5 New Places to Eat This Week

By Christopher Hassiotis  |  March 31, 2014
Credit: Foundation Social Eatery

Roswell: After plans to set up shop last year in Inman Park fell through, Foundation Social Eatery (pictured) opened last week in the recently rebranded Connexion Roswell shopping center just off 400. Chef Mel Toledo (ex Bacchanalia, Century House Tavern) has put together an upscale-casual spot focusing on seasonal, contemporary American dishes. Currently open only for dinner, Foundation has lunch and brunch plans in the works (1570 Holcomb Bridge Rd., Roswell; 770-641-8877).

Kirkwood: Ration & Dram, the new Arizona Avenue gastropub opened by Andy Minchow (ex Holeman & Finch), is now fully up and running. The restaurant opened for food service while waiting for its liquor license to go through (which it now has), and should have a full brunch service this weekend. Open from 5 PM to midnight Monday through Friday, and open for brunch at 11 AM on the weekends (130 Arizona Ave.; 678-974-8380).

Morningside: Florida-based coffee shop and roasting company Bishops Coffee & Tea this month opened an Atlanta location at the intersection of Monroe Drive and Piedmont Avenue. The cafe offers Bishops coffee, an ample selection of desserts and baked goods and an outdoor patio (1540 Monroe Dr., Unit B; 850-357-5887).

Midtown: NYC Jamaican restaurant Negril Village also ventured into Georgia, opening an Atlanta outpost on North Avenue between Peachtree Street and West Peachtree Street. The restaurant features Caribbean classics like jerk chicken, goat stew, braised oxtail and more, as well as an extensive rum and tequila selection (30 North Ave. NE; 404-464-7159).

Decatur: La Calavera Bakery, whose Mexican-skull logo should be familiar to local farmer's market attendees, opened a Decatur storefront on College Avenue earlier this month. The shop bakes and sells savory and sweet treats alike, from croissants to olive loaves to chocolate babkas and more, and specializes in Mexican treats and pan dulce (747-C East College Ave., Decatur, 404-725-1519).