Volume Twenty-Four Number Seven
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Farmstead: Fresh, simple,
ultra-local comfort food...
by hud report staff
Teri Rogers, owner/operator of five-year-old Feast Restaurant in Decatur has debuted her latest venture, Farmstead 303, right across the street in the old passenger train depot on E. Howard Avenue. Remarking on the name, she says, “We needed to have ‘farm’ in the name because it says a lot about what we’re doing. And 303 comes from the address.”
A native of Statesboro, Georgia, Rogers has been in the restaurant business her entire adult life -- owning a sandwich shop in Athens, Georgia, working for the Peasant group in the 1980’s and then manager of Neighbor’s Pub & Darkhorse Tavern before taking over Pearl’s in Sewanee, Tennessee for seven years. Rogers made her way back to Atlanta helping with the creation of Wahoo Grill in 2004 and ultimately opened Feast in 2005.
Farmstead’s historical space is tucked just off the Decatur Square and was recently home to Louisiana-style Depeaux Restaurant, which owners Bill and Peggy Sharkey closed in February. Rogers has now revamped the building with a rustic, yet elegant farmhouse theme including rooster-inspired paintings as well as art deco lighting. The country-comfort atmosphere also includes an antique wagon, open ceilings (which can be noisy at times), lots of hardwood, vintage pulley system fans, an upstairs bar and a wraparound balcony for outdoor dining.
In 1845, when the evening passenger train stopped at the Depot, it was said that the train’s whistle was the signal supper should be put on the table. It seems only natural today that an eatery occupies the space. The present building was completed in 1891 after Union soldiers burned an original structure in 1864 and a second building became too small to handle the volume of cotton bought & sold there.
In 2000 CSX Railroad donated the Depot to the City of Decatur on the condition that the building be moved several feet from the track. The Decatur Preservation Alliance took charge raising $40,000, moving the building to its current site 32 feet from the tracks, restoring the original roof brackets as well as other renovations.
Farmstead is also utilizing extra land along the train tracks and has installed 13 raised garden beds to grow and serve ultra-local food. The beds range from 4’ x 4’ to 4’ x 40’ with in-ground soaker hoses for crops of sweet basil, thyme, okra, eggplant, sweet potatoes, red/yellow/orange bell peppers, spearmint, rosemary, tomatoes, sweet onions, cucumbers, squash, Georgia collards, multicolor hybrid and silver queen corn.
Rogers describes the evolving menu at Farmstead as, “fresh, simple comfort food - sourced locally when possible.” She is quick to point out that the focus will be on what she and her chef Ryan Stewart (Mac McGee’s, Glenwood Gastro Pub, BluePointe and married to Creative Loafing’s Besha Rodell) can devise from their on-going search for fresh ingredients. For example, she says, “If I get a good deal on a whole hog from a local farm, we’ll have bar-b-que that week. Or if I can get a bushel of okra from South Georgia, then we’ll have fried okra.”
Chef Stewart’s farm-to-table menu begins with ‘first planting’ items ($4 - $9) of fried bleu cheese grits with tomato gravy, a trio of salt & sugar pickles, pancetta crisps with goat cheese, fried okra with pepper jelly, fried chicken liver bruschetta, cucumber gazpacho with pickled watermelon, grilled Georgia shrimp and the southern sampler showcasing pimento cheese, jalapeno hushpuppies, deviled farm eggs, house pickles, pepper jelly and spiced pecans.
‘From the garden’ options ($7 - $9) are the Caesar, a Cobb and the Farmstead salad of baby greens, tomatoes, feta cheese, radish, herbs and croutons.
‘Farm fresh favorites’ ($9 - $12), served with one side, include fried chicken, chicken cordon bleu, Eden Farms Berkshire pork chop, fried flounder, stuffed meatloaf and a vegetable plate with your choice of three ($9.50) or four ($12) vegetables.
Sides at Farmstead ($3.50) range from baked mac & cheese, green beans, hand-cut French fries and squash casserole to mashed potatoes & brown gravy, cole slaw, creamed corn, black-eyed peas, sliced tomatoes and collard greens.
Sandwiches ($9 - $11) are served with one side and include the North Carolina BBQ, fried flounder, grilled salmon club, southern pecan chicken salad and the Farmstead burger covered in pimento cheese and thick-cut bacon.
Served after 5 p.m., the ‘sundown’ offerings ($14 - $24) are the wild Scottish salmon, sweet Georgia shrimp, fusilli with seasonal vegetables and garlic cream sauce, roast duck breast, strip steak and the Georgia mountain trout served with horseradish, spinach, pecans, roasted red potatoes and a beet pancake.
Bakery selections ($4 - $6) include strawberry shortcake, a cupcake du jour, molten chocolate cake with ice cream and a banana split brulee. There is also a kid’s menu.
Libations include several beer options (also on tap), a wine selection (including some from Georgia) and specialty cocktails such as the Peach Julep, their signature drink.
Farmstead 303 is located at 303 E. Howard Avenue, Decatur, 404.377.3550. Hours are 11 a.m. 10 p.m. Sunday Wednesday and 11 a.m. 11 p.m. Thursday Saturday. For updates on the menu, visit http://farmstead303.squarespace.com.
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The Research Continues... (The Scoop - Page 3)
by hud report staff
In the oven...
(The following are but a small mention of the new places on our ‘Coming Soon’ radar...)
The FountainSide Cafe, located at Centennial Olympic Park downtown, was closed in April for a reconception and makeover. Latest word from Atlanta Magazine has the eatery debuting this month under the new name, Googie Burger. Yep, another burger joint. Fashioned after New York’s Shake Shack in Manhattan’s Madison Square Park, Googie will serve a simple Americana menu. Local designer, ai3, says the building will be similar to the nostalgic fifties drive-ins and diners which were designed with ‘Googie’ or ‘Do-Wop-style’ of architecture... Also from Atlanta Magazine, they say to look for Tennessee-based Otter’s Chicken Tenders to open their first Georgia family-friendly location this fall in the Avenue West Cobb in Marietta and a Sno Flake Ice House opening on N. Highland Avenue in late summer... Atlanta Magazine is also reporting that JCT Kitchen’s (Howell Mill Road) Ford Fry is planning to convert an entire block on Midtown’s 6th Street into an entertainment complex featuring a taco truck with a sit-down space, an Austin, Texas-style Tex-Mex spot and a tonsorial (barber) palace by a well known haberdashery. The Magazine says he plans to start the project in early 2011... They are also reporting that Zaya Mediterranean Cuisine has closed its Inman Park (opened March of ‘08) location and plans to reopen inside Georgia Tech’s student center in the fall. In October of 2009 Zaya had also expanded to Asbury Circle on Emory University’s campus. Do we see a ‘campus’ strategy here?... Over at the Atlanta Business Chronicle, they have Connecticut-based Barcelona, a Spanish wine bar with tapas, moving into the former Zaya Inman Park space at 240 N. Highland Avenue. The group’s executive chef is Adam Halberg, an Emory graduate... The Chronicle is also reporting chef Joey Riley is shooting for an October 1st opening of his new restaurant, Kaleidoscope Bistro, on Dresden Drive in Village Place at Brookhaven. Riley worked for Tom Catherall (Here To Serve Restaurants) for 10 years and has been with the Buckhead Diner for the last 6 years. He expects to leave the Diner in early fall and will be offering comfort food from all the world at an affordable price at his new Bistro... After the opening of Dallas, TX-based Pizza Patron on Buford Highway in Doraville a couple of months ago, the Business Chronicle reported it was the 99th store for the chain and that they were planning 16 more throughout Atlanta in the next four years, five by the end of 2010. The second Atlanta location has been announced and construction is to begin soon on Indian Trail Lilburn in Norcross... Also according to the Business Chronicle, Red Mango, the non-fat frozen yogurt company which offers fruit smoothies, parfaits and teas will open its first franchised store in Georgia at the Dunwoody Hall shopping center on Chamblee Dunwoody Road. The franchisees are Ramzanali Karimi and his sons Murad and Malik Karimi. The family has signed a five-store development deal with locations planned for Buckhead, Johns Creek, Alpharetta and near Emory University. Ramzanali Karimi is a founder and director of Georgia Primary Bank... Other Chronicle tidbits include Atlanta-based Taqueria Del Sol beginning franchising throughout the Southeast. Owner Mike Klank will keep Georgia rights for company-owned units... A new concept, Local Three, first landed on our radar back in September of ‘08. This month we learned that Smyrna’s Muss & Turner partners (creators of Local Three) have decided to take the recently closed Joel Brasserie space in the Piazza at Paces development on Northside Parkway to debut their latest concept. Chef/partner will be Chris Hall formerly with Canoe and 4th & Swift... Also, in Joel news -- former Joel Brasserie sommelier Perrine Prieur is opening her own wine shop in the fall at the White Provision development in W. Midtown... Gary’s Bistro & Wine Bar is rumored to be opening mid-month in the former Urban Flats space in the Avenue At Webb Gin on Scenic Highway in Lawrenceville. This was the last Atlanta location for the Urban Flats concept when it closed earlier this year... In March of this year, owner Tre Brown revamped the Parish Market Cajun Kitchen (that opened October of ’09) in the historic Luckie-Marietta district downtown into Creole Nouvelle Market & Cajun Kitchen. Brown took the Parish concept and added an upscale dining element as well as beer and an array of fine to moderate wines to the part restaurant, part neighborhood grocery theme. Rumors are now saying that the concept is going so well, Brown is going to open a second location just one block from the original at 107 Luckie Street... Kyle Vaughn and the folks over at Hottie Hawgs Smokin’ BBQ Catering expect to debut their flagship restaurant, Hottie Hawgs BBQ, this month in their new digs on Main Street in Atlanta. A soft opening is planned before the main event. The company currently caters its mobile hot plates, sandwiches and ‘sassy’ sides in Panama City & Colorado and has Texas listed as ‘coming soon’... The large building on Old Milton Parkway in Alpharetta that once housed Pisces Seafood & Jazz and Coquettes Steak House, has sat empty since late ‘08 (Pisces only lasted nine months in the space). In early 2010 a local restaurant broker confirmed the sale of land, building, furniture, fixtures & equipment and now the latest rumblings have a new concept, Blue Agave Cantina, anticipated for the space... Sarju Patel, owner of Churchill’s in Buckhead, anticipates opening his newest acquisition, Deadwood Saloon, sometime this month in