Deliteful Events may have the word "lite" in its name, but its menus have plenty of opportunity for indulgence. Bakers decorate and layer cakes for occasions ranging from kids' birthdays to weddings, each with a huge number of flavor, filling, and icing options. Those range from the homey—applesauce cake and cream-cheese frosting, for instance—to intriguing gourmet blends such as white-chocolate banana cake. Served in a cozy cafe and at catered events, the savory side of the menu holds juicy sandwiches, classic salads, and comfort cuisine such as meatloaf.
Whether he's scouring teeth free of plaque throughout routine cleanings or resurfacing stained facades with a set of veneers, Atlanta Dental Arts’s presiding oral surgeon Dr. Williams goes out of his way to maximize oral health. He bans latex and mercury from his office and employs only digital radiography, which emits less radiation and makes dental x-rays easier to post to online dating profiles. His ongoing dental education regarding new techniques, such as Lumineers and ViziLite oral-lesion detection, allows him to keep smiles pristine with greater comfort and efficiency.
TCBY (a.k.a. The Country's Best Yogurt) serves 96% fat-free yogurt, which contains benevolent bacterial cultures that assist the body with digestion and nutrient absorption. Each location's menu (click here for Executive Park, Johnson Ferry Center, and Fountain Oaks) touts silky soft serve in flavors such as gingerbread cookie and caramel fudge eclair ($1.69–$4.19). Top your probiotic-packed treat with strawberries, gummy bears, coconuts, or a host of other toppings ($0.69–$0.99). TCBY's Beriyo smoothies—potent potions such as Strawberry Bananza and Berrylicious—contain real dairy frozen yogurt blended with bushels of fresh fruit ($4.99–$5.24). Celebrate successfully evading a baby raincloud with a decadent deep-dish pie ($20.99) brimming with hand-scooped or soft-serve frozen yogurt and topped with a plethora of dessert decorations.
The Grounds' menu boasts international brews (such as Cubano coffee and café au lait) as well as freshly baked, coffee-complementing pastries. Try a steamer ($2 for a small), hot chocolate ($2 for a small), a latte ($3.50 for a small), or a double-shot espresso ($3.50) to take the bluster out of a blustersome winter walk. A small house-blend coffee costs $1.50, so this Groupon could caffeinate your mornings for more than a week (you may redeem it in multiple visits). Cold drinks include a small lemonade made with ginger, clove, and honey ($2); sorrel ($2); and fresh mango, pineapple, strawberry, or peach smoothies ($3.50).
Steamhouse Lounge has long been one of Atlanta’s favorite down ‘n’ dirty seafood restaurants. Unexpectedly located on West Peachtree in Midtown, this kitschy local favorite is known as much for their annual Oyster Fest as they are for an excellent lobster bisque, both of which come with a heavy side of neon lights and beachy accents. Patrons can sit in a cozy upstairs patio or sidle into one of the downstairs booths before making their way to the bar for drinks with friends. This may not be the best place to head for a first date or late dinner with the family, but Steamhouse is a great fit for anyone in the neighborhood looking to relax and enjoy some seafood. And if they’ve saved room, maybe a touch of chocolate peanut butter mousse cake as well.
The pastry chefs at Gone Cupcaking Across America share a wealth of gourmet cupcake experience with aspiring dessert artisans, in flavors that include whisked buttercream atop classic vanilla, chocolate, and red-velvet cake bases, and more exotic choices such as Grand Marnier or peaches 'n' cream. At lessons, students learn piping techniques, how to make frosting, and how to make iced flowers without the hassle of fertilizing regular flowers with milk and butter.