When the person you locked eyes with over heirloom tomatoes at the farmer’s market tells you they’re vegan, take them to Cafe Sunflower. Go for brunch and get the “chicken and waffles” and blueberry pancakes. Or head here for dinner to share a few appetizers. Their desserts (especially the key lime pie) will make you debate going vegan, if it was guaranteed that everything you ate would be this great.
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Johnny’s Hideaway is a great bar in Buckhead, with a big dance floor and retro decor.
With floor to ceiling windows and a menu of mostly Italian dishes, St. Cecilia in Buckhead is where you should bring a client or your parents.
R. Thomas' Deluxe Grill
R. Thomas in Buckhead is one of the most interesting places in Atlanta, with lawn art and a menu with everything from a burger to vegan dishes.
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JCT Kitchen & Bar
Go to this Westside staple for the fried chicken, but stay for the cocktails, patio, and burger.
Boxcar in the Lee + White Complex on the West End is where to go for food during your bar crawl - and then stay for their super lengthy bar list.
Bon Ton in Midtown is a New Orleans-inspired spot with seafood boils, Vietnamese food, and lots of fun drinks.
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Storico Fresco Alimentari e Ristorante
Storico is one of our favorite spots for Italian, especially pasta, but you can also shop their Italian grocery and take pasta-making classes.
Blue Ridge Grill
Blue Ridge Grill looks like an expensive ski lodge, with a seafood-leaning menu (with meat options), and is great for a group or a date.
Terra Terroir might be in a strip mall, but once you get a glass of wine and sit on the back patio, you’d never know.
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