Let’s be frank.
What: Haute dogs only Top Chef winner Richard Blais would concoct (fennel sausage with fontina and grilled radicchio, merguez lamb sausage with red currant compote and minted cucumber salad, classic with kraut and HD mustard).
Why: Crafty bourbon drinks and hand-churned soft-serve.
When: Opens today, 5:30 p.m.
Where: 664 N. Highland Ave., Poncey-Highland (404-815-1127).
What: Screen new releases (Moneyball, Midnight in Paris) in style with fine dining (lamb lollies, roasted beet salad, habanero-glazed pork tenderloin), drinking (Sin City sangria), and leather seating.
Why: Ages 21 and up mean no extra sound tracks to spoil the movie.
When: Opens Fri. Daily, 11:30 a.m.-close.
Where: 1004 Town Blvd., ste. 1070, Brookhaven (404-333-0740).
What: Keep unruly pant legs under control with local Molly Hennessy’s crafty and cute Velcro cuffs ($15-$25) in slim, wide, and sport styles.
Why: It’s boot season.
When: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: The London Trading Company, 30 E. Andrews Dr., Buckhead (404-233-1225); online at bootlegzlegwear.com.
Sway at Hyatt Regency Atlanta
What: Southern, farm-to-table fare at its best (crispy fried chicken, fluffy buttermilk biscuits, deviled eggs, pecan sticky buns) served in cast-iron pots, wooden bowls, and pickling jars.
Why: Sample made-fresh-daily chocolate, coconut cream, and seasonal fruit pies at the city’s first pie bar.
When: Daily, 6 a.m.-2 p.m. & 5-10 p.m.
Where: 265 Peachtree St., Downtown (404-577-1234).
Sweet Muffin Muffin
What: Sweet (chocolate chocolate chip), not-so-sweet (bran), protein-packed (oatmeal nut), and gluten-free (banana brown sugar) melt-in-your-mouth breads.
Why: Seasonal specialties include pecan spice; sweet potato; and cranberry, orange, and pecan.
When: Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: The Beehive, 1250 Caroline St., ste. c120, Little Five Points (404-350-3898). For delivery, call 678-687-9250 or go to sweetmuffinmuffin.com.
What: A one-night-only cabaret show by Atlantan Sunni Stephens, complete with original music, fun covers, burlesque, and serious sex appeal.
Why: Dancers from the Dames Aflame grace the stage.
When: Sat., 7:30-10 p.m.
Where: 14th Street Playhouse, 173 14th St., Midtown (404-733-5000). Tickets ($10) online at woodruffcentertickets.org.
Photo: Heidi Geldhauser for The Reynolds Group