Bantam + Biddy

The original Ansley Mall location of Shaun Doty and Lance Gummere’s rotisserie chicken joint feels like a next-generation meat-and-two. The menu sprawls with sandwiches, salads, and entrees such as meatloaf with smoked tomato gravy or sauteed salmon with dill-mustard sauce. But you can’t go wrong with the star attraction—crisp-skinned and precisely salted chicken—or the pork schnitzel scattered with grilled onions, peanuts, and shaved Parmesan. Choose sides that lean toward the Southern lexicon, like rice and beans or collards (an occasional special). For breakfast, go for the fried chicken and waffles: Its keenly engineered balance of sweet and savory served as a prototype dish for the duo’s follow-up restaurant, Chick-a-Biddy, in Atlantic Station