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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 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

104 comments Add your comment

reservoirDAWG

June 28th, 2010
11:54 am

Amanda

June 28th, 2010
12:25 pm

Down home taco at Twisted Taco….or potato skins at Three Dollar Cafe

Tiger Fan

June 28th, 2010
12:30 pm

Texas Fries from Fox Brothers!

David

June 28th, 2010
12:50 pm

Krispy Kremes

galagirl

June 28th, 2010
1:08 pm

Tiramisu @ Carrabas

JaminATL

June 28th, 2010
1:30 pm

Just seeing the picture makes me want to run over to Sublime Donuts.

Mmmmm forbidden donut.

Elizabeth

June 28th, 2010
1:38 pm

The Varisty…

ATL4real

June 28th, 2010
2:02 pm

the double bypass burger at The Vortex

Drew

June 28th, 2010
2:06 pm

strawberry creme donut at Sublime Donuts

ziza

June 28th, 2010
2:20 pm

sublime donuts, cheese fries at dugans, krystal cheeseburgers, black and white milkshake from woodys, italian sub from fabianos. clearly i need therapy – i’ve got the longest list lol.

Andrea

June 28th, 2010
2:25 pm

A ghetto burger from Miss Ann’s, onion rings from the Varsity, a milkshake from Zesto’s and the blackout cake from Cheesecake Factory for dessert!

FCM

June 28th, 2010
2:25 pm

Potato Skins at Wild Wing
Black and White Cake at Marietta Dinner
Tortilleni at Scalini’s
Bacon and Cheese Burger at Vortek
Wings at Wild Wing
Sweet Tea at Chick Fil A
Ice Cream at Cold Stone
Latte at Caribeu
Spinach Dip at Houstons

btw—the donuts in the photo look gross…but then its been a long time since I really wanted a donut. The last one I bought I never even took a bite out of it!

Elizabeth

June 28th, 2010
2:26 pm

Pizza Hut Deep Dish pepperoni pizza with breadsticks. Or, chilli cheese dog, onion rings and a PC, at the Varsity. Both/either of these items top my list of delicious and sinful treats!

ATLien

June 28th, 2010
2:29 pm

The Nut Brown Crown at Zesto’s.

taylor

June 28th, 2010
2:32 pm

Sublime Donuts! or the Sublime Burger at Cypress St.

marci

June 28th, 2010
2:35 pm

cheese dip from Willys
patty melts from steak n shake
fish n chips at The Porter

Sammie

June 28th, 2010
2:36 pm

Turkey Wings smothered in gravy, mashed potatoes, extra gravy, collard greens and oxtails from K&K’s soul food. It’s a little known hole in the wall – but the food is to die for. A heart-attack on a plate and I love it!

dawgh8er4ever

June 28th, 2010
2:36 pm

Elvis Burger at the Vortex!!! Peanut Butter, fried Bananas, bacon, a side of tater tots and an ice cold PBR…doesnt get any better than that!! TRUST ME!!

Bacchus

June 28th, 2010
2:38 pm

A Five Guys burger. One of those will put you into a food coma for the rest of the day.

Brian

June 28th, 2010
2:39 pm

The Bentley at Blind Pig Tavern in Athens

Country fried steak sandwich covered with sausage gravy and topped with bacon! YUM!

Yummy

June 28th, 2010
2:39 pm

Krispy Kreme Donuts
Snickers Cheesecake from Cheescake Factory
White Turtle Ice Cream from Brusters

Stephanie

June 28th, 2010
2:45 pm

The Sticky Toffee Pudding at Shaun’s

Egger

June 28th, 2010
2:46 pm

Universal fries at U-Joint

dick gazzinya

June 28th, 2010
2:50 pm

a biscuit from where else but the fying biscuit cafe

lisa

June 28th, 2010
2:54 pm

Earthquake cake.

Lori

June 28th, 2010
2:55 pm

Bruster’s chocolate shake made with chocolate ice cream, not vanilla with syrup.

Greasy burger and fries from Fudrucker’s.

The #1 meal from the Varsity (true Varsity fans need no explanation).

Krispy Kreme glazed donuts anytime I drive past one with the hot sign on!!

