Executive chef Todd Paige created the menu around the idea that guests can share plates -- like tapas with larger serving sizes.
Grayson Olde Post Cafe serves home-cooked meals for breakfast and lunch as reasonable prices.
Norcross's Happy Valley restaurant serves traditional dim sum and other Asian plates.
Duluth's Pure Taqueria offers authentic Mexican cuisine and tasty margaritas.
Purple Rain serves a selection of tapas ranging from vegetarian to shellfish to meat and dessert.
Picture a quaint French bakery in the heart of Paris, right down to the heavenly smells of just-baked breads, cakes and pastries, and steaming hot coffees.
Newk's Express Cafe opens in Lawrenceville.
If you need a little extra spice in your life, Pollo Tropical offers a wide array of sauces at the salsa bar.
American Classic Tavern is off Parkside Walk Lane at the intersection of Duluth Highway and Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road at the former Diggers location.
Jim Nemecek does business in the Atlanta area and used to travel to River Green Parkway to order his usual -- "Cowboy Steak" -- from his favorite restaurant.
Gwinnett Ballet Theatre is Gwinnett County's oldest nonprofit performing arts organization, formed in 1977 by Lynne Snipes. For the past 14 years, Lisa Sheppard Robson has been at the helm as artistic director, steering the company to achieve many honors and produce many wonderful dancers.
The atmosphere can be described by the slogan painted on the dark green wall in an Irish-style font above the bar that is clearly visible as soon as you walk through the door: "Welcome to the Dublin Pub where there are no strangers, just friends who have yet to meet."
Lam said not only did he want a family-oriented feel but also a casual one because "you have to get your hands dirty" when you eat at Fisherman's Bucket.
When you hear Opa! you immediately think of Greek. But this fine establishment not only offers authentic Greek cuisine, but Persian and Mediterranean as well.
Dooley's is located on East May Street just past downtown Winder going toward Athens.
If you're in the mood for genuine Cuban food and not concerned with plush surroundings, check out Rey's Cuban Cafe in Loganville.
Situated in the corner of a new outparcel development on Dacula Road in Dacula, this small, quaint Cuban restaurant offers healthy, fresh authentic fare with a nod toward local farmers, wineries and breweries.
When designing the restaurant, the Three Blind Mice staff wanted to give it a casual, bistro feel but also create a place where customers could come for a special occasion.
Maracas Cantina offers an intimate dining area with upbeat Latin American music and incandescent lighting. The restaurant provides an upscale setting of both high-top and regular tables decorated with white tablecloths, black cloth napkins and candles.
Rarbaje said Olive's is a popular choice for the lunch crowds in the area.
Typical sports bar fare -- wings and burgers -- is complemented by more elaborate preparings for steaks and seafood.
Cuernavaca has a vibrant atmosphere in which new customers and those who have been dining since the restaurant opened gather together.
If the sounds of live music were visible, a cloud of notes painted in deep reds, oranges and golds would hover around the entrance to Ziggy's Jazz and Blues.
Jack Brown's Cafe is just off the downtown Lawrenceville square in a renovated service station.
* Open since: 1995 as Kalamata and since 2005 as Messina's Mediterranean Cuisine
The Diner at Sugar Hill boasts more than 150 selections between its breakfast/lunch and dinner menus, from the popular a.m. omelettes and skillets to the midday soup and salad combinations to the p.m. steak and seafood options.Dubbed "comfort food" on both the lunch and dinner menus, The Diner offers up a selection of southern favorites from meatloaf and country fried steak to old-fashioned pot roast and fried chicken.