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New Thai restaurant Chai Yo opens in Buckhead

Source: Atlanta Magazine

The bar at Chai YoPhoto by Erik Meadows Photography Inside Chai YoPhotograph by Erik Meadows Photography Chai Yo, an upscale Thai restaurant from the owner of Tuk Tuk Thai Loft, has launched a soft opening in Buckhead, accepting limited dinner reservations from now until the end of January. (A grand opening is planned for February.) Located near Himitsu and Umi, Chai Yo offers traditional Thai delicacies with a modern spin. Owner DeeDee Niyomkul collaborated with her mother Nan (of Nan Fine Dining) on the menu. Chef’s tablePhotograph by Erik Meadows Photography The menu is fairly concise and includes starters such ...

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New Realm Brewing Company is now open along the BeltLine Eastside Trail

Source: Atlanta Magazine

There’s no doubt Atlanta’s craft beer scene is a fast-growing one. From Orpheus to Gate City to Scofflaw, new breweries have popped up all over the metro area during the last few years. One thing Atlanta breweries generally don’t have, however, is a full-service restaurant. New Realm Brewing Company is looking to change that, with the opening of its 20,000-square-foot restaurant and brewery along the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail. Located next to TWO Urban Licks, New Realm’s restaurant is open to guests of all ages. Chef Julio Delgado, formerly of JP Atlanta, designed the menu, incorporating items that pair well ...

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Irwin Street Market founder to open the Market at Center Park in March

Source: Atlanta Magazine

The Market at Center Park renderingBy Jake Rothschild Irwin Street Market and Jake’s Ice Creams founder Jake Rothschild is opening a tiny market in East Point. Called the Market at Center Park, it will feature 300 square feet of locally made goods, ranging from bread and pasta to chocolates and pies. Targeting a mid-March opening, the Market is a result of Rothchild’s food incubator, a program that works to develop local chefs and artisans and help them expand into the community. Many of the people participating in the Market have taught at Rothchild’s Cooking School at Irwin Street Market. Coconut custard ...

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South City Kitchen’s new Avalon location will serve daily breakfast

Source: Atlanta Magazine

South City Kitchen AvalonCourtesy of the Johnson Studio at Cooper Carry South City Kitchen is bringing its elegant Southern fare to Alpharetta on January 16. Part of the new Hotel at Avalon, the Fifth Group restaurant’s fourth location (other outposts are in Midtown, Buckhead, and Vinings) will have something none of the others do: a daily breakfast offering. Starting January 17 and created by chef David Gross, formerly of the W Hotel Buckhead, the menu will include a stacked chicken biscuit with Gouda, pecan-smoked bacon, and apple butter; and avocado toast on whole grain H&F bread topped with poached eggs ...

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Octane Grant Park is now officially Revelator—and is launching a Korean pop-up

Source: Atlanta Magazine

A spread from the Anju pop-up at Revelator Grant ParkCourtesy of Revelator Coffee Birmingham, Alabama-based Revelator Coffee stunned the local coffee community when it acquired Atlanta’s Octane Coffee last spring. Since then, the companies have been quietly merging their operations and working to create consistency among their offerings. Octane founder Tony Riffel became Relevator’s director of retail. He and Revelator president Josh Owens have hired Shanna Mayo (formerly of Amer) as beverage director and Eli Kirstein (formerly of the Luminary) as Atlanta culinary director. In one of the first obvious examples of the conversion, Octane Grant Park is officially changing ...

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Exclusive: The Painted Duck is set to open this week the Westside

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Duckpin bowling lanes at The Painted DuckPhotograph by Heidi Geldhauser/Our Labor of Love Owners Justin Amick and William StallworthPhotograph by Heidi Geldhauser/Our Labor of Love The Painted Pin founders Justin Amick and William Stallworth are at it again. Three years after launching their popular Buckhead boutique bowing alley, they’re opening a “distinguished drinkery, duckpin bowling and gaming parlor” called the Painted Duck. While the exact day hasn’t been set, it is planned to open in the Stockyards complex on the Westside later this week, before the holidays. (We’ll update this story with an exact date as soon as it is ...

