Dwarfed in size by Ponce City Market across the street, 8Arm beams with independent spirit. When the restaurant first opened in the summer of 2016, chef Angus Brown’s menu moved the dining needle in a way PCM’s offerings still do not, with a refined high-low mix. Brown died in 2017, but the morning-to-late-night restaurant has gone on under chef Keith Remes and beverage director Joshua Fryer, absorbing and reflecting the frisson of its neighborhood the same way co-owner Nhan Le and Brown’s first restaurant, Octopus Bar, does with the devil-may-care energy of East Atlanta Village. Basically, 8Arm is an extremely cool place run by extremely cool people.
710 Ponce de Leon Avenue, 470-875-5856, 8armatl.com