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(Nearly) all the restaurants that opened in metro Atlanta in 2017 — how many have you been to?

Stumped for where to have dinner, dessert or a drink tonight? Check out this list of restaurants, bars and desserts spots that opened in metro Atlanta in 2017.

4 Rivers Smokehouse Brisket and smoked jalapenos. Photo credit- Mia Yakel.

Intown Atlanta

4 Rivers Smokehouse — The Florida-based barbecue restaurant opened its first Georgia location in an old brick firehouse.
822 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta. 1-844-474-8377, 4rsmokehouse.com/locations/atlanta.

A Mano — The Italian concept offers pasta made in-house and antipasti made from local ingredients. 
587 Ralph McGill Blvd., Atlanta. 404-549-7727, amanoatl.com

Al Forno’s — The concept — made-to-order but uncooked gourmet pizza delivered to your house or available for pickup — is from the team behind burger spot Bocado.
27 12th St NW, Atlanta. 404-968-9779, alfornos.com/

Allora — The Italian restaurant in Twelve Hotel Midtown at Atlantic Station replaces another Concentrics restaurant, Lobby Bar and Bistro.
361 17th St. NW (at the Twelve Hotel Midtown), Atlanta. 404-961-7370, alloraatl.com.

Amorino — The Italian gelato chain known for its rose-shaped scoops opened locations in Lenox Square and Shops Buckhead Atlanta this year.
3035 Peachtree Road NW, Atlanta. amorino.com/us/

Anh’s Kitchen — The Kinjo brothers opened this Vietnamese eatery in Midtown, offering a variety of appetizers, salads, soups, pho, vermicelli noodle dishes, banh mi, rice dishes and clay pots.
855 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-989-6886, anhkitchenatl.com

Apron and Overdrive at Solis Two Porsche Drive — The bar and restaurant include views of the Porsche handling course and the runways at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
2 Porsche Drive, Atlanta. 470-466-3300, solis2porschedrive.com.

Babalu Tapas & Tacos — The seventh location of the Jackson, Miss-born restaurant — the first in Georgia — offers “Latin-inspired dishes with a unique Southern flair.”
33 Peachtree Place NE, Atlanta. 404-900-9595, atlanta.eatbabalu.com.

Batter Cookie Dough Counter — The Ponce City Market dessert shop offers a total of 10 flavors of traditional and seasonal cookie dough , including sugar, chocolate chip, peanut butter, oatmeal, lemon, salted caramel and s’mores. It will also offer a gluten-free version of its chocolate chip dough and a vegan version of its sugar dough.
675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE , Atlanta. 404-538-2691, battercookiedough.com/

Bar Americano and Bar Crema — The sister concepts from the team behind The Mercury and The Pinewood feature Italian food and coffee drinks, respectively.
56 E. Andrews Drive NW, Atlanta. 678-515-0697.

Bar Mercado — The Spanish-inspired restaurant from the hospitality group behind Cooks & Soldiers and Iberian Pig offers tapas and cocktails in Krog Street Market.
99 Krog St. NE, Atlanta. 404-480-4866, barmercadoatl.com/

Bon Ton — The Cajun-Vietnamese spot from the team behind The Lawrence opened in January.
675 Myrtle Street N.E., Atlanta. facebook.com/bontonatl.

Bulla Gastrobar — The Florida-based Spanish and Catalan-style gastrobar specializing in tapas and handcrafted cocktails opened its first Atlanta location this year.
60 11th St. NE, Atlanta. 404-900-6926, bullagastrobar.com.

Bytes — The tech-focused restaurant features an outdoor patio area with LED-lit furniture, iPad ordering and interactive selfie mirrors in the bathrooms.
848 Spring St. SW, Atlanta. 470-447-2601, bytesrestaurant.com/

Cactus House — The fast-casual taqueria offers margaritas, tacos and other Mexican staples.
1020 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-255-6417

The Canteen — The micro-food hall from the team behind The General Muir features second locations of Yalla and Fred’s Meat and Bread, as well as TGM Bagel and Square Bar.
75 Fifth St. NW, Atlanta. thecanteenatl.com.

CO — A minimalist, contemporary atmosphere with a full-on bar, and a menu that ranges far and wide from sushi and small plates to banh mi and a variety of broth, rice and noodle dishes.
675 North Highland Ave., Atlanta. 404-474-0262, eatatco.com.

Dancing Goats Coffee Bar — The local coffee shop opened its third location.
33 Peachtree Place, Atlanta, batdorfcoffee.com, 404- 707-0473.

Deep End — The late-night spot from the team behind The Mercury and The Pinewood offers tacos and breakfast dishes.
621 North Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 470-823-3102, 10apart.com/deep-end.

Donetto — The Tuscan-Southern spot is the first solo concept from executive chef Michael Perez, a partner with Charleston, S.C.-based Indigo Road.
976 Brady Ave., Suite 110, Atlanta. 404-445-6867, donettoatlanta.com.

