2018 Vinings Lifestyle Readers’ Choice
The Best of Smyrna Vinings is evident as you drive through Smyrna’s booming community as well as the village called Vinings that is ever-so-bustling throughout the day. The next few pages recognize the restaurants, personal services, businesses and medical professionals our readers patronize every day. Congratulations to all the nominees and winners! The Smyrna Vinings Lifestyle readers want you to know that you are the best!
1. Best New Restaurant and Best Seafood: Hook Line & Schooner
4600 W. Village Place #3009, Smyrna, 770.333.3338, HookLineSchooner.com
Wild caught, in deep waters and straight to your table at HLS. You can’t beat the quality and delicious preparation of classic seafood dishes. This West Village restaurant was acquired by the Varno family, who make locals feel like they are visiting their favorite local restaurant on the beach. Stop in and experience the fresh fish of the day, surf and turf, the raw bar and local craft beers.
2. Best Sandwich Shop: Muss & Turners
1675 Cumberland Parkway SE #309, Smyrna, 770.434.1114, MussAndTurners.com
M&T’s philosophy: People matter most, local is priority, seasonal makes sense, authenticity rules, quality governs, delicious trumps, pretense stinks, comfort feels good, appreciation tastes better, prudence sustains it all.
3. Best Cocktail: Eleanor’s
1675 Cumberland Parkway SE #309, Smyrna, 770.434.1114, MussAndTurners.com/Smyrna/Eleanors
Eleanor Seale is our friend, drinking buddy, de facto Mom, in-house Sage and the fabric that holds it all together for Muss and Turner. Eleanor’s represents all that is great about a remarkable woman: warmth, care, a great laugh, an appreciation for friends and family, and love of great food and drink. Walk through the cooler door, and you’ll find the best cocktail around.
4. Best Bakery: McEntyre’s Bakery
1184 Concord Road SE, Smyrna, 770.434.3115, McEntyresBakery.com
Four generations later, with the fifth in training, and still baking the best cakes, breads, pies and pastries in metro Atlanta! McEnyre’s believes in using the highest quality ingredients and putting care into making a product as if it were for your own family.
5. Best Barbecue: Heirloom BBQ
2243 Akers Mill Road SE, Atlanta, 770.612.2502, HeirloomMarketBBQ.com
Chef Cody and Chef JiJi keep it simple, classic and fresh. Order online, or come in for a delicious dinner. Takeout, delivery, pick-up, catering and standing room only on the patio. The smallest of places with the biggest of hearts.
6. Best Breakfast/Brunch: Another Broken Egg
Vinings Jubilee Shopping Center, 4300 Paces Ferry Road SE #150, Atlanta, 770.384.0012, AnotherBrokenEgg.com
Breakfast and brunch are served with the freshest ingredients with a twist on classic dishes. When you walk through the door, you feel like you’re on vacation, but without the drive.
7. Best Burger: Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar
2995 Atlanta Road Building A #300, Smyrna, 770.575.1044, BadDaddysBurgerBar.com
The philosophy to prepare simple foods—such as the quintessential American dish, the hamburger—with culinary passion, satisfied a craving among restaurant-goers in Smyrna. The variety of hamburgers offered is so unique. If you haven’t already, give them a try.
8. Best Steak: 101 Steak
3621 Vinings Slope SW, Atlanta, 770.805.8855, 101SteakATL.com
Executive Chef Joe Ahn and his team take pride in cooking the freshest choice steaks to perfection. The perfect steak, amazing wine and beautiful ambiance make this the perfect restaurant for a date night, a private dinner party or a corporate reception.
9. Best Latin Cuisine: Porch Light Latin Kitchen
300 Village Green Circle SE #110, Smyrna, 678.309.9858, PorchLightLatinKitchen.com
This is more than a restaurant; it’s family. Any day you will find neighbors rubbing elbows at the table, friends catching up at the lunch counter and cooks calling out orders over brisket steaming on Cuban bread. Families eat often with their eyes rolling back in their heads because it’s so good.
10. Best Asian Cuisine and Sushi: Orient Express
2921 Paces Ferry Road SE, Atlanta, 770.438.9090, OrientExpressATL.com
Look for the train in Vinings, and you will find Orient Express. Featuring three different rooms highlighting Chinese, sushi and Hibachi offerings. All aboard for the most delicious dishes featuring tantalizing spices from around the world!
11. Best Pizza: Antico’s Pizza
Battery Park SunTrust Park, One Ballpark Center, Suite 420, 770.890.2222, Centrostorico.it
Antico’s is a relaxed pizzeria serving crisp Naples-style pies to diners at communal tables in an open kitchen. Come early and pre-game with us. Antico’s is open late on game nights with outdoor kegs rolling out at 4 p.m. Andiamo Braves!
