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Batdorf and Bronson This local roaster serves up certified bird-friendly, shade-grown, and organic and fair-trade certified coffees. As an added bonus, they also purchase 100-percent renewable energy. Taste the goodness at Dancing Goats Coffee Bars. Decatur and Ponce City Market, profits. You can purchase Thrive coffees from their online store. 215 Hembree Park, octane Named one of the nation’s top 10 boutique coffee shops by Bon Appetit magazine. According to owner/partner Brett Burton, “Octane sources coffee from a handful of small like-minded boutique importers. Different importers have different names for their direct trade/sustainable/ fairly traded coffees, but the idea is simply to procure excellent coffees and take the time to make sure the money paid for these coffees goes to the people who grew it.” 437 Memorial Drive, one knockout dish, like a ballerina with a serious left hook. Putting his own spin on New York Italian cuisine, the offerings include beef tongue and tripe. The tamer tritip with mushrooms, brown butter and sage delivers classic unctuous steak flavor—ditto the shell steak with espresso and horseradish. 349 Peachtree Hills Ave., 404.841.8820, $$$ Local Three This ultracozy spot is from Todd Mussman and Ryan Turner of Muss & Turner’s, and Executive Chef Chris Hall, and the trio’s passion for food is obvious in the restaurant’s menu. The pimento cheese with crispy flatbread and truffle Parmesan popcorn are delish and perfect for sharing. And the new spring menu includes tasty bites like foie gras “cheesecake,” chicken liver bruschetta and lobster potpie. 3290 Northside Parkway, 404.968.2700, localthree. com $$ New york prime The popular steakhouse has been a favorite for years for its classic prime beef cuts —think New York strip, bone-in rib-eye, filet mignon and porterhouse for two. Traditional sides like sauteed mushrooms, asparagus with hollandaise and Lyonnaise potatoes never disappoint. 3424 Peachtree Road, 404.846.0644, newyorkprime. com $$ Ocean prime The Buckhead hot spot features a glass-enclosed dining room, cocktail lounge and piano bar, and steak and seafood—think fillets, both New York and Kansas CoFFEE Buzz Beans That count These three atlanta coffee roasters are delivering caffeinated quality with a conscience by sourcing beans with care. –Katie Kelly Bell Thrive Revenue sharing with coffee farmers, in addition to following fair-trade and sustainability practices, set this Roswell-based roaster apart from the rest. The net result is improved quality, lower costs and better profitability as farmers typically earn 5 to 10 times more in Monogrammed luxuries, fine linens, art and accessories 2551 A Peachtree Road, NE, Atlanta GA 30305 Peachtree Battle Shopping Center 404-846-9244 |

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