I just can't get away from he who shall not be named (ok fine, Shaun Doty). He's now responsible for the new menu at The Bureau, which I reviewed a while back. I have to admit the new menu looks more compelling, in a classic gastropub sort of way.
The item I'm most excited about is the hot dog. NY's PDT is a trendy, "secret" bar tucked away through a phone booth in Crif Dogs. They serve a hot dog called the Chang dog, —a deep-fried hot dog wrapped in bacon and topped with David Chang’s own Momofuku Ssäm Bar red kimchee purée. Sounds weird, but it is definitely the most delicious hot dog I've ever had. It's got a little crunch, the appealingly piquant kimchee and the always welcome savory delight of bacon. The Bureau's is a bit different with chili in addition and no deep-frying but the sentiment is the same.
I'm still not heading back to Shaun's anytime soon, but it seems if I want good food in Atlanta, I can't avoid the reach of Doty!
Check out the new menu here.
(Photo from NYMag.com: Michael Harlan Turkell)