Food Resolution: Add these restaurants to your 2018 must-taste list

Golden Eagle

It’s a new year, so why not try some of Intown’s new restaurants. A slew of them opened in the fall and more are on the way during the first quarter of 2018. Check out this list.

Golden Eagle and Muchacho
The new eateries are now open in the historic train depot at 904 Memorial Drive in Reynoldstown. Golden Eagle serves up cocktails and “throwback continental classics” like garlic knots, crab Rangoon and tavern steak, while Muchacho has a 70’s Southern California vibe and offers breakfast and lunch tacos, toasts, grain bowls, poke, pastries, coffee, and drinks. Visit goldeneagleatl.com for more information.

Genuine Pizza
The pizzeria opened its first Atlanta location at Phipps Plaza in Buckhead this month. The restaurant offers quick-fired pizza, soups, salads and entrées. For more information, visit genuinepizza.com.

Steel City Pops
It might be winter, but a cold treat is good anytime of the year. Steel City is serving up gourmet popsicles in Decatur at 312 Church Street. Visit steelcitypops.com for more information.

Allora

Allora
Now open in TWELVE Hotel Midtown under the direction of Executive Chef Chris Maher, the Italian restaurant offers house made pastas, specialty pizzas, creative insalatas, small plates and more. For more information, visit alloraatl.com.

Manny’s Grant Park Pub
The grandson of Manuel Maloof, who opened iconic Manuel’s Tavern in Poncey-Highland, will open this new pub at 588 Woodward Ave. Manny’s will feature a “family-friendly” dining room and carry an extensive wine list and 20 plus beers on draft.

The Collective
A group of restaurants and “eateries,” has been announced for the Coda development at Technology Square in Midtown. The Collective will include eight to 10 chef-driven spaces featuring a sampling of cuisines from across the world in a communal seating areas opening up into a 20,000 square foot outdoor “living room.”  The dining area is expected to open in February 2019.

Whiskey Bird

Whiskey Bird
The Morningside eatery opened in late spring of last year, but is now up to full steam offering up weekend brunch favorites like “bubble waffles,” a Hong Kong street food featuring fried chicken and sweet with Nutella and fruit. For more information, visit eatwhiskeybird.com.

East Pole Coffee Co.
The roaster’s first brick-and-mortar coffee shop is open at Armour Yard, the new loft-office development between Buckhead and Midtown at 255 Ottley Drive. The shop will also serve as East Pole’s headquarters and roastery, with active processes visible daily behind glass doors just behind the cash register. For more, visit eastpole.coffee.

Blaze Pizza
The fast-casual pizza concept specializes in build-your-own pizzas at 2131 N. Decatur Road in Decatur. You go down the line, pick your toppings from a variety of meats, cheeses, veggies and sauces, and the “pizzasmiths” cook your 11-inch personal pizza in under 3 minutes. Visit blazepizza.com for more information.

Peachtree Center
The Downtown mixed-used development has announced five new eateries as part of a project to renovate and modernize the retail center that serves the complex’s six office towers and multiple connecting hotels. SalataBep!Southern Candy CompanyTaste of India and Beni’s Cubano will join the restaurant line-up. The restaurants are opening on rolling schedule in early 2018.

Al Forno’s

Al Forno’s
This Midtown joint at 1080 West Peachtree delivers handmade crust and locally sourced ingredients to your door so you can finish a pizza at home. You choose from a menu of classic pies or create your own, then bake in the oven for 5-7 minutes. Order online for delivery or pick-up at alfornos.com.

Fetch Park and Ice House
City red tap has forced the combo restaurant/bar and dog park to delay its opening, but its expected soon at 520 Daniel St. in the Old Fourth Ward. Fetch Park will feature a large, off-leash dog park with a full-service converted Airstream bar. The second phase, Fetch Ice House and Shipping Yard, will be made up of an indoor restaurant, a dog-friendly patio and a rooftop bar atop a converted shipping container. For more information, visit fetchparkatl.com.

City Barbeque
Now open at 2511 Blackmon Drive in Decatur, the restaurant is serving up a menu of beef brisket and pulled pork along with Southern sides (green beans, hush puppies, collards, to name a few). For more information, visit citybbq.com.

Bar Mercado

Bar Mercado
The latest addition to Krog Street Market in Inman Park – from the folks who brought you The Iberian Pig and Cooks & Soldiers – is offering up Spanish tapas, meats, cheeses and traditional bar bites. For more information, visit barmercadoatl.com.

Your Pie
This new Grant Park pizzeria just opened in The George, 275 Memorial Drive, in Grant Park offering a customizable, hand-tossed pies and local brews. For more information, visit yourpie.com/stores/atlanta-grant-park.

Deep End
The new Tex-Mex eatery in the former 4th & Swift spot in the Old Fourth Ward has a 1970s skateboarding by way of Palm Springs vibe. The menu has a heavy focus on both traditional and reinvented tacos along with plenty of cocktails. Deep End will also be a late night destination, staying open until 2 a.m. For more information, visit facebook.com/thedeependatl.

Bar Americano
Located in Andrews Square in Buckhead (formerly known as the Andrews Entertainment District), the restaurant serves a contemporary mix of Italian classics alongside craft cocktails. Visit facebook.com/BarAmericanoAtl for more details.

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