wood-roasted meats and fish, plus a touch of New Orleans and barbecue, in a chic warehouse, with live blues music. p }} twourbanlicks.com. VILLAGE TAVERN 11555 Rainwater Dr., Alpharetta. 770/777-6490. Fresh fish, pastas, salads, chicken, steaks and chops in an upscale, casual setting. p }} villagetavern.com. WATERSHED ON PEACHTREE 1820 Peachtree Road, NW, Atl. 404/809-3561. Southern-inspired menu in farmhouse-chic setting, from fried pimento cheese sandwich to bone-in ribeye with black truffle gravy. p }} watershedrestaurant.com. YEAH! BURGER 1168 Howell Mill Road, Ste. E, 404/496-4393. 1017 N. Highland Ave., Va.-Highland, 404/437-7845. Organic, ecofriendly restaurant offers customizable burgers in a fast-casual format. } yeahburger.com. ZEAL 1255 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. 678/401-7142. Chic, farm-to-table modern eatery with chef-inspired menu, plus craft beers, boutique wines and spirits in a relaxed atmosphere. p }} zealrestaurant.com.
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FIRE OF BRAZIL 218 Peachtree St. NW, Atl. 404/525-5255. Marinated slow roasted choice cuts of meat prepared in Brazilian tradition. p }}} fireofbrazil.com. FOGO DE CHAO 3101 Piedmont Road, Atl. 404/266-9988. Delectable cuts of fire-roasted meats, gourmet salads and fresh vegetables, and a variety of side dishes. p }}} fogodechao.com. ★★★
CANTON HOUSE 4825 Buford Hwy., Chamblee. 770/936-9030. Cantonese cuisine, specializing in dim sum, served in a spacious dining room with friendly service. } cantonhouserestaurant.com. ★★★★ HONG KONG STAR 4719 Lower Roswell Road, Ste. 110, Marietta. 770/5092129. Exciting dishes with Asian flair, with great service and inviting setting. } hongkongstarmenu.com.
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