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STAR PROVISIONS, The takeout menu varies each day, but count on seductively constructed sandwiches; freshly made pizzas; family-size containers of mac-n-cheese; and thoughtful entrees. The jewel-like desserts are meant for savoring not gobbling. L, D. $. 1198 Howell Mill Road. 404-365-0410. www.starprovisions.com.
WAHOO!, The menu at Wahoo! has no specific ethnic or thematic predilection. It's a wholly democratic mishmash of popular dishes that epitomizes millennial American tastes. Entrees are heavy on seafood, with largely winning results. While the dining room is adorably cozy, the outdoor dining area is nothing short of divine. 1042 W. College Ave. 404-373-3331. www.wahoogrilldecatur.com.
WEST EGG CAFE, This Westsider offers two irresistible cupcake flavors -- red velvet and Coca-Cola -- though you'll find other creations such as Hummingbird in the mix as well. Those with a slightly smaller sweet tooth can enjoy the Blue Plate Breakfast (served all day) or one of 10 winning sandwiches. B, L $. 1168-A Howell Mill Road. 404-872-3973. www.westeggcafe.com.
Alon's, Atlanta's most celebrated bakery has expanded its takeout selection and cheese counter. But nothing will ever surpass those chocolate chunk-pecan cookies. Winner of "Best Sandwiches/Subs" 2007. L $-$$. 1394 N. Highland Ave. 404-872-6000. www.alons.com.
AUSTRALIAN BAKERY CAFE, The star of the show here is the Australian meat pie, a hot and crusty personal pie filled with meat and gravy. Whether you're an Aussie ex-pat or a newcomer to the cuisine, you can be sure you're getting the real deal here. Fair dinkum. B, L $. 463 Flat Shoals Road. 404-653-0100. www.australianbakery.com.
BREAD GARDEN, Katharine Krasnow's bakery isn't the biggest in town, but it's been at the top of our list since it opened. Her raisin bread makes beautiful music with many cheeses. Her country Italian loaf loves to become a sandwich. Her pastries? The safest sex we've ever had. Winner of "Best Bakery" 2007. $. 549-5 Amsterdam Ave. 404-875-1166.
CHOCOLATE PINK PASTRY CAFE, Chef Christian Balbierer helms this decadent pastry shop, producing desserts and treats that range from apple frangipane tarts and chocolate toffee cakes to the miniature chocolate truffle petit fours. $-$$$. 905 Juniper Street. 404-745-9292. www.chocolatepinkcafe.com.
THE CUPCAKE FACTORY, The 25 different types of cupcakes range from the utterly absurd snowball, with its concoction of shaggy pink frosting, to classic red velvet. The Cupcake Factory proves that cupcakes are not just for birthday parties anymore. $$$. 624 N. Highland Ave. 678-358-9195. www.atlantacupcakefactory.com.
HIGHLAND BAKERY, Milling its own flour from chemical-free grain is the cornerstone to this bakery's success. With its signature whole-grain breads (white breads are available on request), you can stop worrying about preservatives in your food when you dive in to an egg-and-cheese breakfast sandwich or one of the 11 lunch sandwiches. B, L $. 655 Highland Ave., Suite 10. 404-586-0772. www.highlandbakery.com
DADDY D'Z, This funky shack is packed with crowds looking for 'cue. Blue collar, white collar and no collar at all -- folks gather to dive in to plates piled high with sweet, savory barbecue (beef, pork, ribs and chicken) and traditional sides. Winner "Best Barbecue" 2007. L, D. $. 264 Memorial Drive. 404-222-0206. www.daddydz.com.
FAT MATT'S RIB SHACK, An Atlanta landmark, Fat Matt's turns out ribs, chopped pork barbecue sandwiches and chickens by the score. With classic sides like a creamy coleslaw, "rum" baked beans and Brunswick stew, this is the place to get a small (or large) slice of hog heaven. L, D. $. 1811 Piedmont Road. 404-607-1622. www.fatmattsribshack.com.
FOX BROS. BAR-B-Q, After serving up their Texas-style brisket, ribs and pulled pork at Smith's Olde Bar on Wednesdays and weekends for years, the Fox brothers finally have their own venue. 'Cue fans are going crazy for the ultra-smoky, dry-rubbed ribs, and the hearty Brunswick stew. L, D. $. 1238 DeKalb Ave. 404-577-4030. www.foxbrosbbq.com.
ROlling Bones Premium Pit BBQ, This sleek pit serves up mouthwatering meats with succulent sauce and divine side dishes quicker than most fast-food joints can take your order. The menu covers the smoky spectrum of meat from beef brisket to half a pit-grilled chicken ... and, of course, ribs. You'll eat until your belly aches. L, D. $. 377 Edgewood Ave. 404-222-2324. www.rollingbonesbbq.com.
THE SWALLOW AT THE HOLLOW, This barbecue offers scrumptious chopped pork, mac-n-cheese with a gutsy crust, and Brunswick stew that hums with porcine goodness. Vegetarians, Swallow has one of the finest sandwiches in the state -- smoked portobella with gouda and fried green tomatoes. L, D. $$. 1072 Green St., Roswell. 678-352-1975. www.swallowatthehollow.com.
THOMPSON BROTHERS BARBECUE, The gosh-wow handsome brothers who own this barbecue take your order, chop the saucy pork, and ring you up with flawless, heartfelt smiles. Although their addictive smoked bologna surely has its legions of male fans, this place is pure eye candy for ladies. L, D. $. 2445 Cobb Parkway, Smyrna. 770-818-9098. www.thompsonbbq.com.
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