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New 'Cellar 56' features
fifty-six affordable wines

by hud report staff

After several years as an award-winning bartender around town, Steve de Haan fulfilled his life long dream and opened E. Andrews Cafe & Bar, E. Andrews Upstairs and Stouts Irish Sports Pub in ‘08, becoming a mainstay in the Buckhead area for good times, good eats and good music. Along with his newest partner, Stan Weaver, Steve has introduced the latest addition, Cellar 56, to the neighborhood opening in the E. Andrews Cafe space in Andrews Square. Cellar 56 is located at 56 E. Andrews Drive, Atlanta, 404.869.1132. Hours are Monday - Saturday 5 p.m. – 11 p.m...FULL STORY

'Janugly & Februweary'

by ron hudspeth

(A Winter blast, from the past... with recent cold spells and January winds, we bring this column out of the moth balls.)

Atlantans should package January and February and mail them to the remote mountains of Afghanistan. They are the kind of months to stick up Osama Bin Laden’s kilt.
For years I have referred to them for what they really are: ‘Janugly’ and ‘Februweary.’
I can always tell when these two dastardly months are inflicting their misery upon the city because Atlantans have only two kinds of faces: Gloomy and green. The latter, of course, is produced by the runny noses and cold and flu-like plagues that always accompany these two nasty months.
If spring is a rose in Atlanta, winter is a thorn.
The entire city is inhumanely bleak, painted in tones of gray and depressing overcast. The dogwoods are dead. The warm sun checked out an eternity ago and isn’t due back until April.
There’s only one real salvation to the emotional pits created by Atlanta’s gruesome winters.
It’s called snow.
Snow does funny things to people. Good funny things. It soothes the savage beast and destroys depression. It lifts and rejuvenates the spirit, turning crusty adults into beautiful childlike characters. Snow makes us human in the best sense of the word.
Of course, Atlantans wouldn’t have a clue about that. Atlanta rarely gets any snow to speak of during its ugly winters.
Worse yet, we get teased by the silly weather teasers.
“Get out the snowplows!” screams the weather guy on the radio. “Looks like we’re gonna get three or four inches of the white stuff tomorrow night!”
Schools close. Kroger and Publix experience near riots as little old ladies scuffle for the last loaves of breads. The governor calls out the National Guard. You could shoot a cannon through local clubs and restaurants without hitting a patron.
And nothing happens. Except a miserable cold drizzle of rain that makes us feel even worse.
For that reason, to help you make it to spring, I have devised a list of remedies and exercises to help chase the winter blues until the glorious spring arrives:
•Put on your favorite pair of cutoffs and barbecue outside.
•Walk into Starbucks and order iced tea.
•Buy a six pack and raft down the Chattahoochee in your swimsuit.
•Instead of using deodorant, cover yourself in coconut suntan lotion and wear it on a date.
•Dust off your Beach Boys CDs and play them at full volume until your neighbors howl.
•Drive up to the nudist colony in Dawsonville and partake.
•Go to a construction site and play in the sand.
•Make yourself a pitcher of pina coladas.
•Ignore the stares of your neighbors and wash your car.
•Trace your ancestry. Maybe you have an aunt in Rio you can visit.
Actually, we might get lucky this year. Happens every quarter of a century or so.
Back in 1982, the mother of all snow storms hit Atlanta just as every one was trying to commute. Within literally minutes the city was paralyzed and, lo and behold, it turned into the biggest party of all time.
Atlantans abandoned their cars in the middle of streets and rushed into the nearest bars and restaurants to drink and raise hell. What else could they do? The party went on all night until many places ran out of booze. There was no worry about closing hours that evening.
People slept in lobbies of sold-out hotels, passed out on tables in restaurants and down on Spring Street in Midtown some even invaded a funeral home for cover from the snow and slept in caskets.
It became known as Snow Jam and nine months later to the day Atlanta experienced a baby boom.
Cross your frostbitten fingers, folks.


