Where and what to eat this month in metro Atlanta | April 2023

Gluten Freedom at Monday Night Garage

There's always something happening on the metro Atlanta dining scene whether it's new restaurants, new menu items, special events etc. Here is the latest roundup of restaurant news from around metro Atlanta. This article was last updated April 20, 2023. 


A new Taco Bell location is opening April 22 at 935 Husk Box Way in Grovetown. There will be a grand opening celebration with POWER 107-FM, giveaways and more. Additionally, 3 guests will win free tacos for a year. 

Atlanta's first midnight Indian buffet and party venue, Jalsa, opened April 7. The 21-and-over lounge loft and party space features an unlimited buffet for $14.95, a cocktail bar, and Bollywood-style entertainment. Jasla will be open weekend from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday and 8 p.m. to midnight Sunday. Dishes include samosa chaat, chili chicken, peanut masala, chili bajji, and more. 

The new Blue Moon Beer Garden is now open at Live! at The Battery. The beer garden has been completely redesigned and features an expansive outdoor patio, coastal-inspired menu, live music and daily activations. Menu highlights include Citrus Poached Jumbo Shrimp with Blue Moon Cocktail Sauce and Braised Mussels with garlic & fries. Plus, salads and sandwiches like the Burrata Salad with spiced peach compote, roasted pecan, arugula & pickled blackberry and Crispy Fried Chicken Sandwich with black pepper aioli & braised red cabbage on a brioche bun. The garden will also offer multiple types of Blue Moon beer plus cocktails like cheladas, shandies and a signature Blue Moon Beermosa – a refreshing mix of OJ and Blue Moon’s classic brew. Activations include Beer Garden Wednesdays, Girls' Night Out Thursdays, Late Night Foodie Fridays and Saturdays, Sunday Party Brunches and Blue Moon Beer Dinners. 

Boxcar Betty's has announced that it's opening in west midtown Atlanta next week. The Charleston-based restaurant specializes in gourmet fried chicken sandwiches and other southern favorites. It will be located inside the Westside Paper development off West Marietta Street. 

Slutty Vegan opened a new location April 6 at Truist Park in tandem with the Atlanta Braves' 2023 home opener. The freestanding kiosk offers a modified menu tailored to the baseball experience with vegan takes on stadium staples. Offerings will include the Big Dawg, a plant-based bratwurst with sauerkraut and Slut Sauce; tenderonis, crispy, plant-based chick'n tenders; Slutty Fries served with signature Slut Dust; and various side sauces. 

The Halal Guys have opened a new location to metro Atlanta in the Dunwoody area. The new restaurant is located at 237 Perimeter Center Parkway. Their world-famous platters feature salad, rice and choice of protein (chicken, beef gyro, falafel or combo), choice of toppings and their famous white and hot sauce.  It opened in mid-March. 

The Daily is now open in the former Proof Bakeshop space on Hurt Street in Inman Park. Menu highlights include orangesicle and honey-lavender lattes, coconut dream smoothies, whipped feta toast, breakfast burritos and pitas, spring vegetable hash, and hummus and grain bowls. 

Marcus Bar & Grille is now open on Edgewood Avenue. The funky neighborhood restaurant by Chef Marcus Samuelsson features an open kitchen with a wood-fired grill and oven. Marcus B&G serves "elevated comfort classics" and ambitious signature dishes. 

Mobay Spice has opened in Toco Hills. Menu highlights include curry chicken, oxtails, curry goat, jerk beef burgers, stew fish, and jerk chicken. 


Flight Club Atlanta on Howell Mill Road has added several new items to their menu for the spring season. They include mini Impossible tacos, pork lumpia, blistered shishito, Papas Bravas, Lamb Souvlaki, hot honey chicken sliders, vegan mushroom flatbread and buffalo chicken flatbread. New drinks include the Sea Turtle made with cucumber, tequila, ginger and salt; the Jaguar made with espresso, vodka, rum, coffee liquer and almond and the Vicuna made with mango, pisco, clove, lime and egg white. 

Flight Club Atlanta

YEPPA&Co in Buckhead Village is now offering half-priced Italian wines every Tuesday. The Buckhead Village restaurant serves lunch and dinner seven days a week in the central bar area plus approachable to-go fare. The menu features a curated selection of dishes ranging from focaccia pizza and hand-made pastas to grilled skewers and panini. 

