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Updating the Eater Heatmap: Where to Eat Right Now

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More often than not, tipsters, readers, friends and family of Eater have one question: Where should I eat right now? What are the new restaurants? What haven't I heard of? What's everyone talking about? While the Eater 38 is a crucial resource covering old standbys and neighborhood essentials across the city, it is not a chronicle of the 'it' places of the moment. Thus, we offer the Eater Heatmap, which will change periodically to highlight where the food-crazed crowds are flocking. Since this is a spotlight on what's happening right now, we must bid adieu to places that have been around for too long. Therefore, in this edition, we must say goodbye to Seven Lamps and Monday Night Brewing and welcome BoccaLupo and Villains.

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01/03/13: Added: Seven Lamps, Gio's Chicken Amalfitana
02/07/13: Added: General Muir, Monday Night Brewing, La Tagliatella, Woodfire Grill
03/07/13: Added: Chai Pani, KR SteakBar, the Argosy
04/03/13: Added: Paper Plane
05/02/13: Added: BoccaLupo, Villains
· All Eater Atlanta Heatmap Coverage [-EATL-]

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. BoccaLupo

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753 Edgewood Ave
Atlanta, GA 30307

BoccaLupo opened quietly in Inman Park in April, and early reviews have been nothing but positive. Go for the pasta, stay for the patio.

2. Villains Wicked Heroes

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903 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Wicked hero sandwiches have infiltrated Midtown in the form of Villains, now open at the corner of 8th and Peachtree streets. In addition to sandwiches, they've got "evil potion" cocktails, salads, and sides like ramen popcorn.

3. Paper Plane

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340 Church Street
Decatur, GA 30030

Paper Plane opened behind Victory Sandwich Bar in Decatur a month ago and is already bringing in high praise for its strong cocktail list, created by Paul Calvert, and a menu of small(-ish) plates.

4. Chai Pani

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406 W Ponce de Leon Ave
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 378-4030
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The Decatur outpost of Chai Pani sells street food-style Indian fare in the old Watershed space on West Ponce. Check out the dahi puri, Indian-inspired drinks, and sandwiches like the vada pav or sloppy Jai.

5. KR SteakBar

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349 Peachtree Hills Ave
Atlanta, Ga 30305

The latest from Kevin Rathbun and his first outside of Inman Park, this restaurant offers small plated steaks and Italian fare from chef de cuisine Chris McDade as well as cocktails crafted by Tres Bullard, previously of Top Flr.

6. Argosy

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470 Flat Shoals Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 577-0407
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The Argosy opened in late February in East Atlanta from the guys behind Book House Pub and MJQ and has gotten pretty rave reviews since. It's hard to go wrong with a great beer list, a great space, and a great location. [Photo]

7. The General Muir

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1540 Avenue Pl NE Ste B-230
Atlanta, GA 30329
(678) 927-9131
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The latest from the West Egg team and chef Todd Ginsberg is full-service Jewish deli concept the General Muir. Located in Emory Point and open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and brunch, the restaurant is pleasing patrons with everything from the poutine to the pastrami sandwich.

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1. BoccaLupo

753 Edgewood Ave, Atlanta, GA 30307

BoccaLupo opened quietly in Inman Park in April, and early reviews have been nothing but positive. Go for the pasta, stay for the patio.

753 Edgewood Ave
Atlanta, GA 30307

2. Villains Wicked Heroes

903 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

Wicked hero sandwiches have infiltrated Midtown in the form of Villains, now open at the corner of 8th and Peachtree streets. In addition to sandwiches, they've got "evil potion" cocktails, salads, and sides like ramen popcorn.

903 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

3. Paper Plane

340 Church Street, Decatur, GA 30030

Paper Plane opened behind Victory Sandwich Bar in Decatur a month ago and is already bringing in high praise for its strong cocktail list, created by Paul Calvert, and a menu of small(-ish) plates.

340 Church Street
Decatur, GA 30030

4. Chai Pani

406 W Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030

The Decatur outpost of Chai Pani sells street food-style Indian fare in the old Watershed space on West Ponce. Check out the dahi puri, Indian-inspired drinks, and sandwiches like the vada pav or sloppy Jai.

406 W Ponce de Leon Ave
Decatur, GA 30030

5. KR SteakBar

349 Peachtree Hills Ave, Atlanta, Ga 30305

The latest from Kevin Rathbun and his first outside of Inman Park, this restaurant offers small plated steaks and Italian fare from chef de cuisine Chris McDade as well as cocktails crafted by Tres Bullard, previously of Top Flr.

349 Peachtree Hills Ave
Atlanta, Ga 30305

6. Argosy

470 Flat Shoals Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316

The Argosy opened in late February in East Atlanta from the guys behind Book House Pub and MJQ and has gotten pretty rave reviews since. It's hard to go wrong with a great beer list, a great space, and a great location. [Photo]

470 Flat Shoals Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30316

7. The General Muir

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

The latest from the West Egg team and chef Todd Ginsberg is full-service Jewish deli concept the General Muir. Located in Emory Point and open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and brunch, the restaurant is pleasing patrons with everything from the poutine to the pastrami sandwich.

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

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