12. Best Tavern/Sports Bar: McCray’s
4500 W. Village Place #2009, Smyrna, 678.370.9112, McCraysTavern.com
Wood-panel walls, patio seating, local sports on the flat screen and great food all make this favorite spot in the West Village a relaxing place for locals to gather. McCray’s is an eatery and bar with both kid-friendly and adult offerings, including American fare and live music.
13. Best Dessert: Piece Of Cake – Vinings,
3220 Cobb Parkway #101, Atlanta, 770.643.7770, PieceOfCakeInc.com
Piece of Cake provides specially baked cakes and treats which are made using fresh and wholesome ingredients and are created with skill and artistry. From brownies and cookies to the perfect strawberry cake, Piece of Cake baked desserts are a great way to top off a celebration or the end of the day.
14. Best Coffee Shop: REV Coffee Roasters
1680 Spring Road SE B, Smyrna, 770.573.4434, RevCoffee.com
Pop open your laptop and get to work, slide into a pew with a date, or plop down on the sofa and just relax and sip on coffee that is roasted right there at REV. Every cup of coffee is individually and freshly made when you walk through the door.
15. Best Casual Chain Restaurant, Marlow’s Tavern – Vinings
2355 Cumberland Parkway #10, Atlanta, 770.432.2526, MarlowsTavern.com
A modern atmosphere, friendly service and made-from-scratch American fare all make this tavern a popular destination. Handcrafted cocktails are alive and well, so stop and sip then enjoy an extensive tavern menu cooked to order with the freshest ingredients.
16. Best Fine Dining Chain Restaurant: Ray’s On The River
6700 Powers Ferry Road NW, Sandy Springs, 770.955.1187, RaysRestaurants.com
Refined yet warm and inviting is the experience founder Ray Schoenbaum wants every diner to have. Fresh fish is flown in daily from the Atlantic and Pacific along with house-cut chops, prime steaks and extensive wine offerings from around the world.
17. Best Event Venue, Brawner Hall
3180 Atlanta Road SE, Smyrna, 678.631.5545, Smyrna.gov
Brawner Hall is owned by the City of Smyrna and is a historic building full of character. This facility is perfect for weddings, parties, business meetings and community activities. Book your event and receive perks like bride/groom rooms, tables, chairs, microphone/audio equipment, kitchen access, projector and screen and Wi-Fi public access, just to name a few.
18. Best Jeweler: Cumberland Diamond Exchange
2800 Cumberland Blvd. SE, Smyrna, 770.434.4367, CumberlandDiamond.com
CDE, known as the community jeweler, has been passionately engaging couples since 1982. They are committed to going the extra mile for their clients, dedicated to exceeding your expectations, and experienced in buying wisely and selling professionally.
19. Best Nail Salon: Ivy Nails
Ivy Walk, 1675 Cumberland Parkway SE #301, Smyrna, 770.863.0500
Popular among the locals for a good reason: excellent service. Manicures and pedicures combined with a friendly staff make everyone feel right at home. Walk-ins are welcomed.
20. Best Fitness Center: Orangetheory Fitness – Smyrna
4495 West Village Way, Smyrna, 678.539.9715, Smyrna.OrangeTheoryFitness.com
Led by a personal trainer, each class is an hour-long high-intensity training that incorporates cardio, indoor rowers, weight training blocks and floor exercises. Science strategies are used to monitor each person’s heart rate so that each person achieves maximum “burn” during their workout.
21. Best Local Park: Taylor Brawner Park
3180 Atlanta Road SE, Smyrna
On any given day, you can catch children playing on the jungle gym, riding rented bikes, couples walking hand-in-hand, a family photo shoot, food trucks on Tuesdays and a wide range of people from all walks of life enjoying the manicured property.
Best Kids Activity (TIE)
1125 Concord Road SE, Smyrna, 678.424.1256, JitterbugPerformingArts.com
This is a favorite place in Smyrna for kids to throw parties, participate in theatrical camps and take performing arts classes. The performing arts is so beneficial to kids and teaches life skills like problem-solving, self-confidence, discipline and communication skills, just to name a few.
23. Sharkie’s Swim and Scuba Academy
1318 Concord Road SE, Smyrna, 678.827.2822, SharkiesSwimAndScubaAcademy.com
Have some fun and sign up for swim and scuba lessons. Smyrna’s leader in swim and scuba training for the whole family. Sharkie’s offers swim and scuba lessons and certifications, CPR/First Aid Certification and Baby and Me. Unlimited practice swim is included in your tuition.
