This gourmet mom-and-pop stand delivers highly inventive and inspiring ice cream creations. Traditional strawberry and chocolate are pure perfection, but flavors such as "black walnut," "sweet corn" and "coconut jalapeno" are creative standouts. Non-ice cream items include made-to-order crepes -- one filled with the heavenly, nutty Nutella and fresh strawberries. Winner of Best Ice Cream 2009.
East Atlanta bar with soaring ceilings, a handsome bar, and a young, hipster crowd that parties late.
JCT Kitchen struggles with the very real challenge of how to gussy up Southern food without offending die-hard traditionalists. The beige and cream-colored room, with its appealing industrial patio space, represents the urban/country dichotomy of Atlanta's personality. For the most part, the food follows suit. Standouts include fried oysters over creamed spinach and killer desserts such as the dreamy tapioca pudding. Gracious service and a good wine program make up for the occasional misstep in the kitchen.
A burger joint with an emphasis on sustainability, depending on local farmers for 100 percent grass-fed beef.