Craft Tom Colicchio built his ever-expanding empire on dishes that revel in regional ingredients; Atlanta gets its first taste this spring at Rosewood Hotels & Resorts' new Mansion on Peachtree. 3376 Peachtree Rd. NE; 404-995-7500.
Spice Market (Atlanta and Istanbul) Star chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten will spread his passion for Asian street food with Spice Market, opening in Starwood hotels throughout the world. The first opens in February 2008 in a techno-glam space at the new W Atlanta. In March, a Spice Market will debut at the W Istanbul. Menu items like mushroom spring rolls and panko-and-sesame-coated crab balls mirror signature dishes from the original New York City restaurant. W Atlanta, 188 14th St. NE; 404-892-6000. W Istanbul, Suleyman Seba Cad 19; 011-90-212-327-9116 or starwoodhotels.com.
Myers + Chang Chef Joanne Chang (Flour Bakery + Café) serves distinctive interpretations of Chinese, Vietnamese and Thai dishes like mu la lat wraps (lemongrass pork meatballs, lettuce and Thai basil) and a pork stir-fry with yellow chives, crispy fried sweetbreads and bamboo shoots at this hip South End diner that opened in September 2007. 1145 Washington St.; 617-542-5200.