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Recently opened Atlanta restaurants

New and noteworthy restaurants and places to eat in metro Atlanta, chosen by the food and restaurant team at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Bellwoods Social House Seahive Boxty Rolls with potato and Seahive cheese crepes and house-brined brisket, and Bellwoods Punch. (

First Look: Bellwoods Social House, Westside

Recently opened on Marietta Street, Bellwoods Social House is the new bar/restaurant from Leif Johnson, chef/owner of the popular Bite Bistro & Bar in Alpharetta. The concept features Johnson’s updates of American bar food and beverage director Arianne Fielder’s craft cocktails.The look: Located in the former West & Mill Bistro ...

South Main Kitchen Red Snapper Entree. Courtesy of South Main Kitchen & Milton’s Magazine. HANDOUT PHOTO - NOT FOR RESALE

First Look: South Main Kitchen, Alpharetta

South Main Kitchen opened in late August on South Main Street in downtown Alpharetta, a stretch that’s been enlivened by a redevelopment project that includes a new city hall, town plaza, park and parking facility. Louis Soon, previously of F&H Food Trading Group in Roswell, teamed with chef Christy Stone ...

Samosa pockets at Spice to Table. Photo Credit Chris Hornaday Photography. HANDOUT PHOTO - NOT FOR RESALE

First Look: Spice to Table, Old Fourth Ward

In July, chef/owner Asha Gomez closed Cardamom Hill, the critically acclaimed Indian restaurant she opened on Northside Drive in Berkeley Heights in January 2012. But in August, Gomez opened a new bakery cafe concept in the Old Fourth Ward, called Spice to Table. And later this year, she will debut ...

Memphis BBQ Co. in Dunwoody BBQ Combo Platter with smoked wings, brisket, mac & cheese, cole slaw and sour cream cracked pepper cornbread. (

First Look: Memphis BBQ Co., Dunwoody

The newest Memphis BBQ Co. location from Mississippi Delta pitmaster and winner of several World BBQ championships, Melissa Cookston, recently landed on Ashford Dunwoody Road in Dunwoody. Cookston’s two previous locations are in Horn Lake, Mississippi, and Fayetteville, North Carolina. The look: Situated in a freestanding brick building near Perimeter ...

A Dragon Bowl at Doc Chey’s Dragon Bowl, Emory Village. Contributed by Amy Sinclair. HANDOUT PHOTO - NOT FOR RESALE

First Look: Doc Chey’s Dragon Bowl, Emory Village

In July, Doc Chey’s Noodle House in Emory Village closed to make way for a new Doc Chey’s concept dubbed Dragon Bowl. The focus is on Asian-inspired made-to-order bowls with grilled meats, healthy grains and a variety of local and seasonal ingredients. The look: The interior was redesigned to create ...

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