Hot New Eats: Restaurants for your ‘must-try’ list

Amalfi Pizza
Amalfi Pizza

With the arrival of autumn comes a heapin’ helpin’ of new restaurants, offering up everything from pizza to barbecue and baked goods to steamed buns. We’ve rounded up a list of eateries that have newly-opened, are opening soon or just announced for the near future. Be sure to add these to your “must-try” list and be sure to look out for part two of this story in November.

 8 Arm
Chefs Angus Brown and Nhan Le have opened the small coffee shop and restaurant at 710 Ponce de Leon Ave., serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner. Information: facebook.com/8arm.

Amalfi Pizza and Red Phone Booth
The former Dailey’s space in Downtown at 17 Andrew Young International Blvd. has been transformed into two separate eateries. Red Phone Booth, a “prohibition experience” with cigar lounge and craft cocktails, is located on the first floor. Guests will enter by securing a secret phone number and dialing it into a restored antique London red phone booth in the entryway. Upstairs, Amalfi Pizza’s menu includes Neapolitan-style pizzas as well as appetizers, salads, pasta dishes and desserts made famous at Dailey’s. Information: amalfipizzaatl.com and redphonebooth.com.

Bell Street Burritos
Bell Street Burritos

Bell Street Burritos
Bell Street Burritos has opened a new location in the Stove Works, 112 Krog Street, on the Atlanta BeltLine. Information: bellstreetburritos.com.

Café + Velo
Artist Jeff Demetriou and Atlanta BeltLine Bikes owner Benjamin Boisson have opened up a hybrid café and bike shop at 381 Edgewood Ave. offering Octane Coffee, French baked goods, and a breakfast and lunch menu. The shop also has bike parts and bike rentals, croquet and morning yoga. Information: cafeandvelo.com.

Caravaca Market
This restaurant concept from chef Harry Pagancoss is slated to open next spring in The Trace, a new mixed-use development in Midtown, at 780 Peachtree Street. The 5,981 square feet space will have an “urban market, a bakery and cafe (Harry Bakes), wine shop and craft beer bar.

Cast Iron
Chef Evan Cordes is taking over the former Last Word space in the Highland Walk building, 701 Highland Ave., to serve up seasonal dishes for dinner and weekend brunch. The new eatery is expected to open this month or early November. Information: facebook.com/castironATL.

Double Zero
Double Zero

Char Korean Bar & Grill
This new Inman Park restaurant from Richard Tang, located in Inman Quarter at 280 Elizabeth Street, is serving up traditional Korean barbecue, kimchi fried rice, japchae, Korean fried chicken and more. Information: charatlanta.com.

Double Zero
After closing its Sandy Springs location this summer, Castellucci Hospitality Group has reopened Double Zero in its new Emory Village location at 1577 North Decatur Road. With a new space comes a new menu from Executive Chef Edwin Molina featuring oxtail, pork belly corndogs and braised beef ribs as well as pastas and pizzas. Information: doublezeroatl.com.

Filo’s Greek Grill
Now open in Chastain Square, 4279 Roswell Road, Filo’s is a neighborhood diner offering spitfire rotisserie lamb, pork and chicken served in pita breads or on top of a Greek salad, potatoes or spinach rice. For the omnivores, Filo’s also offers roasted vegetable pitas, salads and traditional Greek foods such as spanakopita and tiropita served Greek mezze style. Information: filosgreekgrill.com.

Fox Bros. BBQ new "Que-osk" (Courtesy Fox Bros. BBQ)
Fox Bros. BBQ new “Que-osk” (Courtesy Fox Bros. BBQ)

Fox Bros BBQ
Fox Bros has opened its “Que-osk” in a shipping container in Armour Yards at 120 Ottley Drive, Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The restaurant is expanding to the westside next spring with a new location off Moores Mill Road near Marietta Boulevard and Coronet Way. Information: foxbrosbbq.com.

Georgia Beer Garden
The team that brought you Joystick Gamebar are expected to open their latest project any day now at 420 Edgewood Ave. with a Southern take on the classic German biergarten. Information: facebook.com/georgiabeergarden.

Highland Bakery
The favorite breakfast, lunch and weekend brunch spot has opened in Decatur at 319 West Ponce de Leon Ave. and another is on the way near the Georgia State University campus at 25 Park Place.

Larkin on Memorial
Paces Properties has announced that Taqueria del Sol and Ramen Station will be part of its Larkin on Memorial project across from Oakland Cemetery in Grant Park slated to open next summer. Taqueria del Sol’s new outpost will be its fourth in the city offering up its straightforward menu of Mexican cuisine, while Ramen Station is coming from restaurateur partners Michael Lo and George Yu, the team behind Makan in Decatur and the forthcoming Suzy Siu’s Baos in Krog Street Market. The 1,700 square foot space will offer ramen bowls with artisan noodles, steamed buns, seasonal appetizers and a craft bar beverage program. 

Nexto
Chef Mihoko Obunai was expected to open this new ramen restaurant over the summer, but now October is on the menu. Information: nextoatl.com.

Rize Artisan Pizza
The new pizzeria plans to open on the ground floor of the 675 North Highland apartment building later this month. The 3,500-square-foot restaurant with outdoor patio will serve up pizza and salad. Information: rizeartisanpizza.com.

Scofflaw Brewing
Scofflaw Brewing

Scofflaw Brewing Co.
The brewery’s tasting room is now open on the Westside, 1738 MacArthur Blvd., in a converted warehouse space featuring vintage Belgian beer hall tables and Indonesian wedding chairs. The tasting room gives guests a peak into the brewing room filled with stainless steel vats and a soon-to-operate canning line. Information: scofflawbrewing.com.

Scout
Restaurateurs Chris Martha and Chef Michael Semancik were expected to open their new eatery in Decatur’s Oakhurst neighborhood, 321 West Hill Street, in September. The menu will feature “interpretive regional cuisine” alongside a craft cocktail menu from beverage director Nate Shuman. Information: facebook.com/ScoutOakhurst.

Suzy Siu’s Baos
The creators of Makan in Decatur will open this stall in Krog Street Market, 99 Krog Street, in November offering up steamed buns with pork belly, duck, seafood and vegetarian options.

Yumbii
Yumbii

Yumbii Taco Shop
Atlanta’s first food truck will open its first brick-and-mortar restaurant in Buckhead at 1927 Peachtree Road this month. The 1440-square-foot restaurant will have counter service for easy takeout and seating for dine-in guests. The menu will fuse Asian and Mexican flavors for panko-crusted fish tacos, Asian rib-eye Philly’s, spicy pulled pork sliders, and sides like sesame fries with sriracha cheese dip. The restaurant will also have breakfast tacos, salads, Mexican-style street corn and rice bowls. Information: yumbii.com.

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