Announcing The Elite 100: Our Picks of Atlanta’s Best Restaurants, Retailers

What Now Atlanta's (WNA) humble list of the city's best 'everyday elite' are Affordable, Consistent, Excellent.

What Now Atlanta’s (WNA) humble list of the city’s best ‘everyday elite’ are Affordable, Consistent, Excellent.

WNA’s sole mission since 2010 has been to be first in informing Atlantans of yet-to-open businesses. In doing that, we never get the opportunity to share our thoughts after the restaurants and retailers we write about have actually opened their doors.

So, we wanted to share with Atlanta our version of a “best of” list to recognize the restaurants and retailers we rely on everyday, and hence The Elite 100 was born. Restaurants and retailers that earned a spot on our Elite 100 are “everyday elite” businesses located in metro-area that meet this criteria:




Subjective? Sure. That’s the idea (and we even made a few exceptions for our borderline-pricey picks that were just too darn good to pass up.)

And look, we get it, Bacchanalia is the nectar of the Gods. But we’re looking for places you can go to without taking out a second mortgage.


Click here to visit The Elite 100 portal <



Congratulations to all the winners and thank you for making Atlanta the city we know and love!

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak (CJS) is the Founder of What Now Atlanta (WNA). He was featured in The New York Times, Creative Loafing's "20 People to Watch," named "Lifestyle Blogger You Need To Know" by Rolling Out Magazine and highlighted as Atlanta's Metropolitan Male in fashion magazine, 944. WNA has been named "Best of Atlanta" by Creative Loafing, and Atlanta and Jezebel Magazines.

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  1. Nice to see a lot of my favorites on the list! Glad you made a consistent and reasonably priced top 100. How about Zyka next year?

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