Be prepared to loosen your belt a notch before digging into the Comfy Chicken Biscuit at Home Grown. No wonder why it's one of CL's 100 dishes to eat before you kick the bucket. Read more.
Revolution Doughnuts pretty much had me at "Salted Caramel and Bacon Doughnut." Darn right it's to die for — CL 100 Dishes style Read more.
Calling these crackly golden beauties "plain" is a travesty. The Plain Croissant is one of CL's 100 dishes to eat before you die, but right now I'm on track to average about a hundred a month. Read more.
The Chef's Breakfast is strictly for silver platter Sunday brunching. Whether it's seared pork belly or pancakes slathered in duck liver butter, you get a Schlitz to wash down one of CL's 100 best. Read more.
If giants were real and they had a sweet tooth, they'd gobble up the Peanut Butter French Toast faster than they could strike it off CL's 100 dishes bucket list Read more.
One of CL's 100 Dishes to eat before you die, the spicy cold noodles are sticky, fun, spicy, and messy. Don't bother serving yourself in a smaller bowl, just eat them straight from the plate. Read more.
Country-fried tempeh and gravy is like a vegetarian take on country-fried steak and gravy. But better! Why else would it be on CL's 100 dishes list? Read more.
Beady lentils, sliced hanger steak, mixed lettuces, and seasonal vegetables (currently sorghum sweet potatoes, pickled beets, and chewy wheat berries) help make Super Food one of CL's 100 Best Dishes. Read more.
Bet you can't say Funghi Fritti fast five times. It should be illegal to pop this many shrooms in public. Definitely tops among CL's top 100 Read more.
The Farm Egg with Carolina Gold Rice always gets my mojo workin'. One of the best among CL's 100 best dishes. Read more.
No pleasure, no rapture, no exquisite sin is greater than KR SteakBar’s fried artichokes, jewel of CL's 100 Dishes to eat before you die! Read more.
Mortadella mousse at Seven Lamps — it’s mouse, it’s sausage, it’s sausage-mouse and it’s one of CL’s 100 dishes to eat before you die. Read more.
Farm egg in celery cream at Miller Union exemplifies the perfect partnership between farmer and chef, landing this dish on CL’s list of 100 dishes to eat before you die. Read more.
Bone marrow with tuna tartare and fried quail egg at the Spence: Avant-garde surf and turf for the adventurous palette defines this entry from CL’s list of 100 dishes to eat before you die. Read more.
Sometimes a fritter is just a fritter, but the gulf crab fritter at Bacchanalia is one crusty crustacean that tops CL’s 100 dishes list. Read more.
Boudin balls at Crawfish Shack are a masterpiece of fried and Cajun-esque comfort food, and a top pick for CL’s 100 Dishes to eat before you die! Read more.
Frying makes everything better, and goat cheese is already pretty pleasing to the taste buds. Ecco takes it to the next level with this sure short from CL’s 100 Dishes to eat before you die! Read more.
Star Provisions’ Pimento cheese takes the decadence factor on CL’s 100 dishes to eat before your die list to new heights. Read more.
Poutine with pastrami at the General Muir puts French Canadian cuisine and self-indulgence with a side of gravy on CL’s 100 Dishes to eat before you die. Read more.
Snap, crackle, and pork! Bite down on a heaping helping of the Famous Que Wraps and see why it's one of CL's 100 Dishes to eat before you die! Read more.
Atlanta's king of red meat continues to reign supreme. With shallots, capers, and an egg yolk on top, it's easy to see why Prime beef tartare made CL's 100 Dishes to eat in Atlanta. Read more.
No. 246 combines veal, beef, and pork into a single tender and juicy meatball, all topped with a blanket of spicy tomato sauce. Head to downtown Decatur to try one of CL's 100 Dishes to eat in ATL. Read more.
Take one bite of Pine Street Market's sweet, applewood-smoked bacon, made from the bellies of Gum Creek Farms pigs, and you'll absolutely understand why it's one of CL's 100 Dishes to eat in Atlanta. Read more.
