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The sound of fire. The igniting exhalation before the steady breath of the flame sustains. The heat pulsing steadily outward from the steel grill—you feel it on your glowing face. But the chef looks cool. He’s a master, after all; a flat, metal spatula in one hand and an enormous, sharp knife in the other. Kani House’s teppanyaki tables are no strangers to the action of hibachi, where these chefs entertain their guests before plating seared steak and scallops alongside fresh, sautéed vegetables. The steady sushi masters may not share their compatriots’ outward exuberance, but their work is just as delicious. From behind their long bar, they assemble maki cylinders with tender cuts of fatty tuna and bright salmon, artfully arranging cuts of more than 50 specialty rolls in the shape of gentle caterpillars or fearsome members of the Japanese Diet. Bright bamboo panels and natural stone add to the vibrant ambiance, surrounding diners with dark-wood and nuanced accents that keep the focus on the beauty of excellent cuisine.

205 Dawson Village Way S
Dawsonville,
GA
US

Once you’ve bellied up to the cozy tasting room’s bar like an urbane, sophisticated cowboy, you’ll be treated to a few flavorful wafts and quaffs of Montaluce's finest 2008 and 2009 red and white wines, fermented from the carefully maintained fruits of its 35-acre vineyard. The 2008 chardonnay massages the nose with aromas of green apples, pear, and lemon zest mixed with smoke, walnut, and honeysuckle. And the 2008 risata (Italian for laughter) will put your palate into hysterics with notes of cherries, raspberries, cranberry, savory herbs, and just the faintest hint of Joker venom. Otherwise, go snorkeling for the dark chocolate notes buried in the oaky, deep violet, kraken-filled deeps of the cabernet sauvignon. Much like wine itself, your experience at Montaluce will be different depending on the exact point in time you partake of it. Gracious guests who arrive for their wine flight Tuesday through Saturday will be treated to a complimentary guided winery tour at 2 p.m. Likewise, Sunday sippers can tune their taste buds to live musical performances on the veranda from noon to 5 p.m.

946 Via Montaluce
Dahlonega,
GA
US

More than 100 million hungry stomachs are filled each year at this group of hearty steak-buffet restaurants spread across 35 states.

  • Country Buffet: as you wander down a "Main Street" of storefronts, pick and choose from a wide variety of single-serve dishes from the buffet's new menu
  • Ryan's: founded in South Carolina, Ryan's has built a reputation for grilled-to-order steaks and a wide range of family-favorite side dishes
  • HomeTown Buffet: specializes in soups made from scratch and tender, juicy ribs
  • Fire Mountain: stacked stone exteriors set the restaurant apart, as does an abundance of steaks that can be enjoyed in grilled, country-fried, and even chili form
  • Old Country Buffet: honors its Scandinavian roots with an old-fashioned smorgasbord
1002 Southwest Jesse Jewell Parkway
Gainesville,
GA
US

Some entrees at The Blue Bicycle are crafted on the fly, but that’s only because the chefs create them from whatever local ingredients happen to be in season. That could include fresh veggies such as chanterelle mushrooms, which are paired with grassfed beef.

671 Lumpkin Campground Rd S
Dawsonville,
GA
US

More than 100 million hungry stomachs are filled each year at this group of hearty steak-buffet restaurants spread across 35 states.

  • Country Buffet: as you wander down a "Main Street" of storefronts, pick and choose from a wide variety of single-serve dishes from the buffet's new menu
  • Ryan's: founded in South Carolina, Ryan's has built a reputation for grilled-to-order steaks and a wide range of family-favorite side dishes
  • HomeTown Buffet: specializes in soups made from scratch and tender, juicy ribs
  • Fire Mountain: stacked stone exteriors set the restaurant apart, as does an abundance of steaks that can be enjoyed in grilled, country-fried, and even chili form
  • Old Country Buffet: honors its Scandinavian roots with an old-fashioned smorgasbord
3470 Mundy Mill Rd
Gainesville,
GA
US

More than 100 million hungry stomachs are filled each year at this group of hearty steak-buffet restaurants spread across 35 states.

  • Country Buffet: as you wander down a "Main Street" of storefronts, pick and choose from a wide variety of single-serve dishes from the buffet's new menu
  • Ryan's: founded in South Carolina, Ryan's has built a reputation for grilled-to-order steaks and a wide range of family-favorite side dishes
  • HomeTown Buffet: specializes in soups made from scratch and tender, juicy ribs
  • Fire Mountain: stacked stone exteriors set the restaurant apart, as does an abundance of steaks that can be enjoyed in grilled, country-fried, and even chili form
  • Old Country Buffet: honors its Scandinavian roots with an old-fashioned smorgasbord
29 North 400 Center Lane
Dawsonville,
GA
US

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