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First Look: Chef Angus Brown is in the kitchen at 8ARM

First Look: Chef Angus Brown is in the kitchen at 8ARM

Grilled mackeral with tomato, cucumber, red onion and herbs. (styling by Chef Angus Brown ) (Photography by Renee Brock/Special) Chefs Angus Brown and Nhan Le built a reputation for edgy sophisticated cooking at Octopus Bar, their East Atlanta Village after-hours sensation.
First Look: Chef Angus Brown is in the kitchen at 8ARM in Poncey-Highland

First Look: Chef Angus Brown is in the kitchen at 8ARM in Poncey-Highland

Grilled mackerel with tomato, cucumber, red onion and herbs. (styling by Chef Angus Brown ) (Photography by Renee Brock/Special) Chefs Angus Brown and Nhan Le built a reputation for edgy sophisticated cooking at Octopus Bar, their East Atlanta Village after-hours sensation.
First Look: Richards??Southern Fried at Krog Street Market

First Look: Richards??Southern Fried at Krog Street Market

Richards’ Hot Chicken sandwich with pimento cheese, chow chow and lettuce. (BECKY STEIN PHOTOGRAPHY) A 2013 James Beard Awards semifinalist for Best Chef Southeast, Todd Richards has a long fine dining resume, including stints at the Atlanta Four Seasons Hotel and Ritz-Carlton Buckhead.
First Look: Tupelo Honey serving up Southern in Sandy Springs

First Look: Tupelo Honey serving up Southern in Sandy Springs

Fried Chicken Tower at Tupelo Honey Cafe in Sandy Springs. (BECKY STEIN PHOTOGRAPHY) The original Tupelo Honey Cafe in Asheville became a fixture of the quaint-and-cool western North Carolina city?셲 dining scene, drawing visitors and locals willing to wait in long lines to sample its generous brand of scratch-made, ?쏶outhern Appalachian cuisine??for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Sneak peek: Superica in Chastain Park

Sneak peek: Superica in Chastain Park

The Parilla Mixta Fajita at Superica includes beef and chicken fajitas, carnitas, guacamole, smoked onion salsa fresca, Mexican butter and house-made flour tortilllas.
First Look: 5Church Atlanta at Colony Square in Midtown

First Look: 5Church Atlanta at Colony Square in Midtown

5Church Pastrami Cured Hamachi with red mole, radishes, finger limes, corn nuts. (BECKY STEIN PHOTOGRAPHY) When Shout opened in 2005 at Colony Square in Midtown, the ?쏤ood, Fun, Flirt??restaurant from pioneering chef Tom Catherall represented a distinct era of Atlanta dining.
Get a sneak peek of 101 Steak, a new steakhouse in Vinings

Get a sneak peek of 101 Steak, a new steakhouse in Vinings

Tempura Maine Lobster Tail with a petite 8-ounce filet at 101 Steak in Vinings. (BECKY STEIN PHOTOGRAPHY) In February, Atlanta-based restaurant group 101 Concepts announced that it would be bringing a steakhouse to Vinings.
First Look: Marrakesh Mediterranean at Ponce City Market offers flavors of Morocco

First Look: Marrakesh Mediterranean at Ponce City Market offers flavors of Morocco

Falafel pita at Marrakesh Mediterranean Market at Ponce City Market. (Beckystein.com) Marrakesh Mediterranean Market opened in Ponce City Market late last month, serving a fast-casual menu that translates Moroccan and Middle Eastern dishes into what owners Dikla Birnbaum and Udi Hershkovitz call “simple, healthy food made with love.
Take a first look at the Mercury at Ponce City Market

Take a first look at the Mercury at Ponce City Market

The bar at the Mercury. Credit: Justen Clay. Billed as ?쏿 cocktail-focused, classic American eatery,??the Mercury at Ponce City Market is the newest and most ambitious venture from media consultant Brooks Cloud, barman Julian Goglia and chef Mike Blydenstein, the partners behind the Pinewood in Decatur and Proof Old Fashioned Cocktail Syrup.
Take a first look at O-Ku Atlanta

Take a first look at O-Ku Atlanta

O-Ku Atlanta (DaveCrawford) Recently opened in the Westside Ironworks building on Howell Mill Road, O-Ku Atlanta is a spinoff of acclaimed Charleston, S.
Take a first look at Callie?셲 Hot Little Biscuit in Virginia-Highland

