Category Archives: Atlanta


Scope the Menu for Donetto, Opening This Week in Westside

Source: Eater Atlanta

Tuscan cuisine with Southern ingredients

Donetto, the latest restaurant from the company behind Oak Steakhouse, Colletta, and O-Ku Sushi, will open this Friday, September 29, in Westside. It will be part of the Stockyards Atlanta development at 976 Brady Avenue NW, Suite 110.

The Indigo Road restaurant group first revealed plans for the project in January. Mike Perez, who has been working at Colletta in Alpharetta’s Avalon development, will oversee the kitchen as executive chef, and diners can expect Tuscan cuisine made with traditional Southern-American ingredients. Donetto’s menu is broken down into selections of antipasti, ...

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Buy This: 3 deep, rich flavors to spice up your fall – and not a pumpkin in the bunch

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

We’ve got three treats made with dates, chocolate and spices to warm up your fall days.

Date Lady Caramel Sauces

Dates have always been a fall favorite for me. The dark rich flavor just says “Let’s get ready for cooler weather.” Being a caramel fan, and having just sampled Date Lady’s two updated (forgive the pun!) caramel sauces, I’ve now got two more reasons to celebrate. The regular caramel sauce has cream while the coconut caramel sauce is vegan. Both are made from organic ingredients and both are luscious and smooth. You can stir them into coffee, use them as ...

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Get a taste of Chamblee at the city’s annual food festival

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Blue Top is one of the many Chamblee restaurants that will be serving up food at the Taste of Chamblee. / Photo credit- Mia Yakel

Taste of Chamblee is a crash course in that city’s burgeoning dining scene.

The annual food festival, now in its 10th year and hosted by the City of Chamblee, will take place Oct. 7 from 4 to 8 p.m. It will be held in downtown Chamblee, at the intersection of Peachtree Road and Broad Street.

A variety of Chamblee restaurants will be on hand to offer samples of fare that range from Italian to Middle ...

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Edible cookie dough concept coming to Ponce City Market

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Edible cookie dough concept Batter Cookie Dough Counter is opening this fall at Ponce City Market. / Batter Cookie Dough Counter

Ponce City Market offers a pletora of eating options: tacos, seafood, pasta, dumplings, burgers, fried chicken, salad, gelato and more. Add edible cookie dough to the list.

Atlanta’s first edible cookie dough shop, Batter Cookie Dough Counter, is joining the ranks of vendors at the popular food hall. Batter is expected to open in mid-November.

Located in a stall across from Honeysuckle Gelato, the dessert shop will offer a total of 10 flavors of traditional and ...

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Fine dining Italian concept Osteria di Mare opening in Peachtree Corners

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Italian fine dining restaurant Osteria di Mare will open Oct. 1 in Peachtree Corners. / Photo: Osteria di Mare

Dining options continue to grow in Peachtree Corners.

Last year saw the addition of notables like Noble Fin, Ba Bellies and popular Lawrenceville diner Peachtree Cafe. Earlier this month, restaurateur Mark Taft, whose FEED Fried Chicken & Such recently opened at The Battery at SunTrust Park, announced that he’ll bring that concept to the Town Center mixed-use development in Peachtree Corners in 2018.

Now, Andrew Hoppen, Peachtree Corners resident and owner of Mexican concept Taqueria del Mar, is poised ...

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Ponce City Market Is Getting an ‘Edible Cookie Dough’ Shop

Source: Eater Atlanta

Batter will open later this fall

The “edible cookie dough” trend is coming to Atlanta: Batter Cookie Dough Counter will open at Ponce City Market later this fall. The dessert shop is moving in across from Honeysuckle Gelato on the first floor of the Central Food Hall.

Batter comes from partnership between Atlanta native Julie Abes and local company High Road Craft Ice Cream. Unlike dough that’s baked to become actual cookies, Abes’s product is eggless and made with heat-treated flour. Batter’s dough will be available by the scoop for in-store consumption or by the pint to take home. An ...

