Another day, another publication throwing praise at Atlanta's dining scene. Southern Living's Jennifer V. Cole hit the road to determine the 10 best new restaurants in the South, and Kimball House tops the list. But the Decatur favorite isn't the only local restaurant honored. Athens's Cinco y Diez comes in at No. 9, and among Cole's overall list of favorites are Bacchanalia, Empire State South, The General Muir, Gunshow, Miller Union, One Flew South, The Optimist, Restaurant Eugene, Cakes & Ale, and another Athens eatery, Five & Ten.
Over at Bon Appetit, they've nominated 50 places for their list of America's 10 best new restaurants. Three local representatives — Gunshow; Lusca, from Angus Brown and Nhan Le; and Sobban, from Heirloom Market BBQ's Jiyeon Lee and Cody Taylor — are in the running for the ultimate prize.