Duck Donuts — The North Carolina-based company opened its first Atlanta location in Buckhead, with two more metro Atlanta locations announced.
3655 Roswell Road, Atlanta. 404-600-5699. duckdonuts.com/

East Pole Coffee Co. — The coffee roastery’s brick-and-mortar shop features a café seating separate from the production area, where customers can see the roasting process through a glass partition.
255 Ottley Drive NE, Atlanta. eastpole.coffee/

Festivals Jerk Chicken Grill — The Jamaican fast-casual concept specializes in jerk chicken, and offers a variety of traditional Caribbean dishes.
925 Garrett St, Atlanta. 404-549-9828, festivalsjerk.com/

Golden Eagle — Located in the former H. Harper Station space along with coffee shop Muchacho (see below), the retro lounge offers up classic cocktails and “continental classics of yesteryear” including garlic knots, crab Rangoon, and charbroiled oysters.
904 Memorial Drive SE., Atlanta. 404-963-1703, goldeneagleatl.com/

Grant Park Market – The spot for sandwiches and food products — a sister store of Candler Park Market — is open in The Larkin development.
519 Memorial Drive, Atlanta. grantparkmarket.net/#/

Greens and Gravy — Celebrity chef Darius Williams’ West End restaurant serves up a menu featuring fish and grits, spare ribs, fried chicken and slow roasted salmon.
1540 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd., Atlanta. 404-565-2074, Facebook: Greens & Gravy.

Hattie Marie’s Texas Style BBQ and Cajun Kitchen – The kitchen smokes meat onsite daily, including a giant beef rib on a 9-inch bone, chicken wings and brisket and seafood offerings include fried catfish and shrimp, crawfish étouffée, crab claws and hot smoked salmon.
3699 Main St., College Park. 678-796-8205, hattiemaries.com/

Henri’s Bakery –The third location of the Atlanta institution opened in West Midtown in December. The Buckhead location moved to a new location over the summer.
2310 Coronet Way, Atlanta. 404-968-9412,  henrisbakery.com.

Holler & Dash Biscuit House — The fast-casual breakfast-lunch-brunch concept from parent company Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. opened its first Atlanta location earlier this year.
1085 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta. holleranddash.com.

Hickory & Hazel Southern Table — The Southern spot — located in the Renaissance Atlanta Airport Gateway Hotel — focuses on local ingredients and with dishes such as sweet tea-brined chicken and waffles and grilled bourbon cider pork chops with potato puree and glazed Vidalia onions.
2081 Convention Center Concourse, Atlanta. 404-306-0100.

Jai Ho — Features a sprawling modern menu marked by regional influences and dishes that highlight Pondicherry cuisine, which mixes Indian and French ingredients and techniques.
560 Dutch Valley Road NE, Atlanta. 404-458-6888, jaihoatlanta.com.

Java Cats Cafe — Atlanta’s first cat cafe serves up baked goods and coffee while allowing customers playtime with cats.
415 Memorial Dr SE C, Atlanta. 470-305-7575, javacatscafe.com/

Madre + Mason — The Southern-meets-Latin spot reopened in Midtown after closing earlier this year in a different location.
366 5th St., Atlanta. 404-330-8090, madreandmason.com/

Mediterranea — The Grant Park spot specializes in gluten-free options and also offers vegan and vegetarian dishes.
332 Ormond Street S.E., Atlanta. 404-748-4219, mediterraneaatl.com.

The restaurants at Mercedes-Benz Stadium — Several eateries opened in the new home to the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United. Read more about them here.

Mourning Dove Cafe – The Revelator Coffee concept — which replaces Corso Coffee in Shops Buckhead Atlanta — has a coffee program similar to other Revelator locations, with alcohol and food also being offered.
3065 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta. 404-835-2967.

Muchacho — The coffee shop from the team behind Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall, located in the former H. Harper Station space, offers coffee drinks and “California cuisine.”
904 Memorial Drive SE, Atlanta. 404-748-9254, muchachoatl.com.

One Rooster Mongolian Bar — Beyond grilled-to-order bowls, with a choice of spice, meat, sauce, veggies and noodles or rice, the One Rooster menu includes appetizers, such as pot stickers, edamame, egg rolls, and crispy char siu pork buns.
1016 Howell Mill Road N.W., Atlanta. 404-330-8068, facebook.com/oneroostermongolian.

Paper Crane Lounge — The bar above Staplehouse features a rotating cocktail list with five or six drinks (including a sparkling Negroni).
541 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta. 404-524-5005.

Petit Chou — The French-meets-Southern cafe serves coffee drinks as well as dishes including the Cabbagetown Breakfast Bowl, built with grits topped with Tillamook Farms sharp cheddar, a choice of bacon, ham or sausage, a poached egg, dressed arugula and tomato concasse.
662 Memorial Drive SE, Atlanta. 470-270-8996, petitchouatl.com.

Poke City — The poke spot, which also has a location in Johns Creek, opened in the Midtown Promenade earlier this year.
931 Monroe Drive NE, Atlanta. 404-875-0800, gopokecity.com

Public School 404 — The first Georgia location of a California-based restaurant has a focus on craft beer, with a rotating list of eight local drafts out of 16 total updated on “Today’s Curriculum,” along with beer flights, craft cocktails and wine by the glass or bottle.
930 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta. 404-817-0984, psontap.com/locations/ps404.

