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Favorite guilty pleasure, food division

It's making you crave one right now, isn't it? A little "hot glazed heaven" rolling down the line at Krispy Kreme. Photo: John Spink, jspink@ajc.com

It's making you crave one right now, isn't it? A little "hot glazed heaven" rolling down the line at Krispy Kreme. Photo: John Spink, jspink@ajc.com

YOUR PICKS

1) Krispy Kreme doughnuts

You say, “Krispy Kreme glazed donuts anytime I drive past one with the hot sign on!!” and “hot glazed heaven.”

2) The Varsity’s chili dogs and o-rings

3) Vortex burgers

4) Bruster’s ice cream

5) Sublime Doughnuts

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup doughnut is just one of the many decadent treats at Sublime Doughnuts on 10th Street, near Georgia Tech. Photo: Vino Wong, vwong@ajc.com

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup doughnut is just one of the many decadent treats at Sublime Doughnuts on 10th Street, near Georgia Tech. Photo: Vino Wong, vwong@ajc.com

OUR PICKS

1) Sublime Doughnuts

Food and beverage writer Bob Townsend says, “Even if you don’t crave doughnuts, Sublime’s crazy-cool creations will capture your imagination and tingle your taste buds. Fried with care, glazed with the likes of dulce de leche, or filled with fresh strawberries and whipped cream, these are decadent delicacies for gourmands. The A-Town Cream, plumped with rich custard and covered in Callebaut …

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Weekend best bets: June 25-27

This 1948 Tucker, owned by the Cofer family of Tucker, is part of "The Allure of the Automobile" exhibition, which is in its final weekend at the High Museum of Art. Photo: Brant Sanderlin / bsanderlin@ajc.com

This 1948 Tucker, owned by the local Cofer family, is part of "The Allure of the Automobile" exhibition, which is in its final weekend at the High Museum of Art. Photo: Brant Sanderlin / bsanderlin@ajc.com

FRIDAY

Wheels: It’s the final weekend for “The Allure of the Automobile” at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta.

Dance: Zoetic Dance Exchange Choreographers’ Showcase offers two nights of new works at 7 Stages Theater, Atlanta.

Comedy: The distinctive bellow of comedian Gilbert Gottfried will fill the Punchline in Sandy Springs.

Visual art: “The List Wall Project” is a traveling installation of a community’s goal lists, life lists and to-do lists mediated by artist Lisa Lala. There’s an opening reception 6-9 p.m. Friday and the show runs through July 24 at Pryor Fine Art Gallery, Atlanta.

Festival: Music is the star at Athens’ annual AthFest, but there are many other activities and entertainment options at the festival, which continues through Sunday.

Stage: The rock musical

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Best hangover breakfast

Waffle House is your pick for the best hangover breakfast. After all, they're slinging those hash brown 24/7 and there seems to be one on every corner.

Waffle House is your pick for the best hangover breakfast. After all, they're slinging those hash browns 24/7 and there seems to be one on every corner.

YOUR PICKS

1) Waffle House

You say, “It’s a combination of greasy food, cheap eats, close proximity to whereever I crashed and lack of required dress attire. …  I swear, there’s a Waffle House every other intersection in the South, so there’s always one close by.”

2) Flying Biscuit Cafe

3) The Majestic Diner

4) Marietta Diner (tie)

4) The EARL (tie)

A hearty way to recharge, accompanied by some hair of the dog, at Fado. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

A hearty way to recharge, accompanied by some hair of the dog, at Fado. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

OUR PICKS

1. Fado Irish Pub

Food and beverage writer Bob Townsend says, “As a hangover cure, the traditional Irish breakfast — a groaning mass of eggs, Irish sausages and bacon, black pudding, white pudding, grilled tomatoes, mushrooms and bread — has its own decadent appeal. That’s particularly true when it’s served up with a pint. At Fado, all that can be had day or night.”

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Weekend best bets: June 18-20

Harry Connick Jr. performs at Chastin Park Amphitheater on Saturday. Photo courtesy of PMK/BNC

Harry Connick Jr. performs at Chastain Park Amphitheater on Saturday. Photo courtesy of PMK/BNC

FRIDAY

Sports: Catch televised matches from the World Cup in South Africa at the Brewhouse in Little Five Points, one of Atlanta’s most soccer-mad watering holes. Check out our list of more local World Cup events.

Date night: Friday Jazz at the High is a great rendezvous spot. 5 p.m. at the High Museum of Art,  Atlanta.

Sports and more: Get a bang out of the Publix Friday Night Fireworks at the Atlanta Braves games. 7:30 p.m. at Turner Field,  Atlanta.

For families: Get some sand between your toes at the annual Decatur Beach Party at 5 p.m. on the Old Courthouse Square,  Decatur.

Music: Join the Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra at Duluth’s Symphony on the Green. 7:30 p.m. at  Duluth Festival Center and Amphitheater, Duluth.

Music: Callanwolde’s Jazz on the Lawn features Kodac Harrison and Back Street Jazz. 7:30 p.m. at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, Atlanta.

Stage: The Boys in …

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