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14 of Atlanta's New Springtime Dishes

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Spring has announced its arrival with the presence of non-stop pollen dish after dish incorporating seasonal greens like ramps and fiddleheads. Over the last week, chefs and restaurants took to Instagram to highlight some of their springtime specials; below we've rounded up some of the best and brightest. Do call ahead as many of these are subject to availability. Have another favorite? Leave it in the comments.


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1. Cardamom Hill

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1700 Northside Dr NW, Ste A5
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 549-7012
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Asha Gomez's Cardamom Hill plated a green masala roast chicken with cardamom-scented rosematta rice, and Norman Farms pickled ramps and fiddleheads.

2. Bacchanalia

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1198 Howell Mill Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 365-0410
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Chef Daniel Chance prepared dumplings with lemon, ricotta, and fava beans for Bacchanalia. [Photo: Star Provisions]

3. Abattoir

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1170 Howell Mill Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 892-3335
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Last weekend, chef Hector Santiago offered a gochujang-sherry halibut with asparagus panna cotta and vidalia onion kimchi. It looks like this.

4. The Optimist

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914 Howell Mill Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 477-6260
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This seared hamachi from Adam Evans at The Optimist comes with springtime ingredients like peas and fiddleheads. [Photo: Adam Evans]

5. Better Half

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349 14th St NW Bldg C
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 695-4547
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Springtime dishes are definitely present on the ever-changing menu at Better Half, including this griddled quail with fried quail egg, pickled ramp potato salad, watermelon radish, and tamarind honey.

6. Bocado

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887 Howell Mill Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 815-1399
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Spotted at Bocado is this dish with grilled asparagus, ramps, a poached Many Fold Farm egg, and parmesan.

7. BoccaLupo

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753 Edgewood Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 577-2332
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At BoccaLupo, chef/owner Bruce Logue is serving a variation on a springtime panzanella with English peas, sugar snaps, bread soaked in meyer lemons and San Marzano tomato juice, and a charred ramp and fennel vinaigrette right now. Here's an early dish.

8. Wrecking Bar Brewpub

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292 Moreland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 221-2600
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Find a White Oak Pastures goose egg with Blue Ridge Mountain ramps and cured goat prosciutto on the menu at Wrecking Bar Brewpub this weekend. [Photo: Terry Koval]

9. Fox Bros Bar-B-Q

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1238 Dekalb Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 577-4030
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The fried okra side at Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q— sold only when the vegetable is available fresh, never frozen— is back on the menu. [Photo: Justin Fox]

10. The General Muir

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1540 Avenue Pl NE Ste B-230
Atlanta, GA 30329
(678) 927-9131
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Until the end of ramp season, head in to The General Muir for this panisse with ramp aioli, miner's lettuce, and urfa-marinated mushrooms. [Photo: Todd Ginsberg]

11. Paper Plane

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340 Church St
Decatur, GA 30030

This spring, head to Paper Plane for this plate composed of pate de campagne, pistachio, miner's lettuce, fava beans, asparagus, nasturtium, Hakurei turnips, and spring mustard.

12. Kimball House

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303 E Howard Ave
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 378-3502
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Spring dishes (and drinks) abound on the menu of Kimball House. Pictured here is a smoked catfish fricassée with English pea tortellini, beets, radishes, sea beans, mint, flowering chervil, and shellfish bisque. [Photo: Jeff Wall]

13. Century House Tavern

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125 E Main St
Woodstock, GA 30188
(770) 693-4552
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At Century House Tavern in Woodstock, order the hailbut with cornmeal polenta, crispy bacon, grilled ramps, bacon jus, and micro sorrel. Be sure to stay for the seasonal strawberry and rhubarb desserts. [Photo: Chris Hornaday]

14. 5 & 10

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1073 S Milledge Ave
Athens, GA 30606
(706) 546-7300
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Chef Jason Zygmont's sorghum-glazed pork belly with green garlic broth, butter beans, lovage, preserved kumquats, and miner's lettuce can be found on the menu at Athens restaurant 5 & 10.

