We've lost our minds. We've started from scratch. We've unshackled ourselves from our traditional Best of Atlanta. We do what we want!
This year, rather than trot out the same old favorites, we took a different approach. Our food and drink team asked, "What about this year made us excited, proud, hungry?"
We also changed our direction when it came to the huge decision of who would win Best Overall Restaurant. In years past, the honor has been bestowed on the restaurant with the highest ratings, the most formal service, and the most refined food. This year, all that was thrown out the window. Instead, we opted for the place we most want to eat. Crazy, huh?
Now, if you still need a recommendation for a Thai restaurant or a breakfast spot, our Readers Picks have you covered. Every year, your taste gets better and better, dear readers, and this year you've outdone yourselves.
But the critics have gone rogue. Forget filet mignon and crème brûlée, we're touting confit duck heads and sea salt popsicles.
— Besha Rodell