As we put a cap on 2016, Eater Atlanta surveyed a few dining experts for their takes on the past year. We asked them questions that range from from top newcomers to saddest closures. All answers will be revealed — (mostly) unedited and unadulterated — by the time we pop the cork on 2017.
Angela Hansberger, Creative Loafing contributor
Kimball House feels like an extension of home. It's the place where I celebrate good things and deal with sad things over oysters and impeccable service. BoccaLupo is my darling, my love, my meat gravy. Brush for when I want a long experiential meal of omakase, a soothing bowl of ramen, a few bites of sushi, or a tasting of spirits at the bar. Miller Union, for its incredible hospitality (including Neal), beautiful wine list, and that damn gumbo. Nam Phuong since I go there every Wednesday.
Brad Kaplan, Thirsty South founder and Creative Loafing contributor
Beth McKibben, Eater Atlanta contributor
Ticonderoga Club #teamchuckwagon — and everything else David Bies is serving. Then, add Madeira, rum old fashioneds, and cider. The Club is the total package for me.
BoccaLupo for bucatini and cocktails at the bar.
Bread & Butterfly for my weekly bit of Paris in Atlanta.
Chris Fuhrmeister, Eater Atlanta editor
If I’m going out for a nicer dinner, odds are I’m going to Ticonderoga Club, Staplehouse, Cakes & Ale, or Miller Union. For breakfast, I’m either walking to Home Grown for a biscuit or making the quick drive to The General Muir for a bagel and lox. We Suki Suki might be the restaurant I patronized most this year — it’s tough to beat a lunch of barbecue pork banh mi and coffee boba.
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