the former 7 & 1/2-year-old Twisted Taco location on 12th Street in Midtown... Former Restaurant Eugene sous chef, Kevin Ouzts, has started his own company, The Spotted Trotter Charcuterie, along with his wife Megan. Spotted Trotter will only use organic herbs & produce; and all natural, sustainable, humanely-raised, hormone-free meats. The menu is based on the availability of seasonal ingredients and will feature such items as sausage (sweet hot Italian, breakfast, brandy rabbit boudin or toulouse), crepinettes such as the Asian spiced lamb or other meaty treats such as Southern stained beef jerky and black pepper & sorghum cured pork belly. Ouzts’ fares will be available at Sawicki’s Meat, Seafood & More on West Ponce De Leon Avenue in Decatur and the Peachtree Road Farmer’s Market at the Cathedral of St. Philip on Peachtree Road. Visit http://thespottedtrotter.com for details... A local restaurant broker has blogged that he has found a second location for the owners of Conyers-based I Love Sushi Japanese Restaurant. The new 3,000 sq. ft. space is in Smyrna but he didn’t list an address... We first listed the upcoming arrival of Palate Wine Bar’s sister venue next door, McGowan’s Oakhurst Pub on W. Hill Street in Decatur, back in April of ‘09. Recently, spokesperson Jill Alikonis at Palate, had this to say to the Decatur Metro blog, “It’s true, we are building McGowan’s Oakhurst Pub. We plan to get rolling in 3 to 4 months.” Maybe look for an October 2010 opening? Here’s the pub’s description from early ‘09: Comfort food in a casual Oakhurst enclave meant to evoke the experience of a Sunday lunch or supper at home. Cozy and bright interior, accessible fare, 22 beers on draught, 100 beers in a bottle; neighborhood hangout and dining destination. Will be open 11 a.m. to 1 a.m... Another venue on our radar for over a year, Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint, seems to have new life with rumors of construction beginning this month and a possible November opening. Sweet Georgia will join Meehan’s Ale House downtown in a portion of the former Macy’s building on Peachtree and will be a 138-seat upscale Southern restaurant & music hall featuring live acoustic music... A new concept, Red Fox Sports Bar, is planned for the recently vacated L’Thai North space on Alpharetta Street in Roswell. The website, www.redfoxatlanta.com, currently says ‘coming soon’... Another recent closing, the Mexican concept Por Fin, lasted almost six months at its Ray Moss Connector home in John’s Creek. Now, there are rumors that an Italian eatery Quanto Basta will be replacing the failed venue. Quanto is known for monster-sized portions and currently has a location on GA-20 near the Windermere area of Cumming... With several other locations around town, 11-year-old Riverside Pizza has a new location rumored to be opening in September on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard in Suwanee. Owners Al & Sandy Thompson will be moving their pie joint into the former Village Slice Pizza space... With locations in Marietta and Chamblee, Galla’s Pizza, is planning another unit in Perimeter Point predicting a late August or early September opening... Joe’s All American Grill has been issued a building permit for a tenant change on Loganville Highway in Loganville. No word on when they may open? There’s also another Joe’s on Grayson Highway in Grayson and the website says “aka Eat At Joe’s, Joe’s To Goes and just plain Joe’s”... There is a sign on the former Backyard Burger location at Highway 92 and Sandy Plains in Marietta that says ‘coming soon,’ Nicky’s Diner.
The Bobby G’s Chicago Eatery website says they have closed their Morris Road location in Milton and are moving to Highway 9. That location had been ‘for sale’ by a local restaurant broker for about a year. You can visit the site, http://milton.bobbygs.com for updates and buildout pictures. A second Bobby G’s opened in January on Main Street in a former My Panini at Lindburgh City Center... Off The Bayou owners Michael & Miyung have closed their S. Floyd Road location in Loganville and moved in with Claude’s BBQ to become Claude’s Off The Bayou on Commerce Drive in Loganville. The S. Floyd Road space has reopened as Big Daddy’s Wings & Things... We ran across this information in the AJC: “June 17, 2010 ~ Federal agents swarmed a Sandy Springs restaurant Thursday morning and conducted a search of the business. Law enforcement personnel from several agencies were at K. C. Pit BBQ at 6317 Roswell Road during what is normally the lunch hour. A U.S. Treasury Department official on the scene told the AJC that the raid is a combined operation of the Internal Revenue Service and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The official, who did not give his name, said a raid was conducted earlier Thursday at the home of the restaurant’s owner. The business license for the restaurant is listed under the name Jiles Johnson.” As of our print date, we were still trying to determine if K. C. had been closed... Chinese restaurant, Pung Mie, on Buford Highway in Doraville will be moving soon to Pleasant Hill Road in Duluth.
Creative Loafing’s Cliff Bostock is reporting that chef Hopeton Hibbert has left Atmosphere restaurant in Midtown... And John Kessler at the AJC is saying chef Nick Melvin will be leaving Concentrics’ Parish Food & Goods to join Hugh Acheson’s Empire State South team when it opens in the fall on Peachtree.
Sign of the times...
On the heels of last month’s announcement chef Joe Truex was leaving Repast Restaurant to join Watershed on W. Ponce as chef & partner, his wife Mihoko Obunai-Truex has since shuttered the doors at Repast on Glen Iris Drive (which the couple ran together for four years) saying she wants to spend more time with family. Local restaurant broker, Shumacher Group, has the 100 seat, 3,200-square-foot restaurant listed ‘for sale or lease.’... Chef/owner Glenn Law debuted his Sweet Auburn Bistro on Auburn Avenue in early 2009 featuring his ‘New South’ (American food with Southern and Caribbean flair) cuisine. Latest rumblings from Atlanta Magazine say Sweet Auburn has been closed for renovations. Follow them at www.sweetauburnbistroatlanta.com for updates... Local buzz says the 20-year lease for Caramba Cafe on N. Highland Avenue expired June 12th so they have shuttered their doors. The owners say they are looking for a new location to reopen... Sia Moshk has closed the doors to his upscale, 12-year-old Sia’s Restaurant located on Medlock Bridge Road in Johns Creek. Sia, along with his wife Mirta, had also closed Sia’s sister restaurant, six-year-old southwestern-themed Mitra on Juniper Street in Atlanta, in January of this year after several months of marketing it ‘for sale’ through a local restaurant broker... Chef Joel Antunes left his namesake, Joel Restaurant on Northside Parkway, in early 2008 for New York’s Oak Room in the Plaza Hotel. Chef de Cuisine Cyrille Holata remained at Joel as head chef and managing partner. Antunes would eventually leave the Plaza and Joel would become Joel Brasserie in ‘09. Latest word on the street say Joel has closed its doors and Smyrna’s Muss & Turner partners will be taking the space for their latest eatery, Local Three. On a side note, Antunes can now be found in London, www.brasseriejoel.co.uk... The Village Jerk opened in April of this year sharing space with My Sister’s Space on Glenwood Avenue. Of the menu items, the Planwich (a sandwich piled between two crisp plantain chips) was a standout. After only two months, latest rumblings have the eatery closed and attempts to call finds the number disconnected... In early 2007, Michael Vick (former Atlanta Falcon), along with partners Earnest Greer and Frank Jenkins debuted The Tasting Room on Campcreek Parkway in East Point with plans for more Atlanta locations. The upscale wine bar & restaurant would last until early 2008 before shuttering the doors. Jenkins would go on to open a second location in late ‘07 on Sandy Springs Circle in Sandy Springs and a note on the door now proclaims, “closed for summer.”... We are also following up on info that year-old Waterhaven Restaurant has also closed for renovations. Joe McCarthy (Capital Grille, Houston’s exec) took over the former The Globe space on Fifth Street in Midtown in May of ‘09 to open Waterhaven as “An upscale, casual, farm-to-table American restaurant.” Follow the progress at www.waterhavenatl.com... A recent Thursday night visit to chef Charles Dalbec’s (Slice Cafe) 10-month-old Char 88 Steakhouse & Piano Bar on E. Main Street in Buford, found the restaurant eerily quiet. Calls to the published number say it has been disconnected... L’Thai Organic Restaurant & Wine Bar in Tucker expanded in early ‘09 opening a second location in Smyrna’s West Village. Another location soon followed in the former Brickhouse Pizza space on Alpharetta Street in Roswell. The Roswell location has been ‘discontinued’ according to the owners and the website states they are in search of a new suitable location... Having only been open since March in the Renaissance Walk condos at the corner of Auburn & Piedmont Avenues, One Cafe Blanc and neighbor Yoeshi, now have a sign on the door saying they are closed for ‘lease negotiations.’... After a tremendous amount of internet buzz and local foodie praise, the four-month-old The Kind Pie on E. Paces Ferry Road in Buckhead has closed its kitchen and is supposedly looking for a larger home in the Buckhead area... 2 Willies Restaurant & Bar on Sugarloaf Parkway in Lawrenceville is now gone and Rosebuds Restaurant is expected to take its place soon... Village Slice Pizza’s year-old Peachtree Industrial Boulevard location in Suwanee disappeared a couple of months ago without notice. Last month, the second six-month-old location in the Sweet Apple Village development in Roswell disappeared as well... Vino Libro on Garrett Street in Glenwood Park has called it quits after almost four years in the mixed-use development. By day it was a relaxing eatery serving wine & small plates and by night, a sophisticated lounge... The last Atlanta location of Mama Fu’s Asian House has closed its doors. The Peachtree Road space across from Piedmont Hospital opened in 2003 under Martin Sprock and Daryl Dollinger’s Raving Brands umbrella. The concept was later sold to Austin-based Murphy Adams Restaurant Group. In 2006, 40 Mama Fu’s Asian House franchisees and investors sued Raving Brands and its creators, alleging fraud and breach of contract, but in April of this year an appeals court has held up a judgment in favor of the creators... We found this info online from a local blogger about The Rexall Grill ~ “The Duluth landmark for more than 40 years was forced to close down after the owner of the Rexall Grill part of the Rexall Drugs failed to pay state taxes. The owner of the building plans on taking over the Grill and said they would have a sale on July 6 to help pay off some of the tax bill. The owner expects to reopen sometime after July 6 , and said she would take over all financial operations and retain the employees.”
