place, with its mix of cool decor and rough origins, turns out fabulous pies in an assortment of formulas, from four cheese to seafood. You'll also encounter versions with cotto ham, white truffle oil, goat cheese, and lemon slices. Choose your favorite, or go with seafood spiedini or a grilled hanger steak. An outdoor patio and plenty of Italian wines by the bottle and glass are thoughtful additions.

Local Expert tip: Legendary local stop for burgers, dogs, fries and rings.

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Bread Garden


Patrons will tell you quite readily that this small shop turns out some of the city's best breads, from focaccia and baguettes to ciabatta and country Italian loaves. They're crusty, flavorful, and ideal for a sandwich, which the shop will make for you during designated lunch hours. Otherwise, stop in for something sweet or savory to enjoy at home. Service can be slow at times and the staff can take some getting used to, but you can't beat the tasty goods that Bread Garden serves.

Local Expert tip: Legendary local stop for burgers, dogs, fries and rings.

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Buckhead


Polished wooden floors, a terra cotta-tiled bar, original artwork, and richly painted walls provide a warm welcome to Basil's, whose Mediterranean flair and menu have won the hearts of regulars. Start with spanakopita or steamed mussels, and then shift to barbecued salmon, grilled pork tenderloin with fig preserves, or pasta with sauteed shrimp and parmesan cream. An expansive terrace sits among mature trees and offers both covered and uncovered tables. It's a terrific warm-weather spot.

Local Expert tip: Legendary local stop for burgers, dogs, fries and rings.

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Chin Chin


Enlivened by a vibrant palette of red, black, and yellow, Chin Chin has a number of locations in and around Atlanta, and it's a popular place for solid Asian food. The menu mines many Eastern cultures for inspiration, featuring eggplant in hot garlic sauce, pad Thai, teriyaki beef, Peking duck, and a spicy seafood hot pot. Vegetarian options can be had, and you can choose to have milder dishes or ones with more heat. Affordable lunch specials ably fill you up on weekdays as well.

Local Expert tip: Legendary local stop for burgers, dogs, fries and rings.

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6
Buckhead
Corner Cafe


This bustling, casual eatery, with its wall of windows and oversized mural, does a brisk business with folks stopping in for a bite from morning to mid-afternoon. Early on, try a Belgian waffle, white chocolate French toast, an omelet, or eggs Benedict. Come lunchtime, you'll want to take advantage of the range of sandwiches and salads. Gourmet takes on egg salad, roast turkey, and a ham and cheese go hand-in-hand with roasted rosemary lamb, a tower of smoked salmon, or a fried green tomato BLT. Baked goods and coffee are also handy takealongs.

Local Expert tip: Legendary local stop for burgers, dogs, fries and rings.

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5
Virginia Highland
Paolo's Gelato


Reward yourself with delicious homemade gelato ice cream from Paolo's, a small café with loads of personality. The Italian owner creates creamy gelato in a broad range of flavors, and serves each cup or cone with a healthy serving of charm and conversation. Atlanta's only authentic Italian gelateria serves up other goodies as well, including tiramisu, French crepes, cannoli, and marzapane.

Local Expert tip: Legendary local stop for burgers, dogs, fries and rings.

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4
Little Five Points
Fox Bros. Barbecue


For traditional Texas-style barbecue, Fox Bros. just may be your go-to spot.The restaurant was born from parties that founders Jonathan and Justin had every year in their home. The parties, which featured plenty of barbecue, sides, and drinks later morphed into the idea for a restaurant. Menu items include pulled pork, smoked chicken, baby back ribs, and beef brisket. YouÂ'll also find the traditional trimmings of baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw, and macaroni and cheese. Brunswick Stew, chili, and Fox Bros. specialty, Fox-a-Roni are on the menu, too. Tater tots are paired up with Brunswick Stew, or they are smothered in chili.

Local Expert tip: In addition to the barbecue, Fox. Bros. is also known for its onion rings and burgers.

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Pastis


Gracing a 19th-century house, this French bistro plies patrons with Gallic cuisine, especially that which recalls southern France. The busy, bustling place appeals to lively patrons, as does the second-story balcony, which is coveted for its great views of historic Roswell. No matter where you sit, the menu pleases. Steak frites, lamb shank, calamari, lobster-studded pasta, and roast duck hint at the options, and you'll also find pâté, escargot, and charcuterie. Plus, live jazz adds to the merriment on weekends.

Local Expert tip: Legendary local stop for burgers, dogs, fries and rings.

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Flip Burger Boutique


White laminate and Emeco stainless steel chairs impart an airy, modern quality to this burger joint, which has indeed earned its "boutique" moniker. Rock star chef Richard Blais ups the ante on sophistication, articulating homemade condiments and sides that really shake up the flavor on themed beef burgers like Korean barbecue, steak tartare, and a Southern version with pimiento cheese and green tomato ketchup. Beyond the "basics," you can opt for lamb, tuna, falafel, shrimp, osso buco, and crab burgers, coupling them with sides of smokey jalapeno slaw and beet-and-goat cheese salad. Lest you forget, make sure to try a gourmet milkshake; flavors include Krispy Kreme and foie gras.

Local Expert tip: Legendary local stop for burgers, dogs, fries and rings.

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Bone Garden Cantina


Run by a husband-wife team who want to introduce patrons to a more authentic Mexican cuisine than America typically gets, Bone Garden Cantina serves homemade food in a small space decked out in celebratory Day of the Dead decor. Dishes are served a la carte, so you can put together your own meal of enchiladas, tacos, burritos, tamales, etc. to suit your taste. However, fillings are eminently more interesting, including goat, beef tongue, spicy pork, and brisket. Cocktails, tequilas, and beers enliven the whole event, and you'll also find guacamole and chips 'n salsa (not unlimited). Come see how good Mexican can be!

Local Expert tip: Legendary local stop for burgers, dogs, fries and rings.

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