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Best pub grub

The Dogzilla from Manuel's Tavern, an Atlanta institution for more than 50 years. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

The Dogzilla from Manuel's Tavern, an Atlanta institution for more than 50 years. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

YOUR PICKS

1) Manuel’s Tavern

You say, “Manuel’s hands down. REAL pub food. Gastropub? Please” and “It’s the real deal.”

2) Brockett Pub House and Grill

3) Brick Store Pub

4) The Porter Beer Bar

5) George’s

The meat locker and a view of the bar at Holeman & Finch. Photo Becky Stein / Special

The meat locker and a view of the bar at Holeman & Finch. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

OUR PICKS

1) Holeman & Finch Public House

Food and beverage writer Bob Townsend says, “A sanctuary of cocktail art, recently named among Esquire magazine’s ‘Best Bars in America,’ H&F boasts one of Atlanta’s best chefs, Linton Hopkins, who favors manly, meaty stuff, such as pig’s ear bologna and pepper-crusted veal hearts. A cult following has grown up around H&F’s strict practice of serving only 24 double patty cheeseburgers each night at 10 p.m.

2) The Porter Beer Bar

3) Leon’s Full Service

4) Young Augustine’s

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Weekend best bets: June 11-13

The World Cup gets under way on Friday, June 11. You can catch televised matches at the Brewhouse in Little Five Points, among others, or go watch some international players compete at Silverbacks Park on Saturday, June 12.

The World Cup gets going in South Africa on Friday, June 11. You can catch televised matches at the Brewhouse in Little Five Points, or watch international players compete live at Atlanta Silverbacks Park on Saturday, June 12.

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.

Music: Get ready for some country music, as Tracy Lawrence takes the stage at 8 p.m. at Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, Mableton.

Music: R&B master Maxwell plays two nights, with Erykah Badu opening June 11 and Jill Scott starting the June 12  show. 7 p.m. at Philips Arena, Atlanta.

Music: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Jeff Beck rocks Atlanta’s Chastain Park Amphitheatre at 8 p.m.

Music: Two nights of nostalgia courtesy of Yacht Rock Revue . It’s Summer ’70s Jams June 11 and Reagan Rock Prom on June 12. 9 p.m. both nights at …

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Best beer selection

The Brick Store Pub in Decatur was your pick and our pick for best beer selection in and around Atlanta.

The Brick Store Pub in Decatur was your pick and our pick for best beer selection in and around Atlanta.

YOUR PICKS

1) Brick Store Pub

You say, “They have the best selection in the state of Georgia and possibly the Southeast! GQ ranked them the 10th best place in country to have a beer. Their employees are all very knowledgeable and eager to talk beer with you. They always use the right glassware and serve everything properly. “

2) Taco Mac

3) The Porter Beer Bar

4) Summits Wayside Tavern

5) Ormsby’s

6) BookHouse Pub

OUR PICKS

1) Brick Store Pub

Food and beverage writer Bob Townsend says, “Thousands of beer geeks on sites such as beeradvocate.com and ratebeer.com can’t be wrong: Brick Store Pub is one of the best beer bars in the world, with the Belgian bar upstairs, a growing cellar collection downstairs, and an abiding dedication to American craft beer.”

2) The Porter Beer Bar

3) The Fred (at Taco Mac – The Prado)

4) Young Augustine’s

5) The BookHouse Pub

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Weekend best bets, June 4-6

Check out the jousting at the Georgia Renaissance Festival, which is in its final weekend for 2010.

Check out the jousting at the Georgia Renaissance Festival, which is in its final weekend for 2010.

FRIDAY, JUNE 4

Festival: The Georgia Renaissance Festival is in its final weekend in Fairburn.

Festival: Atlanta Tattoo Arts Festival brings its 14th annual event to the Crowne Plaza Hotel Atlanta Perimeter, Atlanta, Friday through Sunday.

Movies: Return to the ’80s with a John Hughes Double-Feature: “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” and “The Breakfast Club” at 7:30 p.m. at the Fox Theatre, Atlanta.

Movies: Sing Along with “Mamma Mia!” at 7 p.m. at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre, Marietta.

Music: Supreme Motown diva Diana Ross performs her hits at 8 p.m.at Chastain Park Amphitheater, Atlanta.

For families: “Stellaluna” is having trouble adapting in this tale from Tears of Joy Theatre of Portland, Ore. This is the show’s final weekend at the Center for Puppetry Arts, Atlanta.

Festival: Douglasville blooms at the Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival. The festival gets …

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