5 Restaurants to Try This Weekend in Atlanta

I recently attended a progressive dinner through Ponce City Market’s food hall. The dinner made stops at Biltong Bar (absolutely one of the ATL’s top five bars,) W.H. Stiles Fish Camp (“Dub’s”,) Minero for tacos and margaritas, and finally ending at Bellina Alimentari for grappa and desserts. Obviously, there’s not a lot of secret stuff happening in one of Atlanta’s most popular eating destinations — Ponce City Market. But, I want to commend the work of Dub’s executive chef Eaksuree Poonsiripukdeekul, who made what has to be the best oyster shooter I’ve had in the city. Poonsiripukdeekul, who hails from Thailand, created an insanely addictive, super-citrusy shooter using bivalves chef-owner Anne Quatrano’s team source for the restaurant’s raw bar. And, if you haven’t had the shrimp po’boy, I highly recommend ordering that, too — if you don’t overdose on those oyster shooters first. 675 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta