Taste of the South

Where You’ll Be Eating This Spring

Book a table now at one of these five soon-to-be-notable restaurants

photo: Shannon Cole

Inside the newly opened Lazy Betty in Atlanta’s Candler Park neighborhood.

Gianna
New Orleans, LA

Chef-restaurateur Donald Link teamed with Rebecca Wilcomb, a former chef at his Herbsaint, to open Gianna in New Orleans. The restaurant will serve pastas with Italian wines and liqueurs, and takes inspiration from Wilcomb’s Italian grandmother.


Hestia
Austin, TX

Named after the Greek goddess of the hearth, Hestia in Austin, TX, is James Beard Award semifinalist Kevin Fink’s spot centering around live-fire cooking. Chefs will take orders and deliver duck fat pop- overs and red snapper crudo from their kitchen stations.

 

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Rendering of our future home by @baldridgearchitects

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Jônt
Washington, D.C.

Tucked above Ryan Ratino’s Fourteenth Street modern bistro Bresca in Washington, D.C., Jônt is the chef ’s eighteen-seat jewel box, which will serve a progressive tasting menu of eight to eleven courses. In the adjacent bar, a menu of classics spans hot dogs to caviar service.


Lazy Betty
Atlanta, GA

After a decade at Michelin-starred Le Bernardin and Le Colonial in New York, chef Ron Hsu returned home to Atlanta to open Lazy Betty in Candler Park, blending his Southern, Malaysian, and Chinese heritage in such dishes as sea urchin gazpacho and Wagyu steak and eggs.

 

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What an honor! Our Asian Delight with Jasmine Rice and Sweet Chinese Sausage has received a Golden Whisk Award from @AJCnews food writers as one of the 10 Best Recipes Published in the Atlanta Journal Constitution in 2018. Thanks to @wendelldavidbrock for the write up, you can find it along with the entire recipe on ajc.com. #LazyBettyATL #GoldenWhiskAwards2018 #AJC #atlantajournalconstitution #candlerpark #atlfoodie #atlrestaurants #atlantaga #atleats #tastingmenu #foodie #eatlocal #restaurantopening #chefsofatl #foodstagram #GoldenWhiskAwards #chinesesausage #jasminerice #asiandelight

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Malagón
Charleston, SC

Taste Spain in Charleston, SC, at Malagón by restaurateurs Patrick and Fanny Panella, who opened the French favorite Chez Nous here in 2014. The new place will offer tapas plus market goods like olive oil and cuttlefish ink.

 

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Rossejat Negro Menu testing @cheznouscharleston … Anticipating late January/early February opening!

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