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Archive for July, 2009

Where can you get the best peach cobbler in and around Atlanta?

YOUR PICKS
1) Mary Mac’s Tea Room

You said, “Other than mine (a really easy recipe) the best place in town for peach cobbler is Mary Mac’s hands down!! They also have the best fried shrimp. I hate to say it, but I just love cholestrol!”

2) Shane’s Rib Shack

3) Buckner’s Family Restaurant

4) Matthews Cafeteria

5) Blue Willow Inn

OUR PICKS

1) Rexall Grill
Dining critic Meridith Ford Goldman says, “It will be hard to save room for dessert, but force yourself. You shouldn’t miss the exceptional peach cobbler with lots of biscuit soaking up syrupy sugar and juice.”

2) The Varsity’s fried peach pie

3) Matthews Cafeteria

4) Mary Mac’s Tea Room

5) Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails

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Where is the best place to go bowling in and around Atlanta?

YOUR PICKS

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300 Atlanta. Photo: Elissa Eubanks / Staff

1) 300 Atlanta

You said, “We hosted my son’s birthday party there, and everyone – adults and kids – had a blast. They sell alcohol and really good food!”

2) Funtime Bowl

3) U.S. Play in Kennesaw

4) Stars and Strikes in Dacula

5) Red Carpet Lanes in Duluth

OUR PICKS

Midtown Bowl. Photo courtesy Midtown Bowl.

1) Midtown Bowl

We say, “An old standby that got a welcome renovation without losing its old-school bowling alley charm. And the beers are always frosty.”

2) Red Carpet Lanes in Duluth

3) 300 Atlanta

4) Brunswick Zone in Norcross

5) U.S. Play Kennesaw

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Where is the best place to get produce in and around Atlanta?

We have our winners.

YOUR PICKS

1) DeKalb Farmers’ Market

You say, “You should always phrase these questions as ‘Besides the Dekalb Farmers Market who has the best…’ There really is no place that runs a close second.”

2) Sherry’s Produce in Tucker

3) Burger’s Market in Marietta

4) Peachtree Road Farmers’ Market

5) Adams Farm in Fayetteville

OUR PICKS

1) Morningside Farmers’ Market

Dining critic Meridith Ford Goldman says, “Morningside Farmers’ Market’s all-organic offerings are fresh-from-the-farm, ripe and ready to eat.”

2) Peachtree Road Farmers’ Market

3) Dekalb Farmers’ Market

4) Sherry’s Produce

5) Alpharetta Farmers’ Market

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Where can you get the best cornbread in and around Atlanta?

We have our winners.

YOUR PICKS
1) Harold’s

You said: “If you have to ask what cracklins are, then you haven’t really gotten out much. Go to Harold’s and try their cornbread. Then, you will admit that it’s the best on the planet. Go ahead…I’ll wait…”

2) The Colonnade


3) Greenwood’s on Green Street

4) Roasters

5) Eats

OUR PICKS

1) Watershed

AJC dining critic Meridith Ford Goldman says:  “Inspired by the great Edna Lewis, Scott Peacock’s spoon bread at his Decatur restaurant Watershed is among one of the most heavenly things to eat on earth. Okay, maybe the most heavenly thing to eat on earth.”
2)  Harold’s cracklin’ bread

3) Thelma’s

4) Ricon Latino’s pupusas

5) Gorgonzola polenta at Pacci

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