Atlanta The are some things you can count on in Atlanta: the Braves starting off in first place, MARTA running behind, and restaurants serving up new Summer eats. Lucky for you, we put on our best stretchy pants, and scoured the city for five new menu items you should try immediately.
5 new Atlanta Summer menu items you should try right now
Don Antonio by Starita
The new ATL pizza powerhouse is coming out swinging with Angioletti: fried dough strips that're drizzled with warm Nutella and taste like classy, Italian funnel cake. Continue Reading
Cibo e Beve
Their honey compressed watermelon is a science experiment for your mouth. How they manage it isn’t as important as the fact that they’re topping it with meat and cheese to make it a part of your balanced Italian diet.
The new lunch box menu at Cook Hall promises hand-crafted dishes in fast-food time, but changes constantly, so you might be chowing down on pulled pork sliders, shrimp and slaw tacos, or a black truffle grilled cheese you’ll never get on a dollar menu.
The Big Ketch
If you miss the beach already, Buckhead has the cure: their crispy ahi tuna rolls will give you all the protein you need to get totally ripped for the beach, brah... or at least they would, if they weren't also deliciously deep-fried.
Hard Rock Cafe
You might be tempted to dismiss it 'cause it’s a “chain”, but Atlanta’s Hard Rock is slinging some serious meat on their revamped menu: The Big Texan is an enormous 10oz pile of pork w/ two sauces, fried jalapeños, fried onions & a mound of cheddar that you should start messing with right now.
Antonio Starita is using Atlanta as the only expansion city for his wildly popular New York pizza masterpiece. 60 insane varieties of pie will make you swear off the greasy stuff in the cardboard box for good.
From the culinary mind of next-door Food 101's Chef Linda Harrell, Cibo E Beve ("food & drinks" in Italian) is an upscale trattoria with hardwood floors, an Italian marble antipasti table next to a central shelf stacked with logs for the open kitchen's wood-burning pizza oven, and a hand-crafted zinc bar, also one of the biggest disasters in candy history, right after NutRageous.
A global gastropub based in the W Atlanta-Buckehead, CH dishes out comfort food in a bar-centric environment where they even give you your own DIY kit to mix 'tails.
Ketch is a half-brick-/half-wood-walled, seafood-serving cabin adorned with buoys and shoreline paintings, and boasting an 84-seat patio. Start with East Coast oysters w/ Ceviche mignonette from the shell bar, then get sammies like blackened/grilled/fried chicken.