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Steady Hand Beer is opening a brewery and taproom on the Westside

Source: Atlanta Magazine

A rendering of Steady Hand Beer Co.Courtesy of Steady Hand Beer Co. You might have tried Steady Hand Beer Co.’s IPAs at restaurants and bottle shops around town. Come March 2018, you’ll be able to order a flight or a pint at their new brewery on the Westside. Located at 1611 Ellsworth Industrial Boulevard, near Topgolf, Bacchanalia, and Star Provisions, the new facility encompasses 14,000 square feet, including an approximately 3,600-square-foot taproom. (The owners are also considering adding a patio for summer afternoon sipping.) “Atlanta is a tremendous population center, and relative to other areas of the country, we’re just ...

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Where to eat on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in Atlanta 2017

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Time to get festive with family and friends! If you don’t want to cook for Christmas or are just looking for a fun pre-holiday meal out, here’s where you can dine in Atlanta. Christmas Eve Eve (December 23) The General Muir For the second year in a row, the General Muir will serve a Chinese-inspired menu on December 22 and 23. For $35, diners can enjoy a potato scallion pancake, beef and broccoli, General Tso’s chicken, Carolina Gold rice, and almond cookies, as well as hot tea. Reservations required. 1540 Avenue Place, 678-927-9131 Christmas Eve and Christmas Day C&S Seafood ...

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Oy Veg Kitchen serves up comfort with its vegetarian knishes

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Liz Mennen, founder of Oy Veg KitchenPhoto by Jessica Beaushene After several years in Atlanta, Liz Mennen, 29, realized what was missing from her life in the South: knishes. The New York-bred actuary had grown up eating the Eastern European comfort food—pastries stuffed with a mashed potato and onion filling and often meat, cheese, or other vegetables. “To me, they taste like a hug—they’re so distinctly warm and comforting,” she says. By 2017, Mennen had become passionate about the small food movement and was living a mostly vegetarian lifestyle. She stumbled across a Jewish, vegetarian, comfort food cookbook called Vilna ...

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Brash Coffee is coming to Buckhead and bringing a sophisticated espresso bar

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Brash espressoPhoto by Sommer Daniel Brash Coffee, which opened its first Atlanta location in a shipping container on the Westside in 2015, is growing its footprint with a new coffee bar adjacent to Souper Jenny in the newly renovated Atlanta History Center. The coffee bar will open in mid-December. “Buckhead needs good coffee, and it needs it now,” says Brash CEO Chris McLeod. “We’re intentional in everything we do, from sourcing to retailing to business expansion. We feel the clientele that Brash has will be well-suited to Buckhead.” The new 1,500-square-foot Brash space will feature a Modbar, allowing baristas to ...

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Atlanta’s favorite over-the-top holiday bar, Miracle, is back and even bigger

Source: Atlanta Magazine

GimletPhoto by Melissa Hom Bad SantaPhoto by Melissa Hom Need a little “Ho-Ho-Ho” in your life? Big Citizen’s Eric Simpkins and Darren Carr, the team behind the Lawrence and Bon Ton, are bringing the New York City-based holiday pop-up Miracle to Atlanta for the second year. Held November 24 through December 24, Miracle is a cocktail bar with over-the-top holiday decorations, holiday-themed drinks, and small plates. “There are certain holidays like Halloween and Christmas when there’s not much for adults without children,” Simpkins says. “Miracle was created for adults to enjoy the holidays.” In 2016, the original Atlanta location Miracle ...

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Where to eat on Thanksgiving 2017 in Atlanta (or get your turkey to-go)

Source: Atlanta Magazine

You can order D.B.A.’s turkey to-go before Thanksgiving.Photograph courtesy of D.B.A. Whether you prefer to dine out or host at home, it’s time you let someone else do the heavy lifting. These Atlanta restaurants are serving your favorite traditional (and not-so-traditional) Thanksgiving foods. Dine-in 103 West Big appetite? Choose your appetizer and then nosh on turkey and trimmings served family-style. After the meal, the sides will be replenished and packed up for guests to enjoy at home the next day. There’s a four-guest minimum, and the cost is $84 per adult, $36 for ages 7-12, and free for kids 6 ...

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Holeman & Finch Public House gets a total revamp for its 10th anniversary

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Egg and guanciale carbonara made with guitar-cut pastaPhoto by Henri Hollis Holeman & Finch Public House, the Buckhead restaurant that spurred a series of popular spinoffs including H&F Burger and H&F Bottle Shop, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a new look and a new menu. First unveiled in October, the revamped space and accompanying food and beverage offerings are designed to create an approachable, unpretentious vibe that draws customers in weekly, restaurateur/chef Linton Hopkins says. He worked closely with executive chef Spencer Gomez on the menus, bringing back popular dishes like pancetta and farm egg carbonara, and bacon caramel ...

