Restaurant Eugene has been one of Atlantas best restaurants since it opened in 2004. But recently chef LINTON HOPKINS
has transformed the menu from its standard appetizer/entrée/dessert format to a collection of small plates supplemented by a couple of entrees. This change has brought out the best in what the chef is capable of a meal at Eugene is now a journey through the best of the season, cooked with love and creativity. Whether its the simplicity of a farm-fresh egg served with greens and bacon, or the complex beauty of beet-marinated flounder with orange, jalapeño and crisped rice, Hopkins is cooking with a focus and intensity that puts him at the height of his game. His undying support for local farmers and farm-to-school programs puts a shine on him in our book as well. 2277 Peachtree Road. 404-355-0321. www.restauranteugene.com.