Piquant Caribbean spices meet artistic plating and global culinary influences inside Cala Bar and Grill, where the kitchen staff tosses crawfish and jerk chicken into bowls of creamy pasta and pairs blackened tilapia with white-cheddar grits. Platefuls of plantains and a mix of rice and peas are served as sides, and the cocktails—flavored with rum, ginger beer, and mint sprigs—are bestowed with names such as Voodoo and Jamaica Mule.
Bright-red accent walls and colorful artwork on the dining room's walls juxtapose with a monochromatic theme that fills the space, conveyed via black tables, chairs, and banquettes. The result is a vibrant space that gives off a modern vibe. Throughout the week, the bar and
grill treats guests to live performances by musicians and comedians.
Make sure to stop by Thai Me Up — this Thai food establishment is a cornerstone for curry addicts.
Keep your diet in check at Thai Me Up, a local restaurant with gluten-free and low-fat menu items.
The dress code at Thai Me Up is as relaxed as the ambience, so wear whatever suits you.
Patrons have the option of feeding the meter at the nearby street parking or taking advantage of the restaurant's valet service.
Whether you're hungry first thing in the morning or prefer to eat a little later, Thai Me Up is conveniently open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
The tastes and flavors of Thailand are waiting for you at Thai Me Up, so head on over today and check out the great menu.
Load up a pizza with all of your favorite toppings at Stone Mountain's Papa John's Pizza.
Papa John's Pizza knows how to make gluten-free and low-fat fare taste great, so stop by for a healthy (and flavorful) bite.
Take it nice and easy at Papa John's Pizza, where casual dress is the rule of the day.
Call Papa John's Pizza for catering if you have a big event coming up.
Prefer to dine from the comfort of your own couch? Swing by this pizzeria for carryout, or have them come to you with delivery.
We're nicer than our competitors. We have free parking in our own lot at no charge to you.
For a hot pizza that packs in all the flavors you love, stop on by Papa John's Pizza.
Take care of your thirst quickly with a bottle of refreshing water from Island Cave Restaurants.
We all could use a little dairy in our diet, so why not add some to your day and pick it up at Island Cave Restaurants? You'll feel great knowing you're getting just the right nutrition.
Take a dive and swim away with some succulent fish. It's a great source of protein for your next meal!
This fresh produce here is so tasty it will change the way we think about healthy eating.
A simple solution to long hours spent over the stove, a microwavable meal will trick your taste buds into thinking it was made from scratch!
Perfect for cooking! Almost every delicious dish begins with oil and vinegar as an ingredient or for simply making sure your food doesn't stick to the pan!
If you like to use the oven, you're going to want to pick up some sweet ingredients in your next masterpiece. They adds that extra bit of flavor that makes your food delicious!
Grab a loaf of bread from Island Cave Restaurants and make your sandwich just the way you like it.
Feeling hungry? Canned food from Island Cave Restaurants makes for a quick and tasty breakfast, lunch, or dinner option.
Don't settle for bland meals. Add some pizzazz to your food with an extensive selection of seasonings and spices.
At Island Cave Restaurants, you can grab some fresh noodles, channel your inner chef and get your cook on.
Experience a new blend of coffee or tea from Island Cave Restaurants and sip your way to happiness.
Cereal might be the best part of waking up. Pick up your favorite box today.
Dial down your thirst with some delicious drinks that are both refreshing and cool.
Here you can find a wide range of meats, such as chicken and beef, at a price you just can't pass up.
Make your cooking life as easy as possible and grab some frozen food today. It's perfect for when you don't have the time or energy to make something from scratch!
Going on a road trip or heading to the office? Easy to take anywhere, this snack will hold you over between any meal.
Parking is easily accessible.
Fresh from the oven every time, the insanely-cheesy slices at Sapori di Napoli have visitors hooked on five-star reviews.
Quit fat and gluten at Sapori di Napoli, where low-fat fare and G-free offerings are the norm.
Drinks all around! Pair your dinner with a beverage from this pizzeria's full bar.
Little ones are free to make a mess at this pizzeria, where the whole family is invited to dine.
Outdoor dining doesn't get much better than the beautiful patio at Sapori di Napoli.
Score quick and easy seating for your large group at Sapori di Napoli.
Take the comfort of your own home and add great grub from Sapori di Napoli to create the perfect night.
At this pizzeria, you can work your arms a little. Pick up the food yourself and carry it out.
Sapori di Napoli is a prime location for car and public transit commuters.
At Sapori di Napoli you can save some cash on parking when you park in the free lot down the street.
Store your bike safely at one of the main bike racks near Sapori di Napoli.
Most items on the menu are reasonably priced, so expect to spend around $30 per person at Sapori di Napoli.
Sapori di Napoli accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and all major credit cards.
Diners should remember to bring dollars to dinner — Sapori di Napoli does not accept credit cards.
Everyone's talking about Sapori di Napoli. Find out why when you treat yourself to a delicious pizza pie.
For a low-key yet delicious pizza experience, people can't stop talking about the pies at Sapori di Napoli. Swing by for a quick bite next time pizza's on the agenda.
Don't stress over planning a fancy dinner. Keep it fun and casual with a fresh, handmade pizza from Sapori di Napoli.
Isn't it about time you stopped ordering just any old pizza place and went with Sapori di Napoli?
Hankering for a side of fries? Try the grub at Sprig Restaurant, a tasty restaurant serving American-style fare.
Gluten-free lovers don't worry! Sprig Restaurant is serving up g-free dishes that are delicious.
Unwind with a glass of wine or cocktail with your meal — this restaurant has a wonderful selection of drinks to accompany your dinner.
This restaurant is more than willing to accommodate families, so kids are welcome to tag along.
Wifi is on the house at Sprig Restaurant, so bring along your tablet or laptop.
Whether you have a group of five or a group of 20, Sprig Restaurant can seat both large and small groups.
Surround yourself with the wonderful weather at your next night out at Sprig Restaurant.
No need to leave Fido outside — pooches are very welcome at Sprig Restaurant.
Sprig Restaurant is a casual spot to dine, so don't worry about being underdressed.
Grab your meal to go at this restaurant if you're in a hurry — or better yet, have them bring it to you through their delivery service!
Save money and time when you drive and dine in. You can stay for free in our wonderful and spacious parking lot.
Cyclists will love the spacious bike racks outside of Sprig Restaurant.
You can take it easy on your wallet at Sprig Restaurant — prices are generally less than $30 per person.
Dinner is the real yum factor here, though breakfast bites and lunch are also featured.
Sprig Restaurant is a great place to go for lunch or dinner, so make your way over to the restaurant today and munch on an American classic.
At Sprig Restaurant you can find great American food at any time of the day.
When you need an American restaurant that is sure to impress, come to the highly-rated Sprig Restaurant.
Rooftop views, salsa lessons, and enough leftovers to feed the in-laws—whatever your idea of romance, you don’t have to look far to find it in Atlanta. But “romance” is perhaps too general of a term. Every relationship plays out in chapters, from the nervous first date to the big question. But before getting down on one knee and asking “What’s your name?”, take a look at this list of Atlanta restaurants for every stage of your relationship:
JCT. Kitchen & Bar
Great for: Meeting for the first time
Romantic perk: Rooftop bar
Located in the hip West Midtown neighborhood, JCT. Kitchen & Bar is equal parts classy and casual, with all-white decor that serves as the perfect setting for an elegant evening. The menu of upscale Southern cuisine provides plenty of topics for conversation, from homestyle deviled eggs to JCT.’s famous fried chicken. After the meal, head upstairs to the rooftop bar for a handcrafted cocktail. If things go well, you can even stay late to catch live music in the bar area.
One Midtown Kitchen
Great for: Taking things to the next level
Romantic perk: Skyline views
No backdrop is more romantic than the Atlanta skyline at night. One Midtown Kitchen is located in the warehouse district that borders Piedmont Park, and the restaurant offers diners a glimpse of the city from their table. If you can peel your eyes away from the view, you’ll see that the interior is just as romantic, thanks to the cozy booths, exposed brick walls, and modern floating candle arrangements throughout the restaurant. Working in a circular open kitchen, the chefs here use seasonal ingredients to craft American classics such as fried calamari, crispy brussels sprouts, and pork tenderloin.
Great for: Dinner and a sleepover
Romantic perk: The hotel’s just upstairs
Located in the Renaissance Hotel in the heart of Midtown, Briza is the perfect setting for a date night. Chef Janine Falvo, who competed on TV’s Top Chef, has created an excellent menu headlined by a short rib that slow-cooks for 48 hours. Vegetarians will fall hard for the roasted maitake mushrooms served over grits with a wild mushroom-thyme jus. Before heading upstairs for the night, impress your date by ordering a flight of wines selected to pair perfectly with whichever dish you decide on.
Great for: Couples who share everything
Romantic perk: Enough leftovers for breakfast the next morning
If you’re willing to wait in line, this might be your perfect date-night spot. Antico Pizza is known worldwide for its handcrafted Italian pizzas. Everything here is made from scratch, and the pizzas are large enough to serve a family of four (or one very hungry couple). Even better, it has a BYOB policy, so you can choose your own wine from the cupboard at home. To really make things hot, order the Diavola, a pie topped with pepperonata and a spicy sopressata.
Eclipse di Luna
Great for: Spicing up the relationship
Romantic perk: Salsa lessons on Thursday nights
Dance the night away on Thursdays at Eclipse di Luna, a Spanish tapas restaurant that offers free salsa lessons once a week. Either of the two locations (one in Buckhead, the other in Dunwoody) are perfect for a date night, as the eclectic food and interactive lessons invite stimulating conversation throughout the evening. The housemade sangria doesn’t hurt, of course.
