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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,

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,


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,

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,


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 Belgian dark chocolate, is fast becoming a local culinary legend.”

2) Sonoran-style hot dog at Bone Garden Cantina

3) The Mulligan at Gravity Pub

4) Original glazed at Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

5) Chili dog at the Varsity

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June 28th, 2010
3:52 pm



June 28th, 2010
3:55 pm

Ghetto Burger from Ann’s Snack House
Footlong Chilli Dog from Dairy Queen
Nachos Supreme from Uptown Sports Bar
A Slushy during Happy Hour at Sonics

william e. lynch

June 28th, 2010
3:57 pm

Fried spam sandwich, nearly burned, on toast, with mustard. Loved it as a kid. Hardly ever have it now. Dream about it lots.

Ole Guy

June 28th, 2010
4:02 pm

Easy does it, Sara. Inasmuch as the ATL offers little-to-nothing which satisfies the sinful side of my palate, I presumed a little author’s license. However, there is a mom n’ pop’s place…the name of which escapes me…in Macon, directly across the tracks in front of the main gate at Robbins. The chow is cooked in what seems like 50 wt grease, seasoned and rarin to go. Of course, the immense post-meal guilt causes one to want to run wind sprints up and down the runway.


June 28th, 2010
4:11 pm

Martin’s chili dog and onion rings.


June 28th, 2010
4:15 pm

Zesto’s nut brown crown in a cup and all the time it takes to leisurely enjoy!!!!


June 28th, 2010
4:22 pm

Red Velvet Cheesecake from Cheesecake Factory
Chilli Cheese Dogs
Funnel Cakes


June 28th, 2010
4:25 pm

Hickory House Barbeque sandwiches and banana pudding.


June 28th, 2010
4:27 pm

Y’all are making me hungry.


June 28th, 2010
4:28 pm

Unity’s on MLK fish and grits or a salmon biscuit.


June 28th, 2010
4:32 pm

I am gonna catch so much crap for both of my choices but………..

A Big Mac. Call it a throw back from my past but every once in a while I just WANT a Big Mac.

A Chili Dog but not a real chili dog. I want a chili dog with that disgusting chili like you get at gas stations or quiktrip or cheap fast food chains that only have like 4 stores world wide………..


June 28th, 2010
4:35 pm

Gyro plate from Nicks food to go off of Martin Luther close to Grant Park. Great Greek food!!


June 28th, 2010
4:37 pm

Cheeseburger from the Vortex with fried zucchini on the side!


June 28th, 2010
4:39 pm

the varsity or the vortex

Michael D.

June 28th, 2010
4:43 pm

I make the best scrambled egg and bacon sandwich with mayonnaise and a large glass of ice cold chocolate milk! (Maybe two of them!)


June 28th, 2010
4:45 pm

Funnel Cake – it’s fat and sugar and oh so good!


June 28th, 2010
4:48 pm

The Double Bypass @ The Vortex
Hashbrowns All the Way @ Waffle House


June 28th, 2010
4:50 pm

An appetizer of onion rings from The Varsity.
Main course, plate piled high with bacon with a side of Domino’s pepperoni pizza.
And for desert, a box or two of Krispy Kreme’s.

Big Dave

June 28th, 2010
5:17 pm

Panang Curry from Thai Ginger On Bell’s Ferry.
Chick-fil-a waffle fries cooked extra crispy.
A sausage and mushroom thin crust pizza from Nancy’s.
An extra belt loop!!

Sk8ing Momma

June 28th, 2010
5:27 pm

* Onion Rings from the Varsity
* Fries from 5 Guys
* Brownie sundae from Bruster’s….YUM!!

My motto: Everything is good in moderation! :)

Sk8ing Momma

June 28th, 2010
5:29 pm

Oh! I forgot…

* Chunky Monkey by Ben & Jerry’s

* Founder’s Favorite (w/ banana ice cream) @ Cold Stone Creamery

* Hot wings w/ blue cheese dip



June 28th, 2010
5:30 pm

Lemon Pie
Pecan Pie
Banana Pudding

anything goooooooey!


June 28th, 2010
5:31 pm

OMG! I love all this stuff!! It’s so bad for you, but hey! this is the food that makes life worth living! Can i get an “Amen”?

