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Best cheap eats

A tasty Memphis taco with a side of turnip greens at Taqueria del Sol.

A tasty Memphis taco with a side of turnip greens at Taqueria del Sol.

YOUR PICKS

1) Taqueria del Sol

You say, “Best food in the city for not a lot of money” and “inexpensive & yummy.”

2) Figo Pasta

3) Doc Chey’s Noodle House

4) Eats

5) Lee’s Bakery

The 'Original' Barker's Red Hot- a charcoal-broiled red hot topped with Barker's Famous hot sauce, chopped onion and pickle, with fresh onion rings. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

The 'Original' Barker's Red Hot- a charcoal-broiled red hot topped with Barker's Famous hot sauce, chopped onion and pickle, with fresh onion rings. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

OUR PICKS

1) Barker’s Red Hots

Food and beverage writer Bob Townsend says, “Barker’s charcoal-grilled hot dogs should be widely celebrated as one of metro Atlanta’s great bargain bites. The ‘original’ red hot, $2.79, is a classic Sahlen brand pork and beef dog covered in sweet-and-spicy red relish sauce, with chopped onions and a dill pickle sliver.”

2) Lee’s Bakery

3) Grecian Gyro

4) Fellini’s Pizza

5) Which Wich?

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Weekend best bets: Aug. 13-15

Jessie, Buzz Lightyear and Woody in "Toy Story 3," which will be shown Sunday as part of the Coca Cola Film Festival. Photo: Disney Pixar

Jessie, Buzz Lightyear and Woody in "Toy Story 3," which will be shown Sunday as part of the Coca Cola Film Festival. Photo: Disney Pixar

FRIDAY

Festival, music and health: Atlanta Gospel Fest Music and Healthcare Festival brings the music and the message, but it also focuses on health screenings and wellness. At  4 p.m. Aug. 13-14 at the Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta.

Stage: “Singin’ in the Rain” is a romantic comedy based on the classic movie musical with familiar songs such as “Fit As A Fiddle,” “Good Mornin’” and “Make ‘Em Laugh.” Continuing through Sept. 5 at Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville.

Music: Charlie Daniels Band is back for a return engagement as one of the headliners at the Sean Hannity Freedom Concert. Joining the fiery fiddler are Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd and contemporary Christian pop mainstay Michael W. Smith. At 7 p.m. at Gwinnett Arena in Duluth.

Stage: Check out the world premiere of Tom Key’s adaptation of John …

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Best steak

The 28 oz. Porterhouse at Bone's

The 28 oz. Porterhouse at Bone's

YOUR PICKS

1) Bone’s

You say, “Many years eating at great steak restaurants with the wife, and Bone’s is tops for quality and consistency” and “I love the Bone’s experience. They treat you like royalty there and the attentive servers are very good.”

2) Ruth’s Chris Steak House

3) Kevin Rathbun Steak

4) Hal’s

5) Chops

The porterhouse at Kevin Rathbun Steak. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

The porterhouse at Kevin Rathbun Steak. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

OUR PICKS

1) Kevin Rathbun Steak

Food and beverage writer Bob Townsend says, “Chef Kevin Rathbun’s sleek update of steakhouse tradition has plenty of appeal, even for people who don’t eat meat. But carnivores swoon over the 22-ounce dry-aged cowboy ribeye. Chunky onion rings, buttery mashed potatoes and creamy spinach complete the manly meal deal. And for decadence on a budget, the 12-ounce prime burger is a delight.”

2) Bone’s

3) BLT Steak

4) McKendrick’s Steak House

5) Hal’s

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Weekend best bets: Aug. 6-9

"Dalí: The Late Work" opens at the High Museum of Art on Aug. 7, and a "Surreal Soiree" takes place on Aug. 6. There are also exhibitions by the Spanish master at Oglethorpe University and at Regency Fine Art. Photo: Phil Skinner, pskinner@ajc.com

"Dalí: The Late Work" opens at the High Museum of Art on Aug. 7, and a "Surreal Soiree" takes place that evening. There are also exhibitions of work by the Spanish master at Oglethorpe University Museum of Art and at Regency Fine Art. Photo: Phil Skinner, pskinner@ajc.com

FRIDAY

Comedy: The ATL Comedy Series brings comedian Thea Vidale to the 14th Street Playhouse for two shows at 8 and 10 p.m. Aug. 6.

Competition: Lilburn’s got talent, and the finalists at Lilburn Idol will compete in this year’s final showdown to prove it – and see who takes the top prize. At 7:30 p.m. in Lilburn City Park.

Stage: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s beloved feline musical “Cats” is at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre through Aug. 8.

Music: The enduring ‘80s hitmaker and “Celebrity Apprentice” competitor Cyndi Lauper comes to Chastain Park Amphitheatre at 8 p.m. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings open the show.

Stage: “Singin’ in the Rain” is a romantic comedy based on the classic movie musical with …

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