The days of the large entree getting top billing are all but gone. Some of the most adventurous dishes on the menu these days have been appetizers or tapas style dishes at the top of menus around the city. These places have some of my favorites
There are a number of Chinese restaurants that dabble in Malaysian cooking but I haven't found any that I enjoy as much as Penang. My go-to dishes are the chicken satay, roti & me goreng
The farm to table concept is so passé at this point that Ecco kicks it up a notch with their own rooftop garden for fresh apps & cocktails.
Known for the 10pm burger, the Nashville-style Hot Chicken is their next big thing. The cocktails are king but give the beer list a spin.
Leave the forks & knives of fine dining behind & dig into your food w/ fresh injera bread at Desta. The fish tibs alone are worth the trek.
This Japanese restaurant serves a variety of small plates, my favorites being the soy egg & kakuni bun. Get there early ramen for lunch Tuesday-Friday
Best cocktails in Decatur! Miles is a rock star behind the bar. The French Frues are a must and don't miss the craft beer list
Local beer, craft cocktails & delicious upscale bar food. Get the pork belly sliders and the Hibiscus Flip.
There's a new chef in town! Check out Chef Todd Richard's housemade lamb sausage & hot smoked salmon & grits
Skip the noodle joints that seem to be sprouting up everywhere and get the real deal Holyfield here - their Chengdu cold noodles are crave worthy.
The popular Spice Route supper club dish, Kerala Chicken & Waffles is now on the lunch menu!
Intown craft cocktails with a Sandy Springs address. Italian done right, goat cheese panna cotta + fried green tomato combo is a must-have.
Canton House is open seven data a week, but my favorite time to fine is definitely for weekend dim sum. Carts upon carts of delicious dumplings are available for the choosing, and chicken feet if you desire.