Food & Drink

Spread Your Wings

Your metamorphosis from wallflower into social butterfly just got easier.

Flit over to Social Vinings, Paul Albrecht’s (Pano’s & Paul’s, Paul’s) latest endeavor, opening Friday.

And speaking of double takes, it’s really two joints in one: The front window-walled bar and patio is less pricey with sharing plates, burgers, and bang-for-your-buck drinks infused with house-made pineapple and blackberry nectar.

Head farther back to find a private dining/wine room, sushi bar, and chef Derek Larsen in his natural fine dining habitat. Fancy signature dishes (Dover sole, battered lobster tail) and inventive newbies (Italian-style pork chops stuffed with sun-dried tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella) are mouthwatering excuses to hold Monarch court.

Now, get out of that cocoon.

Social Vinings, 3621 Vinings Slope Drive, suite 4110, Vinings (770-432-9772 or greatfoodinc.com).