The veal brains are a rich but mild organ that spreads like thick, delicate eggs on the toast that comes with it. You may need a drink to find the courage to try this delicacy, one of CL's 100 Dishes. Read more.
Nam Phuong's Pho has a clean broth, just sweet enough from the star anise and rich with beef flavor. Once you add in its chewy noodles, you'll see why it's one of CL's 100 Dishes in ATL. Read more.
The Zuppa di pollo's rich, homemade broth (stock is made fresh daily) is rife with herbal, lemony flavor. It's also one of the few CL's 100 Dishes to eat in Atlanta that you can grab a quart to go. Read more.
Duck breast is served in Lan Zhou's traditional clear beef broth atop freshly pulled noodles. The noodle soup is likely the oldest recipe on CL's 100 Dishes, rumored to date back to the 16th century. Read more.
The she-crab soup is a piping hot bowl of buttery froth is packed with crabby ocean flavor. One of CL's 100 dishes, this menu item is filled with sweet and salty notes of emulsified crab roe. Read more.
The chicken skin salad, one of CL's 100 Dishes to eat in ATL, combines mixed greens and sesame dressing into a bowl of transcendence filled with a handful of golden-brown chunks of fried skin. Read more.
If Cobb salad is a favorite, Yeah! Burger's version — considered one of CL's 100 Best Dishes thanks to naturally raised chicken, hydroponic local lettuce, and nitrate-free bacon — is a must-try. Read more.
The ESS charcuterie plate already won CL's Charcuterie Smackdown, so making the cut for CL's best 100 dishes was a done deal Read more.
Take a big bowl of local lettuces, coat 'em with vinegary dressing, add seasonal vegetables from farmer partners and you have the Kitchen Sink salad — one of CL's 100 Best Dishes. Read more.
The Butternut and Brussels sprout hash — one of CL's 100 Best Dishes — has the perfect blend of bitter, charred outer leaves, and tender, earthy hearts alongside sweet butternut squash cubes. Read more.
Fresh, house-made baguette smeared with sweet, creamy butter, and piled with prosciutto and shaved Parmesan is sweet, simple, and one of CL's 100 Best Dishes. Read more.
The lobster roll, one of CL's 100 Best Dishes, features meat tossed in a not-so-secret recipe of homemade mayo, cayenne pepper, and lemon stuffed into a toasty, buttered brioche bun. Read more.
The Original Red Hot, ranked one of CL's 100 Best Dishes, delivers a superb pork and beef combo with a nice char and a smoke-stained crunch on the outside. You pick the toppings. Read more.
Budget time for a nap after eating the legendary Ghetto Burger, a borderline obscene chili bacon double cheeseburger and one of CL's 100 Best Dishes. Read more.
Buttermilk-soaked, deep-fried gulf oysters covered in a crust of creole-seasoned cornmeal served with — wait for it — a monster slice of bacon make the oyster roll one of CL's 100 Best Dishes. Read more.
Roasted duck confit, shredded and crisp around the edges, is tucked into the fold of a delicate steamed rice-flour bun, make the crispy duck buns one of CL's 100 Dishes to try before you die. Read more.
Considered one of CL's 100 Dishes to eat before you die, the roasted cauliflower and eggplant sandwich is a spicy, drippy, crunchy mess of a meal. Dig in! Read more.
The burger stack is one of CL's 100 best dishes for good reason. Bite into the two house-ground patties topped with American cheese and homemade pickles on a H&F Bread Co. bun and thank us later. Read more.
Chef Todd Ginsberg's take on the Reuben is a fatty, salty, comforting sandwich that's not only worthy of the nation's best delicatessens, but also CL's list of 100 best dishes to eat before you die. Read more.
Quoc Huong's crusty bread rivals that of any bakery in town, and banh mi devotees flock here where they're jonesin' for a sandwich. Try the BBQ pork bahn mi, one of CL's 100 best dishes. Read more.
