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5 Restaurants to Try This Weekend in Atlanta

Source: Eater Atlanta

Ideas on where to eat this weekend

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Atlanta weekend planner or 5 to Try, where Eater Atlanta recommends five restaurants or bars. The weekly list includes a mix of hot, new restaurants on the scene, old standbys worth a revisit, and the occasional can’t-miss food event.

Got a restaurant or bar recommendation? Send a message with a brief description as to why Eater Atlanta should consider including it in the next weekend planner.


January 12 – January 14

Ramen on a cold weekend
Friday’s massive cold front ushered in another round of ...

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Hugh Acheson’s Restaurant Achie’s Open at Battery Atlanta

Source: Eater Atlanta

Riffs on traditional Southern food, burgers, poutine, and ballpark snacks are on the menu

Achie’s, the latest restaurant from chef Hugh Acheson, is now open at the Omni Hotel at the Battery Atlanta. It is currently operating in soft-opening mode before the full menu debuts on January 25 following the hotel’s official ribbon-cutting ceremony.

In December, the restaurant named Alex Bolduc as Achie’s executive chef. Bolduc has known Acheson for years and previously worked at the Top Chef judge’s restaurant Five & Ten in Athens before moving to San Francisco to work as the chef for Robert ...

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Farm Burger is Coming to Grant Park in February

Source: Eater Atlanta

The Atlanta-based organic burger chain will call The George home on Memorial Drive

The Atlanta-based, organic burger chain Farm Burger will open its fifth location in the metro area in February at The George on Memorial Drive in Grant Park.

Founded in 2010 by organic farmer and rancher Jason Mann and restaurateur George Frangos, Farm Burger creates its burgers using 100% grass-fed beef which is dry-aged, freshly-ground, and then cooked to order. The restaurant also offers veggie burgers made from quinoa as well as chicken and pork-based burgers. Local beers, boozy milkshakes, and small production wines round out the ...

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13 Essential Korean Restaurants in Atlanta

Source: Eater Atlanta

From Korean fried chicken to spicy tofu stew to bibimbap, these places are worth the drive

Atlanta is home to a thriving Korean community which includes dozens of restaurants throughout the metro area offering everything from traditional dishes to those served with a Southern touch. Thanks to a lot of research and help from a few trusted friends and readers, Eater Atlanta has compiled a list, mapped north to south, of Atlanta’s essential Korean restaurants with suggestions on what to order at each.

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Fox Bros. Que’Osk Launching Breakfast in February

Source: Eater Atlanta

Plus, free gelato on Saturday and a new pizza place is set to open in Westside

Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q breakfast at Armour Yards Que’Osk
Breakfast seekers will soon have a new place to grab biscuits. Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q announced it will begin serving the most important meal of the day from its Que’Osk in Armour Yards on February 19. Breakfast will be served weekdays only starting at 7 a.m. The Que’Osk, located at 120 Ottley Drive, will then close for an hour before reopening for lunch at 11 a.m.

Fox Bros. is hosting several sneak peeks of its breakfast fare ...

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South City Kitchen Avalon to Open and Alma Cocina Coming to Buckhead

Source: Eater Atlanta

Fifth Group Restaurants marks 25 years with a fourth South City Kitchen and a second Alma Cocina

Fifth Group Restaurants is marking 25 years in Atlanta with the opening of a fourth location of its popular southern fare restaurant South City Kitchen at Avalon in Alpharetta on January 16 and the announcement of a second location of Downtown’s Alma Cocina. Alma will take over the space formerly occupied by BrickTop’s at the corner of Peachtree Street and Piedmont Avenue.

South City Kitchen (SCK) Avalon will open its doors next Tuesday at 5 p.m. for dinner at the Hotel at ...

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Local Sparkling Water Company Inks Deal with Publix

Source: Eater Atlanta

Could Georgia’s own Montane sparkling spring water dethrone Le Croix at the grocery store?

