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You can learn a lot about the origins of Momonoki, a new fast-casual joint in Midtown, from the Instagrams of Taiwanese-American chef Jason Liang and Taiwanese pastry chef ChingYao Wang (who’s also his wife). The couple best known for Decatur’s Brush Sushi Izakaya recently ate their way through Taipei and Tokyo as inspiration for Momonoki and its attached bakery, Momo Cafe.
In this era of hyperlocalism and regional pride, the popularity of French cuisine has been on the decline. But there is hope. In Atlanta, a comeback has arrived inside the recently transformed Hotel Clermont and directly above the lovably grungy Clermont Lounge. Yes, the French resurgence has materialized above a strip club.
The most promising of Chamblee's newcomers is the Alden, an ambitious restaurant that blends elements of worldly fine dining with a dose of hometown comfort. Well-traveled chef-owner Jared Alden Hucks is making bold moves here, including a seven-course tasting menu offered exclusively at the chef counter.
What’s the next logical step for the beer experts behind Brick Store Pub in Decatur? How about a revolutionary brewpub engineered for conversation and focused on community in what’s perhaps the region’s next big destination for hip eating and drinking: Duluth.
Located in an former Starbucks location in Midtown high-rise, Anh’s Kitchen is a sophisticated, intimate concept defined by the authenticity of its ingredient-driven kitchen and its hip sense of design.
If you were to cram the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s into a blender, you’d end up with something close to this self-styled “diners club.” Golden Eagle shouldn’t be taken too seriously as a restaurant, but it’s also more than a nostalgia-themed hot spot appealing to millennials’ love of vintage.
Poor Hendrix, which Aaron and Jamie Russell opened in East Lake’s Hosea and 2nd development last November, feels like two small restaurants packed close together.