Dunkin' is celebrating National Pecan Day with the return of its Butter Pecan Swirl at Dunkin' locations nationwide starting April 26. Guests will be able to add Butter Pecan Swirl to hot or iced coffee, espresso drinks, cold brew, frozen coffee or frozen chocolate. 

Snooze, an A.M. Eatery, is launching a new menu for spring/summer. Highlights include Habanero Pork Belly Breakfast Fried Rice; Love You E’Lote Breakfast Pasta; Adobo Roasted Veggie Breakfast Tacos; Kale & Avocado Quinoa Bowl; Spicy Kimchi Bloody Mary; Chamomile Bourbon Palmer; and Summer Sangarita. 

Buffalo Wild Wings are encouraging guests to try their hand-smashed burgers this spring with a special offer. Anyone who orders a burger can also enjoy six boneless wings for just $1 more. Limited-time deal at participating locations. 

Pokeworks is offering a special noodle bowl between April 4 and July 9. The Chili Lime Chicken Noodle Bowl is made with all-natural chicken, shredded cabbage, sweet onions, serrano peppers, edamame and fresh cucumbers on a bed of chilled ramen-style noodles. A tangy Southeast Asian-inspired sweet chili lime sauce is then drizzled on top to bring all the flavors together along with a final touch of scallions, cilantro, toasted sesame seeds and crushed peanuts. 

Chili Lime Chicken Noodle Bowl

The Silence of the Lambs is the pizza on the month at Junior's Pizza in the Summerhill neighborhood. Available in regular, vegetarian, or vegan, this special is more gyro than pizza with mozzarella, lamb, red onion, tomato, feta, and tzatziki sauce. 

Dunkin' is now offering breakfast tacos made with a flour tortilla, scrambled eggs, white cheddar cheese, fire-roasted corn and a drizzle of tangy lime crema. The tacos can be ordered with or without crispy crumbled bacon topping. 

Lowcountry boils are available every Sunday on the Rowdy Tiger rooftop at the Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Hotel through end of May. Boil is made with shrimp, smoked andouille sausage, corn and red skin potatoes. It's served with coleslaw and cornbread butter. Tickets are $42.09 each. 

Big Softie ice cream shop in Summerhill is offering a fresh new flavor for spring -- pineapple sorbet. Available in a cup or waffle cone with choice of toppings, including spicy Tajin. 


Atlanta Burger Week is happening April 17 through 23. Multiple restaurants are offering $10 burgers (some with sides, some without), including Anna & Cali's Food Truck, Smith's Olde Bar, The Albert, Bad Daddy's Birgers, THICC Burger, The Glenwood, Botica, Taylor'd Bar-B-Q, Bantam Pub, Irby's Tavern, Black Bear Tavern, Hampton + Hudson, Love at First Bite, The Lost Druid Brewery, Hopdoddy, Thinking Man Tavern and more. 

Atlanta Burger Week

The 2023 season of Woodstock Farm Fresh Market kicks off April 22 on Market Street in downtown Woodstock. Market hours are 8:30 a.m. until noon and the season will run every Saturday through Dec. 30. Opening day festivities will include a ribbon cutting, live music and commemorative totes for the first 250 customers. Vendors are required to grow at least 85% of the product they bring to market and the market features a variety of items. 

Six Flags Over Georgia Brews & Bites Festival is returning weekends April 22-30. The event will feature more than 70 refreshing craft beers, cocktails, seltzers and spirits from local and national vendors. Menu items include fried pina colada, beer brats, pretzel bites, apple monkey bread, zucchini fries and sweet chili fried cauliflower. Breweries include Wild Leap Brew Co., Atlanta Hard Cider Co. & Distillery, Five Farms Irish Cream Liquor, Monday Night Brewing, Dry County Brewing and New Belgium Brewing. 

