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Omnivore - Gravy Train: Atlanta bars earn national props, Alma Cocina is open

Also: RED coming to Philips Arena, brunch at No. 246

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  • The Johnson Studio
  • Rendering of RED

Leon’s, The Sound Table and Holeman & Finch all earned a spot on Food & Wine’s 50 Best Bars in America - each credited for innovative cocktails.

Alma Cocina, the new Downtown spot from Fifth Group, is officially open for business. Word on the street is you best make reservations - even at lunch!

Philips Arena announced they will open a new full service restaurant called RED, with Buckhead Life Restaurant Group consulting on the menu. Opening in early 2012, RED will cater to event attendees both before and after performances and Hawks games. The restaurant and bar will be designed so that the court will be visible for fans who don’t want to miss the game, and seating will even spill out into the arena itself.

Today's special at Farm Burger (both locations) will be an ode to Whitney Otawka's elk and pork sausage burger - which kept her in the running on "Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen" this week. Farm Burger got the recipe straight from the source - but is subbing grassfed beef in for the elk. Otawka will continue to battle other eliminated chefs in the online showdown.

Eat it Atlanta hits up Curly’s Fried Chicken, the new fried chicken joint that’s moved in where Leroy’s moved on. They’re serving up a classic menu of crispy fried chicken, fish, shrimp and sides. With a name like Curly’s, seems like the curly fries are a no-brainer.