No local pulled-pork sandwich is as consistently adept at balancing the smoke, the moisture, the bark, and portion size as the one at Community Q, one of CL's 100 best dishes to eat before you die. Read more.
The filling inside the agnolotti, one of CL's 100 Dishes to eat before you die, varies with the season, but they're always the most tender, airy pillows of flavor. Read more.
Something about dunking hot, tender fried dough into a bowl of milk is so gangsta. CL would've been remiss not to include the Cruller on its 100 dishes list. Read more.
Antico's San Gennaro pizza is tough to beat. Chunks of fennel-laced sausage mixed with mozzarella and peppers take this pie from good to great, securing a place on CL's list of 100 best dishes. Read more.
One of CL's 100 best dishes, the Tagliatelle ai Funghi features ribbons of tagliatelle entwined with a blend of Hen of the Woods, baby portobello, and cremini mushrooms bathed in delicate cream. Read more.
Weekly specials here rotate, but grab the elusive Tortelli Cima di Rapa if you see it and taste why it's one of CL's 100 Dishes! Read more.
The lunch-only grain bowl made CL's 100 Dishes to eat before you die, and with an ever-changing composition of honest goodness it's easy to see why. Read more.
Chef Terry Koval created an unlikely oasis for vegetarian diners with dishes such as the seasonal barley risotto. Order that with a perfect beer pairing and cross it off your list of CL's 100 dishes. Read more.
The Dry fried eggplant is thick french-fry-like, battered and fried sticks of eggplant have gone through a few incarnations, but the current one is as good as it comes. Read more.
Vegetables deserve respect and at Restaurant Eugene they get it. Order the vegetable tasting and cross it off your list of CL's 100 dishes to eat before you die. Read more.
As far as veggie sandwiches go, the smoked portobello sandwich one is meaty, messy fun, with its oozy pimento cheese and pickled jalapeños. Plus, it's on CL's 100 dishes to eat before you die list! Read more.
One of CL's 100 dishes to eat before you die: The vegetable platter brims with variety and almost feels like a home-cooked Thanksgiving spread, minus the turkey. Read more.
STILL THE ONE: Top Flr's orange-apple tofu was featured in the 2011 edition of CL's 100 Dishes to Eat Before You Die, and here it is again in 2013! Read more.
STILL THE ONE: Woo Nam Jeong's mushroom bibimbap was featured in the 2011 edition of CL's 100 Dishes to Eat Before You Die, and here it is again in 2013! Read more.
STILL THE ONE: Sotto Sotto's Risotto ai Frutti di Mare was featured in the 2011 edition of 100 Dishes to Eat Before You Die, and here it is again in 2013. Read more.
A carefully curated oyster selection so fresh you'd think you lived on the water. It's no surprise the raw bar here made Creative Loafing's 100 Dishes list. Read more.
Score a reservation with chef-owner Tomohiro Naito on the back end of his glamorous sushi bar and you'll see why the omakase here is one of Creative Loafing's 100 Dishes to eat before you die. Read more.
The restaurant's fresh, wood-fired North Carolina trout with a heap of flavor-packed bacon and scallion housemade mayo was a no-brainer for CL's 100 dishes list. Read more.
LPC's pan-fried octopus is a masterful manipulation of sea and smoke and earth, and one of CL's 100 dishes to eat before you die. Read more.
Plump, tender, and pleasantly salty, these clams are one of the most addictive choices on CL's 100 Dishes to eat before you die! Read more.
Served in a martini glass layered with silky broccoli mousse and truffled whipped potatoes, this dish is rich man's comfort food. And, duh, one of Creative Loafing's 100 Dishes to eat before you die. Read more.
Perfect fried chicken, on a waffle, served with warm and spicy maple syrup, and one of Creative Loafing's 100 Dishes to eat in Atlanta! Read more.
Deep Eastern spices, sweet notes, housemade pickles, and an addictive, numbing spice helped land the hot chicken here on CL's 100 Dishes list! Read more.
