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Atlanta. 404/968-9662. Dine on green chorizo tostadas, bay scallop ceviche, braised goat huaraches and roasted chicken mole Oaxaca in a comfortably sophisticated venue with a spirited atmosphere. p } fifthgroup.com. CANTINA TAQUERIA & TEQUILA BAR 3280 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, Terminus 100. 404/892-9292. Mexican cuisine with housemade tortilla chips and salsa and specialties ranging from stewed pork with hominy to fish tacos and enchiladas. p } h2sr.com.

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ATLANTA FISH MARKET 265 Pharr Road, Atlanta. 404/262-3165. The Southeast’s largest selection of fresh seafood is offered in a comfortable neighborhood setting. Specialties include Hong Kong sea bass, cashew crusted swordfish and blackened mahi mahi. p h }} buckheadrestaurants.com. ★★★★ ATLANTIC SEAFOOD COMPANY 2345 Mansell Road, Alpharetta. 770/640-0488. Contemporary atmosphere showcases modern American seafood flown in fresh daily. p }}} atlanticseafoodco.com. C&S SEAFOOD AND OYSTER BAR 3240 Cobb Pkwy., Atlanta. 770/272-0999. Fresh seafood, a well-stocked raw bar and classic prime steaks in an elegant setting, with classic cocktails. p }} candsoysterbar.com. COAST SEAFOOD AND RAW BAR 111 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta. 404/869-0777. Fresh seafood and island cocktails in a casual setting, with signature seafood boil, fresh catch entrees and a variety of raw or steamed oysters, clams and mussels. p } h2sr.com. GOLDFISH 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Perimeter Mall. 770/671-0100. Seafood, sushi and steaks in a spectacular setting that features a 600-gallon saltwater aquarium and live music. p }} h2sr.com. ★★★ LURE 1106 Crescent Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404/881-1106. Contemporary fish house serving only the freshest ingredients delivered daily, from smoked seafood platter to fried oyster slider. p }} fifthgroup.com. RAY’S IN THE CITY 240 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404/524-9224. Enjoy a selection of the freshest seafood, made-to-order sushi and 126 

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hand-cut steaks, in a casual yet elegant setting. p }} raysinthecity.com. RAY’S ON THE RIVER 6700 Powers Ferry Road, Atlanta. 770/955-1187. A palatepleasing menu, an award-winning wine list and a romantic view of the Chattahoochee assure a delightful dining experience. p h }} raysontheriver.com. ★★★ THE OPTIMIST 914 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta. 404/477-6260. Upscale seafood with playful flavor combinations served in a beautiful space, with an experienced staff, wellrounded wine list and upbeat vibe. p }} theoptimistrestaurant.com.

SOUTHWESTERN ALMA COCINA 191 Peachtree St. NE,

NAVA 3060 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. 404/2401984. An innovative menu of flavorful cuisine, from Tequila-cured salmon and key lime chicken to mojo-grilled pork tenderloin and serrano-roasted lamb rack. p }}} buckheadrestaurants.com. ★★★ NOCHE 1000 Virginia Ave., Atlanta. 404/815-9155. 705 Town Blvd., Atlanta. 404/364-9448. 2580 Paces Ferry Road Atlanta. 770/432-3277. Bold Southwestern cuisine with a hint of seafood and game, and a highenergy bar. p } heretoserverestaurants.com.

STEAKHOUSES

BLACKSTONE 4686 S. Atlanta Road, Smyrna. 404/794-6100. Top-quality steaks, fresh seafood, award-winning wine list and great service, with an ambience suited for upscale dining and after-dinner cocktails. p }} blackstoneatlanta.com. ★★★ BLT STEAK 45 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd., Atlanta, W Atlanta-Downtown. 404/577-7601. Chef Laurent Tourondel’s Bistro Laurent Tourondel combines traditional elements of a cozy

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Southern Seasons Magazine Holiday 2012 - Cover 1  

First cover of Southern Seasons Magazine Holiday/Winter 2012-13 issue on newsstands December 2012.

Southern Seasons Magazine Holiday 2012 - Cover 1  

First cover of Southern Seasons Magazine Holiday/Winter 2012-13 issue on newsstands December 2012.