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Beard Awards; Krog Street 'Mex-Tex;' Cocktail Heatmap

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All the latest dining and nightlife news from Eater Atlanta.

CITYWIDE — The James Beard Award semifinalists were announced this week, and several Atlanta chefs and restaurants made the cut. Among the contenders are Billy Allin, Kevin Gillespie, Todd Ginsberg, and Steven Satterfield, all up for Best Chef: Southeast.

INMAN PARK — Ford Fry's Superica is now open in Krog Street Market. It's Fry's second foray into the "Mex-Tex" genre, following The El Felix at Avalon. In addition to the eats and drinks, look for live music Thursday through Saturday nights.

CITYWIDE — It's time to update Eater Atlanta's cocktail heatmap. Take a look to find the hottest bars in the city right now.

DOWNTOWN — For anyone who has become a fan of Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken, the future is bright. The Memphis-based chicken chain is embarking on national expansion, including a Peachtree Center outpost that should open later this year.