News, ideas & treats from the culinary world... Dynamic Dish, Cakes & Ale, Real Chow Baby, Front Page News, Vinocity Wine Bar, Canoe Restaurant, Milton's, Dogwood Restaurant, ONE.Midtown Kitchen, Dailey's, Roy's, Morton's The Steakhouse, Fifth Group, Brick Store Pub, Leon's Full Service, Home Restaurant, Craftbar, Six Feet Under - Westside...FULL STORY


•Braised Lamb Lasagna ~ Atlanta chef, Jay Swift, brings passion and creative interpretation of seasonal comfort food to his 4TH & Swift restaurant. Occupying the space that was formerly the engine room to Southern Dairies, the restaurant retains many of the original elements. Exposed brick, concrete and beams are updated with contemporary accents such as warm woods, rich fabrics and brushed white metals. The kitchen offers simply and honestly prepared food from all natural, sustainable and local farmers. The offerings from the kitchen change daily, weekly and seasonally. 4th & Swift, 621 North Avenue, NE, Atlanta • 678.904.0160,


by hud report staff

YellowFin restaurant operated on Canton Street in Roswell for several years before shuttering their doors in late ’08. A new family-owned eatery, Indigo Roswell, has since opened in the space offering white-tablecloth dining of contemporary American cuisine in a modern, yet cozy setting. Chef Todd Hogan has created a moderately priced menu reflecting the diversity of his experience with his other catering venues Home Appetit (home event catering), Foods To Suit (business event catering) and Forever In A Day (specializing in weddings). Indigo Roswell is located at 1170 Canton Street, Roswell, 678.277.9551. Hours are 5 - 11 p.m. Mondays - Thursdays, 5 p.m. - midnight Fridays - Saturdays. Bar opens one hour earlier most evenings. was under construction at this printing but should have more information soon...FULL STORY

Dressed, the fast-casual restaurant serving ‘salads with style,’ has opened its third unit in Perimeter Town Center at the intersection of Hammond Drive and Peachtree Dunwoody Roads. Owner Justin Smolev opened his first location at The Plaza Midtown in November of ‘06.Dressed is located at 1140 Hammond Dr., Dunwoody, 770.817.9900. Hours are Mon. - Sat. 11 a.m. - 9 p.m., closed Sun.. Visit STORY

A taste of the Caribbean can now be found in Lawrenceville at Caribbean Flavors restaurant on Scenic Highway. Leroy Walwyn, Sr., a native of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, created Caribbean Flavors. He moved to the U.S. in 1993 with a goal in mind, to open a Caribbean restaurant catering Virgin Islands-style and its culture. Caribbean Flavors is located at 195 Scenic Hwy., Lawrenceville, 770.978.6800. For more info visit FULL STORY

Can’t play with your food? Well now you can frolic at Drinkshop (located in the new W Hotel Downtown), where you’re welcome to cavort with cocktails, let loose with libations and horse around with highballs. Drinkshop is being brought to Atlanta via New York’s Sasha Petraske (Milk & Honey, Little Branch) who has established a new 'cocktail culture.' Local mixologist Eric Simpkins joins the bar-keep team from Trois locally. Drinkshop is located in the W Hotel Downtown at Allen Plaza, 404.582.5800. Hours are Monday – Saturday 8 p.m. – 2 a.m. and Sunday 6 p.m. – midnight. Visit for info...FULL STORY

Izumi Asian Bistro is one of the newest eateries to open in the Towne Lake area featuring Japanese, Chinese and Thai cuisine. Owners Carmen & On Eng renovated the former China Bay II location accenting the space with warm colors, comfortable seating and a sushi bar. Izumi Asian Bistro is located at 2035 Towne Lake Parkway, Woodstock, 678.238.1899. Hours are Noon – 10 p.m. Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday – Friday and Noon – 11 p.m. Saturday. For more info visit FULL STORY

An uncharted genre of cuisine for Atlanta, Miso Izakaya Restaurant, is opening any day now on Edgewood Avenue in the Inman Park area. Chef and Owner, Guy Wong (his family has Chinese Buddha Downtown), has drawn from his culinary experience in Japan to produce the city’s first Japanese Izakaya eatery. A second Izakaya concept from the owners of Haru Ichiban in Duluth is rumored to be opening in late April in Doraville, Shoya Japanese. Miso Izakaya is located at 619 Edgewood Avenue, Atlanta, 678.701.0128. Miso will be open nightly at 5:00 p.m. Visit for more info... FULL STORY

Pacific Kitchen, which opened in the former Lush space in March of ’06, closed quietly recently and has quickly been replaced by new owner Richard Wadlington with Park's Edge Contemporary Cuisine • Lounge. Nestled cozily between the city and the park, just off the beaten path, the restaurant features an innovative menu and a stylish, relaxed atmosphere with a hint of West Coast flair. Park's Edge is located at 913 Bernina Avenue, Atlanta, 404.584.7275 (PARK). For more info and updates, visit STORY