Revolution Doughnuts — The Decatur spot opened a second location in Inman Park.
745 Edgewood Ave. NE, Atlanta. revolutiondonuts.com/

Rose + Rye — The team behind 1Kept opened this restaurant with a global menu in The Castle building.
87 15th St. NE, Atlanta. 404-500-5980, roserye.com/

Salata — The Texas-based salad chain opened its first Atlanta location in Atlantic Station and later opened a second at Glenridge Point.
265 19th St., Suite. 2155, Atlanta. 470-233-7164, salata.com.

SAMA Food for Balance — The health food eatery offers a menu inspired by Ayurveda, a healing system that uses textures, colors and spices in food to engage the senses.
56 E. Andrews Drive, Atlanta. 404-500-3550, samafoodforbalance.com/

Simon’s — The restaurant, housed in the former home of Ludacris’ now-shuttered Straits eatery, offers a menu of modern Southern food.
793 Juniper St. NE, Atlanta. 404-698-3715, simonsatl.com.

Sweet Charlie’s Rolled Ice Cream — The Philadelphia-based chain brought its rolls to Buckhead this year.
3872 Roswell Rd NE, Atlanta. 404-549-8183, sweetcharlies.com

SweetWater Last Cast Bar and Grill – Last Cast serves some of SweetWater’s most popular brews, including 420 Extra Pale Ale and IPA and a casual dining food menu with grab-and-go items including pretzel bites with 420 Extra Pale Ale mustard sauce and creole shrimp hoagies, as well as a variety of breakfast options.
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Concourse B

Taco Cantina — The Smyrna restaurant, which offers up a variety of tacos and Mexican staples, opened in Old Fourth Ward at the end of the year.
480 John Wesley Dobbs Ave NE, Atlanta. mytacocantina.com/

Tavern at Atlas — The new bar outside the restaurant in the St. Regis offers small plates and cocktails.
88 W. Paces Ferry Road N.W., Atlanta. 404-600-6471, atlasrestaurant.com.

Taverna — The Texas-based chain opened its first location in Shops Buckhead Atlanta.
280 Buckhead Ave. NE, 678-791-1311, tavernabylombardi.com/

Varuni Napoli — The Morningside pizzeria opened a second location in Krog Street Market.
101 Krog St. NE, Atlanta. 404-500-5550, krogstreetmarket.com/portfolio-item/varuni-napoli-coming-2017/

Whiskey Bird — The Va-Hi spot’s menu offers sometimes surprising Asian-influenced takes on yakitori, sliders and tacos, plus veggie dishes and large plates, all meant to be mixed, matched and shared, tapas-style.
1409 N. Highland Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-600-5797, eatwhiskeybird.com.

(Nearly) all the restaurants that opened in metro Atlanta in 2017 — how many have you been to?

Empanada from Beni’s Cubano / Photo by Heidi Geldhauser

Cobb County

The restaurants at The Battery — The entertainment complex around SunTrust Park saw the opening of several food and beverage concepts this year. Read more about them here (and see what’s on tap for 2018).

Beni’s Cubano — The Cuban spot from the team behind Tin Lizzy’s Cantina opened in East Cobb over the summer and opened a second location in The Hub at Peachtree Center later in the year.
4475 Roswell Rd., Ste. 1510a, Marietta, 404-348-4394, beniscubano.com

Black Swan Tavern — English pub from the team behind Bat & Ball Pub, Ye Olde Dunwoody TavernAn and more.
1401 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. 678-401-5286, dunwoodyrestaurantgroup.com/blackswantavern

Cafe Lucia — The downtown Atlanta coffee shop expanded to Smyrna with a menu of breakfast, lunch and dinner in addition to coffee and drinks including specialty lattes.
1260 West Spring St., Smyrna. 678-424-1015, cafeluciaatl.com/

Camp’s Kitchen & Bar — The spot features an “eclectic American” menu, including small plates, grilled pizzetta, sandwiches, burgers, and entrees.
255 Village Pkwy N.E., Marietta. 678-540-2003, campskitchenbar.com.

Hoyle’s Kitchen and Bar — Named for co-owner Joe and Sam Ivey’s grandfather, Hoyle Ivey, who owned a farm-to-retail chain of stores nicknamed Milk Jugs, Hoyle’s offers lunch specials, dinner and late-night menus, as well as an extensive selection of beer and cocktails.
1440 Roswell Road, Marietta. 770-509-3320, hoyleskitchenandbar.com

Loyal Q — In addition to barbecue, the menu from chef Dan Diersen features shared plates, sides and vegetables, such as salt-roasted beets, cauliflower salad and a hefty portobello sandwich.
4880 Lower Roswell Road, Suite 850, Marietta. 678-921-0456, loyalq.com.

MOD Pizza — The chain opened its first Georgia location in Kennesaw and later opened another in Decatur.
1945 Cobb Pkwy NW, Kennesaw. 404-264-0050, modpizza.com

Muss & Turner’s — A second location of the Smyrna restaurant opened in East Cobb.
1205 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. 678-809-4040, mussandturners.com/eastcobb

Perks Coffee – The coffee shop offers a variety of coffee drinks including iced coffee with roasted coffee ice cubes and café glacé, as well as 15 types of herbal teas.
3000 Windy Hill Road SE, Marietta. 678-903-5539, perks-coffee.business.site/

Teriyaki Madness — The chain’s first Georgia location opened in Marietta earlier this year.
2960 Shallowford Road, Marietta. 770-693-2091, teriyakimadness.com/locations/sandy-plains-centre/

Wade’s Fine Eatery and Good Time Emporium — The menu features burgers, fries, sandwiches and appetizers as well as rotating craft cocktails and cocktails slushies (like the cleverly named frozé drink Pinkie and the Brain Freeze), wine and 12 taps featuring eight craft beers.
1061 Concord Road SE, Smyrna. 678-239-4147, facebook.com/wadessmyrna/

(Nearly) all the restaurants that opened in metro Atlanta in 2017 — how many have you been to?