The version of steak frites at this Quatrano-Harrison joint rivals any Parisian bistro or brasserie and gets a well-deserved spot on CL's 100 Dishes list. Read more.
The enormous beef rib packs an enormous punch. If you're able to get one (they sell out often) you can find out why it's one of CL's 100 dishes to eat before you die. Read more.
The L'arrosto pork shoulder is slow roasted for hour with tomatoes, carrots, and herbs. The supremely tender dish made CL's list of 100 best dishes in Atlanta. Read more.
You'll need friends to take down the all-you-can-eat Korean barbecue combo. Fresh cuts of meat - unmarinated and marinated - are grilled over charcoal by your server for this, one of CL's 100 dishes. Read more.
The Georgia Sampler has pulled pork, smoked chicken, a quarter rack of ribs, and a choice of brisket, turkey or Texas beef sausage (go brisket), and three sides. Easily one of CL's 100 best dishes. Read more.
The pork and green chile burrito is one part homage to Atlanta's fondly-remembered burrito shop Tortillas and one part comforting, rich bundle of joy. It made the cut for CL's 100 best dishes. Read more.
The dry-aged steak for two is a Goldilocks version of indulgence: Not too big, not too small, and aged for 30-40 days. This pricey steak made CL's list of 100 best dishes in Atlanta. Read more.
Artisanal bacons are a dime a dozen these days, but the big, sausage-y meatballs wrapped in lacy caul fat called crépinettes here are a rare treat that made CL's 100 best dishes list. Read more.
The chicken nachos here are piled high and super slutty. CL named them one of the 100 dishes to eat before you die. Read more.
Rubbed with salt and seasoned with olive oil, chopped garlic, and wild oregano, the Sorrento lemon roast chicken at Gio's is a divine, aromatic version of the Italian dish. One of CL's 100 dishes. Read more.
4th and Swift serves pork three ways in the "Three Little Piggies," a cutely named but constantly evolving dish that made the cut for CL's 100 dishes to eat before you die. Read more.
Seared to a perfect medium rare in an iron skillet, the sliced duck breast is so mouth-watering delicious we couldn't help but include it on the 100 Dishes to eat before you die. Read more.
The Nepali lamb choila calls to mind the cuisines of nearby China, India, & even Thailand. Can't trek the globe? At least take a bite and see why it's one of the 100 best dishes in the ATL. Read more.
Quick, name another dish that has its own custom-stitched quilt hanging on the wall singing its praises. It's no wonder this legendary fried chicken made the list of Atlanta's 100 best dishes. Read more.
The kale pakoras are big chunks of kale coated in a curried chickpea batter & fried to a crisp. The spice is light, and the experience is memorable. See why its one of the 100 best dishes in the ATL. Read more.
Cut off a chunk of the banh xeo & wrap it in one of the lettuce leaves served on the side along with fresh basil, mint, & cilantro. Its a Vietnamese snack that ranks among the 100 best in the city. Read more.
They look like burritos, but taste like Szechuan dreams. Bite into the hot and numbing beef rolls, ranked one of the best 100 Dishes in the ATL, and experience full-blown food lust for weeks to come. Read more.
Beautiful is not a word often used to describe beef jerky, but take a gander (and a bite of) the dry fried beef and you'll see why it's ranked one of the best 100 Dishes in the ATL. Read more.
The carnita tacos on freshly made tortillas are some of the best in the city (top 100, in fact). Bite into the succulent hunks of slow-cooked pork with a hint of barbecue bite & judge for yourself. Read more.
Still a classic, the Mexican "pizza" (A.K.A. the tlayuda) is a fun thing to share with friends or enjoy on your own. Since 2011 the dish has held its own as one of CL's top 100 Dishes in the ATL. Read more.
The salt & pepper Georgia shrimp double as a bowl of greasy, spicy late-night junk food that earned their place as one of the best 100 Dishes in the ATL, both for their Ga. cred and delicious kick. Read more.
The salted caramel ice cream blends sweet, luscious caramel & the pop of salt into a creamy, frozen silky state. It's one of the best 100 Dishes in Atlanta that will crack your sweet tooth. Beware. Read more.
