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Best specialty cocktail

The Stacey Shot at Arizona Pub

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1) Stacey Shot at Arizona Pub

You said, “The Stacey Shot at Arizona Pub, made famous at Trackside Tavern.”  Commenters called it “delicious” and “yummy.”

2) Blueberry Lemonade at Six Feet Under

3) Cucumber Cooler at Leon’s Full Service

4) Envy at Beleza

5) Iberian Old Fashioned at the Iberian Pig

The Cucumber Cooler at Leon's Full Service. Photo: Hyosub Shin / hshin@ajc.com

The Cucumber Cooler at Leon's Full Service. Photo: Hyosub Shin / hshin@ajc.com

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1) Cucumber Cooler at Leon’s Full Service

We say, “Light, refreshing and irresistible. If you’re already a cucumber fan, you’re in for a treat. If you aren’t, this delicious delight might make you a cuke convert.”

2) Pineapple Habanero Gimlet at Cakes & Ale

3) Dixie Cup at Sauced

4) Cloak and Swagger at Holeman & Finch

5) Market Maple Rye at Market

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Best new restaurant

The colorful, flavor-packed banchan, an array of sides that come with every meal at Woo Nam Jeong. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

Flavor-packed banchan at Woo Nam Jeong. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

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1) Woo Nam Jeong

You say, “Best Korean in Doraville and everywhere else outside of Seoul!” and “[It's] on the top of my list.  The owner, Grandma Han, visits our table every time we eat there.”

2) Antico Pizza Napoletana

3) Party Q BBQ

4) Abattoir

5) Pizzeria Vesuvius

A few of the treats at Abattoir: potted chicken liver & foie gras with Armagnac (top left). pickled Georgia white shrimp (in front). local watermelon, fennel and ginger salad (top right). Photo: Becky Stein / Special

A few of the treats at Abattoir: potted chicken liver and foie gras with Armagnac (top left). pickled Georgia white shrimp (in front). local watermelon, fennel and ginger salad (top right). Photo: Becky Stein / Special

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1) Abattoir

Dining critic Meridith Ford Goldman says, “With Abattoir, Atlanta adds a gem to the family of stellar restaurants from chef-owners Anne Quatrano and Clifford Harrison.  Quatrano and executive chef Joshua Hopkins have fashioned  delightfully inventive dishes from tripe stew to chicken schnitzel, and refreshingly crafted cocktails to the bliss of chicken liver mousse in a jar.”

2) Bocado

3) …

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Best outdoor dining

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Enjoy the view at Six Feet Under with the combo plate of tacos: one each of the catfish, fried calamari and blackened shrimp with a side of salsa verde and chips. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

Enjoy the view at Six Feet Under with the combo plate of tacos: one each of the catfish, fried calamari and blackened shrimp with a side of salsa verde and chips. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

1) Six Feet Under (two locations, Westside and Grant Park)

You say, “Six Feet Under – both locations have great views. The first – historic Oakland Cemetery and the second has a view of Downtown, Midtown and Buckhead. Great food and drinks as well.”

2) Park Tavern

3) Treehouse

4) Downwind

5) Universal Joint


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On the patio at French American Brasserie. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

On the patio at French American Brasserie. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

1) French American Brasserie (FAB)

AJC dining critic Meridith Ford Goldman says, “Step onto the elevator and take a magic ride to Fabrice Vergez’s fabulous calling card atop his French brasserie, FAB. “On the roof” never sounded so sweet: Light and breezy, FAB’s rooftop dining offers an elegant view of the city’s downtown scene, plus all the accoutrements from the …

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Best festival

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H0918ONTHETOWN 121) Sandy Springs Festival

You say, “Before Sandy Springs became a city, ‘The Festival’ was the one thing that unified our community. Whether one is young or old, it is the best place to see neighbors and friends, grab something to eat, and enjoy the fall weather. I always enjoy the heritage demonstrations, such as sheep shearing and blacksmithing, as well as the variety of crafters and food vendors. ”

2) Atlanta Bar-B-Q Festival

3) Atlanta Dogwood Festival

4) Inman Park Festival

5) Sweetwater 420 Festival

6) Taste of West Cobb

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metdogwood0408a1) Atlanta Dogwood Festival

You say, “Nothing says spring to Atlantans quite like blooming dogwood trees and this annual celebration of those blooms really does have something for everyone. Visitors to the festival get great music, a wide variety of arts and crafts, tasty food and, best of all, a stroll through Piedmont Park in spring.”

2) Inman Park Festival

3) National Black Arts Festival

4) Yellow Daisy Festival

5) Atlanta Jazz …

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