January 2016: 50 Best Restaurants

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50 Best Restaurants
We ate. And ate. Our top 50, ranked.
By Corby Kummer, Christiane Lauterbach, and Evan Mah; Edited by Evan Mah

No Accident
Inside General Motors’ deadly ignition switch scandal—and the price one family paid
By Max Blau

Showtime in Eastman
In this tiny town, Grammy-­winning musicians play alongside local eighth graders, teachers, and farmers
By Paul Kvinta

LiveFitATL
Our annual health special, including Atlanta’s Top Hospitals
Edited by Jennifer Rainey Marquez

Editor’s Note: Accounting for taste

The Connector and The Agenda
Living history  Stephon Ferguson brings MLK to life
Buffering  Atlanta is the next stop for ultrafast Internet
Race and politics  Two annexations could determine Atlanta’s next mayor
Knowing Jack  Emory’s Kerouac collection
Divine comedy  A new theater for Dad’s Garage
Western whimsy  Artist Michael Goettee
Handle with care  How museums ship their artwork

The Goods
Editor’s Pick  Elk Head Clothing
Chill out  Brrr’s cooling powers
Room Envy  Walk-in wonder
Five reasons to love . . . Vinings

The Bite
Hot shop  Tipple + Rose tea parlor
Quiet, please!  Why are restaurants so damn loud?
Christiane Chronicles  On ice and popcorn
Technique  Fish en papillote
Fresh on the scene  First looks at Ticonderoga Club and more

One Square Mile: Sweet Auburn

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