Restaurant Spotlight Bantam Biddy

It may sound pretty cliche, but one of the easiest ways to find restaurant success in Atlanta is to serve up food that is elevated and wholly creative, but still manages stay on the comfort food side of the culinary spectrum. One of the most buzzed about chefs in Atlanta, Shaun Doty, knows this concept all too well, as his prior ventures were definitely elevated comfort food hotspots. Well, now he has returned with Bantam & Biddy, which promises to serve up hearty favorites with an elevated twist that both culinary critics and casual diners will love. Located in the Ansley Mall shopping space, Bantam & Biddy is the latest brainchild of the aforementioned Shaun Doty and Chef Lance Gummere.

The decor of Bantam & Biddy is somewhat of a modern take on a comfy southern home. Basically, this means that the color palate, fixtures and design are all sleekly modern, but the warmth you feel once inside, accompanied by the floor plan, feels just like home. The crowds here have been varied, which is a testament to just how Shaun Doty's culinary vision resonates with a myriad of people. The menu is a welcoming mixture of the familiar and the unexpected, giving diners the option for interesting, yet delicious food experience.

Some of the standouts from the menu include: the Pastured Chicken Sausage and Mash, Niman Ranch Pork Schnitzel, Rotisserie Penne Pasta, Anson Mill Speckled Grits, Duck Fat Fries, Aged Cheddar Mac n' Cheese, Carolina Red Peas & Rice and the Chopped Pastured Chicken Liver. Certain selections on the menu are also available in gluten-free form to cater to various dietary needs. Lunch and dinner aren't the only things served here, as the breakfast menu is also quite impressive.

Some notables include: Fried Chicken, Chicken Sausage or Rotisserie Chicken on a Buttermilk Cheddar Biscuit, Cheddar Waffle, Fried Chicken & Waffles and the Protein Scramble (black beans, aged cheddar, rice and green chile salsa). Also, be sure to ask about the daily specials and seasonal sides. Bantam & Biddy is located at 1544 Piedmont Road, Suite 301, Atlanta, 404-907-3469. Operating hours are: 11:30 a.m.- 10 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays; 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays; 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Sundays. For more information visit . For more information about the author, Danielle Jennings, please visit my Google+ profile page.