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Kelsey Bjelland, Austin Holt & Allison Mitchell | Photo: Jamie Annarino | January 22, 2014
Check out the latest restos and food news cookin’ in ATL.
1. Barcelona Wine Bar
The ever-popular Inman Park hot spot recently welcomed new Executive Chef Eyhab “Happy” Hatab, who’s bringing a flavorful shakeup to the resto’s menu. The Egyptian-born foodie comes from Barcelona’s flagship in South Norwalk, Conn., and we can’t get enough of his to-die-for charred broccoli, veal marrow with pickled mustard seeds and duck confit fideos. 240 N. Highland Ave., 404.589.1010
2. Cellar Door
Behold, wine heaven at this new fine-wine shop from Vinings favorite Canoe. Winos can get their fix with the shop’s monthly wine program, which means one-on-one time with Canoe’s wine director Matt Bradford, and exclusive tastings on the Chattahoochee. Expect hundreds of bottle options, plus some beer selections thrown in for flair. Score! 4199 Paces Ferry Road SE, 770.437.1134
3. Flip Burger Boutique
Richard Blais continues to grow this burger empire with its latest location in Poncey-Highland, replacing HD1. Lucky for us, Blais will include HD1’s signature dogs at this location, like the Red Haute, Frank, garden chili dog and corn dog bites. The menu will feature Flip’s traditional fare, but don’t miss out on the space’s open-air rooftop space. Is it spring yet?! 644 N. Highland Ave., 404.815.1127
4. Osteria Cibo Rustico
There’s a new Italian joint in Toco Hills. Resurrecting the former Mirko Pasta space with more, well, pasta, it promises fresh, scratch-made takes on Southern Italian fare, served with an easygoing, neighborhood vibe. Try the polenta, and you’ll be hooked. Bellissima. 2945 North Druid Hills Road NE, 678.704.2700
5. True Food Kitchen
Feel better about indulging in mall munchies at this healthy eating option, slated to arrive at Lenox Square’s revamped entrance in mid-to-late 2014. Based on Dr. Andrew Weil’s anti-inflammatory diet, menu highlights include the Tuscan kale salad, spaghetti squash casserole and chia-seed bread pudding. Finish off with a cucumber-citrus margarita, or hit the fresh juice bar and try the popular Kale-Aid.