A new Nashville hot chicken spot, Cuban sandwiches served out of a tiny home, and a collaboration between an Inman Park and Buford Highway mainstay that we didn’t know we needed–these are the restaurants taking center stage on social media right now!
Justin Lim, the owner of Okiboru Tsukemen and Ramen, first fell in love with Nashville fried chicken when a fried chicken spot opened up near his original restaurant location in L.A. After being hooked on the unique spice and flavors, he then went on to sample fried chicken all over L.A. and Nashville. Now he’s perfected his very own recipe and he’s bringing these flavors to his new spot in Sandy Springs that’s all about the art of spice and fried chicken. Get it to-go, dine-in, on their patio, or for delivery!
Joy Cafe has long been a staple of the Atlanta brunch scene. But did you know they’ve recently expanded to include a totally scrumptious dinner service? Their comforting dishes of pork chops and fried chicken are the best of Southern hospitality and one drink in particular is getting tons of buzz on social media: the First Class Cocktail. Sit at their new bar to enjoy the the theatrics of this smokey drink! If dining out is not your thing right now, no sweat–they’ve also got fantastic food to go and their fried green tomato tarts, cookies & milk pie, and buttermilk fried chicken all taste just as fantastic at home.
Hampton and Hudson is always a mainstay in the Inman Park area for their comforting tavern vibes and great game day eats. But they’re adding another element this winter: they are bringing back their beloved, Chinese food themed Christmas pop-up but also collaborating with Buford Highway favorite Northern China Eatery! You can now get your favorite soup dumplings now at Hampton and Hudson’s imaginative Christmas pop-up right in the heart of Inman Park. The pop-up is first come, first serve and open 6-11pm nightly December 11-23 and on Christmas Day (Dec. 25). Check out the full menu here!
A cute-as-a-button Cuban sandwich spot has just opened up in Sandy Springs and has been visited by like, every foodie ever and gotten major news coverage. Operating out of a commercialized tiny home, Cubanos ATL is serving a small menu of authentic Cuban sandwiches using family recipes plus coffee and flan. Their Cuban sandwiches are definitely the real deal. Perfectly crispy bread, with just the right amount of tang–we crave it on the regular.
The Chastain has overtaken the former space previously occupied by longtime restaurant Horseradish Grill. They are serving up delicious and creative breakfast pastries as well as new American eats for lunch and dinner service.
Grana is a newcomer to Atlanta, started by Executive Chef Pat Pascarella who’s also behind the popular The White Bull in Decatur. Grana is serving up wood-fired Neapolitan pies, handcrafted pastas, and other Italian specialities “directly inspired by the robust southern Italian cooking” of his mother and grandmother, which is why things are kept simple, and classics are left untouched.” Their veal meatballs are full of flavor, and their potato pizza is such an interesting and unique take.
New to the Atlanta dining scene, Delbar has taken Inman Park by storm. The founder Fares Kargar first got his cooking chops as the kitchen manager of beloved Rumi’s Kitchen, and the dishes are influenced by the travels of his youth in his home country of Iran. You’ll love the flavorful menu with Persian, Turkish, and Israeli influences. Delbar is open for dining and patio dining and take out at this time.
The holiday favorite Miracle bar has returned to Atlanta now in more locations than ever before! Miracle Bar is a once a year pop-up with such extravagant decorations it’s like Christmas on steroids plus the most fun holiday drinks and desserts. They are handling Covid-19 precautions by requiring reservations and introducing service limits for tables. This year, you can enjoy the holiday spirit and Santa themed eats & treats at The Fabulous Fox Theater, Wonderkid, Bon Ton, Parrish, and Golden Eagle.