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CITYWIDE— Now that the weather is finally getting warm, patio dining is all the rage. Use this map of Atlanta's 12 best al fresco dining locations to find a place to eat.

HARTSFIELD-JACKSON— A few of the restaurants slated to open in the Atlanta airport's new international terminal won't be ready by the unveiling next month, but hungry jetsetters will still have a variety of new places to choose from. Check out a list of all the dining options in Concourse F here.

CITYWIDE— The 2012 Atlanta Rising Stars have been chosen by StarChefs.com, and many local favorites are among the selected. Richard Blais from HD1 and Flip Burger and Brian Lewis of STG Trattoria and Bocado got shoutouts, as did 16 other culinary professionals.

BUCKHEAD, MARIETTA— The annual Taste of Atlanta festival every fall is such a big hit that many metro areas are creating their own, smaller verions. Taste of Buckhead and Taste of Marietta are both this weekend, and tickets are still available.

CITYWIDE— Fine dining and home-cooked meals don't always go hand in hand, but this series of springtime dinner parties put on by star chefs like Yeah! Burger's Shaun Doty and hosted in Atlanta mansions gives diners the best of both worlds. The cherry on top? Proceeds go to Meals on Wheels.