Alpharetta’s newest spot for breakfast and lunch, The Red Hen Cafe, has opened on Windward Parkway in the former Blue Ocean space. The atmosphere is eclectic, yet a bit tight in the small space wedged between two other eateries. Seating is at tables as you sip hot coffee and fill up on eggs, omelets or French toast. At lunch you can order up hot soups, sandwiches and burgers. The Red Hen Cafe is located at 5310 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta, 678.297.0200. Open 7 days a week 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Breakfast is served all day. For more info, visit STORY

Longtime Atlanta restaurateur, Paul Albrecht (Pano’s & Paul’s, Paul’s Restaurant), along with son Patrick, have debuted their newest creation, Social Vinings, serving non-trendy food in a relaxed neighborhood setting. Hoping to create a new ‘hang out’ for locals, Social’s general manager is Chef Paul’s daughter-in-law, Ute Albrecht and Derek Larsen serves as executive chef. Social Vinings is located at 3621 Vinings Slope Drive, Vinings, 404.754.4143. Hours are 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday – Friday and Noon – 10 p.m. Saturday & Sunday. For more info visit ST

THE SCOOP - Page 5
The Research Continues...

by hud report staff

At the packed eighth anniversary celebration of the Grant Park area’s Ria’s Bluebird restaurant last October, chef/owner Ria Pell announced plans to open a new dinner restaurant in Inman Park with partner Stephen Gannon. Slated to open in the Spring at the corner of Edgewood Avenue and Waddell Street, the restaurant will star chef-driven cuisine including locally farmed and organic produce, and native Southern fish and meats. The ambience she looks to create is romantic-yet-friendly, neighborly and vivid – similar to the popular supper clubs hosted at the Bluebird in the past... Gladys Knight Chicken & Waffles Bistro will be opening a more upscale version on Peachtree Parkway in Norcross, seating 120 with a stage for live entertainment and an outdoor patio... Open only a couple of months, chef Carmen Cappello’s Lamplighter restaurant was robbed during the Christmas holiday and was awaiting the lengthy insurance process before reopening as a new concept, Shame Burgers. According to the website, Shame’s menu would feature scrapple on several of the items including ‘The Lover’ burger made of scrapple, cheese and a fried egg on a toasted bun. The vandals got away with everything from flat screen TVs to the POS system and cash drawer. As we went to print with this issue, there was a ‘For Rent’ sign on the Lamplighter door. If Shame happens, it may be another location?... The chef at One Flew South in Hartsfield-Jackson airport, Todd Richards, is also working on a new project in Decatur’s Oakhurst neighborhood called Harmony Park Canteen. The concept will be inexpensive large plates, small plates and a neighborhood garden for vegetables. The menu promises crispy chicken livers, fried okra, slab bacon sliders, pigs’ trotters and chitlins served with offal gilders. No word on the opening date... The folks at Meehan’s Public House have signed a lease to develop a Meehan’s in the former Macy’s/Davison’s store Downtown. The 4,200 sq. ft. eatery is proposed for a November ‘09 opening... The owners of Haru Ichiban in Duluth are planning on opening Shoya Japanese Restaurant in the Peachtree Pavillion in Doraville in late April. It will be an Izakaya-style restaurant similar to the new Miso Izakaya that’s opening soon in Inman Park.


