Apparently small bites add up to big impressions. The Humpty Dumpty at Muss and Turner's in Smyrna wins best appetizer in town in the latest Best of Atlanta poll. So what is a Humpty Dumpty, exactly? This delectable chopped egg dish is topped with tobiko and creme fraiche then served with homemade fresh potato chips.
The next nominees were neck and neck in the best app category.
The Gumbo Cup at Boudreaux's Cafe Acadiana in Duluth will knock your socks off. If you need a little New Orleans in your life, this is the place to go and this is the dish to order.
Come on now, a jumbo pretzel with beer cheese and mustard? Roux On Canton in Roswell serves a mean version of this warm, salty and decadent app.
In Jars at Empire State South will take your taste buds on a tour. Egg salad, catfish mousse, pickles, pimento cheese and bacon marmalade served in classic Southern jam jars are a great start to your meal.
Oysters, anyone? Get them served fresh, cold and on the half shell at Kimball House in Decatur. Cocktail required. You'll see quickly why this is one of the hottest spots in Atlanta.
If you haven't had the Pork Shumai at Ginya Izakaya on the West Side yet, then what are you waiting for? You'll be ordering seconds, and possibly thirds before you're out of there. Feeling spicy? Try the version with wasabi.
Last but not least, Dau Hu Rang Muoi/Vietnamese Tofu at Soba is another level of awesome. Be sure to order this as a starter before you dive into a great big bowl of pho.
Of course, these aren't the only to-die-for apps in the ATL. Need to bury your face into some nachos ASAP? Here are four of the best cheesy chips in town. Maybe you're just looking to get your wings on. Get your wing fix at these six spots. How did tots not make the list? No fear, the best tater tots can be found here. Finally, wash it all down with some of the best places to grab an after work drink.
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