Ration and Dram
Ocean Market
Big Sky Buckhead
Drink Art
Vintage Frozen Custard
850F Bar & Pizza
Delightful Eats
Vine and Tap
Sebastian Davis
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1. Ocean Market 489 Peachtree St, Atlanta, GA 30308

This European-inspired deli offers up in-house smoked and cured eats, dominating the lunch scene with dishes like their bahn mi: 18-hour smoked pork topped with a foie gras cream and purple cabbage slaw on a baguette.

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2. Ration and Dram 130 Arizona Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

Andy Minchow graduated from Holeman & Finch into his own spacious place on Arizona Ave. Seasonally-based Southern fare includes everything from duck salad to a “fried bologna cup”. They aim to balance their comfort good with fresh veggie juices and homemade sodas, so use that to counteract your fried pork chop with mayo.

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3. Big Sky Buckhead 3201 Cains Hill Pl NW, Atlanta, GA 30305

BSB is well-beyond the traditional Buckhead sports bar fare, with an impressive menu that includes fried coconut bread known as “donas”, which sounds like “donuts”, and tastes like really, really good donuts. They also steam that coconut bread into buns which host a very tight slider menu that goes great with affordable drafts.

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4. Drink Art 199 Walker St SW, Atlanta, GA 30313

Owned by Atlanta native and NBA alum, Shandon Anderson, Drink Art dishes out Thai food that vies for attention next to the impressive and always changing cocktail menu. Fresh kiwi, pineapple, beet, (yes, beet), pear, and ginger juices offer up a wide array of quality 'tails sure to please everyone.

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5. 850°F Bar & Pizza 12635 Crabapple Rd Ste 310, Alpharetta, GA 30004

When it comes to pizza, it’s hard to beat an owner from Brooklyn and a chef from Naples. Bringing hot-as-Hades style pizza to the North side of town, this place dominates with speciality 'za like their tartufo, with pancetta, rosemary, truffle oil, and mushrooms.

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6. Delightful EATZ 421 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

This Old Fourth Ward eatery is a strong addition to the late-night Southern bar food scene. They’re open until 3am on weekends, so grab some deviled eggs topped with oysters, zucchini fries, and tilapia-stuffed wontons before you continue onward to the Edgewood bar scene.

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7. Sweet Auburn 656 N Highland Ave, Atlanta, GA 30306

Howard Hsu's brick-and-mortar of his famed food truck, Sweet Auburn features dry-rubbed, 12-hour smoked pork that leads the charge for this impressive Poncey-Highlands bastion of barbecue. They're serious about being a part of the local bar scene, too, with a late-night weekend presence that includes fried individual pork ribs and a craft cocktail menu.

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8. Vine and Tap 2770 Lenox Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30324

Buckhead has earned awesomely weird wine science points in the form of this swanked-out vino bar: Owner Ian Mendelsohn is one of the few using the “Coravin," which scientifically extracts wine from the bottle without uncorking it, thus keeping its fresh winely goodness intact as it heads to your mouth. Vine & Tap's menu features small plates like delectable bruschetta, panini, rabbit terrine, and more.