Midtown Member

June 28th, 2010
5:31 pm

Sublime Burger at Cypress St. or Tomminator at Fox Bros. BBQ. Anything less indulgent is a waste.


June 28th, 2010
5:32 pm

this subject SUCKS!

nothing but a big fat tease…..!!!

I am starving to death now….


June 28th, 2010
5:32 pm

Can someone explain to me why donut ice cream is not around?


June 28th, 2010
5:35 pm


Take exit 12 off of 85 north. Turn right towards the Publix shopping ctr.
There is a burger joint called Burgers & Shakes….
The place is run by Chinese family….Best, wait now, I mean it…The best burgers anywhere around here…
Yes, I have had Fudruckers,Five Guys, Steak and Shake, Vortex…
I have had them all…..
I contend that ones from this hole in a wall are the best around.

Your Welcome!


June 28th, 2010
6:27 pm

Krispy Kremes
Lay’s Plain Potato Chips with Chocolate Ice Cream
Flip Burger
Fried Chicken from Colonnade
The Yeast Rolls and Corn bread from Colonnade
The Key Lime and Lemon Pie from Colonnade, etc


June 28th, 2010
6:30 pm

where on earth can i get the burger from that’s pictured????


June 28th, 2010
7:07 pm

The Fox Brothers “Burger” everything so bad yet so good!

alaska Dawg

June 28th, 2010
8:54 pm

Chili Dogs from Brandy’s in Marietta!!!!!


June 28th, 2010
9:47 pm

The Short Rib served at Fox Brothers on Saturdays is my weekly indulgence. Man that thing is outrageous! So big, so smokey. I usually walk there just to counteract it.


June 28th, 2010
11:29 pm

Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce and Ice Cream from Gumbeaux’s
Blue Shroom Burger from Vortex


June 29th, 2010
9:07 am

The Tomminator! Fox Bros never go wrong!


June 29th, 2010
9:55 am

Gotta have an all beef kosher Rivals hotdog Deep fried and smothered in that homemade chili yella mustard plenty of onions an order of their handcut small fries and the fried sweet tater pie yummmmmmmm . Know where Im headed for lunch .


June 29th, 2010
12:32 pm

#1 from the Varsity
Krispy Kreme hot glazed heaven
fried chicken from the Collonade
scattered, smothered, and covered

Does that sound like old skool Atlanta or what?


June 29th, 2010
2:48 pm

Flip’s Krispy Kreme shake. You will believe.


June 29th, 2010
5:25 pm

Good God. This blog needs spell-check. Krispy Kremes


June 29th, 2010
5:38 pm

That huge beef rib at fox bros on saturdays is unreal!!!


June 29th, 2010
6:33 pm

Gotta go with the burger at Fox Brothers. Love that short rib as well!

Not Fox Brothers

June 30th, 2010
9:48 am

Fox Brothers blows.

Not Fox Brothers

June 30th, 2010
9:48 am

Plus they’re jerks.


June 30th, 2010
11:46 am

Rhea’s. Around Roswell. Rhea’s Special with onion rings. And CHEAP too!! The best burger not cooked in a place that rhymes with shmortex.

Michael Nissenfeld

June 30th, 2010
2:25 pm

Fat Matts Spareribs, Fried Chicken at the Colonnade,any ice cream treat at Zestos.


June 30th, 2010
3:01 pm

So many good tasting yet so bad for you foods out there. Hard to narrow it down but here’s a few good ones:

- The stuffed jalepeno poppers from Fox Brothers
- Community Q mac and cheese
- Key Lime cupcakes from the Cookie Studio
- Steak sandwich with blue cheese from the Highland Tap


June 30th, 2010
5:33 pm

give me an order of those bbq jalapeno poppers and a beer from fox brothers and I am really ok with being bad! I don’t know about them being jerks, but I go for the food!

todd g

June 30th, 2010
7:42 pm

SUBLIME donuts.
ANTICO pizza.
HOLEMAN AND FINCH. carbonara pasta
PURA VIDA. rice dinner on sunday night.


June 30th, 2010
8:58 pm

i second the carbonara at H&F….man oh man…


July 1st, 2010
8:54 am

Blueberry donuts at Dunkin Donuts
Hot FRESH Krispy Kremes
Chili Cheeseburger at the Varsity


July 1st, 2010
10:00 am

Red Hot and Blue wings from Wild Wings Rock my world.