Biltong Bar
Biltong Bar

Last month, we did a big feature on new restaurants opening or coming soon. Since we were preparing that issue in early December, we missed some stuff – and you let us know about it. So, even more new eats for the new year. Dig in!

At press time, this cocktail bar from the creators of Bocado, was expected to open mid-February at the Inman Quarter development, 299 N. Highland Ave. Amer, which translates to “bitter” in French, will have a drink menu focused on bitters and Italian Amari. There will also be small plates and bar snacks. Information:

Chefs Angus Brown and Nhan Le, formerly of Lusca, will open this small seadfood restaurant at Paris on Ponce, 716 Ponce de Leon Place, in Virginia-Highland.

Biltong Bar
Restaurateur Justin Anthony (Cape Dutch on Cheshire Bridge Road) has just opened Biltong Bar at Ponce City Market. The South African-flavored spot in the Central Food Hall offers counter service with beef jerky and other special meats, salads, craft beer, wine and cocktails. Information:

Brush Sushi Izakaya
Jason Liang’s new Decatur restaurant, 316 Church St., will offer up traditional Japanese sushi-ya and more when it opens this month. Information:

Bon Glaze

Bon Glaze Buckhead
A box of these jewel-like gourmet doughnuts was dropped off at the INtown office and gone in seconds. There is already a location at Brookleigh Market in Brookhaven and the Buckhead location will open this spring at Powers Ferry Square. Information:

Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit
The famed Charleston, SC biscuit-maker has branched out to Virginia-Highland, 1004 N. Highland Ave., and taking hot and buttered to a whole new level. From pimento cheese to fried chicken and breakfast variations galore, the shop is also open for lunch and late night treats. Information:

Char Korean Bar & Grill
Char could be serving up Korean barbecue, spicy noodles, pork belly and other favorites at Inman Quarter, 280 Elizabeth St., by the time you read this. Information:

City Winery
This wine bar, restaurant and music venue will open next door to Dancing Goats Coffee at Ponce City Market this spring. While wine will be the main attraction, expect a Mediterranean menu with Italian, French and Greek flavors. Informationa:

Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit

Hampton + Hudson
The creators of GRAIN and Cypress Street are also moving into Inman Quarter any second now serving up pub food, beer and cocktails. Information:

JP Atlanta
Architect John Portman’s signature restaurant is open at his reimagined Peachtree Center building in Downtown, 230 Peachtree St., offering up new American cuisine in a futuristic space. Information: portman230/

The Mercury
Brooks Cloud, Julian Goglia, and Mike Blydenstein – the team behind The Pinewood in Decatur and Proof Old Fashioned Cocktail Syrups –has opened The Mercury, a cocktail-focused, classic American eatery, at Ponce City Market. Executive Chef Mike Blydenstein’s menu has a ‘60s retro twist with items like crab bouillets, lobster fritters, prime rib and much more. Information:

Chef Mihoko Obunai, known for her ramen pop-ups around the country, will open her ramen concept at 822 Ralph McGill Blvd. in the Old Fourth Ward this spring. Information:

Urban pl8

South City Kitchen and Ecco Buckhead
Fifth Group Restaurants is planning two new Buckhead outposts of its popular restaurants. South City Kitchen (modern Southern cuisine) will open at Capital City Plaza soon, while Ecco (seasonal European cuisine) is expected to open at Phipps Plaza in mid-2017. Information:

Ton Ton
Guy Wong’s Japanese ramen, yakitori and sushi spot at Ponce City Market is set to open in the spring. Information:

Urban pL8
The paleo-centric stall at Krog Street Market in Inman Park is serving up prepared salads and sandwiches, along with a selection of daily specials, weeknd brunch and gluten-free menu items. Information:

Waffle House – Decatur
Located underneath Eddie’s Attic at 515 N. McDonough St., you can get your scattered, smothered and covered groove on 24 hours day on the courthouse square.

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.