Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Coffee for Early Birds and Dinner for Night Owls at New Bantam + Biddy in Midtown

Early birds in Midtown Atlanta now have another reason to celebrate! Newly opened Bantam + Biddy is serving coffee, breakfast, lunch, dinner and adult beverages seven days a week at Crescent Avenue and 12th Street. Meet up for business and a power breakfast of fried chicken and waffles or a pastured three-egg omelet. Need a caffeine boost to get the day started? Stop in for a refuel cuppa after a fast morning walk. As does its Ansley Mall sibling, the new eatery features local JB Farms eggs, organic Alabama milk and all-natural and pastured poultry on its menu ($5-$14). Lunch and dinner choices include "meat-and-two" options such as a quarter or half chicken or eco-friendly pork loin, meatloaf made with White Oak Pastures grass-fed beef along with other entrées ($12-$16). Sandwiches range from Southern fried chicken or California club to a falafel wrap. A mighty salad line-up features the "Power House" topped with egg, roasted broccoli, sprouts, organic almonds and other goodies, and an organic spinach salad with quinoa, apples and goat cheese, among others. Gluten-free seekers will find plenty to please. Sides and desserts make for even more satisfaction. Little Cluckers, 10 and under, enjoy a special $8 menu featuring fried chicken tenders, rotisserie chicken, whole wheat quesadilla and other kid favorites with organic juice or milk. Gotta go? Call in to the carry-out counter (404-835-6450), and with 30 minutes notice, your "Family Meal" ($45) for three to five people is ready to go, with rotisserie chicken, meatloaf or 24-ounce roasted pork loin, an organic green salad, jalapeño cornbread, choice of dressing, three sides and a half-gallon of freshly brewed tea.

Easy roosting -- enter Bantam + Biddy directly from the 1010 Midtown parking garage on Crescent Avenue; the first two hours of parking are free. Weekdays, the espresso bar pours Batdorf & Bronson coffee beginning at 6:30 a.m., and the restaurant begins serving breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Doors open at 8 a.m. weekends. The restaurant is open until 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Sunday night, 10:30 p.m. on Friday and 10 p.m. on Saturday.

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