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Ella’s serves 100% Natural Artisan Gelato (Italian ice cream), gourmet chocolates & fudge, imported candy bars from over 60 countries, over 100 different brands of old fashioned Soda's & more than 4000 candies. With over 20,000 customers & national press in both Professional Candy Buyer Magazine and Today’s Restaurant News.

191 W Jefferson St
Madison,
GA
US

Though Bassanos Pizzeria doesn't open until noon, its chefs bustle about the kitchen in the early morning, preparing fresh batches of dough from scratch. As the day wears on, the team hand-tosses the dough into thin, New York–style canvases ready to hold layers of gourmet meats, fine cheeses, and, according to Ann Marie Quill of Johns Creek Patch, veggies plucked from the Atlanta Farmers Market and sauces made from Italian tomatoes. Pots bubble with specialty pastas, and ovens glow with plump calzones and stromboli.

At the bar, servers dole out glasses of draft beer and wine beneath glimmering television sets. Cushy booths and tabletops speckle the dining room, where framed photographs of New York ballplayers look to steal home from the bright-red walls. Outside, umbrellas shade a fenced-in patio rife with tables and chairs. The pizzeria’s warm staff prides itself on southern-style service, creating a fun, communal atmosphere by hosting biweekly live music, overseeing trivia games, and politely allowing customers to beat them at thumb wrestling.

3939 Atlanta Hwy
Loganville,
GA
US

At both of Oasis Bowling Center's locations, polished lanes stretch from penalty line to pins. A festive soundtrack of strikes, spares, and high-fives fuels the competition as players partake in 10-frame matches to see who can roll the highest score. Two bars—Brucey's Sports Bar and Grill at the Loganville location and Thirsty Turtle Sports Bar and Grill at the Buford location—provide respite from the games with food and drinks. Patrons can gaze toward wall-mounted TVs or settle tiebreakers on the pool tables or in front of dartboards. On their way back to the lanes, bowlers can stop by the pro shops to find a pair of shoes that provide the most traction during celebratory dances.

479 Brightwell Ct
Loganville,
GA
US

Chefs and servers at Summits Wayside Tavern specialize in pairing pub fare and frothy brews?partnering more than 140 drafts of beer with made-to-order burgers, salads, flatbreads, and sandwiches. Chefs make patties of prime beef, short rib and Kobe among others for made-to-order burgers smothered with add-ons spanning from applewood-smoked bacon to fried calamari. They also prepare fajitas, fish and chips, asian noodle stir fry, traditional ramen, kimchi fries, and buffalo chicken wings. Though the taps may vary from location to location, bartenders have recently poured brews from Pabst, Lagunitas, and Dogfish Head. In addition to their montage of frosty brews, Summits Wayside Tavern pours 20 different wines by the glass and boasts a large collection of spirits.

3334 Stone Mountain Highway
Snellville,
GA
US

Established: 2012

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Parking: Parking lot

Reservations/Appointments: Recommended

Most popular offering: Fresh Mozzarella

Pro Tip: Call in advance, we do not have all of the product available every day!

Walk-ins Welcome: Yes

Q&A with Maria, Owner

What sets your business apart from your competition?

We are the only business in the Greater Atlanta area that produces fresh mozzarella and Italian-style stretched cheeses, such as burrata and scamorza.

What was the inspiration for starting this business?

We decided on a mozzarella business, as we could not find any good mozzarella in or around Atlanta. So, first was the need. Second, I grew up in the Campania region of Italy and my next door neighbor had a buffalo mozzaralla farm. This reminds me of all the beautiful things of my childhood and the smell of my mom's kitchen.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

Our fresh mozzarella is all natural [and contains] no artificial ingredients or preservatives. And it is vegetarian, because it is made with a vegetable rennet (cheese starter).

What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a customer?

We have customers that buy from us every week of the year, and I think this is the best reaction you can expect.

What?s your favorite part about your job?

Seeing the happy and surprised face of the customers when they first try our cheese.

2296 Henry Clower Boulevard Southwest
Snellville,
GA
US

The specialists at Sushi Gallery deal in edible art: white ceramic plates are the backdrop for pink tuna belly, sea urchin, and piles of bright roe tucked neatly into rolls, dashed with a sweet or spicy reduction or a savory seafood sauce. The menu is lined with the day's freshest catches and the lures used to snag them. The chefs here even invite you to get DIY with your dinner—feel free to design custom rolls or select surf clams or quail eggs for your own unique sashimi platters. The sushi is served alongside Japanese classics such as grilled hibachi dinners and udon noodles.

On the first Monday of every month, the restaurant hosts a sake sampling. The resident sake master pours sixteen varieties of hot and cold brews described as "sprightly and fresh" or carrying "complex notes of smoke and mushroom."

Sushi Gallery's small dining room is decorated to feel intimate. Crimson linens cover the tables, which are topped with pendant lamps. The windows reach from the ceiling almost all the way to the garnet floor, screened by a black, geometrically shaped metal grate.:m]]

2948 Five Forks Trickum Rd
Lawrenceville,
GA
US

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