Less aggressive than a Muscadet, livelier and more aromatic than a Pinot Grigio, falanghina is a little-known white varietal that has, of late, become more visible among wine geeks—and it deserves to be all the rage. Also: the fall of the meat-and-three in Atlanta.
Local caterer and restaurateur Alice Wong is working on a ramen and teppanyaki grill restaurant called Hotto Hotto, scheduled to open at the Beacon development in Grant Park in May.
There hasn’t been much quality Korean barbecue inside the Perimeter since Mirror of Korea on Ponce de Leon Avenue closed forever ago. D92 Korean BBQ set out to change that when it opened in Decatur last August.
Energetic and experienced restaurateur Dennis Lange has created a welcoming and stylish restaurant in a sprawling condo complex near Vinings, with chef Joshua Hopkins at the helm.
Chef Ron Hsu, who held a top creative position at New York’s super-high-end Le Bernardin and gained global exposure when he recently competed on Netflix’s The Final Table, spent a year perfecting his modern cooking at the $100-a-head pop-up, Lazy Betty. That was just a warmup for his next act. No one can quibble with Hsu’s credentials, his competitive nature, or his will to succeed.
As obvious as the physical transformation of Atlanta’s restaurant scene has been, an underground dining revolution is also underway. The latter—waged by chefs hosting pop-up “restaurants” and dinner series, as well as entrepreneurs offering incubating spaces—isn’t as easy to observe as the former. But it’s similarly impressive. In many ways, it’s more impressive.
Chef Jackie Chang, formerly of Umi and O-Ku, is launching a fine dining sushi restaurant called District M. Located in the new Modera development in Sandy Springs, it will have a 20-seat sushi bar, a Japanese charcoal grill, and will have fish flown in from Japan each day.
Like an increasing number of fitness studios, MADabolic, which has a location in Old Fourth Ward, builds rest intervals into its high-intensity workouts. They call it “metabolic conditioning,” or “met-con.”
Get the early word on Bully Boy, a BeltLine-adjacent restaurant; Ink, a bar inside of Ponce's 8Arm; and LLoyd’s, Inman Park's instant classic that feels like a Midwestern tavern circa 1983.
Looking for where to eat on Valentine's Day in Atlanta? Here are 25 restaurants offering specials.