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When it comes to good taste, Atlanta has it in spades. The city’s Southern charm is evident in its wave of new tantalizing trattorias, beguiling brasseries and posh points of interest where menu magic, mixology moxie and dessert decadence deliver the goods. We’re serving it all up right here. Hopefully, you’ve come hungry.

Social Occasion
The banana cheesecake with pecan crumb and peanut butter chocolate ganache at Foundation Social Eatery

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Avalon
This 2.4 million-square-foot mixed-use development (set to open in October) is drawing some notable chefs into the suburbs. Among them are Caffe Gio and Antico Pizza from Giovanni Di Palma, Bantam + Biddy by Shaun Doty, The El Felix by Ford Fry and Bocado Burger Bar from Todd Ginsberg. 2800 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta

Buckhead Atlanta

The amenity-rich development, which offers 300,000 square feet of upscale retail space, will be the new home for Gypsy Kitchen, Doraku Sushi, AF + B, Thirteen Pies, Shake Shack, Georgetown Cupcake and more. Peachtree Road and Buckhead Avenue

Krog Street Market

There’s been plenty of well-deserved hype surrounding this opening (set for this month). Along with The Luminary, The Little Tart Bakeshop and The Spotted Trotter, the 1920s warehouse in Inman Park also just scored big with Craft Izakaya and Off the Dock Seafood. 99 Krog St.

Lenox Square

The shopping behemoth just garnered a Sprinkles, Zinburger Wine and Burger Bar and True Food Kitchen. Meanwhile Prime underwent a massive renovation and Lenox Fashion Café now offers a great outdoor garden patio for shopping respites. 3393 Peachtree Road NE

Ponce City Market

As the largest adaptive reuse project in Atlanta’s history, the marketplace is designed to be a vibrant food locale. The space will include concepts from Anne Quatrano, Linton Hopkins and Wes Jones, as well as a Simply Seoul Kitchen and Jia (from the team behind Peter Chang’s Tasty China). 675 Ponce de Leon Ave.

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Smoke Signals
Creative cocktails like this Rye Up are the reason Kimball House received a James Beard Foundation award nomination for Outstanding Bar Program.