Blue Top Buffalo Octopus small bite. Photo credit- Mia Yakel.

DeKalb County

Banjo Coffee Brewing Co. – The cold brew business opened a brick-and-mortar location in Avondale Estates.
38 N. Avondale Road, Avondale Estates. banjocoldbrew.com/

Big Tex — The Tex-Mex spot that shuttered in 2014 reopened this year in the same spot.
308 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., Suite H (at Ponce de Leon Place), Decatur. 404-377-3939, facebook.com/DecaturBigTex.

Blaze Pizza — The California-based chain opened its first metro Atlanta location in Decatur.
2131 N. Decatur Road, Decatur. 678-705-8508, blazepizza.com.

Bluetop — The quirky menu features the likes of a Maine lobster corn dog, a signature burger made with Snake River Farms beef and Red Dragon cheddar, and a kale salad tossed with milk blanched garlic, dried blueberries, toasted oats, and fermented hemp nut vinaigrette.
5362 Peachtree Road, Chamblee. 678-620-3490, bluetopchamblee.com.

Boba Bee — Diners can create their own hot or cold drink creations along with customizable Hong Kong egg waffles.
5150 Buford Hwy. NE, Ste 150, Doraville. 770-710-0993, facebook.com/Boba-Bee-272459569838801

BullGogi — The fast-casual Korean spot allows customers to build bowls by choosing from a variety of rices, proteins including beef and chicken bulgogi and salmon or tuna poke.
2140 N. Decatur Road, Decatur. 470-305-7522, bullgogirestaurant.com/

City Barbecue — The Ohio-based chain opened its first Georgia location in Decatur Crossing.
2511 Blackmon Drive, Decatur. 440-410-2566, citybbq.com/

Dixie Q — The team behind Serpas True Food opened this barbecue spot this year.
2524 Caldwell Road NE, Brookhaven. 404-228-1502, dixie-q.com/.

Double Dragon — The Chinese spot from the team behind Taiyo Ramen and Suzy Siu’s Baos opened in the heart of Oakhurst.
350 Mead Road, Decatur. 404-832-0016, doubledragonoakhurst.com.

Food Terminal — The Malaysian street food spot from the team behind Sweet Hut offers classics as well as new dishes such as Cheese’ N Cheese, a tomato-braised fried rice combo, loaded with egg, cheddar and mozzarella cheese, bacon, grilled spam, corn, red and spring onions, shallots, and bell peppers, served in a hot cast-iron bowl.
5000 Buford Highway, Suite B201, Chamblee. 678-353-6110, foodterminal.com.

The Halal Guys — The first Georgia location of the popular New York-based chain offers plates and platters served with Middle Eastern staples.
4929 Buford Hwy. NE., Chamblee. 470-268-8481, thehalalguys.com/

HOBNOB Tavern — The Midtown mainstay opened a second location this year in Brookhaven.
804 Town Blvd., Brookhaven. 404-968-2288, hobnobatlanta.com

Hopstix — The Asian brewpub combines elements of a sushi bar and a beer bar with the atmosphere and service of a chef-driven restaurant.
3404 Pierce Drive N.E., Chamblee. 678-888-2306, hopstixbrewing.com.

Hudson FC — The sports bar with a focus on soccer offers pub food and airs national and international sporting events including soccer, cricket and rugby on televisions throughout the pub.
Brookhaven Station, 4058 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. 404-233-2323, HudsonGrille.com/FC.

Janet’s Kitchen — Try soul food with a Filipino twist from Decatur native Nycole Sanders.
1359 Clairmont Rd, Decatur. 404-549-7808, janetskitchenatl.com/

Jay’s Kitchen and Bar — The spot features a gourmet soul food menu with dishes including Jay’s Filet Roast, Chicken in the Pot and fried lobster tail.
3752 Cascade Road SW, Atlanta. 470-440-5090, jayskitchenandbar.com/

Kula Revolving Sushi — The first Georgia location of the conveyor belt sushi chain offers bells and whistles along with its sushi.
6035 Peachtree Road, Doraville. 470-255-2071, kurausa.com.

Magnolia Room Tucker — The homage to S&S Cafeteria opened early this year.
4450 Hugh Howell Road #10, Tucker. 404-228-6033, magnoliaroomtucker.com/

Mandolin Kitchen — The Mediterranean restaurant opened in place of MAYA Steakhouse.
6152 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta. 404- 705-888o.

Mist Snack Dessert Bar — Features creative items such as pizza cones, poke bowls, and light bulb tea that is served in a light bulb.
4897 Buford Hwy NE, Chamblee, 470-268-7466, www.facebook.com/mist.snack.dessert.bar/

Monsoon Masala Kitchen & Sweets — Offers a menu of classic Indian dishes with a Bangladeshi influence.
3979 Buford Hwy., Chamblee. 404-228-0017, monsoonatlanta.com/

Papi’s Cuban — The Atlanta Cuban restaurant opened its seventh location at Emory Point.
1540 Avenue Place, Decatur. 404-320-0165, papisgrill.com.

