There’s nothing generic about Atlanta’s only Iraqi restaurant. A lentil soup bright with lemon, unctuous baba ghanoush, and excellent shawarma are just what we wish all Middle Eastern cooking would taste like. Whatever you do, don’t miss the whole grilled fish that sings of cumin and pomegranate. 2257 Lenox Road, facebook.com/babyloncafeatl
This article originally appeared in our December 2014 issue.