1. Corso Coffee
New York ambience and Italian-style coffee combine at Corso Coffee. The boutique coffee bar and cafe from LDV Hospitality is the first of three concepts taking on ATL to warm up the caffeine scene with artisanal roasts, wine and pastries that’ll have you living la dolce vita at Buckhead Atlanta.
Lively spirits and upgraded bar bites intersect at GRAIN. Located at the bottom of MidCity Lofts, the intimate joint is a collab from the team behind Cypress Street Pint & Plate and Seven Lamps, so expect plenty of inventive cocktails, stellar beer selections and cuisine that pairs perfectly with good times.
3. Community Smith
Dubbing itself “a modern American meatery,” Community Smith is set to engage your inner carnivore as the resto opens this month in the former Briza space at the Renaissance Midtown. The protein-packed menu will rotate regularly, based on seasonality.
4. Sweet Hut Bakery
OTP-favorite Sweet Hut Bakery has made its way to Midtown, offering up the same specialty Asian-inspired buns, cakes and cookies that have marveled patrons on Buford Highway since 2012. Experience just one of its 200-plus creations in its Peachtree Street digs and you’ll be a believer, too.
5. Peach & the Porkchop
Roswell has new farm-to-table fare on its hands at Peach & the Porkchop. The meatcentric concept is packing on the pounds with Northern-style sandwiches piled high with everything from bologna to corned beef, giant hot dogs and burgers, and, of course, thick-cut pork chops and signature entrees to lay waste to your New Year’s weight-loss resolution.