Six Flags Over Georgia Brews & Bites

Monday Night Garage is celebrating Gluten Freedom with beer and pizza from noon to 9 p.m. April 25. The Garage's Neopolitan pizza kitchen will be serving up pies with 100% gluten-free dough. They will also be launching Sans, a brand-new, 100% gluten-free Belgian Saison, which will be available on draft and to-go. Supplies are limited, so folks are encouraged to reserve a pie through the link HERE

Gluten Freedom at Monday Night Garage

Palo Santo on West Marietta Street NW has introduced Wine Wednesday, a rooftop dinner series hosted by sommelier Dawit Abera and chef Santiago Gomez. From 5 to 11 p.m., guests will enjoy wines poured by Dawit and a featured small plate menu – changing each week to complement the wine selections. Reservations recommended. 

Cooks & Soldiers is teaming up with San Pellegrino to host a dinner series highlighting the cuisine of Basque country. The first dinner will take place April 26 featuring the streets of Bilbao. Menu highlights include grilled baby squid, a classic Basque fisherman stew, Ilberico tenderloin with spring peas, baby carrots and fava beans, and toasted meringue and chocolate in a tart shell for dessert. Dishes are available a la carte in addition to abbreviated version of regular menu. The next dates and cities are Bayonne on July 13, Vitoria-Gasteiz on Oct. 19 and Getaria on Jan. 19. 

Food trucks are returning to Blackburn Park in Brookhaven for the Brookhaven Food Truck Roundup. The first one will take place April 26 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. The monthly event will feature food trucks, beer and wine available for purchase, and entertainment. Seating is available at the pavilion, but attendees are encouraged to bring picnic blankets and lawn chairs. Pets are welcome. 

O'Charley's Restaurat + Bar is celebrating 50 years of "great food and good times" through May 7 with multiple guest-focused elements such as the return of Kids Eat Free and a Cinco de Mayo celebration. There will also be 1970s music at all locations and chances to enter the 50th AnnO’versary Sweepstakes presented by Allegiant to win exciting prizes including a trip for four to Olando, a trip for two to Nashville and restaurant gift cards. 

Meatless Mondays with Jermaine Dupri is a weekly dinner series promoting good eating and better health. The  dinners take place at The Clutch ATL. Reservations required. 

La Tavola in Virginia-Highland neighborhood is hosting its annual celebration of southern Italy and Italian coastal cuisine -- Mezzogirono -- April 6 though 16. Reservations go fast. 

Meals on Wheels Atlanta's annual spring fundraiser, Taste, is happening April 14 at 1705 West. There will be food and cocktails from local restaurants, including Slutty Vegan, Delilah's Everyday Soul, Bazati and Chai Yo Modern Thai. Tastemakers including Pinky Cole, Maegan Moguel, Alyssa Fagien, Tajh Crutch and Justin Keys will be honored. Tickets start at $75. 

Madrid Spanish Tavern in Roswell will host La Feria Atlanta, a tribute to the La Feria de Abril festival held in Spain, on April 22. There will be Spanish cooking and cocktail demonstrations, flamenco dancing, singing classes, tapas, paella, wine and cocktails. 

The Big Green Eggs & Kegs Festival is happening at Village Dunwoody from noon to 5 p.m. April 20. More than 20 local restaurants participating, including Morty's Meat & Supply, Cherried Mary's, Cubanos ATL and General Muir. There will be live music and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Juvenile Diabete Research Foundation. Tickets are $60 adults per person. 

Little Bear has two Natty By Nature family-style dinners planned for April. Natty By Nature South Africa on April 19 will feature wines from Fram and Tremayne from the Blacksmith in South Africa. Natty by Nature Saison Rum on April 27 brings a progression of rum-based beverages from Distillerie Tessendier in Cognac, France. Tickets are $175 per person. 

Dining Out for Life, benefiting Open Hand Atlanta, is happening April 26. Guests can choose from a list of more than 60 participating restaurants that will donate a percentage of each customer's bill that day to Open Hand. A few restaurants include Arnette's Chop Shop, Eclipse di Luna, Roshambo, Agave, Mezcalito's, Taqueria Del Sol, Max Lager's, Six Feet Under, Bob & Harriet's Home Bar, Apres Diem, ECCO, Henry's and more. 

Clayton County Convention & Visitors Bureau has announced the first ever Clayton County Black Restaurant Week. It will take place June 19 through 25. The goal is to support and promote the Black-owned restaurants in Clayton County. At this time, they are accepting submissions from restaurants who would like to participate. 

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