Little Rey

Back in February, we featured a roundup of newly opened restaurants around Intown. Just four months later, we have a whole new list as the city’s culinary scene continues to explode with new tastes and concepts.

Little Rey
Chef Ford Fry’s latest concept is now open in Piedmont Heights at 1878 Piedmont Ave. A “cousin” to Fry’s Tex-Mex favorite Superica at Krog Street Market, Little Rey is serving up “chicken al carbon” at its core plus salads, fresh salsas and hand-made tortillas and margaritas. Information:

Insomnia Cookies
A new location is set to open in East Atlanta early this summer, bringing warm cookie delivery to the neighborhood until 3 a.m. every day. The store, located at 1271 Glenwood Ave., will be the company’s third location to open in Atlanta, joining their Ponce and Midtown locations. Information:

Oliva Restaurants is set to open its second restaurant following their award-winning Italian market and wine bar Bellina Alimentari in Ponce City Market. Aziza will offer a “fresh take on traditional Israeli cuisine” at Westside Provisions District when it opens later this month. Owner Tal Postelnik Baum plans to continue her expansion in Atlanta with the opening of a third restaurant, Rina, this fall at Ford Factory Lofts.

A Haute Cookie

A Haute Cooke
The food truck has opened a brick and mortar boutique at The Beacon, 1039 Grant Street, in Grant Park. Owned by Shiana White, the menu includes fresh-baked cookies, creative ice cream sandwiches and totally safe-to-eat raw cookie dough. Information:


Curry Up Now
The California-based concept offer Indian fast casual cuisine has announced it will open three locations including next month at 1575 Church St. in Deacatur and this fall at Madison Yards on Memorial Drive and The Interlock on Howell Mill Road in 2020. Information:

Velvet Taco
Set to open later this summer at Buckhead Market Place at 77 Paces Ferry Place, the taco joint will be open late and serving up and eclectic menu of tacos, Mexican beers, margaritas, desserts and more. Information:

Velvet Taco

Pour Taproom
Located at SPX Alley, 661 Auburn Ave., facing the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail, Pour Taproom allows guests to sample 80-plus beers, wines and beverages from self-serve taps. Information:

Scott Switzer and James Rangel have teamed up to open Bar.bacoa in the heart of Virginia Highland at 1000 Virginia Ave. The menu features 15 unique tacos as well as 26 tapas, soups, salads and desserts. Information:

The owners of Harry & Sons have opened this new restaurant in Virginia-Highland at 420 N. Highland Ave, featuring sushi, Thai dishes and martinis. Information:

Chef Pat Pasquale “Pat” Pascarella is expected to open this casual Italian eatery specializing in wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas and homemade pasta in the Piedmont Heights neighborhood at 1835 Piedmont Ave. later this year.

The Iberian Pig, Buckhead

The Iberian Pig
Castellucci Hospitality Group has opened a second outpost of its popular Decatur Spanish tapas restaurant at the new Hanover Buckhead Village at 3150 Roswell Road, Suite A3. Information:

Colony Square
North American Properties has announced that Rumi’s Kitchen, Sukoshi and Freshii will join the culinary lineup at the under-renovation Colony Square in Midtown. Rumi’s Kitchen, the Atlanta-based Persian restaurant by renowned Chef Ali Mesghali, will open in May 2020. Restaurateur Steve Palmer and the Indigo Road team are bringing Sukoshi, an on-the-go, fine casual dining featuring sushi, later this year. Fast-casual Freshii, owned and operated by Atlanta-native Dustin Sabooria, will also open later this year and include bowls, burritos, salads, wraps, soups, smoothies and juices.

Bully Boy
Located at 828 Ralph McGill Blvd., this Concentrics Restaurant concept on the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail features surf and turf. Information:

El Tesoro Taqueria
Build-your-own breakfast and lunch tacos, burritos and tamales and pair it with fresh coffee at this new spot at 1374 Arkwright Place. Information:

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.