If there's one thing you should do in Atlanta this fall it's... well, these 20 things... but if there's one more thing you should do, it's to make sure you've been to The Pig & The Pearl, The Luminary, and the rest of this summer's 10 best new bar & restaurant openings. Feast your eyes...
Any place that's fitted with multiple wood-burning ovens that get up to 900 degrees and employs a "pizzaiolo" (pizza-making grand-master) deserves your respect. Especially since Giacomo Lazzano has come all the way from Palermo, Italy to fill you with Neapolitan-style 'za, from the classic margherita, to the Brooklyn-inspired Fuhgeddaboudit w/ pepperoni, local bacon & ricotta.
You love barbecue. You love oysters. You love a deep bar/beer menu. Now there is a one-stop-shop for all these things in Atlantic Station thanks to The P&P. They also fancy it up on occasion with things like chicken liver paté w/ cranberry preserve & brioche, a lobster & shrimp salad, and more.
Pork osso buco, pork rinds, and a pork belly & blackberry BBQ sandwich are just some of the reasons why this eatery from a former GM at the Salt Factory and Little Alley Steak might just be your new OTP mainstay.
It may not be scalding-hot outside anymore, but Atlanta fall’s aren’t exactly ice-cold, either. That’s why you need to make this Italian ice shop your spot for the next few months, especially since ridiculously flavored ice is just the beginning: they've also got gelato, ice cream sandwiches, and slew of other desserts.
Krog Street Market's huge, yet intimate, double-decker sushi, yakatori, and sake spot slings upgrades on your usual raw seafood, exotic eats like baby octopus, and a slew of sochu & sake cocktails that will keep you warm in the fall weather.
Go ahead and set aside some time to savor some of the city’s newest French-American brasserie-style eats, like veal breast roulade, duck au poivre, and crépinette of pork, all of which are French words for... um, something, presumably.
Old Fourth Ward
Expect some South-Asian spices mixed with your Mom’s home-cooking (actually... shhh, it's probably better than hers) at this new spot from Asha Gomez. Her specialties are breads and pastries (samosas, etc.), but she stuffs them so full of delicious meats and veggies that you won’t mistake this for any old bakery.
Your favorite new Westside watering hole has arrived, and it wants to fill you up with booze, beer, and what is instantly in the running for best bar food in the city: think PBR-brined wings, some pork shoulder tacos, and the best cocktails this side of Marietta St.
Atlanta’s first BeltLine brewery has finally opened its doors for your Thursday, Friday, and Saturday beer tasting/strolling, so grab a glass of Atalanta plum saison and sit back and enjoy the changing leaves.
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1. The Real Fix Pizzeria14 Elizabeth Way, Roswell
2. The Pig & The Pearl1380 Atlantic Drive Suite 14180, Atlanta
3. South Main Kitchen9 S Main St, Alpharetta
4. Dolphin’s Water Ice Factory1963 Hosea L Williams, Atlanta
5. Craft Izakaya99 Krog St NE, Atlanta
6. The Luminary99 Krog St NE Suite Y, Atlanta
7. Spice to Table659 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta
8. Bellwoods Social House1000 Marietta St NW Ste 200, Atlanta
9. Orpheus Brewing1440 Dutch Valley Pl NE, Atlanta
10. Makan, Restaurant & Bar130 Clairemont Ave, Decatur
Giacomo Lazzano has come all the way from Palermo, Italy to fill you with Neapolitan-style 'za, from the classic margherita, to the Brooklyn-inspired Fuhgeddaboudit w/ pepperoni, local bacon & ricotta.
This Atlantic Station joint has BBQ, oysters and a large beer menu. They also fancy it up on occasion with things like chicken liver paté w/ cranberry preserve & brioche, a lobster & shrimp salad, and more.
Pork osso buco, pork rinds, and a pork belly and blackberry BBQ sandwich, are just some of the reasons why this eatery might just be your new OTP mainstay.
They've got more than ridiculously good flavored ice, they've also got gelato, ice cream sandwiches, and slew of other desserts.
Krog Street Market's huge sushi, yakatori, and sake spot slings upgrades on your usual raw seafood, exotic eats like baby octopus, and a slew of sochu and sake cocktails that will keep you warm in the fall weather.
At this polished, subway tile-bedecked brasserie near Inman Park, French technique and traditional Southern ingredients create a cuisine of its own that's both sleek and indulgent. The Luminary features dishes like duck breast with crispy fried okra, short ribs with grits, and saffron-laced corn risotto on its dinner menu, and spicy chicken sandwiches and kale omelets at brunch. The drink menu is geared towards wine aficionados with an extensive selection of bottles from France, Spain, and California.
This Old Fourth Ward spot is on a mission to introduce spice to the American palette in familiar forms and accessible flavors. The pastries at this casual Indian patisserie span the sweet-savory spectrum, and you should make it a point to nibble on bites both like the sweet mango upside-down cake and the earthy curry chicken samosa pocket to capitalize on Spice to Table’s full experience. Be sure to go on a Friday or Saturday when Chef Asha is cooking up her nationally acclaimed Kerala Fried Chicken, which is rubbed with a secret spice blend, drizzled with coconut oil and fresh mango sauce, and finished with roasted curry leaves.
This Westside watering hole wants to fill you up with booze, beer, and what is instantly in the running for best bar food in the city: think PBR-brined wings, some pork shoulder tacos, and the best cocktails this side of Marietta St.
Atlanta’s first BeltLine brewery is the perfect place for a beer tasting or relaxing evening, so grab a glass of Atalanta plum saison, sit back, and enjoy.
Makan builds upon Chinese and Korean recipes with locally-sourced ingredients to create some seriously delicious Asian fusion comfort foods. Its ramen is rich and silky and its pork buns have an unmistakable touch of Southern charm in their pecan sugar topping. Aside from dinner, Makan also serves weekend brunch that's part dim sum, part ramen slurp-fest.