Atlanta’s Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings, Summer 2021

Rodney Scott’s BBQ
The MET – 668 Metropolitan Avenue
Who: Rodney Scott
Opening in August

A location of Charleston’s popular barbecue restaurant Rodney Scott’s BBQ finally opens at the Met in Adair Park this summer. Owned by James Beard Award winning chef and pitmaster Rodney Scott, the eponymous restaurant offers South Carolina-style whole hog barbecue, ribs, and chicken topped with Scott’s famous Rodney Sauce as well as Southern sides like collards and crave-worthy cornbread. The restaurant sells its banana pudding by the pint or quart.


How Crispy
71 Georgia Avenue
Who: Greg Best, Bart Sasso, chef William Silbernagel, Luke Wilkinson
Opening late August/early September

A new sandwich shop called How Crispy opens in August along Georgia Avenue’s emerging restaurant row in Summerhill. The walk-up window sandwich joint will serve its signature crispy chicken sandwiches, first introduced through a series of pop-ups hosted at the Summerhill location, as well as other sandwiches. While mainly a takeout operation, there should be some seating at bar stools along the front window of the shop.


By Beth McKibben, Eater Atlanta

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