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.
Founded by four native New Yorkers who rolled their bagel wheels southward, Bagel Palace entices Atlantans with the tantalizing aroma of freshly baked bagels, pastries, cakes, and deli fare. Crisp, golden exteriors and dense, spongy centers make Bagel Palace's traditional boiled and baked bullions great for nourishing noshing, providing ample fuel to punch elitist toast-touter arguments full of holes. Keep shmear simple with a bagel and cream cheese ($2.35) or lavish your dough disk with an ample slathering of specialties such as vanilla-walnut-raisin cream cheese ($3.69). Noontime diners can take pleasure in a perfect pairing of lunchtime soups and sandwiches, such as the chicken-noodle matzo-ball soup ($4.50) and a corned-beef reuben ($9.75) or pastrami ($8.65) sandwich. End meals with an assortment of baked goods such as macaroons, danishes, fruit-filled hamentashen, and other sweet-tooth soothing treasures.
TCBY (a.k.a. The Country's Best Yogurt) prepares a menu of low-fat and fat-free yogurt containing benevolent bacterial cultures that assist the body with digestion and nutrient absorption. Fro-yo parlors tout silky probiotic-packed soft-serve in flavors such as golden vanilla and white-chocolate mousse ($2.99 for a small cup or $3.59 for a waffle cone) that customers can sprinkle with strawberries, gummy bears, granola, diced peaches, or a host of other toppings. Celebrate successfully evading a baby rain cloud with one of TCBY's smoothies, which contain real-dairy frozen yogurt blended with bushels of fresh fruit in potent configurations such as strawberry bananza and berrilicious. Prices and selection vary from store to store.
Bhojanic's health-conscious chefs whip up a flavorful Northern Indian menu without the use of heavy creams and starches, winning the Best Indian Food Best of Citysearch award four years in a row. Tapas-style appetizers such as minty ground-turkey seekh kebabs ($6.95) and cheesy marinated paneer tikka ($7.95) skewer bite-sized comestibles in a more date-friendly environment than supermarket-sample tours. Homemade flatbread kathi rolls ($8.50) enfold chicken, turkey, or paneer cheese alongside egg, mint chutney, and veggies. Herbivore-friendly options put an end to garnish-only orders with dishes such as the Shakhahari veggie platter, dolloped with a choice of five daily specials ($7.50 for lunch; $10.95 for dinner), and traditional street food such as samosas, potato-filled pastries topped with chutney, yogurt, and roasted cumin ($6.95).
When customizing a frozen dessert with toppings, many people reach for chocolate chips, sprinkles, or a barrel of whipped cream. Swirlin Twirlin has those classic add-ons in spades—but its toppings selection ventures into unexpectedly gourmet territory, as well. Pomegranates dipped in dark chocolate, bites of cheesecake, and Andes mints join the lineup alongside chilled blackberries, mangos, and watermelon. All of the fresh fruit and crumbled candies are cut daily, and taste-tested by the staff themselves before being added to the bar, which offers more than 50 topping choices.
These add-ons require a foundation, of course. Swirlin Twirlin houses a wall of self-serve machines that fill cups with frozen yogurt in a variety of low-fat, non-fat, and non-dairy flavors. The sweet spirals range from original tart to red velvet, and contain probiotics that aid the "friendly" bacteria that already exist in the digestive system. There are even no-sugar-added flavors, including mango and chocolate, which offer delicious bites without the addition of sucrose.
The Chocolate Bar's menu contains a veritable cornucopia of house-made chocolates, dessert plates, small bites, specialty cocktails, and expertly chosen wines. If you opt for the prix-fixe wine flight, you'll get three wines ($12) and your choice of three truffles ($5), three assorted popcorns ($12), or three cheeses ($13) to sample this chocolate cabin's wares. Otherwise, you can branch outward like a curious and hungry poltergeist tree with $25 worth of treats. Turn your palate to a culinary cocktail such as a summery beer float ($6), Leinenkugel's sunset wheat poured over a scoop of orange sherbet. Offset a liquid treat with some solid comestibles, such as smoked sockeye salmon ($10) in truffle and shallot vinaigrette. If you stopped by with a gaggle of friends, sweet-feast on a large dessert plate of peach melba ($8), a treasure trove of almond-vanilla sponge cake, peach sorbet, and raspberry mousse.