Take a first look at Callie?셲 Hot Little Biscuit in Virginia-Highland

Carrie Morey at her Hot Little Biscuit shop in Virginia-Highland. (BECKYSTEIN.COM) Celebrated by Food & Wine, Saveur and Southern Living, beloved by Oprah, and offered through fancy food purveyors such as Goldbely and Williams?멣onoma, Callie’s Charleston Biscuits is an unlikely success story.
Take a first look at Bread & Butterfly, opening today

Take a first look at Bread & Butterfly, opening today

Chicory Salad, Chicken Roasted with Creme Fraiche and Herbs, Tomato Soup En Croute (Amy Sinclair) Bread & Butterfly, the new restaurant from Billy and Kristin Allin of Cakes & Ale in Decatur and Proof Bakeshop in Inman Park, will open in Inman Quarter at 3 p.
Take a first look at Vero Pizzeria in Brookhaven

Take a first look at Vero Pizzeria in Brookhaven

Chef Matt Swickerath (Vero Pizzeria) New from restaurateur Michel Arnette and chef Matt Swickerath, Vero Pizzeria is situated between sister restaurants Haven and Valenza, in the heart of the bustling Brookhaven mixed-use residential, shopping and dining district on Dresden Drive.
First Look at El Super Pan now open at Ponce City Market

First Look at El Super Pan now open at Ponce City Market

Chef Hector Santiago at El Super Pan (Bob Townsend) After a soft opening run, chef Hector Santiago’s El Super Pan is officially open in the Food Hall 혻at Ponce City혻Market, offering sandwiches, salads, snacks and sides all day, and promising a nightly selection of tapas and specials served after 6 p.
Take a first look at the Big Ketch in Roswell

Take a first look at the Big Ketch in Roswell

The Big Ketch on Canton Street in Roswell. (Lauren Rubinstein) In late October, Southern Proper Hospitality Group opened a second location of its popular Buckhead restaurant, the Big Ketch Saltwater Grill, on busy Canton Street in downtown Roswell.
Take a sneak peek at Himitsu in Atlanta

Take a sneak peek at Himitsu in Atlanta

A spin-off of Umi, Atlanta’s most celebrated and sophisticated sushi restaurant, Himitsu is a modern Tokyo-style cocktail lounge, surprisingly situated in a 1,300-square-foot space among a row of offices at One Buckhead Plaza.
il Giallo open in Sandy Springs

il Giallo open in Sandy Springs

Chef Jamie Adams and general manager Leonardo Moura at il Giallo in Sandy Springs. (Becky Stein Photography) On the heels of several last minute delays, il Giallo Osteria & Bar, a new coastal Italian concept, is set to open today on Roswell Road in Sandy Springs.
Sneak a peek at Ticonderoga Club, opening at Krog Street Market

Sneak a peek at Ticonderoga Club, opening at Krog Street Market

Chef David Bies at Ticonderoga Club (credit Diwang Valdez, courtesy of Bitter Southerner) After two years of secrecy and high anticipation, Greg Best, David Bies, Paul Calvert, Bart Sasso and Regan Smith are finally set to open Ticonderoga Club for dinner on Thursday at 5 p.
Take a first look at Bar Margot at the Four Seasons

Take a first look at Bar Margot at the Four Seasons

Crab Caramelle at Bar Margot. / Photo Credit: Andrew Thomas Lee Named for Gwyneth Paltrow?셲 secretive smoking character in the Wes Anderson cult film, ?쏷he Royal Tenenbaums,??Bar Margot at the Four Seasons Atlanta aims to add some local flavor and a bit of hip cache to the Midtown hotel?셲 drinking and dining amenities.
Take a first look at the Big Ketch in Roswell

Take a first look at the Big Ketch in Roswell

The Big Ketch on Canton Street in Roswell. (Lauren Rubinstein) In late October, Southern Proper Hospitality Group opened a second location of its popular Buckhead restaurant, the Big Ketch Saltwater Grill, on busy Canton Street in downtown Roswell.
Take a sneak peek at Himitsu in Atlanta

Take a sneak peek at Himitsu in Atlanta

A spin-off of Umi, Atlanta’s most celebrated and sophisticated sushi restaurant, Himitsu is a modern Tokyo-style cocktail lounge, surprisingly situated in a 1,300-square-foot space among a row of offices at One Buckhead Plaza.
il Giallo open in Sandy Springs

il Giallo open in Sandy Springs

Chef Jamie Adams and general manager Leonardo Moura at il Giallo in Sandy Springs. (Becky Stein Photography) On the heels of several last minute delays, il Giallo Osteria & Bar, a new coastal Italian concept, is set to open today on Roswell Road in Sandy Springs.
Sneak a peek at Ticonderoga Club, opening at Krog Street Market

