The website for Bon Appetit magazine has named one of the 50 American new restaurants "that are changing the way we eat in 2012."
The website said of Cakes & Ale, "This one look familiar? In 2009, Billy Allin's bistro made our list for smart, farm-to-table cooking. A move to a bigger space, a more ambitious menu, and an added bakery mean it's list-worthy once more."
The only other Georgia restaurant on the Top 50 list was Cardamom Hill at 1700 Northside Drive in Atlanta.
On Aug. 14, Bon Appetit writer Andrew Knowlton will narrow his list down to the "first annual Hot 10, including his pick for the top new restaurant in America."
Editor's note: An earlier version of this article didn't say the list was for new restaurants.