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In the early 19th century, Atlanta was originally founded as a transportation hub due to its advantageous location at the intersection of multiple railroads. The city quickly grew in importance and population, becoming the capital of Georgia in 1868. During the American Civil War, Atlanta played a significant role as a crucial supply center for the Confederate Army. The city was targeted by Union forces and suffered greatly during the Battle of Atlanta in 1864. After the war, Atlanta underwent a period of reconstruction and modernization, leading to a rapid increase in industry and population. Throughout the 20th century, Atlanta continued to thrive as a major economic and cultural center in the southern United States. The city became known for its diverse population, thriving music scene, and hosting the 1996 Summer Olympics. Today, Atlanta is a bustling metropolis with a rich history and vibrant cultural heritage.

1. The top 10 industries that are hiring locally:

  • Healthcare
  • Technology
  • Hospitality
  • Education
  • Construction
  • Finance
  • Retail
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation
  • Customer Service

2. The top 10 recreational activities the area is known for:

  • Hiking
  • Camping
  • Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Golfing
  • Wine tasting
  • Sightseeing
  • Spa retreats

3. Average low and high temperature for the month:

  • Low: 45°F
  • High: 75°F

4. Average precipitation for the month:

  • 3 inches

5. Elevation:

  • 500 feet above sea level

6. Average home price:

  • $300,000

7. Average household income:

  • $70,000

8. The top 10 tourist points of interest:

  • Historic downtown area
  • Natural Park
  • Botanical Garden
  • Art Museum
  • Zoo
  • Waterfront Pier
  • Scenic Overlook
  • Amusement Park
  • Local Winery
  • Cultural Center

The top 10 restaurants:

Bacchanalia

Location: Ellsworth Industrial Boulevard

Bacchanalia offers a four-course prix-fixe menu featuring dishes like crab fritters with Thai essence, citrus, and avocado, and unctuous steak tartare with sesame, daikon, and kimchi. The restaurant also provides extras such as caviar service, a plateau de fruits de mer, and a cheese cart nonpareil. The seasonal interpretations of familiar proteins at Bacchanalia always remind diners of Georgia’s agricultural greatness. The restaurant is known for its suave service and no false steps in its offerings.

Daily Chew

Location: 2127 Liddell Drive NE

Daily Chew is a holistic cafe offering a variety of dishes, including French fries, rotisserie chicken, salmon pitas with lemony labneh, shakshuka, and “brekkie bowls” with quinoa, avocado, and soft-boiled eggs. The owner, Julia Kesler Imerman, aims to provide a joyous refuge from the vicissitudes of everyday life through her intuitive or mindful eating philosophy.

Food Terminal

Location: 5000 Buford Highway

Food Terminal is a hip, roomy staple on Buford Highway, offering a voluminous menu reflecting the cuisine of Malaysia. The menu includes dishes like roti canai with curry spare ribs, curry laksa chicken soup, Hainanese chicken rice, garlic noodles, and Sichuan pig ears, showcasing a vast array of influences from Indian to Hakka Chinese and beyond.

Masterpiece

Location: 3940 Buford Highway

Masterpiece is considered the best Chinese restaurant in the area, offering small works of art in the form of wontons and dumplings, including purple potato juice dumplings filled with a hearty mix of egg, tofu, woodear mushrooms, and more. The restaurant also serves Sichuan dishes like tingly fried eggplant or string beans, fish soup with pickled cabbage, and cumin lamb, showcasing masterful balance in its classic preparations.

Shoya Izakaya

Location: 6035 Peachtree Road

Shoya Izakaya is a Japanese-style pub where Japanese chefs gather to enjoy drinks and order snacky little things like tiny fried river shrimp, eel-stuffed omelet, and spicy cod roe. The restaurant offers a variety of options, including sitting at the sushi bar or the ramen counter, and provides a gathering place for informal dining experiences.

9292 Korean BBQ

Location: Doraville

9292 Korean BBQ is known for its quality and quantity of offerings, putting most American pubs to shame. The restaurant offers a variety of Korean BBQ options, providing a satisfying experience for every possible craving.

Nam Phuong

Location: Norcross

Nam Phuong is considered one of the best family-style Vietnamese restaurants in Atlanta. The restaurant offers set menus that provide the best deal, and its huge weekend crowds load up their tables with the full spectrum of regional Vietnamese cooking, including fresh spring rolls, caramelized catfish, banh xeo, shaking beef, lotus root or papaya salad with crispy rice crackers, and a variety of noodles and soups.

Miller Union

Location: Westside

Miller Union, a warehouse-turned-restaurant, is known for making poetry from produce. The restaurant offers a variety of dishes, including the farm egg appetizer, seasonal vegetable plate, and brown-butter bourbon cake, providing a unique and delightful dining experience.

Table & Main

Location: Roswell

Table & Main in Roswell offers a unique take on Southern staples, including hogs ‘n’ quilts and pimento cheese and chicken skins. The restaurant is known for its classic fried chicken, considered by many critics to be the best in Atlanta, and offers a delightful selection of sweet dishes to end the meal.

Aria

Location: Atlanta

Aria, located in Buckhead, offers a variety of dishes and got an aesthetic revamp in 2016. The restaurant provides a unique dining experience, attracting casual weeknight diners to a restaurant that had, up until that point, been reserved for special occasions.

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