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Best pho

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A bowl of Pho Dai Loi's delicious pho with a plate of herbs, bean sprouts and lime in the background (along with bottles of soy sauce and sriracha).

YOUR PICKS
1. Pho Dai Loi
You say, “Food comes out very quick and they don’t skimp on the basil, bean sprouts and lime” and “Tasty beyond words and good service.”

2. Pho Bac
3. Pho #1
4. Lee’s Bakery
5. Dua

A bowl of flavorful pho and garnishes at Ph Xe Lua in Norcross. Photo: Gene Lee

A bowl of flavorful pho and garnishes at Ph Xe Lua in Norcross. Photo: Gene Lee

OUR PICKS
1. Pho Xe Lua
Gene Lee, Food and More blogger on international cuisine, says, “What makes Pho Xe Lua stand out above the rest is consistency. The broth is the most well rounded, and the side garnishes are always some of the freshest of the bunch.  The meat quality is also top notch here, and this Hong Kong Supermarket food stall has a lot of pho combinations to choose from.”

2. Pho Dai Loi 2
3. What the Pho – 2442 Pleasant Hill Road , Duluth , 770-814-9396, $.
4.Lee’s Pho
5. Pho #1

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Weekend best bets: Nov. 12-14

Time is running out to see Pearl Cleage’s “The Nacirema Society Requests the Honor of Your Presence at a Celebration of their First One Hundred Years,” which ends Nov. 15.

Time is running out to see Pearl Cleage’s “The Nacirema Society Requests the Honor of Your Presence at a Celebration of their First One Hundred Years,” which ends Nov. 15.

FRIDAY

Stage: The fanciful and awe-inspiring Cirque du Soleil returns with “OVO.” It continues through Dec. 19 under the blue and yellow Grand Chapiteau at Atlantic Station.

Stage: “The Second City: Miracle on 1280 Peachtree Street” pokes a little fun at Atlanta. The show continues through Dec. 12 at the Alliance Theatre.

Comedy: Anjelah Johnson became an internet sensation with her viral video “Nail Salon” and later, she appeared on MADTv as a series regular, which then spawned another internet sensation Bon Qui Qui.  Punchline, 8 p.m. Friday; 6 p.m. Saturday.

Film: The 5th annual Buried Alive Film Festival showcases the best in independent horror films from around the world.  Continues through Nov. 13 at the Plaza Theatre.

Music: Actress and Tony-award winning vocalist Idina Menzel …

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Best salad bar

The vast selection stretches into the distance at Sweet Tomatoes' salad bar.

The vast selection stretches into the distance at Sweet Tomatoes' salad bar.

YOUR PICKS
1. Sweet Tomatoes
You say, “Sweet Tomatoes by far. Most choices and so fresh. Their Chinese Chicken Salad is wonderful – even my husband eats it and he doesn’t like salad” and “Sweet Tomatoes is great as they always have a very large selection of soups and chilis….also always very clean and well kept.”

2. Whole Foods Market
3. Fogo de Chao
4. DeKalb Farmer’s Market
5. Jason’s Deli

A plate of goodness from the salad bar at Fogo de Chao.

A plate of goodness from the salad bar at Fogo de Chao.

OUR PICKS
1. Fogo de Chao
We say “This is a seriously meat-centric place and it isn’t cheap, but the salad bar is an enormous oasis of nourishment with a touch of naughty indulgence.”

2. Jason’s Deli
3. Sweet Tomatoes
4. Rainbow Natural Foods
5. Lettuce Souprise You

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Weekend best bets: Nov. 5-7

Prince Poppycock (aka John Quale) will take the stage at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre as "America's Got Talent" Live hits town on Saturday. Phot courtesy NBC.

Prince Poppycock (aka John Quale) will take the stage at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre as "America's Got Talent" Live hits town on Saturday. Phot courtesy NBC.

FRIDAY

Festival: 11th Annual Stone Mountain Park Indian Festival and Pow Wow is happening all weekend at Stone Mountain Park. Don’t forget to bring your $10 parking fee.

Stage: The fanciful and awe-inspiring Cirque du Soleil returns with “OVO.” It continues through Dec. 19 under the blue and yellow Grand Chapiteau at Atlantic Station.

Stage: “The Second City: Miracle on 1280 Peachtree Street” pokes a little fun at Atlanta and opens on Nov. 5. The show continues through Dec. 12 at the Alliance Theatre.

Stage: “Strange Snow” concerns a pair of war veterans dealing with their past, present and future. Presented by Lionheart Theatre Company at the Norcross Cultural Arts and Community Center. Opening Nov. 5 and continuing through Nov. 14.

Comedy: Bill Bellamy brings his Ladies Night Out Tour to the …

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