24. Best Online Children’s Clothing: Matilda Jane Clothing
Matilda Jane Clothing’s whimsical approach to texture, pattern and color results in designs that are youthful, playful and expressive. The MJC girl is smart, fun, stylish and always 100 percent true to herself. Baby, girls, tween and adult lines are designed to bring a smile to your face every time.
25. Best Pet Care/Groomer: Pet Spa at Vinings
1763 Spring St. SE, Smyrna, 770.436.2575, PetSpaAtVinings.com
The staff has a serious love for all animals and cares for your pets like they are theirs. They pamper every animal and offer daycare, boarding and grooming services. Each groomer has years of experience giving them the expertise to groom any dog that walks through the door. Daycare and boarding dogs have playtime every two hours.
26. Best Home Builder: Ashton Woods
Headquartered in Atlanta, AW prides themselves in blazing new trails in design and personalization. They build homes that reflect the unique people who live in them by being more personal, collaborative and empowering. AW strives to create micro-moments throughout every home, spaces for your mind to relax and feel at ease.
27. Best Interior Designer: Paula Burchett
Paula is the owner and lead designer of Smyrna-based Must Have Home. Her services include home staging, renovation redesign, space planning and interior decorating. Whether it’s a small home makeover or consulting for a full renovation, Must Have Home can help in all areas of design.
28. Best Cleaning Service: Maid Right of Marietta
78 Atlanta St. SE Suite 150, Marietta, 678.919.8050, MaidRight.com/Marietta
Maid Right is your personalized residential maid service that delivers non-toxic and eco-friendly, floor-to-ceiling house cleanings. Life is short; clean less. Focus on what matters most without worrying about the mess.
29. Best Painter: Randy’s Painting Plus
Randy’s has been painting houses for more than 20 years. They back their work with a written warranty and are fully licensed and insured. They come highly recommended by their clients.
30. Best Heating and Cooling: Bartlett Heating and Cooling
972 Atlanta Road SW, Marietta, 770.429.0278, CallBartlett.com
“Small town integrity in the big city” is the mantra that describes Bartlett’s values. They value quality of service, honesty, sincerity and kindness. All of their technicians are fully trained and well-qualified to work on HVAC systems.
31. Best Landscaper: Old Marietta Landscaping
2901 Hall Drive, Smyrna, 770.255.8709, OldMariettaLandscaping.com
Owner Neil Grosse is very knowledgeable and responsive to the needs of his clients in the Smyrna Vinings community. Services include aerating, over-seeding, clearing, clean-up, drainage, erosion solutions, grading and hardscapes.
32. Best Lawn Care: Atlanta Professional Landscaping
400 Galleria Parkway #1500, Atlanta, 770.434.0933, AtlantaProfessionalLandscaping.com
What does your property say about you? Make a statement with “professional” maintenance and lawn installation. Trust your home to these experts with more than 35 years’ experience. Other services include irrigation/drainage, hardscapes, retaining walls and outdoor kitchens.
33. Best Auto Repair: Cooper Lake Automotive
4739 S. Cobb Drive SE, Smyrna, 770.515.9452, CooperLakeAutomotive.com
All cars receive a courtesy inspection complete with pictures and notes from the mechanic. Fifty years in the business of fixing cars says a lot about this family-owned business. They recently celebrated this milestone by remodeling their reception area. Stop by and check them out.
34. Best Real Estate Team: The Smyrna Team – Keller Williams
The Smyrna Team is poised to meet the demands of the booming market in the Smyrna Vinings area. This veteran team of realtors can give you the best advice on the Smyrna community as well as on buying and selling your home in today’s climate. You’re not hiring one agent but a whole team of experts.
35. Best Financial Institution: Delta Community Credit Union
3250 Riverwood Parkway, Atlanta, 404.715.4725, DeltaCommunityCU.com
Members share in the earnings of the credit union and receive better rates, lower fees, free checking, online and mobile services, and high capital reserves. DCCU is the largest credit union in Georgia and is federally insured and offers a host of services to its members.
36. Best Dentist: Dr. Jaha Howard, A+ Pediatric Dentistry of Atlanta
4300 Paces Ferry Road SE #405, Atlanta, 678.391.7453, AtlantaKidSmiles.com
Dr. Jaha Howard is a wonderful pediatric dentist. You will find his warm personality a fun teaching style which helps children develop healthy habits that will last a lifetime.