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Bob Townsend’s Beer Pick: Monday Night Han Brolo Pale Ale

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Monday Night Brewing is celebrating two major milestones this weekend.

This year’s annual “Tie One On” party will not only mark its sixth anniversary, but the grand opening of The Garage — its second location along a recently completed section of the Atlanta BeltLine in the West End.

The festivities run from noon-10 p.m. on Saturday and 1-7 p.m. on Sunday, with big lineup of special, one-off and new beers, live bluegrass each day, and Nappy Roots performing on Saturday evening.

More details and tickets are available at Freshtix.

Iin honor of Monday Night’s anniversary and the opening of ...

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Individual Pumpkin Pies

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Photograph by Raftermen Individual Pumpkin Pies Serves 12 2 eggs plus 1 egg yolk 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened ½ cup white sugar 1 cup canned pumpkin 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 12 prepared 3-inch graham cracker pie crusts 1 cup whipped cream for topping Cinnamon for topping Preheat oven to 350˚F. Beat the eggs in a bowl to combine. Add the softened cream cheese, sugar, pumpkin, vanilla, and pumpkin pie spice. Whisk until smooth. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the filling into each crust. Bake the pies until the crust edges are golden brown ...

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The Great Pumpkin Layer Cake

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Two Bundt pans turn this cake into a pumpkin-shaped treat.Photograph by Raftermen The Great Pumpkin Layer Cake Serves 12 Cake 3 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 2 teaspoons ground ginger 1 ¾ teaspoons ground allspice 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 ½ cups sugar 1 cup (packed) light brown sugar 1 cup canola oil 4 large eggs 1 15-ounce can pure pumpkin 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoon orange zest Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 350°F. Butter two 9-inch-diameter Bundt pans; dust pans with ...

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Cinnamon Roll Waffle Pops

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Guests get to dip Cinnamon Roll Waffle Pops in their favorite toppings.Photograph by Raftermen Cinnamon Roll Waffle Pops Serves 6 1 can refrigerated cinnamon rolls with icing 16 small wooden skewers ½ cup sprinkles Lightly coat a waffle maker with cooking spray and turn on the heat. Separate dough into 8 rolls; set icing aside. Place 1 or 2 rolls (depending on the size of your waffle maker) on heated grid and close. Bake about 2 minutes. Carefully remove from waffle maker. Repeat with remaining rolls. Cut waffles in half and carefully insert 1 small wooden skewer into each half. ...

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Monkey Bread

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Monkey Bread Serves 12 1 cup granulated sugar 2 teaspoons cinnamon 4 cans refrigerated buttermilk biscuits 16 tablespoons butter (2 sticks) 1 cup packed brown sugar Preheat oven to 350˚F. Grease or spray a 12-cup fluted tube pan. Mix granulated sugar and cinnamon in a 1-gallon bag. Separate dough into individual biscuits; cut each in quarters (a pizza wheel works well for this). Shake biscuit quarters in the bag of sugar and cinnamon to coat. Place biscuits in the pan and sprinkle with any extra sugar mixture. In a 1-quart saucepan, bring butter and brown sugar to a boil over ...

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Here’s how you could pay 64-cents for a steakhouse dinner at Marcel

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Here’s how you could pay 64-cents for a steakhouse dinner at Marcel. Photo credit: Marcel.

You may actually eat a hearty dinner instead of just looking at one on Instagram.

Marcel will offer shrimp boullettes, fried frog legs, USDA Prime meat and more for 64-cents beginning at 11 p.m. (drinks available on the patio beginning at 10 p.m.) Friday, Sept. 29. This special dinner price will be an ode to the early 1900s, but the menu, created by executive chef Craig Richards along with chef Stephen Stryjewski of Cochon Butcher, is modern.

While the event is invite-only, 20 tickets will be made available to the ...