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DINING OUT - Page 4 (Pages Gallery)
by hud report staff
(With the tremendous amount of 'openings and coming soons' throughout the Metro Atlanta area, we will be condensing the information on each eatery or nightclub in order to highlight more locations for our readers.)
Chef Shaun Doty of Shaun’s in Inman Park, along with partner Erik Maier, has introduced Atlanta’s latest casual burger experience to West Midtown, Yeah! BURGER, in the White Provision development at 14th Street and Howell Mill. A second location is also in works for N. Highland in Inman Park. The duo has presented the classic American burger joint as a fast-casual, family-friendly eatery featuring all-natural ingredients. “We want guests to truly feel good about what they’re eating at YEAH! BURGER, so we’re using superior quality ingredients and responsible environmental practices as the foundation for our restaurant,” says Maier. Yeah!’s items include customizable burgers made with White Oak Pastures grass-fed beef from South Georgia, nitrate-free hot dogs ($4.99 & $5.99), hand-cut French fries & onion rings ($2.99) cooked in canola oil, organic salads ($5.99 & $9.99), Doty’s signature chili ($2.99) and Straus Family Creamery organic ice cream, all served in a comfortable ‘California casual’ setting. Doty has also created a menu with gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options. “It’s very important for us that guests can customize their food to fit their diet or taste preferences,” says Doty. Here’s the 411 on ordering: 1.) Choose your patty ($5.99 - $7.99 for beef, bison, turkey, veggie or chicken), 2.) Choose your bun (Southern white, whole wheat or gluten-free), 3.) Top it off ($1 to add cheese or premium toppings and free for standard toppings of lettuce, tomato, pickles, jalapenos, Vidalia onions or sunflower sprouts) and 4.) Get Sauced (there are 12 to choose from). With YEAH! BURGER’s format, customers place their ‘built-to-order’ order at the counter and their food is delivered to the table. The restaurant also features a convenient carryout counter and expects online as well as mobile to-go ordering by late summer. The bar at YEAH! BURGER seats up to 17 and serves a full selection of beer ($3 - $8), wine and cocktails ($6 - $9) including biodynamic wines, organic bottled beer and signature drinks. Non-alcoholic beverage options include fountain drinks, natural sodas, organic teas, fresh juices and hand-spun milkshakes ($5.99) in five different flavors. Desserts include cups of organic soft-serve ice cream ($4.99), ice cream floats ($5.99), sundaes ($5.99) and ‘concretes,’ ($5.99) organic soft-serve ice cream blended at high speed with a choice of 10 mix-in options such as cookies & cream and peanut butter cups. The restaurant’s 2,500 square-foot space seats 55 in the dining room and 40+ on the large, concrete-tiled patio. Designed by Stacey Kirby and Matt Redden of Seiber Design, the eatery features Cypress wood paneling made of reclaimed, river-recovered wood also known as “sinker” Cypress. The focal point of the restaurant is the white subway tile arch illuminated with LED lights that frames the bar & kitchen. Other design features include reclaimed heart pine tabletops and metal Tolix chairs from France. YEAH! BURGER is located at 1168 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, 404.496.4393. Hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday - Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday & Saturday. For more info, visit www.yeahburger.com.
Eno out, 5th Street in...
Fresh off the June debut of their latest creation, Buckhead Bottle Bar in Buckhead, the guys over at ADI Restaurant Concepts, A. D. Allushi, chef Ian Winslade and Atlanta Hawk Zaza Pachulia, ready the former Eno by Zaza space in Midtown for their next venture, 5th Street Cafe in mid-July. Located near the Fox Theatre, ENO by Zaza (purchased by Pachulia in late ‘09) was a fine dining establishment focused on wine and food pairings with European and Mediterranean influences, while 5th Street Cafe will be a high-energy bistro with a warm, inviting vibe. “I am really looking forward to this great venture and working with ADI Restaurant Concepts,” says Pachulia. “We have had a great experience bringing Buckhead Bottle Bar to life, so of course, it was natural to keep the same team to make over ENO by Zaza. While ENO had a great run, we feel it’s time to mix it up a bit and really bring some new energy to one of the best restaurant locations in the city.” Patrons to 5th Street Cafe will see major exterior and interior changes have been made with the help of local designer Patti Krohngold. Expect traditional black and white French bistro decor with flashes of color and as Krohngold says, “a sense of humor.” Walls are being taken down to open up the space; the patio will be completely redone and the vibe will feel much more relaxed. Allushi will lend his expertise and develop the wine, beer and cocktail lists. As for Winslade’s menu, expect favorite bistro and cafe fare, such as a charcuterie plate of meats and cheeses, frisee salad with bacon, shallot vinaigrette and soft poached egg, potato gnocchi, basil butter and spring vegetables. The former Barrelman wine shop and tasting room will also be remodeled into a bakery with fresh breads and pastries, much like a French patisserie. The wine club will still stay intact and keep its members. 5th Street Cafe will be located at 800 Peachtree Street, Atlanta. Hours will be Monday Sunday 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. For updates, visit www.fifthstreetcafe.com.
There’s a new American kid on Main Street. 52 Bistro has arrived on N. Main Street in Alpharetta offering up a casual American menu and full service bar. The former two-level Slice Cafe house has been revamped with a deck added to the top floor, stained glass windows, open ceiling, new lighting and a copper-lined bar. The same owners run The Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub on Crabapple in Milton. General Manager at 52 Bistro is former Slice Cafe partner, Aaron Slattery and executive chef, Jason Morgan, helms the kitchen. Morgan’s menu features ‘starters’ of seafood risotto fritters, pork BBQ sliders, seared Ahi tuna skewers, smokey salmon cakes and tapenade & flatbread. Soups & salads range from seasonal soup or the French onion to a house salad, the hearts of romaine and the strawberry with sliced strawberries, baby spinach, candied pecans, crumbled bleu cheese and celery seed vinaigrette. Flatbread options are the wild mushroom, BBQ chicken, beef tenderloin and the smoked salmon with herb cream cheese, crispy capers, red onions and chives. The sandwiches are served with fries (small charge to sub parmesan truffle fries) and include a black Angus chorizo burger, the Bistro BBQ burger, a patty melt, turkey Rueben, salmon BLT, grilled chicken panini and the Cuban with roast pork loin, honey ham, pickles, yellow mustard, white cheddar on Cuban bread. Entrees range from beef tenderloin medallions, rock shrimp & bay scallops to Dijon herb lamb chops, yellowtail snapper and chicken with onions, baby spinach, herb-roasted fingerlings and a tomato cream sauce. There is also a kid’s menu and Brunch is served Saturday & Sunday from 11 a.m. 3 p.m. and includes fresh fruit, Gouda grits or herb-roasted fingerlings with your selections. 52 Bistro is located at 52 N. Main Street, Alpharetta, 770.667.0852. Hours are Monday & Tuesday 11 a.m. 11 p.m., Wednesday - Saturday 11 a.m. 2 a.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. midnight. For updates, visit www.52bistro.com.
Utopia no more...
