Atlanta Restaurant Scene

Hampton + Hudson, Venkman's revamp menus and other Atlanta food news from the week

Here’s what to eat, drink, buy, cook and more from the past week in metro Atlanta.

Cauliflower hush puppies at Hampton + Hudson. / Photo by Mia Yakel

Restaurant news and events

Savannah Sasser has started her new post as executive chef at Hampton + Hudson in Inman Park after a several-year stint at Twain's in Decatur. The restaurant has also revamped its menu with new sharable appetizers, salads, flatbreads, entrees and desserts, as well as several vegan options. Dishes include a house-made  pasta of the day, daily fresh fish, cured salmon deviled eggs, a Bee’s Knees Burger, vegan spring vegetables and dumplings and H+H whoopie pie for dessert.

Old Fourth Ward spot Venkman's has revamped its dinner menu, with a focus on seasonal dishes and shared plates. Only two or three of the original dishes remain. Menu items include shrimp dumplings, mushroom rolls and spring greens.

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The Braut Burger at Barleygarden. / Handout photo

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