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Where to Eat and Drink in Castleberry Hill, West End, and Westview

Source: Eater Atlanta

A neighborhood dining and drinking guide

Historic neighborhoods Castleberry Hill, Adair Park, West End, and Westview are getting some new buzz. Home to Atlanta’s historic African-American colleges Clark Atlanta University, Spelman, and Morehouse, Southwest Atlanta will soon be certified “on the BeltLine” when the Westside Trail extension opens to the public on September 29. With it will come development projects such as Lee + White, which will be anchored by several local food and beverage purveyors. A few blocks away, brewpub Lean Draft House recently became the first new restaurant to open along this stretch of the trail. More ...

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Enjoy fall weather on these 7 OTP restaurant patios

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Fall officially kicks off tomorrow, bringing with it cooler temps and the perfect weather for swarming restaurant patios across metro Atlanta. If you’re in the mood to breathe in fresh fall air while enjoying your next meal, consider checking out one of these seven patios at restaurants outside the Perimeter.

Enjoy oysters and other fresh seafood on one of Atlantic Seafood Company’s two patios. / Photo credit: Atlantic Seafood Company

Atlantic Seafood Company
You might not realize Atlantic Seafood Company has an outdoor dining option, but this Alpharetta mainstay actually has two patios, both great for enjoying the fall weather. ...

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Bored with salads? Try cold Asian noodles for lunch.

Source: Atlanta Magazine

The cold Sichuan noodles at Yummy SpicyPhotograph by Ted Golden I often find myself torn between eating big salads or Asian noodles for lunch. As fall and winter arrive, warm bowls of spicy noodles and broth will become more of a necessity than an option, but considering how long it actually takes for autumn to arrive in Atlanta (temperatures are predicted to be in the 80s for at least the next week), chilled noodles seem to be a more fitting option right now. The five Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese dishes below are on my permanent rotation—even when it’s 40 degrees ...

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This Marietta doughnut dwells in a realm beyond sweetness

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Cinnamon Toast doughnut from Doughnut Dollies in Marietta. / Ben Brasch

DISH OF THE WEEK: Cinnamon Toast doughnut at Doughnut Dollies

By Ben Brasch

I always get excited when I see cinnamon-anything on a menu.

But cinnamon can be disappointing, as I found out in kindergarten upon chomping into a curled piece of cinnamon instead of putting it in potpourri like I was supposed to. The timeout seemed silly compared to the self-punishment of eating tree bark that I thought was going to taste like my favorite flavor.

Over the years, I’ve learned that fall brings not just pretty leaves ...

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Another steakhouse headed to Atlanta

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse will open a location in Dunwoody in 2018. / Photo: Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse

This year has seen numerous steakhouses open in and around Atlanta, including Kaiser’s Chophouse in Sandy Springs and C. Ellet’s at The Battery, a concept by restaurateur Linton Hopkins. The latest to join the primal-cut scene is national chain Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse, which has announced that it will open a location in Atlanta next year.

A holding of Texas-based Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, the chophouse will open at 236 Perimeter Center Parkway, in Dunwoody’s Park Center, ...

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Dunwoody gets a pizza joint

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Vintage Pizzeria recently opened its third location on Chamblee Dunwoody Road in Dunwoody Village. / Dunwoody Convention and Visitors Bureau

By Caleigh Derreberry

Dunwoody residents and office workers have one more nearby dining option: Vintage Pizzeria.

The local, family-owned restaurant, known for New Jersey-style pizza, recently opened a location at 5510 Chamblee Dunwoody Road in Dunwoody Village.

The new location offers two dining areas – one geared toward families, the other for adults. Both sections have a covered outdoor patio.

Besides thin-crust pizza, the Vintage menu includes traditional Italian appetizers, salads and sandwiches.

This marks the third location for Vintage, whose ...

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Salad bar concept opens in Atlantic Station tomorrow

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Fast-casual salad concept Salata opens Sept. 21 in Atlantic Station. / Photo credit: Salata

By Caleigh Derreberry

Salata, a fast-casual salad bar, will open its first Georgia restaurant in Atlantic Station tomorrow. 