The former Utopia Tapas Lounge on Marietta Street downtown has not one, but two new tenants, Daily Bread Cafe and Mexican tapas lounge, La Vida. Daily Bread is a Christian-themed eatery replacing Utopia’s digs with new lighting, leather in the lounge area, marble tables and booths for dining. Scrawled on the side of the building Daily Bread announces, “Man shall not live by bread alone.” And in keeping with that thinking, the Cafe serves its soups ($5.95 for loaded potato, clam chowder, black bean, French onion, roasted pepper & Gouda, fajita, vegetable, broccoli & cheese and lobster bisque) in bread bowls. Other ‘bread bowl’ ($6.95) selections include basil, citrus honey, curry, mushroom cream and garlic pesto marinara and you can add chicken or pork for $1 or the shrimp will set you back another $2. Hot and cold sandwiches ($6.50 - $7.95) as well as salads ($6.95 & $7.95) and several noodle dishes ($6.50, pho, pad Thai and pad kee mao) are also available. Daily Bread also offers desserts, organic smoothies, cappuccinos, espressos as well as hot teas and Brunch is served on Saturday. Daily Bread Cafe is located at 840 Marietta Street, Atlanta, 404.892.1333. La Vida has been transformed much like Daily Bread with the all the same trimmings and the addition of a garage door opening the space up for live music each Friday & Saturday night. The menu has several selections of tapas ($4 & $5), empanadas ($4 - $7), ceviche ($7), soft tacos ($2) and desserts ($5 & $6). Specials ($5.95 - $8.95) on the menu range from fresh guacamole, a taco salad, beef asada, braised pork tacos and chicken enchiladas to fajitas, burritos and grilled salmon. La Vida also offers house signature drink ($8 - $10) along with specialty frozen libations. La Vida is located at 842 Marietta Street, Atlanta, 404.898.2268.
Locos part two...
Locos Grill & Pub resided on Peachtree Road in Buckhead until June of 2009 when it was rumored Buckhead Bar & Grill would be taking over the space. Which it did in July of ‘09. Now, fast-forward eleven months to May of 2010 and Buckhead Bar & Grill disappears suddenly. Guess who’s taking the space? None other Locos -- expected to open in coming days. The Athens, GA-based concept was created in 1988 and today has several locations throughout the Southeast. The menu offerings are many, ranging from 14 appetizers, several salads, wings & chicken tenders and a variety of sandwiches to burritos, grilled item options and desserts. Locos Grill & Pub will be located at 3167 Peachtree Road, Buckhead. Hours will be 11 a.m. 11 p.m. daily for the kitchen and til 2 a.m. for the bar. For updates, visit www.locosgrill.com.
Trio of Tanner’s...
Rick Tanner opened his first Tanner’s Rotisserie in 1986 on Northridge Drive in Sandy Springs and other locations soon followed. Tanner sold his franchise in the late 90’s and locations began to close soon after. Today, Tanner is back. Everything from the original menu at Northridge can be found at a Bethelview location in Cumming, in Buford Village in Buford and will soon be available at a new Dacula location. The menu begins ($4 - $50) with cheesy chicken lips (fried egg rolls from 2 to 12), a chicken finger basket (also Buffalo-style), Bubba wings (from 10 to 100) and four chip & dips options. A hot rotisserie chicken salad, chicken finger salad, grilled chicken salad and a market salad follow ($3 - $8) as well as chicken noodle soup and Brunswick stew ($2 - $4). Chicken selections run from 1/2 or 1/4 rotisserie chicken dinners, chicken finger or Buffalo finger platters to rotisserie chicken on rice and a grilled chicken platter ($6 - $9). BBQ platters include a full or 1/2 slab, chicken & ribs, BBQ pork and a finger & ribs combo ($9 - $12). Sandwiches ($6 - $8) are served with French fries and a side and range from rotisserie chicken, pulled pork and chicken finger to grilled chicken and a build-your-own burger. Veggie plates are served with cornbread and offer a choice of three ($5) or four ($6) from a list of French fries, cole slaw, green beans, turnips, rice, baked beans, mac n’ cheese, cinnamon apples or creamed spinach. In addition, catering, a Kid’s menu and To-Go items are also featured. Rick Tanner’s World Famous Chicken will be located at 3519 Braselton Hwy., Dacula, 770.932.6099, and will open at 11 a.m. daily. For more info, www.tannerschicken.com.
Japanese fast food...
Founded in 1987, Sarku Japan introduced fresh ‘made-to-order’ Japanese cuisine for a healthy, nutritious alternative to traditional fast food. Metro Atlanta’s ninth location has opened on Windward Parkway in Milton as Sarku Japan Teriyaki & Sushi Express. Traditionally found in Mall Food Courts, local franchisees Dan Ketmayura and James Kim have debuted their first eatery in a free-standing building. The menu items are trans-fat free with no MSG and Sarku was the first to establish the concept of Teppanyaki-style. The proprietary, signature Teriyaki sauce is made fresh at each of the restaurants and the teriyaki chicken, beef and seafood dishes are served with stir-fried vegetables and rice or noodles. Other options include tempura chicken or shrimp (in light batter), unique maki rolls as well as a made-to-order sushi & sashimi bar. Sarku Japan Teriyaki & Sushi Express is located at 5304 Windward Parkway, Milton, 770.667.6515. For more info, visit www.sarkujapan.com.
Japanese, Korean duo...
A new grill offering combo Japanese/Korean cuisine has debuted near GA Tech on 14th Street in Midtown, Wasabi Grill. The space seats around 60 or so and the Asian vibe is complete with a bonsai tree. Having opened in the former Mosaic Halal Cafe and touting a health-conscious menu (there are also lunch specials), Wasabi features appetizers ($1.50 - $9) of edamame, tofu steak, yakitori skewers, both sushi & sashimi samplers, tuna tataki & tartar, tempura options, springs rolls, dumplings, miso soup, fried rice, four salads (garden, seaweed, cucumber crab and octopus) and tempura shrimp covered in sauce. The sushi menu is extensive with a variety of choices of rolls, nigiri, house rolls and cooked selections ($1.50 - $12). A small sampling of the house rolls include the Godzilla (shrimp tempura wrapped with eel & avocado and dress with crunchy, masago and special sauces), the Low Carb (no rice, paper-thin slices of cucumber wrapped with tuna, mayo, masago and a crab stick and served with ponzu sauce), the Yin & Yang (scallop with avocado, masago, mayo rolled and topped with eel & sesame seeds with eel sauce), and the Wow (chopped yellowtail, tuna & salmon mixed with green onions & spices, fried and rolled with avocado and mayo). Dinner entrees and house specials ($6.95 - $14.50) are served with a salad and miso soup and include teriyaki & hibachi choices as well as kimchi fried rice (among eight others), yakisoba noodles dishes, spicy squid, tempura dinners, fried pork cutlet and a couple of udon (noodle soup) options. Wasabi also offers a Korean dish called Bibimbop (cooked vegetables piled with rice and mixed with hot chili sauce) with your choice of chicken, beef, shrimp, squid or sashimi thrown in. Wasabi Grill is located at 398 14th Street, Midtown, 404.968.2271. Hours are Monday Saturday 11 a.m. 2:30 p.m. and 5 10 p.m.
Third Udipi arrives...
With locations in Decatur and Duluth, Udipi Cafe has expanded its vegetarian North & South Indian fare offerings with a third spot on Cumberland Boulevard in Smyrna. Established in 1998, Udipi offers up authentic dishes with 13 appetizer choices ($3.95 - $7.95); tomato, rasam or vegetarian soup ($2.95); nine Mumbai chaat options ($3.95 - $5.95); six uthappam dishes ($6.25 - $7.50); several breads ($1.95 - $2.50); and desserts ($2.50 & $3.50). There are 18 dosai ($6.25 - $8.95) dishes to choose from and well as rice specials ($6.25) and indo-Chinese options ($3.95 - $9.95), dinner specials ($13.50), house specialties ($6.50 - $8.50), curries ($7.50 - $8.50) and several sides ($1 - $1.95). Udipi is located at 2772 Cumberland Blvd., Smyrna, 770.434.6264. Hours are Monday Friday 11:30 a.m. 3 p.m. & 5 10 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday 11:30 a.m. 10 p.m. For info on all three locations, www.udipicafegeorgia.com.
•operation ‘homefront’: Outback Steakhouse has concluded its ‘Thanks for Giving’ program (launched in March) with a $1 million donation to Operation Homefront, a non-profit organization supporting U. S. Troops providing everyday & emergency support for active troops, veterans and their families. To contribute to the the program, guests ordered from a Red, White and Bloomin’ menu and the resulting $1 million check was presented in the front of the original Outback Steakhouse, established in 1988 in Tampa, Florida. “As we express our sincere appreciation to those serving our country, we would also like to thank the countless Americans who rallied behind our ‘Thanks for Giving’ program.” says Liz Smith, Chief Executive Officer of OSI Restaurant Partners. Pictured from left to right are Jeff Smith, President, Outback Steakhouse; Army Command Sgt. Maj. Marvin L. Hill; Jim Knotts, President and Chief Executive Officer, Operation Homefront; Amy Palmer, Chief Operating Officer, Operation Homefront; and Liz Smith.
•from executive chef to corporate chef: Ray’s Restaurants has announced that the restaurant group has promoted Chef Tom McEachern, formerly the executive chef of Ray’s on the River, to Corporate Executive Chef for Ray’s Restaurants where he will oversee the culinary development of all three Ray’s Restaurants Ray’s on the River, Ray’s in the City and Ray’s Killer Creek. McEachern plans to create, design and test new menus, while also working on special culinary assignments. Another new development in McEachern’s career is his inclusion in Johnnie Gabriel’s new cookbook, Second Helpings, which will be released in October of 2010. McEachern and his recipes were also featured in Gabriel’s first cookbook, Cooking in the South, which was released in 2008. McEachern first joined Ray’s on the River in conjunction with the restaurant’s July 2007 re-opening. Nominated as one of America’s “Rising Star Chefs” in 2003, McEachern was also invited to cook at the James Beard Foundation in New York. Formerly employed by The Horseradish Grill in Atlanta, McEachern has 20 years of experience as an executive chef with restaurants including the 1848 House Restaurant in Marietta. His background also includes The City Grill, Tom Catherall’s Here To Serve Restaurants Group, The Abbey, Cafe Protoge (Florida Culinary Institute), La Niçoise (Washington, D.C.) andThe Inn at Phillips Mill (New Hope, PA).
