Cityguide Best Of

AOL Cityguide’s Best Of for Atlanta are now online.Hardly any of the one’s that I voted for won. And some of the winners are just offensive (as in, “they offend me because of other people’s bad taste.”)

  • Flying Biscuit won best breakfast. It’s decent enough, but really Thumbs Up is far superior.
  • Fado won best bar. Seriously?! I mean, Fado is decent and all but a national chain pub is hardly the best bar in Atlanta. If we must go Irish, let’s go Meehan’s or at least something locally grown.
  • Dante’s Down The Hatch won Best First Date Place. Now, I like Dante’s. But it’s only good for a first date if you have a desire to spend tons of money on that first date with someone you barely know. Something a little more relaxed and casual is a little better. Dante’s is better third date fare.
  • Intermezzo won Best Coffeehoue. Yet another accolade for the place in Atlanta with the slowest possible service and the priciest coffees. The thing is, if you want a cool coffeehouse, you don’t go somewhere like Intermezzo – that’s where you go when you want a dessert. For the coffeehouse, try a place like Octane, Aurora, or JavaVino.

Just my opinions…

Update: Chintan corrects me in the comments. Fado is “home grown.” Still, I think there are many better bars in Atlanta

5 Comments so far

  1. Maigh (unregistered) on April 19th, 2006 @ 11:00 am

    Further proof these are stuffed ballot boxes waiting to happen and not worth the energy it takes to talk about them.


  2. Chintan (unregistered) on April 19th, 2006 @ 11:22 am

    Totally disagree on Thumbs Up. Not that I think it’s bad, but the Biscuit is better — if only because of the biscuits. As for Fado, I don’t go there much, so I’m not going to comment on its quality, but it is “home grown.” The first Fado was opened in Atlanta, in 1996 or so.

  3. Andrew (unregistered) on April 19th, 2006 @ 11:54 am

    At least Johnny’s Hideaway won for the best singles bar! Seriously folks, Johnnys? I’m getting up there in age, but still skew a little young for Johnnys.

  4. Jeff (unregistered) on April 20th, 2006 @ 10:19 pm

    Fado may be homegrown, but it’s certainly not local anymore. There’s one in Las Vegas at the Green Valley Ranch Hotel and Casino as well as in eight other cities besides Atlanta and Las Vegas. I think it definitely qualifies as a chain.

  5. Aiden (unregistered) on April 25th, 2006 @ 9:01 pm

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