The name says it all—Tipico de Mexico serves up traditional Mexican cuisine in an inviting dining room and out on a breezy patio. Diners devour cheese-drowned nachos Puerto Vallarta from the broiler, juicy carne asada dinners, and combination plates hoisting three Mexican eats, such as a tostada, a tamale, and a chile relleno. To wash away any hot spices lingering in their mouths, guests can sip a frosty housemade margarita or wipe their tongues vigorously with a napkin.
Armed with just a single, generations-old cookie recipe, Great American Cookies opened its first store in 1977, and the rest is history. Today, the franchise boasts locations in malls across the country and nabbed a coveted spot on Entrepreneur magazine’s 2012 Top 500 Franchises in the baked-goods category. As the shop’s reputation grew, so did its menu as chefs churned out a mouthwatering roster of gourmet-cookie recipes, each created and carefully tested in Atlanta. The tempting options now include snickerdoodle, peanut butter with M&Ms, and chewy pecan supreme, as well as freshly baked fudge and cheesecake brownies, and cookie sandwiches stuffed with frosting. The real show-stoppers, however, are the giant chocolate-chip cookie cakes, which can be customized with sweet, celebratory messages or shopping lists penned in colorful icing.
Ham and High's head chef Joe Wolfson teams up with a troupe of local farmers to craft sustainably delicious seasonal meals of mouthwatering Southern cuisine. Like the pace of Earth’s orbit around the moon, the restaurant’s dinner menu changes from day to day, painting palates with a colorful medley of artisanally crafted eats. Examples of the edibles have included dishes such as the Oakview Farms "fried" green tomatoes ($7) with Belle Chèvre cheese and broken lemon vinaigrette, as well as Back Forty ale-braised pork ravioli ($25). On Sundays, Ham and High's kitchen commandos help diners gird themselves for the work week with a brunch menu featuring bourbon vanilla french toast with rich vanilla custard ($10) and roasted Springer Mountain chicken and waffles served with brown butter and a sweet corn waffle ($11). A selection from the impressive wine, cocktail, and beer list pleasantly enhances the dining experience, just as pyrotechnics enhance virtually all Shakespearean drama.
Five Insider Pagers give Flip's Atlanta Highway location an average of four stars, and 77% of Urbanspooners like it. Three more Insider Pagers give the restaurant's Vaughn Road location a perfect five-star average, and 79% of Urbanspooners like it as well.
Bombay Masala specializes in northern and southern Indian cuisine, but also features a tasty selection of Indo-Chinese items. The menu presents an expansive assortment of vegetarian treats, such as vegetable samosas ($3.99), vegetable maakhani ($9.99), and paneer pakora ($5.99). Meaty options include chicken tikka masala ($11.99) and tandoori mixed grill ($14.99), a bountiful booty of tandoori chicken and shrimp, sheekh kebab, malai kebab, and chicken tikka. Pancake-craving customers can try a dosa ($5.99+), a massive Indian-style crepe made from rice flour and lentils, big enough to cover judgmental busts of Tom Selleck. Shrimp chow mein ($13.99) and Szechuan fried rice ($6.99) are examples of the eatery's geography-straddling savories. Soothe spice-battered tongues with a mango lassi ($3.99) or bowl of rose-flavored ice cream that is so fragrant that single bumblebees will line up down the block to court your mouth ($2.99).
Momma Goldberg's "old-school" deli formula affords customers the liberty to design their own grabable grub. Liberal layers of roast beef, ham, hickory-smoked turkey and Muenster cheese stashed inside a steamed sesame-flecked hoagie bun make up Momma's most famed sandwich, the Momma's Love ($4.89). Vegetarians can opt for the veggie burger ($4.99) or the veggie rider, a pita filled with mozzarella cheese, lettuce, tomato, and choice of four toppings and dressing ($4.99). Momma Goldberg's also has the meat flooring and bread slabs to build your own sandwiches ($4.99) and salads ($4.69). The nachos, powdery Doritos smothered in hot-pepper cheese ($2.70), are just another one of Momma's specialties. View the complete menu here.