•luau for boys & girls clubs: RA Sushi on Peachtree Street in Midtown is turning one-year-old celebrating with an anniversary luau party featuring live entertainment, food & drink specials and a raffle ($5 per ticket) benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta. On Thursday, July 15th at 7 p.m. guests will be greeted with leis, tropical decorations and entertained by a steel drummer and fire eaters live on the patio til 10 p.m. Inside, DJ Krillz will spin a mix of Hawaiian beats, rock, hip hop and top 40 hits. A limbo contest will take place in the bar area at 9 p.m. The winner will receive a $100 RA Sushi gift certificate (runner up will receive a $50). Two dollars from the purchase of each food and drink special throughout the evening will directly benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs. Raffle prizes include tickets to a Braves game and a Tomahawk Chop Roll dinner at RA Sushi; a sushi and spa day; and a sushi and sake party for 10 people. RA Sushi is located in 1010 Midtown, 1080 Peachtree Street, Suite 8, 404.267.0114.
•the ‘beard,’ at the beard: Woodfire Grill Executive Chef/Partner and Top Chef finalist Kevin Gillespie (and his beard) cooked at the famed James Beard House in New York City on Monday, June 28. Gillespie is a 2010 James Beard Foundation Rising Star award semifinalist. The evening began with Gillespie’s hors d’oeuvres of squash blossoms, figs with country ham and toasted cheddar, and smoked fish profiteroles served with Jean François Mérieau Bulles Sparkling White Wine NV. His dinner menu featured poached shrimp with creamed corn, marinated small tomatoes, butterbeans and basil paired with Domaine Vacheron Sancerre 2007; chilled pork head terrine with summer squash pickles, dill cucumbers, soft-cooked egg yolk and micro-radishes paired with Domaine du Viking Vouvray 2005; sorghum and mustard-roasted Berkshire pork belly with pole bean and field pea ragoût, fatback salad and smoked pork jus paired with Le Claux Delorme Rouge 2007; and whole roasted axis venison loin with sautéed bitter greens, sweet-and-sour beets, pecan oil and coffee-sweet pepper jam paired with Domaine de la Noblaie Les Chiens-Chiens Chinon 2006. Woodfire Grill is located at 1782 Cheshire Bridge Road, 404.347.9055. For more on Gillespie, visit www.woodfiregrill.com.
•tidbit of the month ~ food find: On a recent visit to Laurie Attaway’s 11-year-old Aqua Terra Bistro on E. Main Street in Buford we were introduced to chef Brian Legault’s (Kurt’s in Duluth, Hemingway’s in Vermont) dipping sauce called, The Spread. Served room temperature with baskets of fresh-baked bread, the Spread is a combination of olive & canola oils, balsamic vinegar, tomatoes, onions, garlic & spices. The restaurant sells the concoction (which can also be used as a marinade) for $12 per large Mason jar. Aqua Terra Bistro is located at 55 E. Main Street, Buford, 770.271.3000. Hours are lunch Monday - Friday 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and Saturday noon - 2:30 p.m. Dinner is served Sunday - Maonday 5 p.m. - 9 p.m., Tuesday - Thursday 5 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. and Friday & Saturday til 10 p.m. For more info, visit www.aquaterrabistro.com.
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Celino's Pizza & Wings...
The former Vinny’s NY Pizza on Crabapple in Roswell is serving up pies once again with the addition of Celino’s Pizza & Wings recently. The space seems destined for pizza as it was Pizza World before becoming Vinny’s. Appetizer ($1.59 - $5.99) choices are mozzarella sticks, French or Cajun fries, garlic/cheese bread sticks, cheese bread and chips. Salads ($2.49 - $6.99) include the house, Greek, Caesar, spinach, jerk chicken, chicken club and the roast beef. Pizzas run 14”, 16” and 18” ($9.99 - $22.99) and you can design-your-own or choose from a variety of specialties such as the supreme, veggie, meat, parmigiana, Margherita, Philly and several chicken options of BBQ, teriyaki, Buffalo or jerk among others. Wings and chicken fingers are also available with a choice of 12 dipping sauces ($7.99 30.99). Subs offered ($5.99 - $9.99) include the Philly, vegetable or chicken Philly; meatball, chicken or eggplant parm; French dip; beef & cheddar; and the Buffalo chicken finger. The menu was also advertising ‘coming soon’ cold subs from Boar’s Head and there is a selection of bottle, draft or pitchers of beer ($2 - $12) as well as several wines served by-the-glass or carafe ($4 - $21). Celino’s Pizza & Wings is located at 10971 Crabapple Road, Roswell, 770.552.7776. Hours are 11 a.m. 10 p.m. Monday Thursday, 11 a.m. 11 p.m. Friday & Saturday and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday.
A former 10-year veteran of MARTA, Calvin ‘Redmanz’ Jackson, has given up the transportation industry to serve breakfast & lunch specialties in Peachtree City. Jackson has introduced his Redmanz Cafe in Georgian Park offering made-to-order early morning breakfast items (served all day $4.95 - $12.95) of Belgium waffles, pancakes, French toast, salmon croquettes, biscuits, omelets and the signature shrimp & grits served with toast or a biscuit. Add a side ($1.25 - $3) or two to personalize your meal with bacon, sausage, rice, grits, potato cakes or eggs. Lunchtime staples (beginning at 11 a.m.) include burgers (turkey, hamburger, patty melt or sliders $5.95 - $8.99); wings served with celery, dressing, fries & drink ($8.99); hot or cold salads ($6.50 - $9.95); and specialties served with one side and a drink ($3.95 - $7.95) ranging from grilled cheese, grilled chicken, beef hot dogs, a tuna melt and Rhena’s fried bologna BBQ sandwich. Desserts change daily. Redmanz Cafe is located at 1003 Georgian Park, Peachtree City, 770.632.9010. Hours are 10 a.m. 7 p.m. Tuesday Friday, 9 a.m. 3 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. 2 p.m. Sunday. For more info, visit www.redmanzcafe.com.
The 'Saloon' returns...
After a five-year hiatus from Atlanta, Todd Milner & Jeff Bolhous' laid-back concept, Buckhead Saloon, is moving into the recently vacated Rio Grande building on Roswell Road in Buckhead. The duo’s original Saloon operated just a few blocks away from 1995 to 2005 before it was closed and moved to Charlotte, NC. Another location followed in Raleigh, NC but has since closed. The large space has a ‘hunting lodge’ vibe complete with ‘trophies,’ a stone fireplace center of leather couches and flat screen TVs. The huge patio is the planned site for themed Sunday parties involving sand. In addition to cold beer, a dance floor, live music and cocktails the Saloon rustles up some Saloon grub. Look for tacos (chicken, beef or fish, $9 - $11), a big buck burrito ($11) and several sandwiches ($7.50 - $10) ranging from the classic burger, a down south chili burger and rockin’ BBQ to kickin’ chicken, catch-of-the-day, sliders, a big boar turkey and a chicken salad wrap. Entrees ($12.50 - $19) include blackened chicken pasta, black bean chicken, catch-of-the-day and a 12 oz. center cut grilled ribeye served with loaded mashed potatoes and vegetable of the day. Buckhead Saloon will be located at 3227 Roswell Road, NE, Atlanta, 404.963.7739. As of press time, the website www.buckheadsaloonatlanta.com was still under construction.
Pesos Mexican Cantina has opened on Flat Shoals Parkway in Village of Flat Shoals Shopping Plaza in Decatur offering Mexican and American favorites. The festive, casual atmosphere includes a dark marble bar, TVs for game viewing and tunes. Pesos offers specials each week such as a soup-of-the-day ($2.95), chicken tenders with two sides ($4.99 - $9.99), salads ($6.99) and grilled tostadas ($5.49). Entrees also change but a few familiar items served are the tacos ($2.39), burritos ($4.89), quesadillas ($5.99), fajitas ($8.39), loaded nachos ($7.99), a taco salad ($7.39), tostadas ($6.49), Mexican pizza ($7.99 whole, $4.49 personal), wings ($6.99 - $29.99 for 50), shrimp ($6.99 to $14.99 for 14), chili ($3.49) and several side items (.50¢ - $3.19). There is also a kid’s menu ($3.99, Kids 10 and under eat for .99¢ on Tuesday -- dine-in only) and desserts range from ice cream nachos and plantain pancakes to strawberry short cake ($3.99 & $4.99). Daily bar specials at Pesos are $3 margaritas on Monday, $4 martinis Tuesday, 10 wings and a pitcher of beer for $13.50 on Wednesday and $2 draft beer on Thursday. Pesos Mexican Cantina is located at 4920 Flat Shoals Parkway, Suite 107, Decatur, 770.981.4123. Hours are 11 a.m. 11 p.m. Monday Thursday, 11 a.m. 1 a.m. Friday & Saturday and noon to 11 p.m. Sunday. For more info, www.pesosatlanta.com.
Tibetan in Marietta...