Ruchi Bangladeshi Cuisine — College student Amit Shapta opened this spot which offers Bangladeshi and Indian staples including butter chicken, vindaloo and a variety of naans.
4847 Peachtree Road, Chamblee. 678-691-9270, ruchiatlanta.com.

Southern Grove — The restaurant in Doubletree by Hilton Atlanta Perimeter Dunwoody serves up modern twists on traditional Southern comfort food for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
4386 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Atlanta. 770-457-6363.

Spiller Park Coffee — The coffee shop and cafe from celebrity chef Hugh Acheson and Dale Donchey opened its second location in Toco Hills (the first is in Ponce City Market).
2929 North Druid Hills Road NE, Atlanta.  404-823-5737, spillerpark.com.

Steel City Pops — The Alabama-based frozen pops company opened its first brick-and-mortar location in Decatur after months of selling out of a cart at local events.
312 Church St., Decatur. 678-996-1380, steelcitypops.com/

Vintage Pizzeria — The local, family-owned restaurant, known for New Jersey-style pizza opened its third location in September.
5510 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody. 470-359-5982, vintagepizzeria.com/dunwoody

(Nearly) all the restaurants that opened in metro Atlanta in 2017 — how many have you been to?

The Braut Burger at Barleygarden. / Handout photo

North Fulton County

3:8 Juice & Eatery — Serves up fresh pressed juices and other drinks, soups, salads, sandwiches, bowls and oatmeal. 
5250 Windward Pkwy., Alpharetta. 770-680-2411, 38juice.com

Restaurants at Avalon — Several new restaurants opened in the Alpharetta mixed-use development including:

From the Earth Brewing Co. — Billed as “the first farm to table brewpub in Roswell,” it features a mix of  locally sourced cuisine, beer and craft cocktails.
1570 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell. 770-910-9799, ftebrewing.com/

Kaiser’s Chophouse — The modern steakhouse from Atlanta chef Peter Kaiser is billed as offering “an elevated dining experience with quality cuts of meats, superior ingredients and a boutique wine and cocktail program.”
5975 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. 404-549-2882, kaiserschophouse.com.

Monkey 68 — A contemporary combination of Chinese, Japanese and Korean dishes from the team behind One Sushi+ in Brookhaven and Katana on Lenox Road in Buckhead.
1073 Green St., Roswell. 770-587-3277, monkey68atl.com.

Natsu Sushi Bar & Ocean Grill — The restaurant offers a wide variety of sushi, sashimi, soups and salads, grilled entrees and noodles.
3070 Windward Plaza, Ste X1, Alpharetta. 470-448-1919, natsusushi.com

Pontoon Brewing – The 11,000-square-foot space provides a place for Pontoon to brew its beers, as well as host tastings, brewery tours, growler and crowler sales and live music.
8601 Dunwoody Place, Sandy Springs. pontoonbrewing.com/

Shami Kitchen — The entirely in-house made menu offers staples including beef kifta and shawarma, as well as vegetarian options including falafel, hummus, baba ghanoush and tabouleh and the spot is staffed almost entirely by Syrian refugees.
8363 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. 678-974-8573, shamikitchen.com/

Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream — The first Georgia location of the Provo, Utah-based ice cream shop makes its product by flash-freezing using liquid nitrogen.
The Prado, 5590 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. 404-863-9701, subzeroicecream.com.

Truck & Tap  – The outdoor eatery features a rotating list of food trucks — including pizza from Dominic’s NY Pizza, New Orleans cuisine from The Tempted Palate and Bahamanian food from Island Chef Cafe — as well as a bar offering 12 craft beers on tap, wines, cocktails, craft sodas and cold brewed nitro coffee.
30 Milton Ave., Alpharetta. 770-680-2760, truckandtap.com/alpharetta/

 

(Nearly) all the restaurants that opened in metro Atlanta in 2017 — how many have you been to?

Gwinnett County

Daddy O’Brien’s — features alcohol-infused ice cream and other dishes.The Irish-inspired ice cream parlor and eatery
5910 Suwanee Dam Road, Ste 400, Sugar Hill. 404-513-1118, daddyosicecream.com

Famous Toastery – The breakfast concept offers dishes including stuffed French toast, avocado benedict, a variety of omelets and breakfast sandwiches, as well as lunch items such as wraps, sandwiches, salads and burgers.
1120 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Suwanee. 678-541-5345, famoustoastery.com/

Good Word Brewing & Public House – Situated along Duluth’s burgeoning Main Street, the build-out includes a 10-barrel, three-vessel brewing system that was assembled to quickly turn out multiple batches of a wide variety of house-made beer on draft, as well a menu of elevated bar food from the team behind Brick Store Pub. Read our first look here.
3085 Main St., Suite 520, Duluth. 404-973-2077, goodwordbrewing.com.

