1) Historic Roswell: Salt Factory’s new menu broadens the restaurant’s scope a bit with the addition of shepherd’s pie, goat cheese ravioli, Louisiana egg rolls, salmon tartare and the “lamburger”—one of six options in the burger bar.
2) Northside Drive: Cardamom Hill has created some new drink options intended to cool you down in the heat of summer. On the list: cold chai tea, lychee thyme and mango ginger fruit juices and a Kerala-style lime soda with a hint of chili. There are also “loaded” fruit cocktails (refreshing drink plus alcohol), like the cucumber basil, pineapple chili and Kerala cosmo.
3) Inman Park: New Executive Chef Edward Russell has been busy updating the offerings at Parish, which now include a local squash salad, a 10-ounce strip loin, Cerignola olives, grilled romaine and French onion soup. A raw kale salad and sesame noodles are now sold at the Parish market.
4) Buckhead and Perimeter: With the change of seasons comes a new menu at Seasons 52 (naturally), featuring an 11-ounce Piedmontese all-natural bone-in strip steak, as well as chilled lobster and shrimp spring rolls, an organic tomato and warm mozzarella salad, and a berry cheesecake “mini indulgence.”
5) Grant Park: Octane has a new summertime cocktail menu with a pina colada, espresso flip (egg whites, espresso vodka and vanilla), Ward 8 (rye, lemon and grenadine) and more.
6) Virginia-Highland: D.B.A. Barbecue's getting a bit creative with its newest menu offerings. Diners can now order Chinese cut spare ribs served with coleslaw; barbecue pork potato skins; a brisket philly; spiked slushies and a banana and candied bacon puddin' pop.
7). Buckhead: Franki Ski's is trying to lighten up with its “Dramatic Weight Loss” menu. Each meal on the menu include 5 ounces of grilled chicken, fish or shrimp with a 3-ounce vegetable side or a salad. On its regular lunch menu, eats include wings, a reuben and whole fried Key West snapper.