Ones to watch on the Atlanta dining scene

Innumerable names and faces deserve credit for keeping Atlanta well fed and for keeping this city on the national culinary radar year after year. Yet, there are select folk in the midst of pivotal moments.

Those having breakout years include entrepreneurs with dining concepts that resonate with the times. They are chefs who have been given (no, earned) keys to the kitchen and are demonstrating that they are up to the challenge. In the beverage world, we’ve got our eyes on a bartender giving cerebral thought toward cocktails and a brewer doing the same with beer.

Read more about up-and-comers who are shaking up Atlanta’s food and drink scene right now.

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8Arm pastry chef Sarah Dodge in her kitchen prepping cookies. Photo credit- Mia Yakel.

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