As a Calzone Power Hour special, Eater brings you this map of international "calzones," ten options for non-Italian turnovers filled with everything from fruit to 12-hour slow roasted pork, and even bacon and eggs. Did we miss something else that qualifies as a calzone? Do let us know in the comments or send a note through the tipline.Read More
Ten Options for International 'Calzones' in Atlanta
1. Octane Coffee + Little Tart Bakeshop
Whether to cure a hangover, for breakfast, or as a midday snack, a warm apple-cheddar turnover from Grant Park's The Little Tart Bakeshop— paired with a cup of coffee from Octane— is the perfect, sweet pick-me-up.[Photo]
2. Arepa Mia
Two empanadas at Sweet Auburn Curb Market's Arepa Mia will cost you $5. Try the domino, with black beans, sweet plantains, and queso fresco, or opt for the pulled chicken, shredded beef, or slow-roasted pork fillings.
3. Sweet Auburn Barbeque
In the newly opened brick-and-mortar location of Sweet Auburn Barbecue in Poncey-Highlands, look for pimento cheese wontons. They come with bacon marmalade and sweet Thai chile sauce.
4. Brick Store Pub
Place an order of gogi goon mandu at Sobban before moving into the bulgogi rolls, bibimbap, or Korean fried chicken. A plate of these dumplings, made with local beef, shiitake mushrooms, and chives, looks just like this. [Photo]
6. Thaicoon & Sushi Bar
Tucked at the end of a Briarcliff strip mall, Thaicoon boasts a menu of Thai and sushi favorites, including curry puffs made with chicken, onions, and sweet potatoes all wrapped in a roti and deep-fried. [Photo]
7. Taka Sushi and Passion
Three different gyoza options are on the menu at Buckhead's Taka. Try the vegetable, shrimp, or pork and beef offerings, each served with ponzu sauce. Photo]
8. Pie Shop
Available both at the store and at the farmer's markets, Pie Shop offers hand pies in a variety of rotating flavors. On offer right now is the spinach and feta hand pie, but call ahead to place orders for fruit fillings or the breakfast version with bacon, egg, and cheddar.
Fried Indian dumplings called samosas can be found across the city, but the spicy potato- and pea-stuffed version at Buckhead or Decatur's Bhojanic can't be beat for taste and convenience. Be sure to dip each bite in mint or tamarind chutney. [Photo: Ian Rawn]
10. Frankie's Italian Ristorante
Amidst the old school decor and classic New York-style Italian menu at Frankie's, find fried spinach and artichoke rangoons served with a big side of ranch.