Looking for more ways to spend a romantic night out? Check Groupon for things to do in Atlanta.
One of the most unique aspects of Atlanta is the big city/small town feel. We’re one of the largest and most metropolitan cities of the south, yet all throughout the city are close-knit neighborhoods and charming pockets of small town southern charm. One of those areas is Decatur, Georgia.
At just six miles east of downtown Atlanta, Decatur is quite close to the city center, yet undeniably possesses that lovely local appeal. While there is an endless list of noteworthy restaurants, shops and establishments, here are a few eateries that have a little extra something special.
1. Leon’s Full Service
If you tell someone you’re going to Decatur, they will immediately tell you that you must go to Leon’s. It has literally happened to me every single time I go. But with good reason. Leon’s Full Service has delicious food, a comfortable and clean atmosphere and top-notch cocktails to match. Whether you want to sit down for a quick lunch, or have more of a drawn out, in-the-moment experience in mind, Leon’s is the place for you.
2. No. 246
Right next door to Leon’s is No. 246. This tasty eatery is the epitome of modern charm. Its attractive, upscale design indoors is met with a simple, relaxed outdoor patio dining area in the back of the restaurant. The best part (besides the food, of course)? There’s a ping-pong table for guests to enjoy as they wait for their food, creating an entertaining, yet relaxed atmosphere. Check out No. 246 for brunch—you won’t regret it.
3. The Café at Cakes & Ale Bakery
Chances are you’ve heard of Cakes & Ale if you live in Atlanta. The restaurant is well known to most residents, but the owners also opened a bakery where they serve coffee, baked goods and light bites from breakfast to lunch hours. The pretty set up is enough to make you walk in, but guests stay for the perfectly customized coffee and fresh treats. Do yourself a favor and try the banana bread at The Café at Cakes & Ale.
4. Revolution Doughnuts
A doughnut craze has swept the nation, and I can’t say I’m upset about it. This doughnut (and cronut) obsession has brought tons of new businesses to fruition, including Revolution Doughnuts. What makes this place special is that all of their treats are made from scratch, in house, with organic and local ingredients. A farm to table concept doughnut has been created and it is available right here in Atlanta. What are you waiting for? Join the craze!
Photos by Johnny Cheng Photography.
Living in Atlanta, with year-round farmer’s markets and restaurants around the metro area highlighting the bountiful resources in the area, there’s no excuse not to eat healthy. Whether you’re fulfilling a New Year’s resolution or just making an effort to eat healthier, check out these restaurants to get a delicious meal that you can feel great about.
Chicken is a great way to get some extra protein in a healthy diet, and the city’s Bantam + Biddy restaurants in Midtown and Ansley Park go the extra mile by serving all-natural, pastured poultry products in their meals. Diners have a choice of house made sauces to pair with their rotisserie chicken, in addition to a constantly rotating selection of sides to complete the experience. The spicy red piri piri sauce is a personal favorite. Don’t miss the chopped pastured chicken liver and their selection of salads. Yes, even their salad dressings are made in-house. An Alpharetta location of Bantam + Biddy will join the pair of intown locations in the fall.
Atlantans may have become aware of chef Todd Ginsberg when his burgers hit the scene at Westside restaurant Bocado, but it’s the Jewish inspired fare at The General Muir near Emory that’s attracting rave reviews from national publications. Save the sinful poutine with chopped pastrami for a cheat day and dive into the vegetarian reuben, a sandwich made with coriander rubbed smoked beets, sauerkraut, Russian dressing and gruyere. Hungry eaters in search of the all-important Omega 3 properties of salmon can’t go wrong with a salmon platter at breakfast, choose from salt cured nova or lox. Dinner options change often and if a seafood special is on the menu, be prepared for a treat.
A brewpub isn’t typically on the list of go-to restaurants for healthy eats, but Wrecking Bar in Little 5 Points is anything but typical. Chef Terry Koval, known for restaurant gigs around town, most recently made a name for himself with meat-centric fare at Farm Burger in Decatur. Koval has embraced vegan and vegetarian fare that pair well with the brewery’s beers. A variety of flavorful dishes featuring tofu, seitan and produce direct from area farms are spotlighted every Tuesday at the brewpub’s vegetarian nights.
When it comes to eating late at night, healthy options dwindle considerably. Atlantans have come to appreciate the healthy cuisine available at R. Thomas Deluxe Grill in Buckhead for decades and count on them for having the same hours as the ubiquitous Waffle Houses, open 24 hours a day. Breakfast is served at any time of the day and night with organic eggs. My personal favorite is Thai Express bowl made from quinoa and a variety of vegetables with their signature spicy peanut sauce and chicken. A vegetarian option is available as well. Southwestern dishes, salads, pasta and dessert round out an wide-ranging menu.