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Small-Screen Stars

By Allison Mitchell | March 7, 2016 | Articles

1. Seafood lovers will take delight in this choice appetizer from JCT. Kitchen & Bar. The angry mussels, paired with bacon, serrano chile, onion and toast for soppin’, take home top remarks from not only The Best Thing I Ever Ate, but also the Cooking Channel’s Unique Eats. $14, Westside, @jctkitchen

2. Step outside the pancake and waffle box and head to Buttermilk Kitchen for the lox plate composed of a Jerusalem bagel topped with beet-cured salmon, onions, capers, farm greens and a slather of cream cheese. From $7, Buckhead, @buttermilkkitch

3. Satisfy your sweet tooth with a trip to The Silver Skillet and order up an old-fashioned homemade lemon ice box pie complete with a sweet graham cracker and vanilla wafer crust. $5 per slice, Midtown

4. Holeman & Finch Public House’s famous double patty cheeseburger (topped with b&b pickles, red onions and American cheese) has spawned two outposts of H&F Burger and a bevy of accolades, including mentions on The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Bizarre Foods America, The Layover and Unique Eats. $14, multiple locations, @hfburger

5. Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q takes the traditional burger and turns it on its head with the Fox Bros. Burger, a stacked sammy with chopped brisket, bacon, tomato, red onions, pickles, melted pimiento cheese and jalapeno mayo on a buttered, toasted brioche bun. Hello, stretchy pants! $12, Candler Park, @foxbrosbarbq

6. Triple D knows a thing or two about pub food. Wrecking Bar Brewpub’s house pastrami sandwich takes top honors thanks to house-cured and smoked local brisket, baby collard kimchee, Korean chile-garlic mayo, baby Swiss and marble rye bread. $13, Little Five Points, @wreckingbar

7. Chopped fans will get a kick out of host Ted Allen’s must-try dish. He’s skipping the steak at Rathbun’s and heading straight for the grilled Australian lamb chops, artfully paired with wild mushrooms and aged balsamic. $35, Inman Park, @rathbuns

8. For the breakfast bunch, Joy Cafe delivers with the Guy Fieri-approved Southern biscuit and Sawmill gravy paired with housemade sausage and fluffy, scrambled eggs. $10, Buckhead, @joycafeatl

9. Mozzarella sticks? Old news. Mozzarella sticks wrapped in fried pasta? Say what?! Head to The Highlander for the Pasta-Rella Sticks appetizer served with tangy marinara sauce. $9, Midtown, @thehighlander11

10. It’s no secret Antico Pizza is much loved by celebs, chefs and locals alike. Don’t miss the San Gennaro pie featuring Italian sausage, sweet red pepper, Bufala cheese and cipolline onions. $22, Alpharetta and Westside


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