BEST NEWCOMERS 2014- EATER ATL

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BEST NEWCOMERS 2014- EATER ATL

YEAR IN EATER
Atlanta's Top Restaurant Newcomers in 2014

Looking back on the year in the Atlanta dining scene.

As is the tradition at Eater, our closeout of the year is a survey of friends and industry types. We've already covered 2014's restaurant standbys. Now it's time for best newcomers.

What were the top restaurant newcomers of 2014?

Krista Miller, Atlanta Eats director of content- Craft Izakaya and St. Cecilia brought beautiful food in beautiful settings and really reinvigorated my love of seafood.

Zach Meloy, Better Half executive chef/owner-  I know they just managed to sneak in this year, but I'm really excited to see what Cooks & Soldiers does.

Jason Santamaria, Second Self Beer Company co-founder-  Ration and Dram, Makan, Ladybird, Southbound. All serve top-notch food with a great experience.

E.J. Hodkinson, King + Duke executive chef-  BoccaLupo.

Craig Richards, St. Cecilia executive chef- Makan.

Todd Richards, The Pig & The Pearl and The Shed at Glenwood chef/partner- I would be remiss not to say that The Pig & The Pearl was the top restaurant newcomer. Yes, I'm being biased, but if you don't believe in yourself, how do you expect anyone else to? Again being biased: Lusca and Spice to Table. I know them both, eat their food often, and am continually blown away by their collective dishes.

Alex Brounstein, Grindhouse Killer Burgers owner- Kimball House, by far (I think they opened in 2014?). Lusca. Makan. Craft Izakaya is a nice addition to my hood, O4W. And Fred's Meat & Bread, which has the best sandwiches in Atlanta.

Julian Goglia, The Pinewood owner/bartender- Our amazing friends at Kimball House have done a remarkable job. BFF.

Zeb Stevenson, Parish executive chef/soon moving to Watershed on Peachtree- Lusca, St. Cecilia, Yalla.

Jarrett Stieber, Eat Me Speak Me chef- Better Half, Dish Dive, and Kimball House.

Eli Kirshtein, The Luminary chef/owner- Ladybird, Yalla.

 

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EATER ATL- NOV 2015

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EATER ATL- NOV 2015

It's a small BYOB restaurant in Decatur.

Dish Dive, the previously unnamed BYOB concept from Top Flr co-founder Jeff Myers, opens Tuesday in Decatur. The restaurant is, according to its official Facebook page, "for people who have tasted the 'good life,' but can't afford it seven days of the week."

Former Top Flr executive chef Travis Carroll is on board to run the kitchen. The tiny space at 2233 College Avenue — think more of a living room than a restaurant — doesn't include a bar, so alcohol is strictly BYOB. Fortunately, as UrbanDaddy points out, Dish Dive is located down the street from Ale Yeah. Expect "new American" cuisine, such as duck confit fries, and service for lunch and dinner.

 

http://atlanta.eater.com/2014/11/3/7151721/dish-dive-decatur-byob-travis-carroll-jeff-myers-top-flr

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URBAN DADDY- NOV 2015

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URBAN DADDY- NOV 2015

Dish Story
Top Flr Vets. BYOB. Duck Confit Fries.
Smallest place ever.

Smallest place ever that’s BYOB.

Smallest place ever that’s BYOB and has duck confit fries.

Smallest place ever that’s BYOB and has duck confit fries and is brought to you by some Top Flr vets.

Yep. Dish Dive is one of those places that just sort of keeps getting better. It opens tomorrow for dinner in Decatur, and we’d suggest being excited about this.

You look like you could use some tips for navigating this microscopic wonderland...

Tip 1: Don’t bring more than two friends. Three tops.
There are only a few tables, a few folding chairs and one small counter inside. Also note that it’s really easy to miss. Most former wing joints attached to inconspicuous salons are. (See the slideshow here.)

Tip 2: Order all of the food.
Yes, the chef is a Top Flr guy. Which means slow-roasted-hen pot pies, lamb sausage dogs and duck confit fries with peas and provolone. Well, it does now anyway.

Tip 3: Make an adult-refreshments run first.
Again, BYOB. But it’s conveniently located right down the street from Ale Yeah, so growlers for the table aren’t out of the question.

Location, location, location.

 

http://www.urbandaddy.com/atl/food/32644/Dish_Dive_Top_Flr_Vets_BYOB_Duck_Confit_Fries_Atlanta_ATL_Restaurant

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We Are Open!

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We Are Open!

DISH DIVE would like to thank everyone who joined us for dinner our 1st week open.  We look forward to everyone else who we hope to see.... Soon!   DD

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