Like servants, it's so hard to find a really good martini these days. Fruity-flavored martinis are all the rage, but too frequently the combination of syrupy fake-fruit sweetness mixed with alcohol leaves you feeling that you're sipping from an expensive glass of cough medicine. The martinis at JOEL
are different. They're flavored with expensive juices and imported nectars. The apple martini, served with a wafer-thin, lightly sweetened baked apple slice, is worth ordering just for the aroma. It's pricey, sure. But what do you expect for the best?
3290 Northside Parkway. 404-233-3500. www.joelrestaurant.com.