The most anticipated atlanta restaurant openings of 2016 – zagat

With big developments like Ponce City Market, Krog Street Market and Buckhead Atlanta hitting the Atlanta dining scene over the past year, you might be forgiven for thinking the upcoming months could be less exciting. Chicken fingers in the oven But while there’s no massive culinary project like those in the cards for this coming year (2017’s a different story), there’s a lot to be excited about. Best baked chicken fingers And remember that with the multiple hoops of opening restaurants that the hospitality industry contends with (general contractor estimates, city and county permitting, etc.), most opening dates should be taken as rough — but optimistic! — estimates. Honey mustard chicken fingers High-Profile Names

Ponce City Market gets a new full-service restaurant in The Mercury, a restaurant opened by the team behind Decatur’s The Pinewood.


What to serve with chicken fingers Inspired by classic midcentury American cuisine and featuring cocktails from Julian Goglia (a 2014 Zagat 30 Under 30 honoree), the restaurant will seat 200 in its main dining room, bar, lounge and drink rail overlooking PCM’s main food hall. Deep fry chicken fingers It should open in the first few months of 2016.

Chef Doug Turbush ( Seed Kitchen & Bar, Stem Wine Bar) will open a third restaurant in East Cobb; Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar(rendering pictured above) plans to open in February, and will feature a wood-burning grill turning out seafood and prime meats, an oyster and raw bar and large patio. Best chicken fingers restaurant After the shuttering of his former restaurant group Here to Serve’s many restaurants in 2015 after he was no longer associated with the organization, longtime ATL restaurateur Tom Catherall will return to the scene with Tom Tom Tapas & Tequila in the VaHi space formerly occupied by Noche . How to make chicken fingers at home Look for that to open in February or March.

Atlanta chef Jay Swift ( 4th & Swift, ex South City Kitchen) ventures out into the northern suburb of Peachtree Corners with Noble Fin. How to make fried chicken fingers The upscale restaurant aims to present steak and seafood in a traditionally American format, though some Mediterranean flourishes should show up on the menu — look for an early March opening. Easy homemade chicken fingers Construction on a Buckhead iteration of South City Kitchen — the third for the local Southern eatery — began in mid-2015, and the Capital City Plaza space should open in by spring.

Fans of upscale dining should note that the highly anticipated JP Atlanta had a surprise opening on New Year’s Eve in the Downtown Hotel Indigo. Oven baked chicken fingers recipe And Ford Fry, who opened four ATL restaurants and one in Houston in 2015, will see a second installment of his Tex-Mex spot Supericaopen in North Buckhead in early spring. Cooking chicken fingers Don’t be surprised if more restaurants from the ever-busy restaurateur materialize. How to fry chicken fingers Care for a Drink?

Originally announced for late fall last year, Amershould open shortly in Inman Park’s Inman Quarter development. How to make chicken fingers in the oven The cocktail bar takes its name from the French word for “bitter,” and its design inspiration is going for a vintage, stylish European midcentury vibe. Homemade chicken fingers deep fried Amer comes courtesy the Bocado folks, with cocktails handled by 2015 Zagat 30 Under 30 honoree David Durnell.

Aiming to create a “Southern take on a classic biergarten,” the team behind Joystick Gamer have had the Georgia Beer Garden in the works on Edgewood Avenue for a while. Pictures of chicken fingers The Old Fourth Ward beer garden was originally planned for a 2015 opening, but has been pushed back to early 2016.

Midtown gets a brewery and pub in the form of the Torched Hop Brewing Company. Healthy homemade chicken fingers The spot will feature more than a dozen taps pouring housemade brews, a full menu and will be located on Ponce de Leon Avenue across from Mary Mac’s.

Barcelona Wine Bar will open in Westside’s new Ironworks development on Howell Mill Road by March. Chicken fingers recept The freestanding restaurant will be the 13th for the Connecticut chain, and the second in ATL after the Inman Park original. Chicken fingers rezept Global Bites

The number of spots offering international cuisines continues to grow. Chicken fingers ingredients Former Craft Izakaya chef Jason Liang will helm Brush Sushi Izakayain Downtown Decatur, with an eye on opening this month right next to Sapori di Napoli pizzeria. 4 fingers chicken recipe Char Korean Bar & Grill , from Richard Tang (Craft Izakaya ) aims to open in Inman Park’s Inman Quarter by early February. Are chicken fingers healthy Expect an à la carte menu of meats to cook at tabletop grills, noodle dishes and other entrees, and cocktails crafted by Hannah Leonard of H&F Bottle Shop.

Under the Cork Treedelivers Spanish and Northern Mediterranean bites, and will open in Sandy Springs’ Prado shopping center. Chicken strips recipe healthy It’s from the owners of Hammocks Trading Company, and should hit the scene in late January.