Johnny’s Pizza on Highland Avenue is now operating as Jack’s. The owners dropped their franchise agreement and are proceeding as an independent operator with a very similar menu... The former Fever Nightclub space on Cheshire Bridge has been sold again for $2,100,000. No word yet if a new club will be opening... Chris and Michelle Sedgwick (Vinny’s, Aspens Signature Steaks, Bistro VG and Theo’s Brothers Bakery) will be opening a Pure Taqueria in the recently closed ‘The Grape’ location in Inman Park that was owned by local music mogul, Usher. They are also rumored to be opening in Duluth later this year but we don’t have an address yet. Pure opened in 2005 as an open-air concept serving Mexican tacos. Six to 10 stores are slated to open in the next year in Georgia and Florida... Latest rumblings say the new Muss & Turner project, Local Three, will be located in a new building behind Joel off Northside Drive & W. Paces Ferry and is slated to open in the Fall. Chris Hall is said to be the new chef there as well as partner... After being closed since December ‘07, the Compound Atlanta website says the Brady Avenue nightclub will be re-opening soon. Check out for updates... Another re-opening, RARE Soul Tapas Restaurant, is also rumored to be happening inside of 60 days on Piedmont Avenue. Rare suffered fire damage and closed in April of ‘08... The Hyatt Regency hotel is considering converting the Polaris Restaurant into a club/lounge for VIPs and frequent guests. No plans have been finalized and no time line established. The restaurant opened in 1967 and renovations are expected to cost $2 million... Gravity Pub on Glenwood Avenue, which closed briefly because of bureaucratic ‘bs’ regarding the liquor license, is again pouring pints... Latest word-on-the-street has the new FLIP Burger Boutique (Richard Blais and the world’s first liquid nitrogen milkshake bar) opening another location on Atlanta’s East Side... This in from 5 Seasons Brewing going in at 1000 Marietta Street: “Construction on our new 5 Seasons Westside is moving forward at a hectic pace. We just put all of the beautiful copper brewing equipment in place (Crawford’s new digs), the kitchen is huge (Chef Dave’s new home) and the bar is being built as we write this (all of our new homes)... The Glenwood on Glenwood Avenue, has opened the new, expanded, non-smoking dining room and wine bar.

Ch, Ch, Changes...

Fire recently swept through 5th Earl Market on E. College Avenue in Decatur along with neighbor Trackside Tavern (see page 7 also). Trackside was destroyed and 5th Earl Market has posted a message on their website that they will reopen but do not know when. For progress reports, visit A 5th Earl employee fund has been set up: Decatur First Bank, Attention Ann Berg, 1120 Commerce Drive, Decatur, GA 30030... Agnes & Muriels are leaving their Monroe Drive location and are expected to open in their new digs on Piedmont Road in Buckhead soon. Watch for the new opening date... Lil’ River Grill in Lawrenceville has closed and their website says they will reopening in Suwanee Town Center sometime in Summer/Fall of ‘09.... On the tail of Decatur’s Birdi’s closing on Sycamore Street, rumors are saying Caribbean Harry’s will take over the space serving lunch, dinner and a full bar along with live Reggae music.

Chef shuffle...

Rumblings from the local fishwraper has had Home Restaurant & Bar (formerly 'POSH,' Seeger's) possibly closing their doors. Parent company, Here To Serve Restaurants, has issued a press release introducing their new chef, Edgar Cruz, and a new menu. Nothing on closing?... 24-year-old Atlanta native, Eli Kirshtein, who has a Culinary Institute of America pedigree and N. Y. City stints (Daniel and Jean-Geoges) is the new face at Eno’s Midtown kitchen.

Sign of the times?

December 31st was the last evening for Chef Gary Mennie’s Taurus restaurant that opened in late ‘05 on Peachtree Street. In Taurus’ 3 short years Mennie was able to give back to the community and made many charitable donations of time, resources and money to several local organizations... Having transplanted from Oakhurst to Midtown and renovated in early ‘08, Sweet Devil Moon, the little Piedmont Avenue Peruvian tapas eatery has shuttered its doors... 5-year-old Aiko Sushi Bar & Lounge has said goodbye to its E. Andrews Drive digs and Buckhead nightlife, closing for good on January 31st... The 6 year-old dine-in or take-out gourmet sandwich shop, Stacie’s Catering & Gourmet To Go, on Douglas Road in Alpharetta has closed. Stacie’s offered a selection of homemade soups and salads... The Line @ 285, the site of a deadly robbery & shooting several years ago, on Interstate North Parkway has closed as of January 12th... Digger’s Sports Bar, located on Roswell Road in Sandy Springs for several years, has also closed. The location in Lawrenceville seems to still be open and going strong... After 3 years, the Three Bears Cafe located on N. Park Square in Marietta, has a ‘For Lease’ sign in the window... Olives Waterside on Powers Ferry - Rest In Peace... Fratelli Di Napoli, the Canton Street Italian eatery in Roswell has also quietly closed. An attempt at a Suwanee location in ‘08 was also shuttered... The W. Peachtree Alhambra-style Amore restaurant didn’t quite see its first birthday of February 9th... Owners John & Alex McLaughlin of Kasan Red Bistro on Flat Shoals Road made it a full year before pulling the plug.