1. Cardamom Hill

1700 Northside Dr NW, Ste A5, Atlanta, GA 30318

Asha Gomez's Cardamom Hill plated a green masala roast chicken with cardamom-scented rosematta rice, and Norman Farms pickled ramps and fiddleheads.

1700 Northside Dr NW, Ste A5
Atlanta, GA 30318

2. Bacchanalia

1198 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Chef Daniel Chance prepared dumplings with lemon, ricotta, and fava beans for Bacchanalia. [Photo: Star Provisions]

1198 Howell Mill Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

3. Abattoir

1170 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Last weekend, chef Hector Santiago offered a gochujang-sherry halibut with asparagus panna cotta and vidalia onion kimchi. It looks like this.

1170 Howell Mill Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

4. The Optimist

914 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

This seared hamachi from Adam Evans at The Optimist comes with springtime ingredients like peas and fiddleheads. [Photo: Adam Evans]

914 Howell Mill Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

5. Better Half

349 14th St NW Bldg C, Atlanta, GA 30318

Springtime dishes are definitely present on the ever-changing menu at Better Half, including this griddled quail with fried quail egg, pickled ramp potato salad, watermelon radish, and tamarind honey.

349 14th St NW Bldg C
Atlanta, GA 30318

6. Bocado

887 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Spotted at Bocado is this dish with grilled asparagus, ramps, a poached Many Fold Farm egg, and parmesan.

887 Howell Mill Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

7. BoccaLupo

753 Edgewood Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

At BoccaLupo, chef/owner Bruce Logue is serving a variation on a springtime panzanella with English peas, sugar snaps, bread soaked in meyer lemons and San Marzano tomato juice, and a charred ramp and fennel vinaigrette right now. Here's an early dish.

753 Edgewood Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

8. Wrecking Bar Brewpub

292 Moreland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

Find a White Oak Pastures goose egg with Blue Ridge Mountain ramps and cured goat prosciutto on the menu at Wrecking Bar Brewpub this weekend. [Photo: Terry Koval]

292 Moreland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

9. Fox Bros Bar-B-Q

1238 Dekalb Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

The fried okra side at Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q— sold only when the vegetable is available fresh, never frozen— is back on the menu. [Photo: Justin Fox]

1238 Dekalb Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

10. The General Muir

1540 Avenue Pl NE Ste B-230, Atlanta, GA 30329

Until the end of ramp season, head in to The General Muir for this panisse with ramp aioli, miner's lettuce, and urfa-marinated mushrooms. [Photo: Todd Ginsberg]

1540 Avenue Pl NE Ste B-230
Atlanta, GA 30329

11. Paper Plane

340 Church St, Decatur, GA 30030

This spring, head to Paper Plane for this plate composed of pate de campagne, pistachio, miner's lettuce, fava beans, asparagus, nasturtium, Hakurei turnips, and spring mustard.

340 Church St
Decatur, GA 30030

12. Kimball House

303 E Howard Ave, Decatur, GA 30030

Spring dishes (and drinks) abound on the menu of Kimball House. Pictured here is a smoked catfish fricassée with English pea tortellini, beets, radishes, sea beans, mint, flowering chervil, and shellfish bisque. [Photo: Jeff Wall]

303 E Howard Ave
Decatur, GA 30030

13. Century House Tavern

125 E Main St, Woodstock, GA 30188

At Century House Tavern in Woodstock, order the hailbut with cornmeal polenta, crispy bacon, grilled ramps, bacon jus, and micro sorrel. Be sure to stay for the seasonal strawberry and rhubarb desserts. [Photo: Chris Hornaday]

125 E Main St
Woodstock, GA 30188

14. 5 & 10

1073 S Milledge Ave, Athens, GA 30606

Chef Jason Zygmont's sorghum-glazed pork belly with green garlic broth, butter beans, lovage, preserved kumquats, and miner's lettuce can be found on the menu at Athens restaurant 5 & 10.

1073 S Milledge Ave
Athens, GA 30606

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