Rick Kim, owner and chef of Suwanee spot Umaido, is helping shape intown Japanese restaurant Hajime Ramen Bar. Baked chicken strips no breading It’s taking the Cheshire Square space previously occupied by gay bar BJ’s, immediately to the right of the Tara cinema. Baked chicken tenders no breadcrumbs Ba Bellies, an “Asian gastropub” from the owners of Vietnamese heavyweight Nam Phuong, will open in Peachtree Corners in the next few months.

There was talk of Rosa’s Tex-Mex Revivalopening in Chamblee in mid-2015, but the Tex-Mex spot from the owners of Southbound has been delayed since then — look for it by late winter or early spring.

And there’s been word of Guy Wong ( Le Fat, Miso Izakaya) opening Big Boss Chinesein Downtown Decatur since 2013. Homemade chicken fingers panko It looked like 2015 was to be the year the Cantonese eatery opened (perhaps with karaoke rooms?), but that came and went. How to make chicken tenders crispy We’re crossing our fingers for 2016, because an intown spot that does for Chinese what Le Fat does for Vietnamese would be a welcome thing, but Wong couldn’t confirm any specifics, so we’ll all wait and see.

Tabla owner Sandeep Kothari plans to open modern Indian restaurant Amara in Inman Park in summer 2016. How to make chicken strips at home And later in the year, watch for Persian restaurant Mulana in Midtown’s 33 Peachtree Place building adjacent to the Midtown MARTA station. Recipe for baked chicken fingers Bakeries & Cafes

Atlanta’s love of the donut will continue unabated in 2016, with newcomers to the scene and old favorites expanding operations. Dipping sauces for chicken fingers Oakhurst fave Revolution Doughnutswill set up its second shop on Edgewood Avenue in Inman Park by April, while Sublime Doughnuts(pictured below) has its eye on a second location in The Village at Druid Hills for early 2016, and a third in Sandy Springs by the intersection of Roswell Road and Hammond Drive for further down the road. Crunchy chicken fingers recipe Brookhaven’s newest donut-and-bacon shop Bon Glazeopened this past weekend on January 2. Restaurant style chicken fingers And a Downtown Decatur location of local favorite Highland Bakeryis in the works for an early spring 2016 opening.

The recent Atlanta explosion in coffee shops looks to keep up, with a Downtown coffee shop branded with Italian specialty LaVazza Caffe, and ATL mainstay Octane Coffee opening an outpost in the Woodruff Arts Center. Baked breaded chicken fingers And while we’re at it, far-OTP local group Copper Coin Coffee quietly opened its intown location in Town Brookhaven right before the 2015 year-end holidays. Breaded chicken fingers baked Food-Hall Finds

While 2015 was the year of the food hall in Atlanta, there’s more to come, as both Ponce City Market and Krog Street Market welcome new tenants in the first quarter of 2016. Buttermilk fried chicken fingers In the former, we’ll see the Moroccan Marrakesh Mediterranean Market, Biltong Barserving booze and South Africa beef jerky and Boti (pictured below, from Chai Pani’s owners) serving fare inspired by Indian street food. Chicken fingers recipe oven And we’ve been assured that Guy Wong’s Ton Ton, serving ramen and sushi, is on track to open this year despite rumors to the contrary.

Krog Street Market will see a slimmed-down version of Urban pL8, the health-food focused Westside eatery that closed last year, open on January 4. How to make chicken fingers like restaurants And Richard’s Southern Fried, a hot chicken stall from chef Todd Richards, will appear by spring, replicating Richards’ fried chicken he perfected while at The Shed at Glenwood, but in regular, spicy and extra-spicy varieties. How do you make chicken fingers Imports

2016 will see a number of out-of-town restaurateurs expand their operations to Atlanta. Recipes with chicken fingers The popular Athens nightlife spot Pauley’s Crepe Bar plans to open in Westside in the next month. How to make baked chicken fingers Keep an eye out for iconic Asheville, North Carolina, Southern eatery Tupelo Honey Cafe to set up shop in Sandy Springs in February, while Charlotte, North Carolina’s 5Churchwill open an Atlanta location in March in the Colony Square location vacated by Shout.

City Winery, the music venue-slash-restaurant-slash-wine bar with existing locations in New York, Chicago and Nashville, opens a space this spring in the Old Fourth Ward adjacent to Ponce City Market’s Dancing Goats cafe. Side dishes for chicken fingers Finally, in late spring California-based gastropub chain Public School on Tap will open an ATL location (nicknamed PS 404, naturally) in the Westside condo complex The Brady, recently built behind The Optimist.