Osteria di Mare — Andrew Hoppen, Peachtree Corners resident and owner of Mexican concept Taqueria del Mar, opened this fine dining Italian restaurant in the later part of the year.
5005 Peachtree Pkwy. NW, Peachtree Corners. 678-691-0344, osteriadimare.weebly.com/

Strange Taco Bar — The team behind Local Republic opened this taco bar over the summer in the former Local Republic space.
225 W. Crogan St., Lawrenceville. 678-869-5220, strangetacobar.com/

Suga and Ice — The ice cream shop offers alcohol-infused ice cream and nonalcoholic flavors. 
3095 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Duluth. 678-731-7211. www.facebook.com/Sugaandiceatl.

Willie Jewell’s Old School Bar-B-Q — The chain opened its first metro Atlanta location in Peachtree City, followed by a second in Marietta.
2015 West Highway 54, Peachtree City. 770-731-1926, williejewells.com

 

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(Nearly) all the restaurants that opened in metro Atlanta in 2017 — how many have you been to?

The gelato shop known for its rose-shaped scoops will open in Buckhead this weekend

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

 

Credit: Amorino USA.

Buckhead is about to get the second location of a European gelato shop.

Amorino, known for its rose-shaped scoops of gelato and sorbet, will open its first Georgia brick-and-mortar location at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta this Saturday at 1 p.m.

The Italian chain opened a location in Lenox Square Mall in 2016 and also has 200 locations in countries including France, England and Germany and U.S. cities including Chicago, Boston and New York City.

Amorino’s menu features gelato flavors such as Stracciatella, Tiramisu, Pistachio Verde di Bronte, and Mango Alfonso d’India, gluten-free flavors and cones, ...

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These are some of the best dishes we ate at metro Atlanta restaurants in 2017

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

We ate a lot in 2017 — with the number of awesome things to eat, how could we not? Here are 46 of our favorite dishes we tried this year:

 

The Woodsman’s Breakfast at Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall / Photo by Tori Allen PR

Intown Atlanta

Biscuits at Bar Mercado

Artichoke beignets from Del Frisco’s Grille

Tortas from Rreal Tacos

Hapi Cocktail at The Consulate

Jessica Sandwich at Rocky Mountain Pizza Co.

Lemon pepper honey fried chicken at Greens & Gravy

Cinnamon roll at Radial Cafe

Yellowfin tuna ceviche at Babalu Tapas and Tacos

Flavors of the Andes ...

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Which cookie is Santa’s favorite? We investigate

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Mrs. Claus, AJC food editor Ligaya Figueras and Santa Claus do a cookie taste test.

It’s almost Christmas, which means kids around the world are starting to plan on which cookies to leave out for Santa along with a tall glass of cold milk. But which kind of cookie does Santa like best? Santa Phil — who AJC food editor Ligaya Figueras joined for a meal earlier this month — came to the AJC along with Mrs. Claus Stephanie to try out three different kinds of cookies. What’s the verdict? Watch the video below to find out.

 

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6 places to eat and party on New Year’s Eve in metro Atlanta

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Head to STK Atlanta for a fete featuring seasonal specials, drinks, music and more. Photo credit: Caren West PR.

Eat, drink and be merry while toasting the old and ringing in 2018. The following six restaurants in metro Atlanta will offer a range of dining and festive options. All events will take place on New Year’s Eve, Sunday, Dec. 31.

St. Cecilia: Celebrate the upcoming year with a four-course menu that will begin with an amuse-bouche turnip and apple soup accompanied by caviar and pumpkin seeds. For the antipasti course, savor tuna crudo, Jonah lump crab or kompachi followed by pear and winter greens ravioli, spaghetti or risotto. Entree options ...

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Find out why Atlanta made a 2017 list of ‘most exciting’ food cities in the U.S.

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

The smoked salmon appetizer at Canoe / Photo: Ligaya Figueras

National restaurant guide Zagat released its list of most exciting food cities in the country — and Atlanta’s on it.

Atlanta snagged the No. 9 spot, with mentions of Brian So’s much-lauded Marietta restaurant Spring, Miller Union chef Steven Satterfield’s James Beard award for Best Chef: Southeast and Kevin Gillespie’s Hired Guns series at his Glenwood Park restaurant Gunshow:

2017 cemented the Capital City of the South’s status as a culinary force, racking up accolades from national media. Bon Appetit gave Brian So’s restrained, thoughtful Marietta restaurant Spring the ...

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Only one Atlanta Flip Burger left after Buckhead location closes

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

The Flip Stack Burger / Photo from Flip Burger

And then there was one.

Flip Burger, the upscale burger joint started by “Top Chef” alum and former Atlanta resident Richard Blais, has closed its Buckhead location at 3655 Roswell Road:

The Roswell Road closure means only the original Flip Burger on Howell Mill Road remains — the Poncey-Highland location closed in 2015.

The first Flip opened in 2008 under Richard Blais, the “Top Chef” alum who also owned Midtown restaurant The Spence before it closed in 2015. Blais moved to San Diego from Atlanta several years ago to open ...

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6 foodie stocking stuffers under $30

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

The Emily & Meritt mugs are perfect any time of year. Photo credit: Pottery Barn.

’Tis the season to great gifts while sticking to you budget.

This Christmas, give the gift of something spicy, best for two, a little educational and more. The price tag may be small — they are all under $30 — but the gifts are big on taste and style.