METRO - Page 6

by hud report staff

James and Avis Prince have opened a natural fruit smoothie lounge & grocery, Café Slush & Market, on Flat Shoals Avenue serving up all-natural deli sandwiches, fresh juices and an after-hours all-natural breakfast on the weekends. The all-natural foods market is next door. Located in the heart of the East Atlanta Village, Café Slush is dedicated to becoming the ‘Hot Spot’ for the health conscious. The open space has painted concrete floors, flat screen TVs and rustic colors bath the venue in padded oversized bench seating with pillows and high-tops. They also offer free WiFi and an outdoor patio, weather permitting. Cafe Slush & Market is located at 491 Flat Shoals Avenue, East Atlanta, 404.525.7587. Visit for more info...FULL STORY

Growing up in Italy, the Figo Pasta founders shared the passion for good food, friends and a love of family. In 2002, the fulfillment of a dream began when they opened their first location on Collier Road in Atlanta and new locations shortly followed. Figo is a word Milanese teenagers use to refer to something they love. This month, Figo has opened their latest unit on North Point Parkway in Alpharetta where you can experience the flavors, aromas, warmth and comfort of Italy without leaving the Country. Figo Pasta is located at 5950 North Point Parkway, Alpharetta, 770.569.1007. Hours are Sunday - Thursday 11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m., Friday 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m., Saturday 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. For more info visit STORY

Inspired by the everyday home cooking, Flavas Bar & Grill has opened in Douglasville serving Caribbean and American cuisine. It feels like home in the casual, relaxed dining room. Flavas Bar & Grill is located at 7436 Douglas Blvd., Douglasville, 678.715.4587. Hours are Monday - Friday 11 a.m. - 2 a.m., Saturday 11 a.m. - midnight and Sunday 12 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Visit for more details... FULL STORY

Library Coffee Company’s founder, Brian Kahan, a local resident of Brookhaven, has spent many hours in coffee houses throughout his adult life. “I always found myself wanting more out of the coffee house experience - while in school, I found I needed to spend 6 hours or more in one place. Usually that meant a coffee house; however, because of the limited offerings, when it was time for a meal the choice was either pound cake or a muffin. That lead us to offer sandwiches and salads, and from there it was a natural extension to add beer, wine and gourmet desserts,” Kahan explains about the recent opening of his Library Coffee Company on Caldwell Road in Brookhaven. Library Coffee Company is located at 2523 Caldwell Road, Atlanta, 404.841.8818, and will be open 6 a.m. - 11 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday and 6 a.m. - midnight Thursday through Saturday. For details, STORY

A multi-level nightclub in Downtown Atlanta sporting six bars, a lounge, private seating areas, an 80-foot stage and the Primal Girls dancers has opened on Spring Street. The super club, Primal Atlanta, combines a Vegas-style rock & roll-themed bar and stage with a Miami-style dance club. Primal Atlanta is located at 960 Spring Street, Atlanta, 404.745.9494. Hours are Thursday & Friday 8 p.m. - 2 a.m. and Saturday 8 p.m. - 3 a.m. Visit for more info... FULL STORY

Formerly a longstanding institution in Decatur, Thumbs Up Diner relocated its original old Ponce de Leon Avenue location to Edgewood Avenue in downtown Atlanta. Now eight years and three more locations, Thumbs Up continues as usual ‘where breakfast is always served.’ That’s right folks - it’s a new Thumbs Up Diner. Rob Atherholt, creator of Crescent Moon, has repurchased his original location and teamed with Thumbs Up founder Lou Locricchio to open in the former Crescent Moon spot on Ponce de Leon. Another location in Avondale Estates closed late last year due to a redevelopment project in the area. Thumbs Up Diner is located at 174 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Decatur, 404.687.0999. Hours are Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. The other locations are 573 Edgewood Avenue, 404.223.0690, 1617 White Way in East Point, 404.768.3776 and 826 Marietta Street, Atlanta Visit for more opening info... FULL STORY

Tin Lizzy’s Taqueria and Cantina in Buckhead has ventured out and opened a second location in the former Six Feet Under spot on Memorial Avenue. Six Feet Under moved late last year to a larger location in Jane Lofts nearby. This new Grant Park bar and restaurant pretty much resembles the former tenant and features a varied menu, including gourmet soft tacos, a variety of dips and fresh salads. Tin Lizzy’s Taqueria and Cantina, 415 Memorial Avenue, Atlanta, 404.554.8220. Hours are Monday 11 a.m. – midnight, Tuesday – Friday 11 a.m. – 2 a.m., Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 2 a.m. and Sunday 10:30 a.m. – midnight. Bar opens later. After 10 p.m. it’s 21 and older only. For info visit STORY

