Atlanta’s 20 Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings for Spring

After 2015’s late-year deluge of new restaurants, the first months of 2016 seemed relatively calm. But look for the mellow page to lift as chillier temperatures leave town, with patio weather ushering in a variety of spots opening this spring. New restaurant permits are tough in Atlanta, so few dates are firm — but we’ll give a good idea of what the landscape should look like as we move into the year.

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Ba Bellies, From the Nam Phuong Team, Is on Track to Open This Spring

Nam Phuong owners David and Tina Nguyen are planning to open their next restaurant, Ba Bellies, this spring in Peachtree Corners. The duo is partnering with chef Mike Yang, previously of New York City’s Per Se, Craft, and L’atelier, to serve Southern-Asian fusion and an extensive craft beer list.

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Restaurants and bars coming to Atlanta in 2016

The year 2015 saw explosive growth, yet massive closings in the restaurant industry. We lost many longstanding restaurants and restaurant groups. But the advent of food stalls and markets brought in many new chefs from out of town. In addition, more chefs are continuing to expand their empires by opening up new neighborhood restaurants. Here are a handful of restaurants you can expect to find in early 2016.

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Nam Phuong owners to open Asian-fusion Ba Bellies in Peachtree Corners

Vietnamese-inspired Ba Bellies is opening this winter in Peachtree Corners. Serving Southern classics with an Asian twist, the restaurant is a partnership between Mike Yang, who brings experience from Tom Colicchio’s Craft, and siblings David and Tina Nguyen, whose family owns Nam Phuong. (David also worked at Jean Georges’ Spice Market.)

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