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IKEA Restaurant offers healthy taste of Sweden, consistency throughout the world

IKEA Restaurant offers healthy taste of Sweden, consistency throughout the world

January 16, 2016

The Swedish home furnishings retailer, IKEA, has 276 stores in 25 countries. Since the chain opened an Atlanta location in 2005, it has enticed thousands ...

Tipple + Rose brings quali-tea nibbles to Virginia Highlands

Tipple + Rose brings quali-tea nibbles to Virginia Highlands

January 15, 2016

Virginia Highland’s Tipple + Rose Tea Parlor and Apothecary has a name so charming that I resolved to become a regular customer before I even ventured to the shop. For the nint...

Juicy new trend in Atlanta

The Southerner

December 18, 2015

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By Brett Pollock Juice bars began in the 1990’s and are growing in popularity. In the past, these shops were often depicted as a fad for cleansing the body of toxins or weight-loss nuts, but Atlantans of all ages now visit juice bars such as Arden’s Garden, Rawesome Juicery, Tropical Smoothie Cafe, Root Juices, Juicy Jenny, Get Fruity Cafe, Kale Me Crazy, Lottafrutt...

Go Vinda’s Cafe serves food only a vegan could love

Go Vinda’s Cafe serves food only a vegan could love

December 15, 2015

By Allie Krasinski and Carolyn Capelouto [slideshow_deploy id='61099']   Located in the heart of Little Five Points, Go Vinda's Vegan/Veget...

Quest for the Best: Burrito bowl

Carson Fleming

December 9, 2015

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With a craving for Mexican food, I set out to investigate the differences between Willy’s Mexicana Grill and Moe’s Southwest Grill. Unfortunately, that topic is like politics; no matter how much you argue about it, no one will ever change their mind. I chose between different mexican restaurants, visiting Moe’s Southwest Grill, Chipotle and Bell Street Burritos to...

Venkman’s satisfies search for Southern specialties

Venkman’s satisfies search for Southern specialties

December 2, 2015

[slideshow_deploy id='61010']   Venkman’s, named after Peter Venkman from everyone’s favorite childhood movie, “Ghostbusters,” is an...

Quest for the Best: Lee’s Bakery pho the win

Quest for the Best: Lee’s Bakery pho the win

December 1, 2015

Inspired by the growing popularity of international street food, we decided to stray from  typical ethnic cuisines in our search to find the most authen...

Quest for the Best: Octane Coffee Bar and Lounge worth the buzz

Quest for the Best: Octane Coffee Bar and Lounge worth the buzz

Mei Nathan

November 3, 2015

Filed under Quest for the Best

Crisp temperatures and colorful leaves are quickly replacing summer’s sweltering heat — fall has once again arrived. For this month’s Quest for t...

Quest for the Best: Croissing into new territory; Little Tart Bake Shop savory, sweet

Quest for the Best: Croissing into new territory; Little Tart Bake Shop savory, sweet

Mei Nathan

October 10, 2015

Filed under Dining, Quest for the Best

The croissant, a French pastry known for its rich layers, flaky goodness and traditional crescent shape, is a delicacy favored by many. On our latest ...

Desta’s brings a taste of Ethiopia to Atlanta

Desta’s brings a taste of Ethiopia to Atlanta

September 22, 2015

From the outside, Desta Ethiopian Kitchen doesn’t look like much. The restaurant sits in the parking lot of a strip mall, entirely suburban in appearance...

Cypress Street offers a pint and plate for everyone

Cypress Street offers a pint and plate for everyone

September 2, 2015

BY SAM LOMBARDO Some believe that the mankind’s greatest creation was the invention of the light bulb and some argue for the discovery of fire, but I tend to...

Ah Ma’s will have you saying bao wow

Ah Ma’s will have you saying bao wow

August 31, 2015

To be frank, Rice Box was not my favorite restaurant. All it took to turn my back forever was a mediocre meal and a horror story involving insects and take...

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