Atlanta Magazine | The 20 most anticipated Atlanta restaurants of 2020

It’s not only a new year, but a whole new decade. What does that mean for Atlanta’s thriving culinary scene? New places to eat and drink, for one. Here’s what we’re most looking forward to this year:

D Boca N Boca
Summerhill’s restaurant scene keeps growing, and D Boca N Boca’s Helio Bernal is among the latest of the independent restaurateurs to sign on. The Mexican gastropub will be the permanent location of food truck the Real Mexican Vittles, which started making the rounds at festivals in 2017. Get ready for tamales, tacos, and seafood inspired by Bernal’s Mexican Gulf Coast heritage, beginning in March or April. 
39 Georgia Avenue

Little Bear
Chef Jarrett Stieber, of the long-running Eat Me Speak Me pop-up, is finally opening his own brick-and-mortar. Located in Summerhill, Little Bear promises more of the inventive small plates Stieber is known for, with inspiration from Asia, South America, and the Mediterranean. The intimate, 30-seat restaurant will offer two styles of tasting menus, in addition to a la carte options. Stieber says he’s hoping Little Bear will be open by the end of February. 
71-A Georgia Avenue Southeast

Rodney Scott’s Whole Hog BBQ
The James Beard Award-winning Charleston pitmaster is bringing his namesake barbecue to Southwest Atlanta with an eponymous restaurant in the MET development in April. Expect South Carolina-style whole hog barbecue cooked over live wood coals, along with chicken, ribs, and more. 
680 Murphy Avenue Southwest


By Carly Cooper, Atlanta Magazine

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