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Clarkson’s Refuge Coffee Co. finds a permanent home

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Kitti Murray of Refuge Coffee Co.Photo by Zach Wolfe In 2013, Refuge Coffee Co. founders Kitti and Bill Murray moved from Old Fourth Ward to Clarkston, looking for more space for their grandchildren to play. Kitti, a freelance writer, and Bill, a former pastor, had no intention of starting a business, much less a coffee shop. But they found themselves in a community of refugees who were struggling to find jobs that would enable them to care for their families. “The No. 1 job refugees get here is at the chicken processing plant one and a half hours away. It’s a ...

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A new pizzeria coming to Phipps Plaza will feature toppings such as short rib and rock shrimp

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Short rib pizzaCourtesy of Genuine Pizza James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Schwartz is opening Genuine Pizza in the old Yebo space at Phipps Plaza this December. Based in Miami, Schwartz gained fame for his neighborhood restaurant, Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink in 2007, before opening Harry’s Pizzeria in 2012. This year, he rebranded Harry’s as Genuine Pizza and is bringing his 12-inch, thin-crust pies to Buckhead. “We’re excited about Atlanta. It’s a logical extension for us because of geography,” Schwartz says. “It’s a chance to prove the viability of the concept outside of our comfort zone. The sophistication and sensibility of ...

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Deep End’s owners promise the late-night taco spot won’t be a “typical hipster establishment”

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Deep End’s exteriorCourtesy of Fireplay Queso dipPhotograph by Kamil Lee A little more than a year ago, 4th & Swift closed its doors for the last time, leaving its stand-alone building near Ponce City Market vacant. This month, the team behind the Pinewood, the Mercury, and soon-to-open Bar Americano and Bar Crema, is turning the 621 North Avenue space into an irreverent late night bar and Tex-Mex restaurant called Deep End. Pinewood and Mercury chef Mike Blydenstein serves as executive chef, while partners Brooks Cloud and Julian Goglia are designing the cocktail menu. Expect old fashioneds, mojitos, margaritas, and sangria, ...

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What to expect at Rose + Rye, the new restaurant coming to the Castle in Midtown

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Members of the Rose + Rye team from left to right: pastry chef Charity Everett, sous chef Anu Adebara, general manager Jessica Schilling, and executive chef Lindsay OwensPhoto by Sara Hanna Built in the early 1900s, the Castle mansion in Midtown has sat empty, on and off, for years. But that is about to change with the opening of restaurant and lounge Rose + Rye on October 17. An elaborate multi-story building located at 87 15th Street, the Castle served as home to local artists in the late 1940s. Rose + Rye owner Thaddeus Keefe—also owner of 1Kept Kitchen and ...

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Preview: Taste of Atlanta moves to Old Fourth Ward

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Taste of Atlanta is celebrating its “Sweet 16” with a move from the streets surrounding Tech Square to Historic Fourth Ward Park. Held October 20-22 this year, the festival will offer bites and beverages from more than 100 restaurants. There will be cooking classes, chef demonstrations, live music, and more. “It was time for us to find a bigger location in a cool, hip neighborhood,” Taste of Atlanta founder Dale DeSena says. “I feel like Old Fourth Ward is the best part of town [for the festival], across from Ponce City Market and attached to the BeltLine. [The park] gives ...

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Steve Palmer’s Sukoshi will be the first tenant at new food hall Main & Main

Source: Atlanta Magazine

A rendering of the Grove green space at Main & Main in Colony SquareCourtesy of Beyer Blinder Belle and Lord Aeck Sargent Colony Square was ahead of its time when it broke ground as the Southeast’s first mixed-use development in 1968, but stop by the building’s food court today and you’ll find the dining options are fairly limited (a Moe’s, a Chick-fil-A, among a few others). Steve Palmer, the man behind Oak Steakhouse, Colleta, and O-Ku, is looking to change that. He’s consulting on a new food hall called Main & Main, opening on the corner of Peachtree and 14th ...

