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Archive for November, 2009

Best hair salon

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shop.306182821_std1) Regency Barber & Salon
You say, “Regency is the best. You have the best of both worlds in one place. The men of the family can get their hair cut while the women are also getting their hair done.

2) Van Michael
3) Too Groovy Salon
4) Helmet
5) Sutera Hair Spa

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1) Van Michael
We say, “With several locations around the metro area and a 25-year track record, this Atlanta institution is both reliable and modern. The salon’s New Talents program offers great services at lower prices.”

2) Vis-A-Vis
3) Richie Arpino Salon
4) Lux
5) Helmet

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Best holiday light show

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1) Callaway Gardens’ Fantasy in Lights

You say, “My family walked the 5 mile Callaway Garden Christmas lights last night and it was amazing! Even my 9 year old said it was worth the long walk. My favorites are the snowflake valley and twin trees. They even have a nativity scene.”

2) Stone Mountain Christmas

3) Lake Lanier Islands Resort’s Magical Nights of Lights

4) Life University’s Lights of Life

5) Flood Town/Eton, Ga.

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1) Life University’s Lights of Life

We say, “It used to be free, but they’re charging a small fee these days to offset those big electric bills. It’s still a great  bargain (at $5 per car, more for larger vehicles) and a spectacular, colorful display.”

2) Callaway Gardens’ Fantasy in Lights

3) Lake Lanier Islands Resort’s Magical Nights of Lights

4) Stone Mountain Christmas

5) Residential neighborhoods (including Avondale Estates, Morningside, Smoke Rise, Flood Town, West Paces Ferry Road, Dunn Street in Smyrna and many …

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Best soup

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Chef Jenny Levison prepares her homemade soups in the kitchen at Souper Jenny in October. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

Chef Jenny Levison prepares her homemade soups in the kitchen at Souper Jenny in October. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

1) Souper Jenny

You say, “Souper Jenny is homemade, fresh, and very good. Why anyone would want anything else is beyond me.”

2) The 57th Fighter Group Restaurant

3) MetroFresh

4) Stone Soup Kitchen

5) Steamhouse Lounge

Tom-kha (chicken coconut soup) at L'Thai in Tucker. Photo: Allen Sullivan / Special

Tom-kha (chicken coconut soup) at L'Thai in Tucker. Photo: Allen Sullivan / Special

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1) L’Thai Organic Cuisine

Dining critic Meridith Ford Goldman says, “L’Thai’s tom-kha is a silken bowl of sweet-yet-sour soup layered with the flavors of broth and coconut milk and peppered with bright cilantro, all highlighted by unimaginably fresh tofu. One sip, and you won’t need Calgon to take you away.”

2) 4th & Swift

3) So Kong Dong

4) Phnom Penh

5) Souper Jenny

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Best Thanksgiving-to-go

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H1125CUISINE1) Honeybaked Ham

You say, “Honeybaked Ham! Great turkey, ham and awesome sides!”

2) Copeland’s of New Orleans

3) Maggiano’s Little Italy

4) Alon’s

5) The Mercantile

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dine.06201) The Shed at Glenwood

We say, “A full meal that feeds six to eight and for $150 it includes a whole roasted turkey with sides and apple pie.”

2) Star Provisions

3) Alon’s

4) South City Kitchen

5) Rolling Bones

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