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New Asian: Le Fat
So many Asian restaurants have all of the allure of an East German subway station. Hat tip to Guy Wong, who turns out terrific Vietnamese and Chinese plates in a setting bathed in French Colonial grandeur.
New Bakery: Proof Bakeshop
Inman Park’s newest bakery isn’t just a place to score sweet slices of lemon pound cake, crumbly Linzer cookies, and savory, eggy scones (try the cheddar and chive).
Brunch Buffet: Local Three
This is a buffet with class, where fluffy eggs and biscuits coated in fennel sausage gravy are often served alongside fresh batches of “Rocky Road” pancakes, triangles of lemon custard French toast, and hoppin’ John with braised Heritage Farms Cheshire Pork.
Fries: Okonomiyaki at Illegal Food
Don’t let the intimidating pronunciation stop you from ordering these satisfying Osaka-style fries, festooned with pickled ginger, fermented chili sauce, toasted seaweed, and Japanese mayo—all topped with pencil shavings of bonito flakes (dried and fermented fish).
New Pizza: O4W Pizza
Antico Pizza Napoletana may still hold the city’s title belt, but this modest operation in the Irwin Street Market has emerged as a serious contender.
Hot Dogs: Doggy Dogg
Let’s say, hypothetically, that you’ve had one too many cocktails at Kimball House, where the kitchen closes at midnight. Solution? Stumble across the street for one of James Hammerl’s quirky gourmet hot dogs, available until 2 a.m. on weekends.
Mac and Cheese: Watershed
Thanks be to new Watershed chef Zeb Stevenson, who has kept one of his predecessor’s greatest triumphs on the menu.
Restaurant for Vegetarians: Madras Mantra
Narendra Patel, who ran the magical Madras Saravana Bhavan years ago with his wife, Sonal, has returned to the same location, serving South Indian specialties like crisp, buttery dosas stuffed with spicy potatoes and housemade paneer in spinach sauce.
Restaurateur of the Year: Ford Fry
Since last November, Fry has launched four restaurants—including his first in Houston, State of Grace—with another three slated to open by 2016.
When this lunch-only half-pounder from Atlanta’s oldest steakhouse topped our burger list last January, some readers were flummoxed. But we’ve yet to find another patty so loosely ground, so supremely beefy, and so consistently cooked (order it medium-rare, always).