Sparkling water fans will now have a local choice in the grocery store’s carbonated beverage aisle. Montane sparkling spring water out of Pine Mountain, Georgia has inked a deal with Publix Supermarkets to carry the locally-sourced and canned fizzy water at select stores throughout the state and the southeast.

Montane burst onto the sparkling water scene in Atlanta last year when founder Hollis Callaway (from the family behind Callaway Gardens) debuted his flavored, carbonated beverages at in-town markets like Star Provisions and restaurants such as ...

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Popular Midtown Spot Cowtippers to Close at the End of January [Updated]

Source: Eater Atlanta

Metrotainment Cafes still owns the property and has plans to turn it into an events space

Updated:
According to a source associated with Metrotainment Cafes, Cowtippers has not been sold to a developer. The company still owns the property at 1600 Piedmont Avenue NE and will likely turn the space into an events venue following the restaurant’s closure while the company weighs its options.

The popular Midtown honky tonk and steak house Cowtippers Steaks & Spirits on Piedmont Avenue is set to close on Sunday, January 28 after 25 years, according to Tomorrow’s News Today.

While Eater Atlanta has ...

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The 38 Essential Atlanta Restaurants, Winter ’18

Source: Eater Atlanta

It’s time to update the Eater 38, the answer to any question that begins with, “Can you recommend a restaurant?” This highly elite group covers the entire city (inside the perimeter, loosely), spans a myriad of cuisines, and collectively satisfies the majority of dining needs.

Every couple of months, Eater Atlanta will be adding pertinent restaurants that were omitted, have become newly eligible (open at least six months), or have stepped up their game. The list includes longtime Atlanta staples, restaurants with loyal followings, and those that bring something unique to the city’s dining scene.

This time around, ...

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Sentimental Piece of Art Stolen from Cast Iron

Source: Eater Atlanta

Chef Evan Cordes would really like it back, no questions asked

Someone stole a sentimental art print out of the men’s room at Cast Iron over the weekend. Chef Evan Cordes took to the restaurant’s Instagram and its Facebook page to express his sadness and to ask the person who took the print to please bring it back. No questions asked.

“Sarah and I bought this set in Asheville a few years ago. When I found them, I looked at her and said, ‘babe…I’m going to hang these above some urinals in the men’s room of our restaurant one day,’” ...

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Korean Pop-Up ANJU Debuts Thursday at Octane Grant Park

Source: Eater Atlanta

Chef James Murphy pops up permanently as Grant Park rebrands to Revelator

Chef James Murphy, formerly of Kimball House and Gaja in East Atlanta Village, is debuting his Korean pop-up ANJU this Thursday, January 11 at Octane Grant Park. The weekly dinner series focusing on south Korean dishes like savory pancakes, bibimbap, and noodles and dumplings will run Thursdays, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. The debut of the pop-up will coincide with the rebranding of the Grant Park shop from Octane to Revelator.

Murphy plans to run the counter-serve, ...

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Lifting Noodles Ramen and Snackboxe Bistro Lao Street Food Both Open Next Week

Source: Eater Atlanta

Plus Emerald City Bagels opening imminent in East Atlanta

Ramen coming to East Atlanta
East Atlanta’s Global Grub Collective (GGC), home to We Suki Suki, will be getting a new ramen stall on January 16. Lifting Noodles Ramen from Seven Chan and Ken Yu who own the popular GGC stall Poké Burri will serve traditional tonkotsu, spicy, and fried, brothless ramen along with a “secret menu of weird creations”, bibimbap, and barbecue bowls, according to their Instagram. Lifting Noodles plans to offer vegetarian options soon. [INSTAGRAM]

Emerald City Bagels opening imminent in East Atlanta
Bagel lovers in East ...

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Genuine Pizza is Now Open at Phipps Plaza

Source: Eater Atlanta

The Miami-based pizza restaurant comes to Atlanta from chef Michael Schwartz

Genuine Pizza from James Beard award-winning chef Michael Schwartz is now open at the main entrance to Phipps Plaza in Buckhead. This is the first Atlanta location of Schwartz’s Miami-based pizza restaurants.

