Kevin Ouzts, Chef & Owner, of The Cockentrice at Krog Street Market.
Kevin Ouzts, Chef & Owner, of The Cockentrice at Krog Street Market.

The new year is upon us and so are new additions to Intown’s restaurant scene. From a new eatery at Krog Street Market to a new burger joint, there’s something for all tastes.

From the creators of The Spotted Trotter, The Cockentrice will open for dinner service on Jan. 2 at Krog Street Market in Inman Park. Envision a ‘Charcuterie Saloon’ that will serve just about everything you can do with a piece of meat and more. The Cockentrice will feature a unique cocktail menu, beers and ales, and a wine list that pairs perfectly with their menu options. Seating between 100 to 130 people, this full service restaurant features an outdoor patio facing Krog Street and is connected to The Spotted Trotter’s second butcher and cheese shop. “To say that opening my first restaurant is a dream come true would be an understatement,” said Kevin Ouzts, Chef & Owner. “This moment has been the ultimate goal since opening The Spotted Trotter in 2010, and I am beyond excited to finally show Atlanta who I am as a chef and not just as a charcutier.”

Cook-Out is open in the former Zesto space on Ponce.

North Carolina-based burger joint Cook-Out quietly opened this week in the former Zesto space at 528 Ponce de Leon Avenue. Serving up hamburgers, hot dogs, fries, onion rings and shakes, the new owners have kept the silver, retro diner look intact and you can expect the drive-thru will be busy. When the first Intown location opened on Moreland Avenue earlier this year, police were needed to direct traffic and there’s often still a long wait. Expect the same once word gets out that the Ponce location is open for business.

Twin Smokers Barbecue has opened in the Luckie Marietta District in Downtown Atlanta. The 4,000-square-foot space located at 300 Marietta St. is serving up Southern and Texas-style smoked meats, fresh sides, craft beer and cocktails.

Wahoo! Wine & Provisions is set to open Jan. 3 next door to Wahoo! Grill at 1036 West College Ave. in Decatur. The specialty shop will have 2oo bottles to choose from, as well as growlers and wine on tap. You’ll also be able to find a variety of meats, cheeses, local produce and even flowers.


Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.