The salad bar concept serves customizable salads and lettuce wraps as well as soups. Salata offers more than 50 different topping options including chick peas, kidney beans, beets, almonds and pesto chicken.  Its 10 dressings are made in house, and the chain is gluten-free certified.

Beverage offerings include house-made teas and lemonades, served from taps resembling those used for draft beer.

When the Atlantic Station location, situated at 265 ...

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An Eater’s Guide to Atlanta

Source: Eater Atlanta

Unofficial, highly opinionated information about Georgia’s capital city

Despite boasting the largest metro area in the region, Atlanta is somewhat overlooked by outsiders who have recently become obsessed with Southern food and culture. Charleston has the Lowcountry, historic buildings, and celebrity chef Sean Brock. Nashville has hot chicken, music row, and, also, celebrity chef Sean Brock.

Atlanta doesn’t have the buzz associated with those aforementioned cities (though it does have a small outpost of Brock’s Minero). But, with chefs interpreting Southern recipes and ingredients in both traditional and modern ways, a thriving beer scene, and a few of the ...

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Celebrate Oktoberfest in Atlanta with these parties

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Der Biergarten PWP Studio Corporate Event Photographers

Break out the lederhosen and dirndls — it’s Oktoberfest time. Here are some ways to celebrate in metro Atlanta:

Der Biergarten will celebrate Oktoberfest through mid-October by rolling out a different keg of Oktoberfest beer each weekend including Warsteiner Oktoberfest and Spaten Oktoberfest. Each weekend will also offer $5 brats along with other German bites such as wiener schnitzel, goulash, sauerbratten and large pretzels with mustard spread.

On Oct. 14, the restaurant will host a 5K Oktoberfest Run at 9 a.m. followed by a Munich on Marietta block party at noon, with German food, ...

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Beer Town: ‘Atlas of Beer’ gets globe-trotting start in Kennesaw

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

What does geography have to do with beer?

Everything, according to Nancy Hoalst-Pullen and Mark W. Patterson, authors of “National Geographic Atlas of Beer” (National Geographic, $40), out this week in a deluxe hardcover edition that’s sure to be a beer nerd best-seller for the holiday season.

The book is subtitled “A Globe-Trotting Journey Through the World of Beer.” And Hoalst-Pullen and Patterson are aided by Brooklyn Brewery brewmaster Garrett Oliver, who wrote the forward and offers notes and tasting tips throughout the chapters.

Both Ph.D. geography professors at Kennesaw State University, Hoalst-Pullen and Patterson are self-proclaimed “beer doctors” and ...

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Miller Union chef Steven Satterfield shares tips to cut down on food waste

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Miller Union’s Steven Satterfield discusses ways to combat food waste during a workshop as part of programming for the Chefs Collaborative conference, held in Atlanta Sept. 9-11. / Photo credit: Erik Meadows

“Who wants to think about trash? Our culture doesn’t want to think about trash.”

Steven Satterfield, the chef and co-owner of Miller Union, stood in the dining room of his Westside restaurant. Gathered around him were 20 people — fellow chefs, farmers and other food professionals — who did, in fact, want to talk about trash.

Satterfield was leading a workshop about combating food waste in the ...

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Athens named among the South’s most underrated food cities

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

USA Today named Athens, Ga., one of the South’s most underrated food cities. Athens-based Creature Comforts was one of a handful of destinations cited in the article.

By Caleigh Derreberry

As home to the University of Georgia, Athens is mainly known as a college town. But it got a national nod for its dining scene.

USA Today called Athens one of the South’s most underrated food destinations. The article put a spotlight on smaller locales with notable cuisine. Baton Rouge, La., Birmingham, Ala., Lexington, Ky., and Greenville, S.C. also made the list.

The article gave props to chef-restaurateur Hugh Acheson’s ...

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