Hot sauce: For those who like their food spicy, give the gift of three hot sauces — habanero, jalapeño and roja — from Bartaco. $20.
3802 Roswell Road N.E., Atlanta. 678-871-8226.
969 Marietta St. N.W., ...

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One site ranked the best food in each state — here’s what they picked for Georgia

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Chili dogs sit ready to be served at The Varsity in downtown Atlanta/ BRANDEN CAMP/SPECIAL

It’s “best of list” time, and the website The Daily Meal is has released its list of the best food and drink in every state.

Several popular Atlanta restaurants made the cut, though Savannah represented as well. The list includes:

Best Bar: Holeman & Finch Public House, Atlanta
Best Burger: Double Cheeseburger, Holeman & Finch Public House, Atlanta
Best Chinese Restaurant: Oriental Pearl, Chamblee
Best Craft ...

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Buy This: 3 last minute food ideas for your New Year’s Eve celebration

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Three things we think you’ll enjoy as treats for the big night.

Gorgeous Macarons

Macarons from A Cacao Affair

At A Cacao Affair in Marietta, Karl Vivier dreams up chocolates flavored with Georgia olive oil, Tahitian vanilla, wine, whisky and all manner of delicious things. He makes each chocolate himself, hand decorating it and hand packing the chocolates in pretty presentation boxes. But when we met him at the Woodstock Farmers Market, what caught our eye were his beautiful macarons. These inch-and-a-half almond flour cookies are sandwiched with ganache or jam. Their beautiful pastel colors make them Instagram-worthy and their ...

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WATCH: Chef Alon from Alon’s Bakery teaches you how to make sufganiyot for Hanukkah

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Sufganiyot from Alon’s Bakery / Photo courtesy of Alon’s Bakery

Happy Hanukkah! We’re celebrating with sufganiyot, the traditional fried jelly doughnuts. We joined chef Alon Balshan, owner of Alon’s Bakery & Market, in the kitchen this week to learn how to make the sweet treats. Try making them at home yourself, or if you’d rather eat than bake, you can find them for sale at Alon’s. Find out everything you need to know about Hanukkah eats here.

Ingredients

  • 500 g all-purpose flour
  • 50 g sugar
  • 7 g instant dry yeast
  • 130 g milk (warmed)
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 130 g ...

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Your favorite cupcake shop in Buckhead is giving away free cupcakes today

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Get a free cupcake at Sprinkles in Buckhead today. Photo credit: Engelman & Co.

You could take your sweet time getting to Buckhead, but you may miss this dining deal.

In honor of National Cupcake Day, today, Friday, Dec. 15, the first 50 customers in line at Sprinkles will receive a free limited-edition strawberry Sprinkles cupcake topped with cream cheese frosting and rainbow sprinkles.

Treat yourself; show up early, get a free cupcake and have a happier Friday.

Lenox Square, 3393 Peachtree Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-846-1599, sprinkles.com.

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9 metro Atlanta bars serving up hot cocktails this season

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

From the classic hot toddy to mulled wine to wassail, here are nine Atlanta bars doling out warm cups of good cheer this season.

Hot Buttered Rum from S.O.S. Tiki Bar / Photo by Natasha Adams

Hot buttered rum

This warm drink dates back to the 18th-century and incorporates rum, hot water or hot cider, and a pat of butter or butter batter comprised of baking spices. While it leans on the richer side, if made properly, this warm cocktail can be surprisingly light on the palate as well as soothing. Sip the classic made with spiced rum, unsalted butter, ...

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Laugh along to our 5 funniest Snapchat taste tests of 2017

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

We came, we sniffed — we taste-tested. We tried lots of interesting food and drink products this year, from edible cookie dough and cascara tea to pickle pops and quinoa bars. You can check out all of your taste tests here, and watch five of our funniest tests below.

Corn butter knife

 

Oreo Peeps

 

Dr. Pepper Cake

 

The newest Girl Scout cookie flavor

 

The Impossible Burger

Laugh along to our 5 funniest Snapchat taste tests of 2017

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20 great holiday restaurant gift card deals in metro Atlanta

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

For each $100 gift card purchased, guests will receive an extra $20 at One Sushi + as well as other restaurants this holiday season. Photo credit: Tori Allen PR.

Did you make your list and check it twice?

For last minute gifts, consider gift cards from the following 20 metro Atlanta restaurants. With slew of bonus dollar deals, each will be a gift of something good to eat. And, if you’re wanting a treat for you, there’s that too; some bonus offers feature a second gift card so you can give and get a gift. All offers are available online ...

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An Atlanta drinker’s guide to the holidays: Where and what to drink

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

It’s cold out there, but there are plenty of ways to warm up with a drink this season.

The hot milk punch Bad Santa at the Miracle pop-up mixes with overproof rum with Batavia Arrack. Photo: Rachel Harrison

Where to get into the holiday spirit

Meet legendary bartender Jim Meehan and try drinks from his new book

Celebrate the season at two Christmas-themed Miracle bars

Curl up by the fire with a drink at Yebo Ski Haus

 

An Atlanta drinker’s guide to the holidays: Where and what to drink

Cocktails to make

Raise a cup of cheer with these 3 holiday cocktail recipes

Make these 8 low-calorie holiday cocktails that serve ...