A former Chin Chin franchise owner has taken his love for Tibetan fare and turned it into his next project by opening Shangrila Bistro on Canton Road in Marietta in the former Taco Loco space. Although the space is small, there are a few tables for dining-in with carryout and delivery available in a limited area. The menu is an assortment of Chinese flavors as well as Tibetan fare. The traditional Asian cuisine is prepared in olive oil with no MSG and features such dishes as lamb braised in spices, sauteed spiced duck, shrimp & chive dumplings, vegetable fritters, Tibetan cold noodles (noodles with peanut, cucumbers and sesame oil sauce), pork specialties, cumin cilantro beef, crispy lamb (with onions, mushrooms and snow peas), Tibetan cream seafood soup and several fried rice options. Shangrila Bistro is located at 3545 Canton Road, Marietta, 678.388.7878. Hours are Monday - Sunday 11 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
(Two new eateries have opened recently offering everything BBQ.)
Bad Boys BBQ has debuted its fares on Klondike Road in Conyers. This new joint offers $5 daily lunch specials as well as dinner combos. There is also a lunch sandwich plate with two sides and drink for $7.50 that ranges from chicken, smoked link, pulled pork, pork rib or sliced beef. Meat selections for combo specials or dinner plates include pulled pork, sliced beef, chicken, smoked links and pork ribs. You can also add such trimmings ($2) as chili beans, potato salad, BBQ spaghetti or collard greens. Bad Boys BBQ is located at 1410 Klondike Road, Conyers, 770.918.1288. Hours are Monday - Thursday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m., Friday & Saturday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. and 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Sunday. For details visit www.badboybbqconyers.com.
Cowboys BBQ has opened on Highway 142 in Covington offering a full-service grill, dine-in, take-out and catering. Their smokin’ selection includes wings with celery & dressing ($6.25 - $12), chicken tenders with fries ($4.99 - $9.99) and sandwiches of pulled pork, smoked turkey and a hamburger or cheeseburger as well as regular or jumbo dogs ($1.50 - $4). Plates are served with two sides & Texas toast ($6.99 - $9) and combos include 1/4 rack of ribs, pork, brisket, turkey or chicken ($10.99 any two). ‘Just ribs’ are available in baby back or St. Louis-style and pulled pork, brisket as well as turkey are sold by-the-pound ($9.25 - $10.99). Sides at Cowboys are baked beans, cole slaw, fried okra, green beans, potato salad, Brunswick stew and fries ($1.50 - $9.99 for a quart). There is also a kid’s menu for 10 & under ($3.99) and desserts include a cobbler, banana pudding, cookies and apple cake ($1.50 & $1.99). Cowboys BBQ is located at 1066 Highway 142 East, Covington, 770.784.1401. For more info visit cowboysbarbecue.com.
Dinner & a show...
A new concept has entered the Alpharetta market offering dinner and a show for movie-going diners. The Studio Movie Grill has arrived on Holcomb Bridge offering first run movies on nine screens as well as gourmet pizzas ($8.99 - $11.99), quesadillas ($8.99 - $10.99), build-your-own sandwiches ($9.49), salads ($8.49), tenders & wraps ($8.99 - $10.99), desserts ($4.25 - $5.99) and specialty drinks ($8 - $9.50) along with beer ($4.75) & wine ($7 - $10) selections. The kid’s menu has a variety of choices as well ($1.75 - $5.99). There’s a ‘build-your-own-appetizer’ option where you choose three ($12.99) or 5 ($17.99) from a list including burger bits, ribs, coconut tenders, potato skins, chicken tenders, cheese bread, Buffalo bites or tenders, quesadillas, drummettes and parmesan or sweet potato fries. The new venue lets you check their website for show times and purchase advance tickets. When you pick up your tickets at the box office you will be given a coaster light and an usher will take you to the auditorium and your own personal leather recliner. Browse the menu and when you are ready to order, turn on your coaster light. The waitstaff will take the order and deliver it back to your seat. Studio Movie Grill is located at 2880 Holcomb Bridge Road, Alpharetta, 770.992.8411. Visit www.studiomoviegrill.com/theaters/holcomb.php to take it for a spin.
Another theatre concept, the landmark Buckhead Theatre (formerly Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre) on Roswell Road in the heart of Buckhead, has reopened its doors. This, along with the reopening news of Buckhead Saloon, the recently debuted Buckhead Bottle Bar on E. Paces and media rumblings that the Streets of Buckhead development is back on, leads one to believe Buckhead may be bouncing back from its two-year lull. Originally opened in 1931, The Buckhead Theatre sits at the gateway to one of the country’s most storied neighborhoods. After two years of painstaking restoration ($6 million makeover), the theatre has once again opened its doors as an intimate theatrical venue combined with state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems and a 10-foot LED marquee. The 2500-person capacity Theatre will no longer host just music acts but will add lectures, comedians, Broadway plays, public as well as private special events and of course, rock n’ roll to its agenda. “The building has such an amazing history and has been central to Buckhead nightlife for 80 years,” says Charlie Loudermilk, Founder and Chairman of Buckhead-based Aaron’s Rents (now Aaron’s Inc.) who purchased the property a couple of years back. “I really wanted to keep the fun and lively spirit of this iconic space alive, yet update it to be a hotspot enjoyed by a variety of crowds. I want to bring excitement and life back to Buckhead!” The main floor of the venue is a 5,000 square-foot lobby, adorned with leather couches, a large service bar and a dance floor. Elaborate doorways invite patrons from the lobby into the 8,000 square-foot main Theatre, a two level space (orchestra and balcony). The 7,000 square-foot second floor has been converted into a dividable event space with a 400-person capacity. It also houses the theatre’s catering kitchen, a large bar for patrons and the mezzanine with permanent seating. Tickets are now on sale for the shows through www.ticketmaster.com: Saturday, July 31 ~ Deer Tick & Dead Confederate at 8 p.m., $15 advance; and Monday, August 9 ~ Built To Spill at 8 p.m., $21 advance. Buckhead Theatre is located at 3110 Roswell Road, Buckhead, 404.962.8700. Visit www.thebuckheadtheatre.com for more entertainment dates.
Swanky ultraclub Door 44, which opened in the former Crescent City Cafe on 12th Street in April of ‘08, has joined the ‘private club’ bandwagon with its own version of gotta-be-on-the-list-to-get-in Parlour Lounge. Owner Pablo Henderson (Karma & The Mark) has located the lounge under the Midtown club with a black door entrance on Peachtree Walk and only opens it on Friday & Saturday nights. Libations in the new ultra-chic space include champagne ($150 - $650) and bottle service ($250 - $550) as well as signature cocktails ($8 - $10) such as the The Parlour made with silver tequila & sake mixed with fresh pineapple and lime; The Skeleton Key gin martini with splenda, muddled limes, cucumbers and mint; and the Black Ink which is a spinoff of the traditional Dark & Stormy with ginger beer, limes, Grand Marnier and Black Rum. Door 44/Parlour is located at 44 12th Street, Midtown, 678.949.9531. For more info visit www.door44atlanta.com. In addition to Parlour, another private room added to the Midtown mix is the Koo Koo Room which has debuted beneath Flip Flops (former Martini Club, Boom Boom Room) on Crescent Avenue. Koo Koo is open Wednesday through Saturday 9 p.m. - 3 a.m. These recent openings bring the total to four of underground clubs in Atlanta. Two other private clubs debuted last year: The Fred, an upscale, private, basement hideaway (with secret entrance) located under Taco Mac at the Prado and Prohibition, a 1920s underground speakeasy and no-sign-out-front secret entrance old-style phonebooth, on E. Andrews Drive in Buckhead.
Celebrating in Vinings, Laseter's Tavern turns 21...
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(As Atlanta moves-and-shakes into the next century, it often threatens to become too big, glitzy and impersonal for its own good. Too many businesses don’t even see a first birthday. the hudspeth report wants to recognize the nightclubs and restaurants that have become mainstays on this everchanging nightlife and cuisine scene. Monthly we feature venues that have not only survived, but have thrived.)
Celebrating its 21st birthday this month, Laseter’s Tavern at Vinings is the quintessential dive bar. Neither pretentious nor stuffy, this rustic Cobb Parkway neighborhood haunt is for 21 & over and smoking is allowed. The atmosphere is pretty laid back depending on the crowd and there is usually a mix of folks at the bar. Seating at Laseter’s is at the bar, several high boys and four-seater tables throughout. Activities at the Pub include pool tables, video games and dartboards. Known for the trivia, it’s offered three nights a week: Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday nights are especially packed for “Late Night Drunken Trivia,” 11:30 p.m. 1 a.m. Texas Hold’em is played Monday at 7 p.m. and Friday at 7:30. Happy Hour specials of ‘1⁄2 off appetizers’ are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 5 p.m. 7 p.m. Wednesday features a wing buffet and Friday is a hand-carved meat buffet, both 5 p.m. 7 p.m. Kick back and catch up on sporting events on flat-screen, hi-def TVs. Laseter’s is also the official home of West Virginia University and the Pittsburgh Steelers. There are over 100 bottled beers offered and an additional eight on draft. If you drink 99 different beers from the selection, you will receive a personalized, engraved mug, a nameplate on the Beer Club plaque and a Beer Club shirt. Serving both lunch and dinner Pub grub appetizers ($2.99 - $10.99) range from wings, Buffalo shrimp, mozzarella sticks, potato skins and grill quesadillas to fish fingers, chicken nuggets & egg rolls, cheese nachos, sliders, dips, homemade chili and a combo platter. Salads ($6.99 - $12.99) include salmon, steak, shrimp or chicken Caesar as well as grilled or fried chicken tender and a wedge. Wraps ($8.59) are served with a pickle and choice of a side and include the chicken Caesar, Buffalo chicken, fried chicken, the Philly and a chicken salad wrap. There is an extensive sandwich offering ($7.59 - $10.99) served with a choice of a side and it includes among many others the steak or chicken Philly, a club, chicken melt, French dip, grilled Reuben, fish and a double-decker turkey. Burgers are Angus and served with a pickle and choice of a side and include the Laseter’s, an eight oz. patty, a four oz. burger and the patty melt. Other options ($8.59 - $9.99) range from a burrito in a bowl, chicken or Buffalo finger platters to a Cuban sandwich and the meatball sub. Blue Plate Specials ($9.99 - $16.99) at Laseter’s are served with two sides, a roll and butter and include meatloaf, country fried steak, a 12 oz. strip steak, grilled or blackened salmon, fried chicken, pot roast and a fried fish or shrimp platter. Side items range from rice pilaf, mashed potatoes & gravy, mac & cheese, Caesar side salad, baked potato and Laseter’s onion rings to green beans, steamed veggies, a side salad, potato salad, tater tots, cole slaw, a basket of fries, fried okra and white rice with black beans. Dessert choices ($3.99 - $5.59) are the Toll House pie, vanilla ice cream and a brownie fudge sundae. Laseter’s Tavern at Vinings is located at 4355 Cobb Parkway, Atlanta, 770.850.8570. Laseter’s is open late-night, visit www.laseterstavern.com for more.