The menu offers 12 “hand-formed” pizzas, a daily pizza special as well as Genuine’s signature short rib pizza. Non-pizza items such as polenta fries with spicy ketchup and Brussel sprouts with burrata will also be on the menu.

“We’re introducing classic dishes from our flagship location while embracing our new Atlanta community as we fold in seasonal ...

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Nashville’s Slim & Husky’s Pizza Beeria is Planning to Expand to Atlanta

Source: Eater Atlanta

Might be eyeing the historic West End

According to Eater Nashville, the owners of North Nashville’s Slim & Husky’s Pizza Beeria are planning to expand to Atlanta. The question is, in what neighborhood?

Slim & Husky’s owners and longtime friends since their days at Tennessee State University Clinton Gray, Derrick Moore, and Emanuel Reed could be eyeing the historic West End or Westview neighborhoods just south of I-20.

Eater Nashville reports,

They have plans to take the Slim & Husky’s concept to Atlanta, with Gray telling the NBJ [Nashville Business Journal] that they have “secured a space ...

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Where to Eat and Drink During the College Football National Championship

Source: Eater Atlanta

No ticket on Monday, not a problem at these watch parties

For those not lucky enough to have secured a ticket to Monday’s college football National Championship at the Mercedes-Benz stadium, there are plenty of restaurants, bars, and breweries around Atlanta showing the big game that evening. Check out this north-to-south guide on where to eat and drink on Monday for what’s sure to be one HECK of a football game.

Continue to check back for updates.

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Sweet Water Brewing to Release 2018 Second Helping Beer This Friday

Source: Eater Atlanta

100% of profits to The Giving Kitchen, plus the ladies of The Cast Iron Chronicles are back, and more upcoming events

2018 Second Helping can release at Sweet Water Brewing
Drop by Sweet Water’s tasting room anytime between 4:20 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Friday, January 5 for a taste of this year’s release of Second Helping benefiting The Giving Kitchen (TGK). This is the brewery’s fifth year collaborating with TGK on the beer which was first created by head brewer Nick Nock with chef Ryan Hidinger, who passed away from cancer in 2014. Hidinger was the inspiration behind the ...

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Detox at These 8 Atlanta Juice and Smoothie Bars

Source: Eater Atlanta

Kick off the new year with a post-holiday cleanse

The holidays are over, and it’s time to detox from all the food and booze consumed from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day. January tends to be the month in which people kick off a year-long resolution to better health or simply take time to cleanse. Here are eight juice and smoothie bars around Atlanta to start the new year off right.

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The Poncey Highland Cafe & Coffee House is Open

Source: Eater Atlanta

Coffee, pastries, and quiet work spaces abound on North Highland

The Poncey Highland on North Highland Avenue has opened in the former Cafe Highland (and Cafes 640 and Diem) space next door to the Highland Inn. What Now Atlanta first reported the coffee shop’s arrival back in November but no opening date had been set.

The coffee shop and cafe, owned by Jamie Fahey of Atlanta Cupcake Factory, is currently serving Counter Culture coffee, espresso, tea, and Emerald City Bagels Tuesday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. A reader told Eater Atlanta Fahey expects to expand the ...

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Chef Sean Brock’s Fourth Outpost of Husk Opens in Savannah

Source: Eater Atlanta

Former Atlanta chef Tyler Williams heads the kitchen

Chef Sean Brock’s fourth Husk location opens its door on Wednesday, January 3 in Savannah. Chef Tyler Williams, formerly of Atlanta’s TAP and shuttered Woodfire Grill, heads the kitchen as its chef de cuisine. The Savannah outpost comes on the heels of Brock’s third Husk location which opened a month ago in Greenville, South Carolina.

The 230-seat restaurant occupies a 118-year-old, three-story home with a grand side porch on West Oglethorpe Avenue in Savannah’s historic district. When asked why Brock chose Savannah over a larger city like Atlanta, ...