Sneak a peek at Ticonderoga Club, opening at Krog Street Market

Chef David Bies at Ticonderoga Club (credit Diwang Valdez, courtesy of Bitter Southerner) After two years of secrecy and high anticipation, Greg Best, David Bies, Paul Calvert, Bart Sasso and Regan Smith are finally set to open Ticonderoga Club for dinner on Thursday at 5 p.
Take a first look at Bar Margot at the Four Seasons

Take a first look at Bar Margot at the Four Seasons

Crab Caramelle at Bar Margot. / Photo Credit: Andrew Thomas Lee Named for Gwyneth Paltrow?셲 secretive smoking character in the Wes Anderson cult film, ?쏷he Royal Tenenbaums,??Bar Margot at the Four Seasons Atlanta aims to add some local flavor and a bit of hip cache to the Midtown hotel?셲 drinking and dining amenities.
First Look: Restaurant 356, Hapeville

First Look: Restaurant 356, Hapeville

With the openings of Atlas, Little Bacch, and Marcel, it seems sophisticated fine dining is still alive in Atlanta, even if it’s taking on some very different guises.
First Look: Marcel, Westside Provisions District

First Look: Marcel, Westside Provisions District

Risen from the defunct Abattoir, chef/restaurateur Ford Fry’s eighth Atlanta concept, Marcel, is a sexy, pricey, beefy beast that seems destined to rouse devotees and detractors.
First Look: Novo Cucina, Dunwoody

First Look: Novo Cucina, Dunwoody

With Novo Cucina, chef/restaurateur Riccardo Ullio transports favorite starters, pastas and pizzas from his two beloved Inman Park Italian restaurants, Fritti and Sotto Sotto, to create a new hybrid concept in Dunwoody.
First Look: World of Beer, Kennesaw

First Look: World of Beer, Kennesaw

Founded in Tampa, Florida, World of Beer has two new metro locations, and more on the way. The fast-growing franchise, with its mix of multiple tap handles and HDTVs, easily draws comparisons to homegrown Taco Mac.
First Look: Arepa Mia, Decatur

First Look: Arepa Mia, Decatur

In 2012, Lis Hernandez, a native of Venezuela, opened Arepa Mia in the Sweet Auburn Curb Market, where her motto is “Happy Stomach/Warm Heart” and her authentic Venezuelan arepa sandwiches have become a big hit.
First Look: Mavericks, Johns Creek

First Look: Mavericks, Johns Creek

Poised as a franchise in the making, the Hohman and St. Clair family owners of Mavericks in Johns Creek call it a “So-Cal Mexican cantina.
First Look: Shake Shack, Buckhead Atlanta

First Look: Shake Shack, Buckhead Atlanta

The Peachtree Road anchor of the new Buckhead Atlanta project, Shake Shack from Danny Meyer’s Manhattan-based Union Square Hospitality Group is one of the most anticipated metro dining destinations in recent memory.
First Look: The Real Fix Pizzeria

First Look: The Real Fix Pizzeria

Hicham Azhari and Fikret Kovac of F&H Food Trading Group recently opened their fifth restaurant together, The Real Fix Pizzeria, in downtown Roswell.
First Look: Bellwoods Social House, Westside

First Look: Bellwoods Social House, Westside

Recently opened on Marietta Street, Bellwoods Social House is the new bar/restaurant from Leif Johnson, chef/owner of the popular Bite Bistro & Bar in Alpharetta.
First Look: South Main Kitchen, Alpharetta

First Look: South Main Kitchen, Alpharetta

South Main Kitchen opened in late August on South Main Street in downtown Alpharetta, a stretch that?셲 been enlivened by a redevelopment project that includes a new city hall, town plaza, park and parking facility.
First Look: Spice to Table, Old Fourth Ward

First Look: Spice to Table, Old Fourth Ward

In July, chef/owner Asha Gomez closed Cardamom Hill, the critically acclaimed Indian restaurant she opened on Northside Drive in Berkeley Heights in January 2012.
First Look: Memphis BBQ Co., Dunwoody

First Look: Memphis BBQ Co., Dunwoody

The newest Memphis BBQ Co. location from Mississippi Delta pitmaster and winner of several World BBQ championships, Melissa Cookston, recently landed on Ashford Dunwoody Road in Dunwoody.
First Look: Zinburger, Lenox Square

First Look: Zinburger, Lenox Square

Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar recently opened at the front of Buckhead’s rejuvenated Lenox Square, next door to fellow Fox Restaurant Concepts’ True Food Kitchen.
First Look: Bartaco, Westside

