Napoleon’s Grill

Ryan Aiken helped pioneer Atlanta’s movement toward more informal restaurants when he was chef-owner of Burrito Art near Emory. That restaurant closed, but he has plenty to contribute to this food-focused pub he opened with the leadership team behind Front Page News.

“Southern Man” hot dog topped with Brunswick stew, fries with peanut-coconut curry, vindaloo chicken fingers, Southwestern-style black bean egg rolls, pulled pork soft tacos with salsa verde, and healthy vegetable rice bowls all summarize Aiken’s eclectic career and fondness for bold flavors.