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Roswell’s Greenwoods and Swallow at the Hollow Have Closed

Source: Eater Atlanta

Longtime Green Street staples suddenly closed on New Year’s Eve, retirement may be the reason

Longtime Roswell staples of Southern comfort food and barbecue Greenwoods on Green Street and Swallow at the Hollow both closed on New Year’s Eve, according to the AJC.

Greenwoods announced the closure in a pre-recorded phone message that stated, “Effective December 31 of 2017, we have permanently closed both establishments [restaurant and catering business The Yellow House]. We want to thank all of the patrons who have come to us over the years.”

A pre-recorded message at sister business Swallow at the Hollow ...

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The Stratford Opens Wednesday in Former Pallookaville Space in Avondale Estates

Source: Eater Atlanta

Plus, Noona Korean Steakhouse opens in Duluth as Simply Seoul in Ponce City Market shutters

The Stratford Opens Wednesday in Avondale Estates
Family-friendly pub The Stratford is set to open its doors on Wednesday, January 3 in the former Pallookaville space in Avondale Estates. Pallookaville closed last November. This, after being purchased from previous owner Jim Stacy by James Maggard and Jason Hylton in 2016 who also own Local No. 7 in Tucker. The pub’s menu should be similar to that of the duo’s Tucker restaurant and will serve both lunch and dinner starting Wednesday. [FACEBOOK]

Noona Korean Steakhouse ...

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Don’t Forget to Send in Those Eater Tips

Source: Eater Atlanta

Hot intel and tips from readers like you are always appreciated

A new year means a fresh restaurant news cycle that includes the latest openings, closings, chef and bartender shuffles, and general food intel. Much of that news is generated by helpful Eater readers who send in hot tips from around Atlanta.

Got a new bar or restaurant in the neighborhood? See a liquor license or construction permit pending in a window? Want to rave or rant about an amazing or bad experience at a new hotspot? Simply send a quick note with rumors, insider info, ...

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The Most Beautiful New Restaurants in Atlanta of 2017

Source: Eater Atlanta

These were the jaw-dropping designs of the year

Atlanta has no shortage of visually-stunning restaurant designs, and 2017 proved to be no exception with many of this year’s openings. Designs ranged from hat tips to the bright colors and patterns of Spain to chic takes on an old school steakhouse to the sexy vibes of a mid-century-inspired diner’s club.

Here, now, are the most beautiful, new restaurants in Atlanta of 2017.


Golden Eagle, Reynoldstown

Photos: Andrew Thomas Lee

The Most Beautiful New Restaurants in Atlanta of 2017
The Most Beautiful New Restaurants in Atlanta of 2017

Restaurant designer Elizabeth Ingram worked closely with owner Michael Lennox to completely transform the interior of the former H. Harper Station ...

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Atlanta’s Food Editors Share Their 2018 Food Headline and Trends Predictions

Source: Eater Atlanta

More women chefs, black-owned restaurants, and a pop-up lands a brick and mortar are on the predictions list

As is the year end tradition, Eater Atlanta surveyed a handful of the city’s food editors on everything from their best meal to their biggest dining grievance in 2017. The experts have weighed in on their restaurant standbys, Atlanta’s top newcomers, the city’s best dining neighborhoods, the biggest dining surprises, the top dining grievances, and their best meal of 2017. Their responses are cut, pasted, and (mostly) unedited.

Now, in this final Year in Eater installment, each ...

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Atlanta’s Food Editors Name Their Best Meals of 2017

Source: Eater Atlanta

From duck with green curry at Watershed to barbecue at B’s Cracklin’ to a family-style Korean feast

As is the year end tradition, Eater Atlanta surveyed a handful of the city’s food editors on everything from their best meal to their biggest dining grievance in 2017. The experts have already named their restaurant standbys, Atlanta’s top newcomers, the city’s best dining neighborhoods, the biggest dining surprises, and their top dining grievances this year. Their responses are cut, pasted, and (mostly) unedited. Now, each of Atlanta’s food editors share their best meal of 2017.


Julia Bainbridge, Atlanta ...

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