Top Atlanta chefs Shaun Doty and Lance Gummere are birds of a feather sharing passions for locally pastured and all-natural poultry, seasonal, organic veggies and regional fare. Like-minded Atlantans can flock to Bantam + Biddy, their new Ansley Mall restaurant, for lunch and dinner starting Monday, October 29 (breakfast kicks in come November).
The fast-casual spot will please little chicks on up to rooster status with a "meat-and-three" option, entrées, salads, sandwiches and an extensive gluten-free selection. "Meat-and-three" meal choices include a quarter ($10) or half chicken ($14) or a six-ounce serving of eco-friendly Niman Ranch pork ($10) along with three sides and guest's preference of piri piri, wasakaka, beer mustard or bourbon BBQ sauce.
Entrée selections ($10-$14) include rotisserie chicken penne pasta, pork schnitzel and meatloaf made with White Oak Pastures ground beef. Salad ($10) and sandwich ($8.50, includes one side) options include the Powerhouse Salad with pastured egg, spicy broccolini, tomato, radish, sunflower sprouts and organic almonds; Southern fried chicken sandwich with bread-and-butter pickles on a potato bun; and a chicken pita with yogurt, olives, tomato, cucumber and sunflower sprouts. Gluten-free bread is available upon request. Bantam + Biddy also will offer daily Blue Plates ($10-$14) starting at 2 p.m. The 10-and-under "little cluckers" menu offers chicken penne pasta, rotisserie chicken quesadillas and more for $5 (including one side). Trademark Southern and seasonal sides and desserts such as individual pies, rice pudding and cookies round it out.
Opens daily at 11:30 a.m.; closes at 10 p.m. Monday - Thursday, 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 9 p.m. Sunday (8 a.m. opening comes with breakfast time in November). More info online or at 404-907-3469.