With locations already in Midtown, Roswell and Kennesaw, Twisted Taco has added its version of a high-energy cantina to the Perimeter area. Serving Tex-Mex, this neighborhood restaurant & bar offers a casual atmosphere with and eclectic decor. Twisted Taco is located 4505 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, 770.399.0991. Hours are Monday & Tuesday 11 a.m. – midnight, Wednesday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. – midnight. For more info visit STORY

WOW Cafe & Wingery is spreading its wings, wraps, salads, burgers, tenders and more into Alpharetta. The two story, 2,700 sq. ft., New Orleans-inspired restaurant offers a full-service bar and features 25 wall-to-wall TV screens. The Alpharetta WOW Café and Wingery is located at 5815 Windward Parkway, Alpharetta, 770.777.7075. Hours are 10:30 a.m. - 12 a.m. Sunday - Thursday and 10:30 a.m. - 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. For more info, visit STORY


Some of Atlanta’s best mixologists mixed it up in a spirited competition, the PiscObama (pronounced peace.ko.bama), to create ‘a cocktail for change’ commemorating the presidency of Barack Obama. Contestants were asked to use Inca Gold Pisco, a crystal clear brandy made in the tradition of the cognacs of France, plus one or more international spirits, liqueurs, mixes or juices...FULL STORY


On the morning of Tuesday, January 6, Grant Park’s The Standard on Memorial Drive was robbed and 27-year-old John Henderson was senselessly murdered. As police have been furloughed and the economy worsens, crime has escalated to an alarming level...FULL STORY

Aria’s Chef Gerry Klaskala has been selected to be a guest chef at the seventh annual Boca Bacchanal Wine and Food Festival that will be held on February 27 – March 1, 2009 in Boca Raton, FL...FULL STORY

February 14th marks the last evening for the 30-year-old Pano’s & Paul’s on W. Paces Ferry before moving to their new location in the St. Regis Hotel later this Spring (also to be located on W. Paces Ferry)...FULL STORY

It was one of the most attended events in the short history of Corner Pub on E. College in Decatur recently, as supporters showed up to help raise funds for displaced Trackside Tavern workers who lost their workplace to fire in the early morning hours of January 20th...FULL STORY



hud report staff

Bruce & Sally Alterman turn 17 years at their Sandy Springs restaurant, The Brickery Grill & Bar, this month celebrating their motto... ‘Casual dining... serious food.'. The Brickery Grill & Bar is located at 6125 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, 404.843.8002. Hours are Monday 11:15 a.m. – 9 p.m., Tuesday - Thursday 11:15 a.m.- 9:30 p.m., Friday 11:15 a.m. - 10:30 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. & Sunday 12 p.m. – 9 p.m... FULL STORY


hud report staff

Taverna Fiorentina arrived last year amidst a street lined with fast food restaurants and national chains on Cobb Parkway in Vinings. This month the Tuscan eatery celebrates its first birthday. Occupying the space that was formerly home to a hair salon, co-owners Paolo Tondo and Jasmin Reyes Scott renovated the space to reflect an Old World charm. The 46-seat dining room features custom designed tables and wine cabinets by a carpenter in Florence, Italy and opens onto an exposed kitchen. As stark contrast, the 11-seat intimate bar is contemporary with a flat screen TV. Taverna Fiorentina is located at 3324 Cobb Parkway SE in the Riverview Village Shopping Center in Vinings, 770.272.9825. Lunch is served Monday through Friday 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dinner is served nightly 5:30 to 11:30 p.m. Visit for more info... FULL STORY



Newly Opened, Coming Soon, Anniversarys & Casualites... FULL LIST


THEATRE ~ Live, Local - Page 10... FULL LIST

MUSIC VENUES - Live, Local - Page 11...FULL STORY

NIGHTLIFE ~ Ongoing - Page 11... FULL LIST


An alphabetical listing of some after dark hot spot suggestions throughout Metro Atlanta... FULL LIST


BREW NEWS - Page 15


MUSIC NEWS - Live, Local - Page 19...FULL STORY

JOB OPPORTUNITES ~ Help Wanted - Page 20


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