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Eat, Drink & Be Merry

The best restaurants, food, libations, and other fun things from the dining scene that our city has to offer. Every few days, we'll post a new winner online, so check back often to watch this list grow. So far, here are 2012's superlatives:

Counter Culture Revolution Candler Park Market
Dining Deal Monday Pizza Nights at Alon's Dunwoody
DIY Dinner Shabu & Shabu
Home-Style Korean Yet Tuh
Juice Bar Image Makeover Dtox
Lunchtime Indulgence Miso Izakaya
New Food Artisan Storico Fresco Pasta
New Sommelier Justin Amick, the Spence
New Wine Bar Barcelona Wine Bar
Rebel Chef Robert Phalen at One Eared Stag
Soul Food Sandwiches The Big Apple Inn

READERS' PICKS
Restaurant for a Special Occasion TIE: Bacchanalia, Rathbun’s ✖ Southern Upscale TIE: Cakes & Ale, Empire State South, Watershed on Peachtree ✖ Cheap Eats Taqueria del Sol ✖ Meat-and-Three Mary Mac’s Tea Room ✖ Place to Eat at 2 a.m. Waffle House ✖ Brewpub 5 Seasons Brewing Company ✖ Local Brewing Co. SweetWater

Photograph of Thaicoon by Greg DuPree