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TRENDS, TASTES & FLAVORS - Page 9 (Pages Gallery)
'Christmas in July,' fresh fare and Gastro Treks to Peru..
Santa’s got on his flip-flops and sunscreen for Marietta Square’s 5th Annual “Christmas in July” celebration Saturday, July 31st. Participating shops will offer special discounts, promotions or free give-aways during the day. Also, getting a jump on the holiday toy drive, a “Fill the FUR BUS” event promises to help provide more than 3,000 children in Cobb County with food, toys and stockings. Donations of cash or new toys are gratefully accepted. Other activities throughout the day include a 5K Flamingo Run, Breakfast with Santa at the Marlow House, a farmer’s market, kid’s crafts, a charity wine tasting and entertainment including a live DJ. For more information, contact Marietta Welcome Center & Visitors Bureau, 770.429.1115 or visit www.christmasinjulymariettasquare.com... On Sunday, July 25, both locations of Atkins Park Tavern are getting into the holiday spirit with their annual “Christmas in July” parties. Santa and the Jegermeister Jegerettes will be at both locations all day to pass out giveaways. The Virginia-Highland location will feature Jeger snow cones, Christmas cookies and a DJ spinning tunes all day long. The Smyrna location’s party includes live music from Lost City, sweet drink specials and Christmas cookies. Virginia-Highland, 794 N. Highland Avenue NE; 404.876.7249 and Smyrna, 2840 Atlanta Road SE, 770.435.1887. Visit www.atkinspark.com for details.
Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week is back. The two-week event will begin Monday, July 26 and continue through Sunday, August 8 and features three-course meals at some of the top restaurants in Atlanta’s Downtown Dining District. The best part of Restaurant Week is the ease of the event. There are no coupons, vouchers or any sort of ticket needed. Simply visit any participating restaurant during the two weeks and take advantage of the discounts. Each of the three-course meals will feature an appetizer, entree and dessert. Beverages, tax and gratuities are not included in the price of the meal. The following restaurants will offer three-course meals for $25: 30 Tables, Avanzare Steakhouse, French American Brasserie, Legal Sea Foods, Max Lager’s American Grill & Brewery, Meehan’s Public House, No! Mas Cantina, Paschal’s Atlanta Downtown, Pittypat’s Porch, ROOM, Sear, Spoon, STATS, Terrace on Peachtree, Trader Vic’s and Truva. $35 options will also be available at Atlanta Grill, BLT Steak, Durango Steakhouse, Il Mulino, Ray’s in the City, Ruth’s Chris Steak House and Sun Dial Restaurant. Three restaurants, Social Resto Cafe Bar, Thrive and Peasant Bistro will be offering options for both $25 and $35. Restaurant menus are available at www.atlantadowntown.com/fun/restaurant-week/darw-2010... On Wednesday, July 7, you’ll find Chef Shaun Doty and Chef Julia LeRoy hanging out together at Shaun’s on Edgewood Avenue creating a five-course meal together, inspired by their walks through area farmers markets looking for the freshest finds of the season. The two chefs unite over a pre-dinner hors d’oeuvre reception featuring tete de cochon sandwiches with purple mustard and ginger; pimento cheese with pickled Morningside Market vegetables among others. Doty chills over a summery Hammock Hollow watermelon salad with fresh Sweet Grass Dairy chevre, Ashland Farms micro basil and balsamico condimento. LeRoy takes charge over her second -- and third -- course offerings of middleneck clams with house-made pasta, followed by Harris Ranch ribeye steak au poivre with grilled asparagus, garlic aioli and smashed fingerling potatoes. Doty brings the night to a close with peach crumble with organic oats and bourbon-brown sugar ice cream. Drink pairings for the evening are as follows (in course order): black maple bourbon and champagne peach cocktail; 2008 Domaine de Nizas Rosé; 2007 Gruner Veltliner, “Loess,” Hiedler, Kamptal, Austria; 2007 Qupé Syrah, Central Coast, California; and Blandy’s 5 Year Old Alvada, Madeira, NV. Cost per person, $45 (without drink pairings) and $60 (with drink pairings). Reservations are required, call 404.577.4358 to reserve a spot... The Pio Cesare family is bringing wine to dinner at Aria in Buckhead on July 8th. In 1881, Cesare Pio began producing Piemontese wines in Alba, Italy. Five generations later, his great-grandson Pio Boffa of Pio Cesare Winery is still at it, using modern winemaking techniques alongside traditional regional methods. Wines are aged in large casks of French oaks and bottle-aged before release. At the dinner, Aria guests will enjoy six Pio Cesare wines paired with a specially created five-course menu for $100 (inclusive of tax and gratuity). Dinner begins at 7 p.m. To make reservations, call 404.233.7673. Aria is located at 490 East Paces Ferry Road... Pacci Ristorante in Midtown is joining the relief efforts for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill by holding a “We Cook While They Clean” fundraiser. Continuing until the fishermen are back at sea, one dollar from every seafood dish on the Pacci lunch and dinner menus will be donated to the Gulf Relief Foundation (a nonprofit providing relief to the Gulf Coast fishing community and its families). Pacci serves calamari with spicy aioli; mussels and clams in anisette cream with heirloom cherry tomatoes; halibut with roasted alba mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, grilled corn and corn butter; and sea scallops with wild mushroom risotto and sweet pea nage. Pacci Ristorante is located at 866 West Peachtree Street, NW, adjacent to the Hotel Palomar; 678.412.2402.... Star Provisions cheesemonger Tim Gaddis will host a series of interactive tasting events featuring unique cheeses paired with complementing handcrafted beers and wines the first Thursday of the month from July 1 to Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. Seminars will alternate monthly between Abattoir, highlighting beer pairings and Star Provisions, highlighting the wine pairings. The seminars include July 1 - American Craftsman at Abattoir; Aug. 5 - World of Sheep Cheeses at Star Provisions; Sept. 2 - Harvest Brews at Abattoir; Oct. 7 - Washed Rind Cheeses at Star Provisions; Nov. 4 - Holiday Cheer Beer at Abattoir; and Dec. 2 - Holiday Blues at Star Provisions. Tickets are $25 and include a sampling of five cheeses and four wines or beers. Reservations can be made by calling Star Provisions, 404.365.0410 ext. 132. You can also follow Gaddis on Twitter @timthecheeseman... Willy’s Mexicana Grill, a California-style burrito restaurant, is celebrating 15 years of business this month. The restaurant has grown from its beginnings at the first location in Buckhead and in celebration of the event, Willy’s will offer burritos for $4 all day on July 13. In addition, the Howell Mill location (1920 Howell Mill, 404.351.8883) will have a party that evening, featuring a live mariachi band, the unveiling of the new Willy’s Taco Truck, raffles and burritos.
July is National Ice Cream Month and HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern on Piedmont Avenue has introduced some Grown-up milkshakes. There’s a fix for every cravingSesame Street $6.50: milk, vanilla extract, sesame oil, honey and vanilla ice cream (non-alcoholic); Peach Cobbler $6.50: milk, peach jam, vanilla extract, nutmeg, peach slices, vanilla ice cream (non-alcoholic); Minted Cucumber and Lemon $6.50: milk, cucumber, fresh mint, vanilla ice cream, lemon sorbet (non-alcoholic); Chocolate Stout, $8.50: Left Hand Stout, vanilla extract, vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce; Sparkling Lemonade $8.50: Vodka, Champagne, lemon sorbet and a lemon twist; and Hazelnut Mud Slide $9.50: Frangelico, Kahlua, milk, espresso powder, chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream. This former gas station is designed with an emphasis on open space, featuring a glass garage door opening the dining room up to a patio and is is located at 1551 Piedmont Avenue, 404.968.2288 or visit www.hobnobatlanta.com for details... Livingston Restaurant + Bar in the Georgian Terrace has two new additions as well to the signature cocktail menu that are only available for the summer where you can see-and-be-seen sipping on the patio just steps from the Fox Theatre. The Mean Green features Silver Rum with Pureed Persian Cucumber, Thatcher’s Organic Cucumber Liquor, Muddled Mint, Simple Syrup and Lime, shaken and served over ice with a splash of Soda Water and a Cucumber garnish. The second, the Savoy Sunset takes a twist on the Tequila Sunrise with Maestro Dobel Reposado Tequila, Thatcher’s Organic Blood Orange Liquor, Fresh Lime Juice and a splash of Orange Juice and Sour Mix, shaken and served with a Cara Cara Orange garnish. Livingston Restaurant and Bar is located across from The Fox Theatre in the Georgian Terrace Hotel at 659 Peachtree St. NE. For more info, visit www.livingstonatlanta.com, 404.897.1991... BLT Steak Atlanta has introduced a summer escape with its new “Bar 2 Bar” menu offering chilled $2 oysters, $2 oyster shooters and handcrafted Flying Dog Pale Ale for $2 every Monday through Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. Served exclusively at the bar, the “Bar 2 Bar” offerings will also offer guests a “5 at 5” menu, of five savory, gourmet snacks for $5. BLT Steak is located at W Atlanta Downtown Hotel on Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard.
