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Four Atlanta Restaurant Openings You Might Have Missed

New Atlanta restaurants for Cuban sandwiches paired with rum cocktails, Vietnamese fare, jerk chicken and escovitch fish, and wine and snacks all day

Cuban sandwich and yellow rice and beans from Wylie and Rum in Atlanta.
Cuban sandwich.
Wylie and Rum
Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for 12 years.

Wylie and RumReynoldstown/Edgewood

Owned by father and son Tony and David Lewis, Wylie and Rum recently opened as part of the renovation of 1950s-era commercial building 45 Moreland. Billed as a “Floribian” (Floridan and Caribbean) restaurant and rum bar, expect a menu of guava barbecue ribs, jerk chicken and rice plates, black and white soup, and handmade empanadas paired with rum cocktails like the Mai Tai and Hurricane. Wylie and Rum features a spacious dining room and bar and plenty of outside seating on the covered patio. Take a look at the menu below.

Mai Kitchen — Virginia-Highland

Atlanta restaurateur Alex Kinjo (MF Sushi, Anh’s Kitchen, Kinjo Room) opened his latest restaurant Mai Kitchen in the Virginia-Highland neighborhood last month. Sporting a stylish design for which Kinjo’s restaurants are known, this Vietnamese restaurant serves dishes like shaken beef, bowls of savory pho, spicy green papaya and mango salad, and Ha Long Bay noodles tossed with fried tofu. For dessert, Mai Kitchen features a passionfruit mousse encased in a hard chocolate shell.

Dat Fire Jerk Chicken — Camp Creek Parkway

A second location of the popular Northside Drive Jamaican and jerk restaurant is now open on Camp Creek Parkway. And this one includes seating inside, as it took over a former Church’s Chicken restaurant. Expect a similar menu to the Northside Drive location, including Dat Fire’s popular jerk chicken and chicken wings, plates of oxtails, curry and brown stew, escovitch meals, and hoagies stuffed with jerk chicken and pork.

Postino Wine CafeBuckhead

The first of two Atlanta locations of Postino Wine Cafe opens in Buckhead on Roswell Road Monday, September 12. The all-day wine bar and cafe features a global wine list paired with charcuterie and cheese boards, paninis, salads, and desserts. People can order wine by the glass or bottle. Food is meant for sharing. Postino features a daily happy hour menu until 5 p.m. with food and wine specials and also serves weekend brunch. A second location opens next year at the Brickworks along the Marietta Street Artery.

Postino Wine Cafe

Dat Fire Jerk Chicken

226 Northside Drive Southwest, , GA 30313 (404) 254-4494 Visit Website

Kinjo Room

1115 Howell Mill Road Northwest, , GA 30318 (470) 288-3956 Visit Website

Mai Kitchen

1040 North Highland Avenue Northeast, , GA 30306 (404) 907-4405