Jackie Caldwell

June 28th, 2010
2:55 pm

Hardy’s country ham and egg biscuit
The Sawmill in Blairsville gravy biscuit

missingAtlanta

June 28th, 2010
3:00 pm

2 chili dawgs, 2 chili steaks, rings, peach pie and a large FO…MMMmmmmmm…Pass me the Tums and give me a magazine…I’m gonna go “read” for a while.

MMA is stupid

June 28th, 2010
3:00 pm

Pepperoni and extra cheese pizza from Rosa’s Pizza…done.
Dreamland BBQ chopped pork plate (Outside Chop…like burnt ends)

Mary

June 28th, 2010
3:00 pm

Just about anyone’s sausage biscuit; plus ANYTHING that Mea Chamberlain bakes.

MA

June 28th, 2010
3:01 pm

Ooey Gooey Caramel Brownie Blizzard from DQ!!!

michelle

June 28th, 2010
3:02 pm

Italian nachos at Carino’s

trying hard to be patient

June 28th, 2010
3:02 pm

Better than sex cake

VoiceOf Reason

June 28th, 2010
3:05 pm

Chick fil A chicken biscuit!

Calvin

June 28th, 2010
3:07 pm

A Big Boomer Burger from The Australian Bakery Cafe on Flat Shoals road best burger in town!

JLo

June 28th, 2010
3:14 pm

OMG do you know how sore I am from workouts. Since you asked take me over to Harolds for some of that fine BBQ ribs, Brunswick stew and cornbread. Or, the #1 at the Varsity. But, to feel the burn, I’ll just have my waffle cone with white turtle ice cream from Brusters.

DeltaD

June 28th, 2010
3:16 pm

The Varsity chili dog and Krispy Kreme donuts!

Ga Peachy

June 28th, 2010
3:18 pm

So many to choose from:
Krispy Kreme
J.R. Crickets-Downtown
The Varsity
Pizza Hut,

and one of my favorites, is the smothered pork chops, with cornbread, fried green tomatoes, and mac and cheese from Busy Bee Cafe, mmmmm!

Stoopid

June 28th, 2010
3:27 pm

foolish Atlantans, how dare you put such filth into the bodies that The Lord has blessed you with. Havent you ever heard of the sin of gluttony? my guilty pleasure food is an eggwhite omlet with a side of oatmeal and fresh fruit. after that, an hour on the stationary bike! change your ways while you still can!

B

June 28th, 2010
3:29 pm

Macaroni and Cheese from Sam’s BBQ1. I know I don’t need 2 sides of Mac-n-Cheese, but I can’t help it… it’s just too good to pass up.

Kapoonka

June 28th, 2010
3:30 pm

A triple burger from Wendys
An oversized Snickers with Almonds
Cheese biscuits from Red Lobster

I’ll eat this and regret it immediately afterwards while still licking my chops!

Ole Guy

June 28th, 2010
3:33 pm

Cheezeburger, fries and shake from In n’ Out Burger on Dean Martin Blvd, Vegas…BUT IT’S SO GOOD!

Ole Guy

June 28th, 2010
3:36 pm

Hey Stoopid, when you get to Heaven, have a beer with your burger and fries.

RK

June 28th, 2010
3:37 pm

Bojangles cajun filet biscuit

Sara

June 28th, 2010
3:40 pm

@ Ole Guy, this is Best of the Big A, why are you talking about In n’ Out?

KevinM

June 28th, 2010
3:41 pm

Noting better than Chik-Fil-A minis with a squeeze of mayo and hash browns to start the day…….

Craving #2 – toss up – Cheeseburger Bobby’s or Fuddruckers….Fudd loses because of non-Coke products

Craving #3 – Outback Bloomin’ Onion and a cold one……sets it down on a hot summer day.

FariwayOaks

June 28th, 2010
3:43 pm

Oreo or Peanut Butter Cake from Alpine Bakery. Ouch!

kay

June 28th, 2010
3:44 pm

Chubby Decker Burger, Onion Rings & Coke (Zesto’s)
Krispy Kreme ( Blueberry & Glaze)
Blizzard (Dairy Queen) anything with chocolate

myra

June 28th, 2010
3:48 pm

Chili dogs,fries,onion rings at the varsity.
Krispy Kreme choclate covered creme filled doughnuts.
1pd of ribs from Sonny’s with the sweet sauce.
Kettle chips: salt and pepper flavor,krinkle cut and some cheese dip.
Cresent roll hot dogs stuffed with cheese.
Butter biscuits from Cracker Barrel w/butter and strawberry jam.
Coca-Cola.

poof!!!

