“Luck is the residue of opportunity and design. – Branch Rickey”
If it isn’t already, No. 246 (say it like it’s an area code) seems poised to be the next “it restaurant” in Atlanta and Decatur. While co-owner and executive chef Drew Belline mans the kitchen and his partner Ford Fry does the business stuff, Atlantans are filling this loudspeaker enclosure of an Italian restaurant like it’s nobody’s business. Quite the shock if you ask me. After all, I’ve waited well over two-months to recap my early day visits and we all know Atlanta hangs on my every word.
Just past two full trips, I will go so far as to say that of all the sub-six-month-old restaurants in and around the city, perhaps No. 246 is the one we should be most invested in. As of today (August 26th, 2011), No. 246 is another small step forward for Atlanta and its love child city of Decatur. This is not to say that 246 is without its problems (god knows there are some glaring ones); but, the list of places that do not suck has grown just a smidge longer.