News to you...
Chef Hector Santiago, over at Pura Vida Tapas on N. Highland, removed the popular Chile-chicken burrito from menu to make room for some new specialty items such as avocado with lime ‘caviar,’ morcilla crumbs and aji dulce jelly; lobster ‘Tater Tots’ with plantain tots, chunky lobster & mayo-ketchup; and goat slow cooked in wine with plantain dumplings and sauteed calaloo greens. Since the burritos were such a popular item, Santiago has decided to served them Saturday & Sunday afternoons at his new Burro-Pollo chicken burrito stand. Starting at noon, look for the stand in the lot at the corner of N. Highland and Blue Ridge Avenues across from Pura Vida. He will also be offering them at special events around town this summer as well. Another special event that may interest you is Chef Santiago’s upcoming ‘Gastro Trek to Peru.’ Join him on an intimate culinary adventure to Peru. Explore the food and culture of Lima, Cusco and Machu Picchu, September 4 - 12th (there is also an optional add-on to Arequipa, August 31 - September 4th). The trip includes VIP tickets to Mistura 2010 - Peru’s annual Gastronomic Festival. To see itinerary and details, visit the ‘Gastro Trek’ page on Pura Vida’s website. Pura Vida is located at 656 N. Highland Avenue, 404.870.9797, www.puravidatapas.com.
CALENDAR OF ONGOING EVENTS - Pages 10...FULL STORY
BREW NEWS - Page 13...FULL STORY
•5 Seasons Brewing, 3 Locations
•Brick Store Pub, Decatur
•Gordon Biersch, Midtown/Buckhead
•Holeman & Finch Public House, Buckhead
•Leon’s Full Service, Decatur
•Max Lager’s, Downtown
•Park Tavern, Downtown
•Summits Wayside Tavern, 3 Locations
•Taco Mac, Several Locations
•TAP A Gastropub, Downtown
•The Porter Beer Bar, Little 5 Points
•The Bookhouse Pub, Ponce de Leon
•The Glenwood Gastro Pub, E. Atlanta
•The Marlay House, Decatur
•The Midway Pub, East Altanta
•Twain’s Billiards & Tap, Decatur
•Young Augustine’s, Grant Park
Joining the ranks of local SweetWater Brewing Company’s full time brews, the brewers have introduced Sch’Wheat, an unfiltered American wheat ale launched on draft in Atlanta and will be available year round. For more info about Sch’Wheat and SweetWater Brewing Company, visit www.sweetwaterbrew.com.
‘Breakout Stout’ due...
Some say the old Hampton, Georgia Jailhouse was the overnight home to many a drunken guest through the years. It seems only fitting that beer is being brewed in this quaint little two-story brick structure built in the 1920’s. It’s had its history as the jail, fire station, courthouse, Mason lodge and last but not least, a sandwich shop that made those little sandwiches you can buy in gas stations. Today it is home to JailHouse Brewing Company brewing hand-crafted beer -- not punching out license plates.The brewing began November 23rd, 2009 and Glenn Golden comments today, “It looks like Breakout Stout will be our first beer to go into bottles. We plan on a short run of 22-ounce hand bottles and are working hard to have our permanent bottling line running in a month or two. All three brands will eventually go into 12-ounce heritage bottles - including our Slammer Wheat, Mugshot IPA and Breakout Stout.” There’s also a new beer getting booked and ready for incarceration at Jailhouse - Misdemeanor Ale, that should be released sometime this fall. Golden describes the new ale as “darker than a pale ale, with a somewhat malty body and pleasant hop character.” JailHouse Brewing Company hosts tours Wednesday 5 - 7 p.m. and Saturday 2 - 6 p.m. They are located at 8 Cherry Street, Hampton, GA. Tasting glasses for the tour are $8. Call 678.734.3202 or visit http://jailhousebrewing.ning.com for details. Jailhouse is currently found at these Atlanta locations: Gravity Pub (East Atlanta Village), Grant Central Pizza (East Atlanta Village), Flatiron (East Atlanta Village), The Tilted Kilt (Cumberland) and Six Feet Under (Grant Park).
Special brew Tuesday...
Summits Wayside Taverns are featuring two special beers each month for the entire year. Every Tuesday is $3 Sierra Nevada Pale Ale pints and the 25th of each Month is $2.50 Samuel Adams Lager pints. An EVERY DAY SPECIAL at Summits is a 23 oz. Widmer Hefeweizen for $5.99. Every Thursday Summits prepares tamales, grilled fish taco plates and other specialty tacos. Locations: Snellville (on Stone Mtn. Hwy.), 770.736.1333; Cumming (on Hwy. 9/20), 770.886.4374; and Woodstock (on Eagle Drive), 770.924.5315.
CASUALTIES - Page 15...FULL LIST
•2 Willies Restaurant & Bar, Sugarloaf Pkwy.
•A La Mode Dessert, Kirkwood Station
•Bamboo Grill & Hot Pot, Buford Hwy., Doraville
•Best Thiug Smokin’, Hwy. 138, Riverdale
•Blackberry Coffee Lounge, Underground
•Bobby G’s Chicago Eatery, Morris Rd., Milton
(moving to Hwy. 9, Milton)
•Brazil Central, Powers Ferry, Marietta
•Brew Awakenings, Buford Dr., Buford
•Caramba Cafe, N. Highland Ave., Atlanta
•Char 88 Steakhouse, Main Street, Buford
•Chile Peper, Green Street, Midtown
•Destinee Soul Food, Roosevelt Hwy., Atlanta
•Froots, Chastain Road, Kennesaw
•Golden Buddha, Marietta Street, Atlanta
•Happy Coffee, Virginia Ave., College Park
•Jackson Hole Burgers, Duluth Hwy., L’ville
•Joel Brasserie, Northside Parkway, Atlanta
•Klassix Cafe, Old Norcross Road, L’ville
•La Aurora Int’l Bar & Grill, Jimmy Carter Blvd.
•Las Isabeles Mexican, Jonesboro Road
•L’Thai North, Alpharetta Street, Roswell
•Mama Fu’s Asian House, Peachtree Rd., Atlanta
•Mason’s Sports Grill, Reinhardt College Pkwy.
•Mimmie’s Home Cooking, Hwy. 20, Loganville
•New Century Chineses Buffet, Scott Blvd., Decatur
•New China Cafe, Flat Shoals Road, Decatur
•NY Famous Pizza Fafafel, L’ville Hwy., Decatur
•Off The Bayou, S. Floyd Road, Loganville
(moved to Claude’s, Commerce Dr., Loganville)
•One Cafe Blanc, Renaissance Walk Condos
•Palm Tree Cafe, Peachtree Ind. Blvd., Atlanta
•Poppa’s Country Cooking, Old Griffin Rd., McDonough
•Repast Restaurant, Glen Iris Dr., Atlanta
•Rick’s Italian Beef, Summer Street, Kennesaw
•Rojo Taqueria, Holcomb Bridge Road, Alpharetta
•Shark Bar/Restaurant, E. Point Street
•Sia’s, Medlock Bridge Road, Johns Creek
•Sweet Auburn Bistro, Auburn Ave., Atlanta
•Tasting Room, Sandy Springs Circle
•Tavern @ 29, L’ville Hwy., Lilburn
•The Blackwood Pizza Bar, Camp Creek
•The Kind Pie, East Paces Ferry Road, Buckhead
•The Lobster Trap, Holcomb Bridge Rd., Roswell
•The Lunch Box, W. Crogan St., Lawrenceville
•The Quarterdeck, Hideaway Bay Marina
•The Rexall Grill, Buford Hwy., Duluth
•The Village Jerk, Glenwood Ave., E. Atlanta Village
•Traditions Pizzeria, Peachtree Ind. Blvd., Duluth
•Trilogy, Davidson Road, Marietta
•Utopia Martini Bar, Marietta St., W. Midtown
•Village Slice Pizza, Sweet Apple Village, Roswell
•Vino Libro, Glenwood Park, Atlanta
•Waterhaven, Fifth Street, NW, Atlanta
•WOW Wingery, Ridenour Blvd., Kennesaw
•WOW Wingery, Chastain Road, Kennesaw
•Yoeshi, Renaissance Walk Condos
•Zaya Mediteranean Cuisine, Inman Park
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WHERE TO WATCH YOUR FAVORITE TEAMS - Page 19
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