It's Poppin owner Ardra Tippett
It’s Poppin owner Ardra Tippett

By Collin Kelley
INtown Editor

Looking to try some new restaurants this summer? There’s something for every palate on offer as Intown’s dining scene continues to expand. We’ve also included a few eateries that are on the horizon to keep your eye on for fall and winter.

Recently Opened

Shaun Doty and Lance Gummere’s new chicken joint ( was set to open July 1 in Atlantic Station. Featuring regional, all-natural poultry, Executive Chef Scott Weaver is also cooking up salads, sandwiches and sides, including gluten-free options.

It’s Poppin!
Inspired by the owners of Cake Café in Decatur, this new café ( at 3165 Peachtree Road features over 300 flavors of gourmet popcorn along with other sweet treats including cakes, nuts, classic candies, gourmet chocolate bars, cotton candy and ice creams.

Chef Kevin Gillespie, formerly of Woodfire Grill, opened his new restaurant at 924 Garrett St. in Glenwood Park in May. The menu features a rotating mix of seasonally rooted and locally focused food. A recent menu, check the website at for the latest, featured smoked pork belly and cornbread, catfish, cheeseburgers, quail and trout.

King and Duke
Chef Ford Fry opened his latest restaurant ( in the old Nava space, 3060 Peachtree Road, in Buckhead in May. Dishing up locally-sourced “hearth cooking,” the menu includes trout, duck, rabbit, lobster, lamb chops and other hearty fare.

Restaurant veterans Christian Favalli and Kristy Favalli-Jones opened Saltyard ( in The Brookwood Building, 1820 Peachtree Road, on June 1. The small plate format features seasonal dishes including starches, charcuterie, cheese and larders, vegetable, seafood and meats.

Ink & Elm
This Emory Village restaurant ( was supposed to open in March, but was delayed until the end of June. Located at 1577 N. Decatur Road, the restaurant features specialty sandwiches that change daily in addition to unique sides, salads and soups.

Bruce Logue (formerly of La Pietra Cucina) has opened this Italian-themed restaurant ( in the old Sauced space on Edgewood Avenue in Inman Park. There’s plenty of pasta on the menu and one customer described the lasagna as “life changing.”

Henry’s Midtown Tavern
Henry’s ( is the latest Midtown endeavor from Campagnolo Restaurant + Bar owner Maureen Kalmanson and is located on 10th Street between Juniper and Peachtree. Named for Maureen’s dog, Henry’s will feature a menu created by Campagnolo Chef Daniel Chance with appetizers, pastas, sandwiches, entrée salads and fabulous desserts. As a tavern, Henry’s has 12 beers on draft and 50 in bottles. There’s also a patio that seats 60 – perfect for summertime.

Featuring Tunisian and Mediterranean dishes, Couscous ( is serving dinner seven days a week in Midtown, 560 Dutch Valley Road, Suite 100.


Coming Soon

Slice & Pint
At press time, Slice & Pint had yet to announce a firm opening date other than “Summer 2013.” The pizza and beer pub is taking over the former Everybody’s Pizza space in Emory Village. Check for more details.

Delia’s Chicken Sausage Stand
Delia Champion and Molly Gunn are bringing their popular concept to the Westside. The new stand, which will feature a rooftop deck, is still expected to open later this year at 881 Marietta St. The delicious chicken sausage sliders have been a hit at the East Atlanta location since opening in 2011. Visit to keep abreast of the opening date.

The Pig & The Pearl
An opening date was still forthcoming for this “smokehouse and raw bar” in the former Geisha House spot in Atlantic Station. Todd Richards, formerly of Ritz-Carlton Buckhead and The Shed, will be executive chef. Keep up with the progress of the restaurant at

Ron Eyester, owner of Rosebud, will open Diner this winter in the former Fox Sports Grill space in Atlantic Station, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.