Southern clichés may not always do the region favors, but they sure as hell can taste good.One of the best 100 DIshes in ATL, the sweet potato bourbon cupcake earned its spot in our hearts & bellies. Read more.
The cheesecake is firm where others are too soft, & tangy to offset its inherent richness. It's rare to call a classic a game-changer, but this dish has earned its spot as one of the 100 best in ATL. Read more.
Ever had the urge to drink a cupcake? Here a whole red velvet cupcake is swirled vigorously into a cake shake mixed with creamy vanilla ice cream. No wonder it's one of the top 100 Dishes in the city. Read more.
The King has caught the city's attention & earned a spot as the top 100 Dishes with its silky chocolate sea salt pop. Just make sure you don't start humming "Chocolate Salty Balls" while sucking it. Read more.
Definitely one of the 100 Dishes in Atlanta you need to eat before you die. If you're in the mood for baked sweets, the the simple and decadent classic apple pie is the way to go. No questions asked. Read more.
So what if the NC-based Krispy Kreme doesn't hail from the ATL? It's been an institution on Ponce for decades, and its hot-off-the-press donuts are one of the 100 best dishes in the city. Read more.
The chocolate cake at Wright's is at once light and decadent. Fudgy and creamy. The right ratio of frosting to cake. In a word, it is perfect. It's also one of CL's 100 Dishes to eat before you die. Read more.
The Varsity's iconic frosted orange is one of CL's 100 Dishes to eat before you die because it strikes a perfect compromise between a thick milkshake and a mouth-watering slushie. Read more.
A slice of Alon's Midnight cake, one of CL's 100 Dishes to eat before you die, is reminiscent of sweetened cocoa powder and airy whipped cream. Read more.
They make the Jake and Coke slushie by dumping a whole bottle of the Tennessee whiskey into a slushie machine with four liters of Coca-Cola. It’s no wonder it made CL’s 100 Dishes list. Read more.
Don’t mess with greatness. Theirs is the original Mai Tai, and it’s on CL’s list of100 Dishes to eat before you die. Read more.
Having the Smokescreen #2 is like drinking a campfire - if that campfire was sophisticated and worldly and had impeccable boozy taste. It also made it on to CL’s 100 Dishes list. Read more.
One of CL’s 100 Dishes to eat before you die, the Moscow Mule is a little spicy, a lot refreshing, and hardly too sweet thanks to added orange bitters. Read more.
Garnished with a housemade cherry, the Manhattan was crowned king in CL's 2013 Atlanta Manhattan Smackdown, plus it’s on CL’s 100 Dishes to eat before you die list. Read more.
Leon’s bartender Miles Macquarrie makes his Sazerac with high-strength Rittenhouse rye whiskey, Peychaud's bitters, sugar, and Herbsaint Legendre. Cross this off your CL 100 Dishes list! Read more.
On CL's 100 Dishes list, the Root Punch is root beer for grown-ups! Dark Scarlet Ibis rum pops with Root herbal liqueur, fresh lemon juice, cane syrup, & nutmeg finished with licorice-y Herbsaint. Read more.
One of CL's 100 dishes to eat before you die, the Hot Buttered Rum includes actual butter (and rum, of course). Who puts butter in cocktails?! These guys. Read more.
CL's 100 Dishes list: Barkeep Paul Calvert's Blue Jay is easy drinking for Fernet-lovers. Or a friendly introduction to the Italian bitter liqueur for anyone interested in becoming better acquainted. Read more.
One of CL's 100 Dishes, the Mexican RX is basically a cross between a Moscow Mule and a margarita. Tequila and smoky mezcal are blended with spicy ginger liqueur, agave nectar, and fresh lime juice. Read more.
The tonkotsu ramen's broth is made buttery with broken-down pork and chicken bones that are cooked on low for hours on end. It's easy to see why Jinbei's ramen made CL's 100 Dishes to eat in ATL. Read more.