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Here’s the menu for Bar Americano, a new Italian restaurant from the Mercury/Pinewood team

Source: Atlanta Magazine

A rendering of part of the dining room at Bar AmericanoCourtesy of Square Feet Studio The team behind the Mercury in Ponce City Market and the Pinewood in Decatur are branching into Buckhead. They’re taking over the space formerly home to East Andrews Café & Bar in the old Andrews Entertainment District, and are hoping to revitalize the area with a more sophisticated, yet casual Italian-American restaurant called Bar Americano. (Henri’s Bakery also recently moved into the same complex.) A rendering of the courtyard patio at Bar AmericanoCourtesy of Square Feet Studio They’ve hired executive chef Adam Waller, formerly of ...

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Steven Satterfield, Anne Quatrano, Kevin Gillespie, and more will promote sustainability at the Chefs Collaborative Summit

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Atlanta Chefs Collaborative Summit host Steven Satterfield (right) with Add Danforth.Photograph courtesy of Miller Union Chefs, farmers, and purveyors from around the country are teaming up to promote food sustainability at the Chefs Collaborative 8th Annual Summit, themed “Growing Community–Owning the Future.” Open to the public, the event will be held September 9 through 11 at locations around the city, including Ponce City Market and the Fox Theatre. Miller Union owner and chef Steven Satterfield is this year’s host committee leader, working with notable chefs like Anne Quatrano, Hugh Acheson, and Kevin Gillespie. “Chefs Collaborative is a nonprofit that connects ...

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Ford Fry will soon have a food truck at the Battery at SunTrust Park

Source: Atlanta Magazine

A rendering of Ford Fry’s taco truck at the El Felix at the Battery at SunTrust ParkCourtesy of Office of Brothers, Inc. Opening a new restaurant is nothing new for chef Ford Fry, who has 10 scattered across metro Atlanta and one in his hometown of Houston, Texas. But when the second location of the El Felix opens this October at the Battery at SunTrust Park (the first opened at Avalon in 2015), it will have something Fry has never done before—a built-in, stationary taco truck. Designed by Office of Brothers, Inc. and built by Food Trucks South, the taco ...

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Tuk Tuk owner to open an upscale Thai spot, Chai Yo, next to Himitsu

Chai Yo owner/chef DeeDee Niyomkul at Tuk Tuk Thai Food LoftPhotograph by Andrew Thomas Lee First Chops Lobster Bar opened in a business-centric corner near the intersection of Peachtree and West Paces Ferry roads. Then Seasons 52, King + Duke, and Umi followed. In 2015, exclusive cocktail lounge Himitsu joined the party. The once-quiet Buckhead corner had become an upscale foodie destination. This fall, a “chic, intimate, and artisanal” Thai restaurant called Chai Yo will take over the former J. Christopher’s space near Himitsu. Chai Yo comes from DeeDee Niyomkul and the family behind Nan Fine Dining, Tamarind Seed, and Tuk Tuk Thai Food Loft. It promises a modern take on traditional Thai cuisine. Though Niyomkul will be the executive chef, she is collaborating with…View Original Post

A rosé picnic is coming to Historic Fourth Ward Park…in October?

Source: Atlanta Magazine

If you thought you’d almost escaped rosé season, think again. Whether sparkling, still, or frozen, the pink-hued beverage has soared in popularity in recent years, attracting attention for its refreshing qualities—and it’s Instagram-worthy aesthetic. So popular, for some, that it’s even caused rosé fatigue. But regardless of your feelings on the pink drink, Atlantan Cleveland Spears III is going to make sure it sticks around . . . at least through October. He’s launching La Fête du Rosé, a 1,500-2,000-person rosé picnic that will be held held in the Old Fourth Ward on October 14. “Summer in the South is ...

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Castellucci Hospitality Group reveals its new Krog Street Market stall, Recess

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Chef Victoria ShorePhotograph by Heidi Geldhauser Castellucci Hospitality Group, the team behind the Iberian Pig, Double Zero, and Cooks & Soldiers, is opening a food stall called Recess at Krog Street Market in late fall. While it will be located near Bar Mercado—the restaurant group’s soon-to-open Spanish tapas spot—Recess is a completely separate concept and is being billed as a neighborhood café with “food that makes you feel good.” Led by chef Victoria Shore, from Cooks & Soldiers and Double Zero, Recess will serve lunch and dinner daily, as well as weekend breakfast. “Here, vegetables and seasonality are more of ...

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