First Look: Bartaco, Westside

Barcelona Wine Bar spinoff, Bartaco, opened last month on Atlanta’s Westside. With four locations in New York and Connecticut, and at least two more planned for metro Atlanta, the Mexican-style concept features “upscale street food” and a good time atmosphere.
First Look: True Food Kitchen, Buckhead

First Look: True Food Kitchen, Buckhead

True Food Kitchen from Phoenix-based Fox Restaurant Concepts recently landed at the revamped main entrance of Lenox Square in Buckhead, along with another Fox concept, Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar.
First Look: Lucky?셲 Burger & Brew, Town Brookhaven

First Look: Lucky?셲 Burger & Brew, Town Brookhaven

Named for the owners’ mascot golden retriever, honored on the company logo and dog-friendly front patio, popular Roswell spot Lucky’s Burger & Brew recently opened a second location at Town Brookhaven.
First Look: The Painted Pin, Buckhead

First Look: The Painted Pin, Buckhead

The Painted Pin, an upscale bar, bowling and entertainment concept from Justin Amick and William Stallworth, recently opened in a renovated warehouse in Buckhead’s Miami Circle.
First Look: Sugar Shack in the Back, Roswell

First Look: Sugar Shack in the Back, Roswell

Pioneering Roswell chef Andy Badgett has helmed an assortment of restaurants around the Canton Street corridor — turning fine dining Asher into the popular Fickle Pickle cafe, and opening and closing Southern-inspired Relish and budget-Mexican Pico Autentico in the same spot on Mimosa Boulevard.
First Look: Negril Village, Midtown

First Look: Negril Village, Midtown

A few months back, Negril Village took over the historic firehouse building on North Avenue that was once home to Engine 11 Tavern.
First Look: Smokebelly BBQ, Buckhead

First Look: Smokebelly BBQ, Buckhead

Smokebelly BBQ, the new concept from the team behind Tin Lizzy?셲, Big Ketch, Saltwater Grill and Milton?셲, recently opened in Buckhead with executive chef Darrell Rice in the kitchen.
First Look: Elmyriachi, Kirkwood

First Look: Elmyriachi, Kirkwood

Elmyriachi ??the recently opened Kirkwood spinoff of the Little Five Points Tex-Mex hangout, Elmyr ??has already proven wildly popular in a neighborhood that has sometimes struggled to hold on to viable dining options.
First Look: The Bishop, Avondale Estates

First Look: The Bishop, Avondale Estates

Avondale Estates restaurant and bar, the Bishop, opened May 13 featuring a mix of small plates, salads, sandwiches and entrees, and an atmosphere owner Luellen Marshall calls “neighborhood-centric.
First Look: Cook Out, East Atlanta

First Look: Cook Out, East Atlanta

The Cook Out chain originated in the late ??0s in Greensboro, North Carolina, as a burger and shake concept with double drive-through windows.
First Look: Vine & Tap, Buckhead

First Look: Vine & Tap, Buckhead

In February, Ian Mendelsohn, a former beverage director of the St. Regis Hotel in Buckhead, and his wife, Susan, opened Vine & Tap in the former Pizzeria Venti space in the Lenox Village shopping center on Lenox Road.
First Look: Cabana Grill, Snellville

First Look: Cabana Grill, Snellville

On April 14, Fiesta Restaurant Group, which owns, operates and franchises Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana, debuted its newest concept, Cabana Grill, in Snellville.
First Look: Ration and Dram, Kirkwood

First Look: Ration and Dram, Kirkwood

Ration and Dram, the new family-friendly neighborhood spot from former Holeman & Finch partner and star barkeep Andy Minchow, has a lot of things going on in a modern two story Arizona Lofts space with two patios, two bars and an assortment of food and drink.
First Look: Bar Meatball, Virginia-Highland

First Look: Bar Meatball, Virginia-Highland

Bar Meatball, which recently replaced Virginia-Highland’s Pozole, features a customizable menu similar to the offerings at New York City success story the Meatball Shop, with a variety of mix-and-match meatballs and sauces, sliders and sides.
First Look: Foundation Social Eatery, Roswell

First Look: Foundation Social Eatery, Roswell

Newly opened in the former Dick and Harry’s space on Holcomb Bridge Road, Foundation Social Eatery from chef/owner Mel Toledo conjures the current wave of suburban casual fine dining concepts, such as Table & Main in Roswell, Seed Kitchen & Bar in east Cobb and Century House Tavern in Woodstock, where Toledo recently worked.
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