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Beer Town: A winter and holiday beer sampler

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

By Bob Townsend

December and January mark a joyous time for beer lovers, with an abundance of winter seasonals and special holiday offerings available at package stores, growler shops and beer bars.

Here’s a sampling of classic craft, international and local beers to brighten your celebrations.

Classic craft

Anchor Christmas Ale — Brewed every year since 1975, this is the granddaddy of American craft Christmas beers. The secret recipe changes every year, along with the artful label. But it’s always offered as a celebration of the season, exhibiting earthy flavors and subtle spiced aromas that linger in a creamy body ...

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Bingo, Santa and games at Krog Street Market, beer and pie party and more in metro Atlanta this week

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Since food and fitness go well together, Life Time Fitness will host a special breakfast with Santa featuring healthy options. Photo credit: M Squared PR.

Bingo, Santa, games and more at Krog Street Market. Four-course beer dinner. There are several fun, food events happening in metro Atlanta, so add one or all four of the following activities to your calendar. Be prepared to eat, drink and have a grand ole time.

Tuesday, Dec. 12: Marlow’s Tavern in Alpharetta and small-scale brewery, Abbey of the Holy Goats, will host a four-course beer dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. today. The menu ...

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Buy This: 3 gifts for the kids on your list (and maybe you)

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Simply Gum

A cookbook? Something that looks like a book but isn’t? Or something else to chew on?

MasterChef Junior Cookbook

Buy This: 3 gifts for the kids on your list (and maybe you)

Are your kids crazy about the food shows on TV? Do they dream of competing on MasterChef Junior? This cookbook is a compilation of 100 recipes inspired by the dishes made during the first five seasons of the show. Each recipe names the young chef who inspired the dish and the season they appeared on the program. We tested the book with two cooks, eight- and six-years old. We made the Pappardelle with No Vodka Sausage Sauce from season ...

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The guide to buying the perfect gift for every food (and drink) lover in your life

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Everyone needs to eat (and drink), right? Which means that no matter who you’re buying presents for this holiday season, there’s bound to be a foodie gift that’ll be perfect for them. Keep reading to find out what to get everyone on your “nice” list (and some gifts for the “naughty” ones, too).

Salud! Cooking School is offered inside Whole Foods Market in Johns Creek and Whole Foods Market at Avalon in Alpharetta. Photo courtesy of Alpharetta CVB.

If they’re cooking newbies…

Get them something that’ll give them the confidence to whip up something new in the kitchen (a great ...

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These 3 Atlanta restaurants were named to OpenTable’s 2017 list of best restaurants in America

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Sushi at Umi in Buckhead. / AJC file photo

Whittling down the list of best restaurants in the country is no small task, but reservation site OpenTable thinks its users are up to the challenge.

Its list of best restaurants in the country — generated by diner reviews collected from Nov. 1 2016-Oct. 31, 2017 — includes three Atlanta entries, which all happen to be located in Buckhead:

Bones: The steakhouse, in business since 1979, was recently named to Business Insider’s list of expensive steakhouses worth the price.

La Grotta: Serving up Northern Italian pastas and other Italian dishes since ...

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5 places to buy Christmas ham in Atlanta

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

 

Photo courtesy of The Fresh Market

Between gift shopping and holiday parties, it can be difficult to find time to cook the perfect Christmas dinner. Let the professionals take something off your plate — or, more accurately, put something on your plate — and handle the main course. Here are five places to buy Christmas ham in Atlanta this holiday season.

The Fresh Market

The Fresh Market’s spiral sliced ham is available year-round, but it tastes best paired with Christmas cheer. The ham is double-glazed with honey and baked sugar then smoked over hickory hardwood. Serve eight to 10 ...

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5 Christmas gifts for junior chefs

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Sprinkle magic into holiday baking and more with a three-piece sugar set. Photo credit: Beautiful Briny Sea.

As a kid, cooking was fun. There was no better feeling than being able to assist my mother, grandmother or great-grandmother in the kitchen. It’s the reason I love to bake today—and why any and everything that needs to be cooked in the oven falls under my responsibility.

Why is this important to you? Because. If your kids love helping you in the kitchen, they may be junior chefs in the making. And, passionate little chefs plus your busy schedule equals time for ...

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4 foodie gifts for novice cooks

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Give a collection of salts and seasonings blended by Kevin Gillespie this holiday. Photo credit: Red Beard Merchandise.

There’s an old proverb that goes something like this: Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish you feed him for a lifetime.

This Christmas, give novice cooks lifetime gifts. If they want to learn to cook, send them to culinary class where they’ll learn everything from knife basics to braising or present them with a cookbook for in-home learning. Check out the four gifts below. While they are for giving, it’s perfectly ...

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Stock Up: 3 last-minute gift ideas perfect for the foodie in your life

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

It’s late, but it’s not too late, to order online.

Coffee delivery?

Is coffee the right gift for someone on your list? We’ve got a suggestion that’s particularly fun for someone who’s into all things military. Victory Coffees is veteran owned and plays up its military connections in its products and its packaging. Our household even enjoyed the box, designed to look like a soldier’s trunk and printed with the company logo reminiscent of Rosie the Riveter. The coffee is all organically grown and fair trade. You can order enough for 30 cups of coffee at a time (two 12-ounce ...

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