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Fun in the Oven!

By Kelly Skinner with contributions from Austin Holt | April 16, 2014 | Articles

1. The Bishop
Avondale Estates’ growing revamp continues this month with this resto opening from the ’hood’s own Luellen Marshall. Dig into natural, local ingredients and Southern-inspired comfort foods and sips—think Gum Creek Creole ham with smoked Gouda grits, smoked fried chicken and boozy hibiscus iced tea. 124 N. Avondale Road, Avondale Estates, 404.888.9348

2. Smokebelly
Barbecue’s smoking out Buckhead with this upcoming spot from the team behind Tin Lizzy’s Cantina, The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill and more. Chef Darrell Rice will take the helm of this fiery East Andrews endeavor, dishing out smoked everything, from 18-hour brisket and beef tenderloin to alligator. 128 East Andrews, 404.848.9100

3. Taproom Coffee
This Kirkwood’s Kickstarter-funded beer and coffee hub will start serving this month or early next. Warm environs paired with Counter Culture coffees and a dozen craft brews on tap? Obvi, we’ll be regulars. 1963 Hosea L. Williams Dr. NE

4. Ration & Dram
Andy Minchow is a founding father of Atlanta’s craft cocktail movement (Holeman & Finch, anyone?), and now, he has his own place. Candler Park’s Ration & Dram is a two-story neighborhood gathering spot that will be serving a global selection of off-beat beers and wines, tantalizing sippers and Southern-infused fare. 130 Arizona Ave. NE, 678.974.8380

5. Sweet Auburn BBQ
Take your backyard barbecue inside at Poncey Highland’s newly minted BBQ joint. Go traditional with from-the-smoker options (brisket, pulled pork, chopped chicken) or lean explorative with barbecue whipped mash, the Southern Seoul sandwich or pimento cheese wontons. 656 N. Highland Ave. NE, 678.515.3550


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