June 28th, 2010
3:51 pm

Mrs. Freshey’s Grand honey bun

JJ

June 28th, 2010
3:52 pm

LEMON PEPER, HONEY BBQ AND MILD WINGS @ WINGS AND THINGS BY JANICE!!!!!!!!!

Temptation

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.

TR

June 28th, 2010
4:11 pm

Martin’s chili dog and onion rings.

haddie

June 28th, 2010
4:15 pm

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

Danae

June 28th, 2010
4:22 pm

Red Velvet Cheesecake from Cheesecake Factory
Chilli Cheese Dogs
Funnel Cakes

Wanda

June 28th, 2010
4:25 pm

Hickory House Barbeque sandwiches and banana pudding.

jg

June 28th, 2010
4:27 pm

Y’all are making me hungry.

JLo

June 28th, 2010
4:28 pm

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

Fred

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………..

Ledhead

June 28th, 2010
4:35 pm

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

UGADawg7

June 28th, 2010
4:37 pm

Cheeseburger from the Vortex with fried zucchini on the side!

Eddie

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!)

TheresaQ

June 28th, 2010
4:45 pm

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

waffleboy

June 28th, 2010
4:48 pm

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

Bruce

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

Yum!!

outspoken1

June 28th, 2010
5:30 pm

Lemon Pie
Pecan Pie
Banana Pudding

anything goooooooey!

SRB

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.

outspoken1

June 28th, 2010
5:32 pm

this subject SUCKS!

nothing but a big fat tease…..!!!

I am starving to death now….

YoYoMa

June 28th, 2010
5:32 pm

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

outspoken1

June 28th, 2010
5:35 pm

HEY BURGER LOVERS…

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!

She-roq

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

She-roq

June 28th, 2010
6:30 pm

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

Thomas

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!!!!!

RJ

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.

Jayd

June 28th, 2010
11:29 pm

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

MarkyM

June 29th, 2010
9:07 am

The Tomminator! Fox Bros never go wrong!

Bo

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 .

Peculiar

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?

heather-b

June 29th, 2010
2:48 pm

Flip’s Krispy Kreme shake. You will believe.

ATLSCENE

June 29th, 2010
5:25 pm

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

Speech

June 29th, 2010
5:38 pm

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

Dawgfan404

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.

Donny

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.

RL

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

allen_AU

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.
MMMMMMOOOOOOOORRRRRRRREEEEEEEELLLLLLLLIIIIIIIII’s!!!! ice cream. :)

allen_AU

June 30th, 2010
8:58 pm

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

Karen

July 1st, 2010
8:54 am

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

Todd

July 1st, 2010
10:00 am

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

dennis

July 1st, 2010
11:04 am

biscuits at mountain biscuits in marietta

dennis

July 1st, 2010
11:30 am

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Leslie

July 3rd, 2010
7:09 pm

No one’s mentioned the Red Velvet Cheesecake – and man, I HATE cheesecake – but if I ever did the show “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” — I’d have the red velvet cheesecake from Fox Bros. BBQ in Little 5. That has to be the most amazing, orgasmic epicurial experience of my life. It takes Southern Red Velvet to a whole new level. It’s creamy, complex, nutty and off the charts! PLEASE people. DEMAND it (they are weird about their desserts – only serve the good ones on weekends). And enjoy! Oh, and if you have to have something besides sweets, get the brisket sandwich (on Thurs. and Sat. – the best days) with (ask for it) Wing sauce. And their smoky wonderful cornbread with honey butter. And, better tater tot’s than Zesto’s. And, believe it or not, their Frito Pie is the best I’ve ever had, because their chili really is that good. Seriously, I love Fox Brothers, and I go there as often as I can find a parking spot on the weekdays. But I have to make a special trip on the weekends for the Red Velvet Cheesecake. (Why, Fox Bros.???)

The H

July 4th, 2010
12:29 am

Varasano’s Pizza…. Simply Perfect.