When Culi­nary Worlds Col­lide

Visit the mind-al­ter­ing culi­nary cross­roads cre­ated by chefs who just can’t set­tle on one type of cui­sine. From sushi-stuffed burg­ers to moo shu en­chi­ladas and ev­ery­thing in be­tween, these restau­rants cre­ate far-out dishes that mix the best of two (or mor

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BON TON

This new spot in Mid­town in­ter­weaves Cajun, Viet­namese and Mediter­ranean fla­vors in ways we never knew pos­si­ble. For a per­son­i­fi­ca­tion of cre­ative fu­sion, try the falafel banh-mi sand­wich—cau­li­flower falafel, pick­led veg­gies and re­moulade. An ex­ten­sive bar pro­gram helps you wash it all down with con­coc­tions (that are just as cre­ative as the food) like the Hanoi Hur­rah or the French­men St. Al­ley Cat. 674 Myr­tle St. NE, Mid­town, 404.996.6177. www. bon­to­natl.com

THE COWFISH

What may sound like a head­scratch­ing com­bi­na­tion ac­tu­ally turns out to be a tasty pair. As the restau­rant’s name al­ludes, this spot is all about sushi and burg­ers—and “bur­gushi.” Pic­tured on the cover is the WOO-shi Buf­falOO-shi roll, which fea­tures the con­tents of a burger served in a sushi roll (specif­i­cally: sautéed chipo­tle bi­son, fried green tomato, grilled onions and feta cheese, coated with tem­pura flakes and topped with tomato, chipo­tle ai­oli, onion and jalapeño). Don’t miss the mas­sive hand-spun milk­shakes—like the Marsh­mal­low Crispy Treat shake. 4400 Ash­ford Dun­woody Road, Dun­woody, 770.225.0009. www.the­cow­fish.com

JAI HO

This new In­dian eatery serves up a long menu with global in­flu­ences pep­pered through­out. While most dishes show­case the vi­brant spices and fla­vors of North­ern In­dia—in­clud­ing some of our fa­vorites like tan­doori chicken, lamb biriyani and palak pa­neer—other dishes add pops of from around the world. Take the cala­mari cochin, for in­stance, which spices the tra­di­tion­ally Mediter­ranean fried squid dish with In­dian masala. Best yet, this menu is burst­ing with op­tions for ve­g­ans and veg­e­tar­i­ans. 560 Dutch Val­ley Road NE, Mid­town, 404.458.6888 www.jai­hoat­lanta.com

TAKOREA

Why choose be­tween eat­ing Korean and Mex­i­can food when you can have the tasti­est of both worlds? Enter Takorea. This fa­vorite lo­cal spot, which has two lo­ca­tions in Metro At­lanta, brings Asian fla­vor to Tex-Mex fa­vorites, like the kim­chi fried rice, Ban­chan tacos, gogi na­chos and moo shu en­chi­ladas. We can’t get enough of the crazy-good sesame fries served with house­made chipo­tle ketchup. To cap it all off, try the mind­blow­ing churro bread pud­ding. 818 Ju­niper St., Mid­town, 404.532.1944. www.my­tako­rea.com

Jai Ho

The Cowfish sushi sand­wich

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