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While midcentury modern has had its recent resurgence, it’s now clear that the 70s are back, baby. For proof, step inside any number of Atlanta’s newest restaurants: Little Rey, Iberian Pig Buckhead, or Halsa at Serenbe.
I have lived in the United States for decades, but the monumental size of everything still shocks me. The Frenchwoman in me yearns for reasonable dimensions: skinny baguettes rather than ones as fat as my arm; one-bite chocolate bonbons making up in intensity what they lack in bulk.
Cocktail-fueled crowds are standard when dining with Ford Fry, whose interiors are never anything less than stunning. But at some point, you will need to eat—calories to balance the booze. This is where BeetleCat starts to sink.
“What you see a lot of in Inman Park is restaurants that are a little higher end,” Billy says. “We want to offer somewhere where people can just come in and hang out, have a business lunch, or just have a drink before going to BarTaco or Beetlecat.”
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Ford Fry’s Inman Park restaurant, often referenced as “the little sister to the Optimist,” finally has a name. Beetlecat will open in November and is named after the small wooden sailboats popular in New England. Andrew Isabella, formerly of No. 246, will lead the kitchen, working closely with Kevin Maxey.