A Mano

Just a few months ago – in the May issue to be exact – we featured an extensive roundup of all the new restaurants opening in the city. Now we’re back with yet another list that is sure to sate any appetite, whether it’s for Italian food, tapas, a burger or dessert. Please note that the restaurants in the list were expected to be open during the month of August (unless otherwise noted). Be sure to check each restaurant’s website for details, since opening dates can change.

Concentrics Restaurants has replaced Lobby at the Twelve Hotel in Atlantic Station with this new Italian eaterie. The menu includes pizzas, pastas, insalatas and small plates. For more, visit facebook.com/allora.

A Mano
Located at the corner of Ralph McGill and Glen Iris in the Old Fourth Ward, this new bistro offers a menu of traditional Italian food with a dash of Southern, including fresh pasta, antipasta and proteins. For more information, visit amanobistroatl.com.


The Paris-based gelato chain known for its quirky rose-shaped servings, will open its first brick-and-mortar Georgia outpost The Shops Buckhead Atlanta in the fall. Besides the gelato, the menu will also include shakes, pastries, chocolates and sorbets. For more, visit amorino.com/us.

Babalu Tapas & Tacos
Located at Alta Midtown at the corner of West Peachtree and Peachtree Place, the menu feature Latin dishes like pan-roasted redfish, Duck confit tacos, and Creole shrimp and grits. For more information, visit Atlanta.eatBabalu.com.

Bar Americano and Bar Crema
The creators of The Pinewood in Decatur and The Mercury at Ponce City Market are opening two Italian-themed concepts at 56 East Andrews Drive in Buckhead. Bar Americano will serve lunch and dinner, while the adjacent Bar Crema will offer food-to-go along with desserts, gelato and coffees. Check out their Facebook page at BarAmericanoAtl for opening details.

Bar Mercado
The latest concept from Castellucci Hospitality Group (The Iberian Pig and Cooks & Soldiers) is located inside Krog Street Market in Inman Park. The menu includes tapas dishes, meats, cheeses, and “bar bites.” For more, visit barmercadoatl.com.

The Canteen

The Canteen
Technology Square in Midtown now has its own “micro-food hall” located in the space once occupied by The Spence on 5th Street. The eclectic eatery from the folks behind West Egg Café and The General Muir includes space for Yalla (Mediterranean fare), Fred’s Meat & Bread (burgers and sandwiches), TGM Bagel (bagels and breakfast sandwiches) and Square bar (smoothies and juice in the morning, beer and cocktails in the evening). Hours at the various stalls vary, so check out the schedule at thecanteenatl.com.


Located in the new Stockyards development on the Westside at 976 Brady Ave., the Tuscan-style restaurant will feature a big selection of pasta dishes. Check out the Facebook page at facebook.com/DonettoAtlanta for opening information.

Emerald City Bagels
The beloved bagel pop-up now has a permanent space in the old Gravity Pub on Glenwood Avenue in East Atlanta Village. New York-style bagels will be made daily along with sandwiches and craft sodas. For more information, visit emeraldcitybagels.com.

Golden Eagle and Muchacho
The old train depot along the Atlanta BeltLine at Memorial Drive is getting a new lease on life after H. Harper Station closed down last year. The owner of Ladybird Grove will open a two-in-one spot with Golden Eagle serving as a “workingman’s tavern” while Muchacho will offer breakfast and lunch selections like tacos, grain bowls and poke bowls.

Melanie Wade, founder of Golda Kombucha

Golda Kombucha
The local tea company founded by Melanie Wade will soon open its first brick-and-mortar shop in West End. The company will move its kombucha brewery and production to the forthcoming Lee + White development with a taproom opening to the public for tours and tastings soon after. For more information, visit goldakombucha.com.

Mary Hoopa’s House of Fried Chicken & Oysters
The menu is in the name of this newly opened spot in East Lake’s Hosea + 2nd development at 2371 Hosea L. Williams Drive. Visit facebook.com/MaryHoopasAtl for more information.

Radial Café – College Park
If you find yourself south of the city, Candler Park mainstay Radial Cafe has opened its second location at 3725 Main Street in College Park. Owner Frank Bragg has renovated a historic storefront, keeping an original 1917 Coca-Cola mural, with seating for 130 people. For more information, visit radialcafe.com.


Billed as “the next generation salad bar,” Salata is located at 265 19th St. in Atlantic Station. Vegetables and fruits are chopped daily, while the dressings, soups and sauces are house-made and gluten-free. For more information, visit salata.com.

Located in the Ironworks development at 1071 Howell Mill Road on the Westside, the menu features “West Coast-inspired health food” including salads, grain bowls and protein plates with vegetarians, vegans and gluten-free folks in mind. Visit upbeet.com for details.

Collin KelleyEditor

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.