37. Best Orthodontist: Dr. Dameon Fisher, Fisher Orthodontics
1295 W. Spring St. #210, Smyrna, 770.319.8220, DrFisherOrtho.com
Dr. Dameon Fisher will be celebrating 20 years as an orthodontist next year and consistently strives to offer the best orthodontic care in Smyrna and Vinings. His practice is described as technically savvy and true innovators. Call and ask about the new options for straightening your teeth quickly.
38. Best Dermatologist: Dr. Alan Gardner, Gardner Dermatology
2550 Windy Hill Road SE #200, Marietta, 770.952.2100, GardnerDermatology.com
Dr. Alan Gardner began his private practice in 1985 with a commitment to help people achieve great skin health to the best of his ability and to achieve realistic cosmetic goals. His experience and expertise over the past 29 years has allowed him to successfully treat many skin concerns, imperfections and diseases.
39. Best Pediatrician: Dr. Tiffini Billingsly, Premier Pediatrics & Associates
3200 Highlands Parkway Suite 118, Smyrna, 404.220.7660, PPA4Kids.com
Premier Pediatrics is dedicated to providing your family with the finest, personalized, attentive and collaborative care. By merging high-technology tools and old-fashioned practices, they optimize your child’s health and development.
40. Best Family Practitioner: Dr. Anita Smith, Vinings Medical Center
2255 Cumberland Parkway, Building 1400, Atlanta, 770.955.9477, ViningsMed.com
Dr. Anita Smith provides family and general medicine, which includes pediatrics, internal medicine, women’s health, management of chronic conditions and care for acute conditions. VHC is the longest standing single practice in Vinings.
41. Best OB-GYN: Dr. Lillian Schapiro, Ideal Gynecology
3200 Downwood Circle, Suite 220 Atlanta, 70.312.3696, IdealGynecology.com
Dr. Schapiro is a true women’s health advocate and believes every patient is unique. Her specialties include endometriosis, incontinence, infertility, irregular bleeding, heavy periods, fibroids and pelvic pain.
42. Best Chiropractor: Dr. Kristin Dominguez Steele, Revolution Chiropractic
60 Whitlock Place SW Suite A, Marietta, 678.956.1598, RevolutionChiropractic.us
Dr. Kris, as she is known in the office, treats patients suffering from injury, pain or other health problems. The chiropractic care provided will give you the relief and stability you are looking for. Their drug-free solutions help patients reach optimum health and peak performance regardless of age.
43. Best Plastic Surgeon: Dr. Keith Jeffords, Paramount Plastic Surgery
3964 Atlanta Road, Smyrna, 678.344.2450, ParamountPlasticSurgery.com
Dr. Jeffords has been formally trained in oral and maxillofacial surgery as well as plastic surgery. He has studied dentistry and medicine and has trained in multiple surgical disciplines. Dr. Jeffords brings a unique creativity to the practice of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
44. Best Med Spa: Natural Body Spa
1675 Cumberland Parkway #410, Smyrna, 770.437.0780, NaturalBody.com
Natural Body believes that wellness is a process. They engage the best products and the finest artisans in creating services that nurture you closer to your fullest potential. Their techniques are time-tested and traditional, yet coupled with the most up-to-date advances in natural products.
45. Best Massage Therapist: Vinings Massage and Wellness
2900 Paces Ferry, Atlanta, 404.492.8582, ViningsMassage.com
VMW offers all types of massage therapies such as relaxation, stress/pain relief, oncology and pre/postnatal. You will not find a higher level of client-centered care anywhere else. Book online or call.
46. Best Animal Clinic: Cumberland Animal Clinic
1860 Spring Road SE #D, Smyrna, 770.433.1414, CumberlandAnimalClinic.com
The clinic was established in 1991 by Dr. Michelle DeHaven and has grown into a four-doctor practice. All doctors have extensive experience in medicine and surgery for dogs and cats and want to know you and your “best friend” personally.
47. Best Women’s Apparel: Heart & Sole
1275 Concord Road SE, Smyrna, 678.238.0130, Facebook.com/HeartSole
Heart and Sole has trendy clothes, jewelry and accessories and a super loyal fan base. Employees buzz around helping customers throughout the whole shopping experience. This is a special boutique; it has a lot of heart.
48. Best Barbershop: Good Fellas
579 Concord Road SE, Smyrna, 678.592.8488
Clean and sharp describes Good Fellas customers as they walk of the shop. Traditional haircuts to trendy and edgy. These experienced barbers know what they are doing.
49. Best Hair Salon: Bob Steele, The Verge
1265 W. Spring St., Smyrna, 404.262.9499, BobSteele.com
Trust your next color, cut and style to the professionals at Bob Steele – the Verge. They will take excellent care of you.