Sweet yellow corn on the cob chargrilled and topped with spicy roasted garlic butter, citrus crema & queso fresco. 242 Boulevard SE, 404-588-0006, agaverestaurant.com
Lime & Garlic Marinated Flatiron Steak, Agave
Grilled and sliced served with an ancho chile steak sauce & topped with peppers and onions accompanies with chile grilled creamed corn and a flour tortilla. Beef and Pork Meatballs, Campagnolo San marzano tomato sauce, creamy polenta, pecorino romano, and oregano. 980 Piedmont Ave NE, 404-343-2446, campagnoloatl.com
Lasagna Matta, Campagnolo
Fresh pasta, beef and pork bolognese, béchamel, mozzarella, and parmesan.
Bone-in Dry Aged Prime Kansas City Strip, Parker’s on Ponce
Dry aged 28 to 35 days for tenderness and robust flavor. 116 E Ponce de Leon Ave, 404-924-2230, parkersonponce.com
Blue Cheese Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Dates, Parker’s on Ponce
Pine Street Market bacon, balsamic glaze, and fried mint.
Katie Burkholder, Deputy Editor:
Basil Fried Rice, Hawker’s
An herbal take on a classic favorite. Eggs, onions, fresh basil and soy sauce. 661 Auburn Ave. NE Unit 180, 470-809-1586, eathawkers.com
Roti Canai, Hawker’s
Malaysian flatbread dipped in curry.
Chicken and Waffle Taco, Velvet Taco
Crisp chicken tenders, peppered bacon, peppercorn gravy, green apple slaw, maple syrup, red chile aioli, chives, and a waffle tortilla. 77 West Paces Ferry Rd NW Suite 35A, 470-400-3900, velvettaco.olo.com
East Pole Coffee Ice Cream, Butter and Cream
Coffee ice cream made with East Pole Coffee Co. Traffic coffee beans. Rich and bold with the perfect amount of cream. 661 Auburn Ave. NE Suite 130, 404-709-2173, beltline.butterandcream.com
Sophia Pizza, Antico
Bufala, cipollini onions, roasted mushrooms, and white truffle oil. 1093 Hemphill Ave NW, 404-724-2333, littleitalia.com
Russ Youngblood, Sales Associate:
Shrimp Fajita, Las Margaritas
Served with Latin rice, beans, guacamole, sour cream, salad, pico de gallo, grilled onions, bell peppers, and grilled tortillas. 1842 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE, 404-873-4464, lasmargaritasmidtown.com
Camarones al Ajillo, Papi’s Cuban and Caribbean Grill
A Mediterranean favorite! Succulent shrimp slowly simmered in garlic, butter and Spanish seasoning. Served over white or yellow rice with tostones and salad. 216 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, 404-607-1525, papisgrill.com
Black Bean Soup, Papi’s Cuban and Caribbean Grill
A filling blend of black beans, malanga, garlic, cilantro, and Papi’s Secret Seasoning.
Guava and Cream Cheese Empanada, Papi’s Cuban and Caribbean Grill
A savory pastry turnover filled guava and cheese and fried with Guava drizzle.
Chicken and Waffles, LIPS Atlanta
A crispy fried chicken breast served over waffles with a cognac and peach maple syrup. Served as part of the Dragalicious Gospel Brunch. 3011 Buford Hwy NE, 404-315-7711, lipsatl.com
2X cooked heritage pork belly, tomatillo salsa with Mexican butter, lettuce, pico de gallo, guacamole, sour cream, cheese, and house made flour tortillas. Served with Charro beans. 99 Krog Street, 678-791-1310, superica.com/krog-street
Bucatini alla Bolognese, a mano
Pork and beef ragu, ricotta over gluten-free fettuccini. 587 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE, 404-549-7727, amanoatl.com
Lobster Fried Rice, Poor Calvins
Fried rice with eggs, diced greens, and tempura lobster tail. 510 Piedmont Ave NE, 404-254-4051, poorcalvins.com