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Bob Townsend’s Beer Pick: Cantillon Classic Gueuze

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Located in the center of Brussels, Brasserie Cantillon proclaims itself “Brewers of Belgium’s Most Authentic Lambic.”

Classic Belgian lambic, known as the world’s oldest beer style, is brewed with unmalted wheat, malted barley and aged hops, and undergoes “spontaneous fermentation” with wild yeast and bacteria.

Gueuze is a blend of old and young lambic that goes together to create a tart, refreshing, singularly complex beer that connoisseurs covet.

This weekend, the Cantillion booth at The Festival in Atlanta has had the longest lines, as lambic devotees queue up for a rare taste of the likes of Citoyen du Monde or ...

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Antico Pizza to expand with Antico Laboratorio and other Atlanta dining news from the week

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Margherita Pizza from Antico Pizza / Photo by Chris Hunt

Restaurant and dining news

— Antico Pizza owner Giovanni di Palma is taking over the space at 1099 Hemphill Ave. next to his Gio’s Chicken Italiano, Tomorrow’s News Today reports. di Palma will open Antico Laboratorio, a “glass-enclosed dough room, offering an elevated version” of Antico Pizza using special dough he blended himself in Italy. Set to open in October, Laboratorio will join di Palma’s other ventures including Antico, Gio’s, Caffe Antico and Bar Amalfi in West Midtown and Antico locations at Avalon in Alpharetta; the Atlanta Braves’ SunTrust ...

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We try the new Krispy Kreme Reese’s peanut butter doughnut, Chick-fil-A’s hash brown scramble

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Krispy Kreme Reese’s peanut butter doughnuts and Chick-Fil-A Hash Brown Scramble burrito and bowl. / Photo by Erica Hernandez

Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A made news twice this week — once when it confirmed it would only be open for one Atlanta Falcons home game, and again when it unveiled its new breakfast offering, the Hash Brown Scramble. Available in both bowl and burrito form, the dish is made with the chain’s “tot” style Hash Browns, scrambled eggs, a Monterey Jack and cheddar cheese blend and a choice of sliced Chick-fil-A Nuggets or sausage.

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Trend watch: what’s next for Atlanta’s cocktail scene

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Rum continues to rise in popularity with classics like the Hemingway Daiquiri. Photo: Veronica Rodriguez

Last month marked the 15th anniversary of Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans. The yearly, week-long booze conference is attended by 15,000 bartenders, beverage professionals and journalists from around the world. Each July, the booze industry descends upon the Crescent City to partake in over 300 educational seminars, tasting events and parties. The AJC Bar Scene hit Tales again this year in search of the next big cocktail and spirits trends Atlanta may find at its bars over the coming months.

Low-ABV cocktails
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Everything you need to know about food and drinks at Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Mercedes-Benz Stadium officially opens Aug. 26. When the Falcons take on the Arizona Cardinals in that preseason game, fans will come with an appetite for winning. But the 2 million-square-foot sports facility, also home to Atlanta United, will offer ways to satiate a belly and wet a whistle.

Click here to find out what you need to know to eat and drink well at Mercedes-Benz Stadium — on game days and nongame days alike.

Scroll down to see photos of some of the culinary offerings that will be on hand at Mercedes-Benz Stadium:

 

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Everything you need to know about food and drinks at Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Mercedes-Benz Stadium officially opens Aug. 26. When the Falcons take on the Arizona Cardinals in that preseason game, fans will come with an appetite for winning. But the 2 million-square-foot sports facility, also home to Atlanta United, will offer ways to satiate a belly and wet a whistle.

Click here to find out what you need to know to eat and drink well at Mercedes-Benz Stadium — on game days and nongame days alike.

Scroll down to see photos of some of the culinary offerings that will be on hand at Mercedes-Benz Stadium:

 

Iberian Pig is one of numerous ...

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Savannah sandwich favorite Zunzi’s expanding to Atlanta

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Zunzi’s specializes in sandwiches such as The Godfather. / Photo contributed by Zunzi’s

A popular Savannah sandwich shop is set to make its debut in Atlanta.

Hot counter-service restaurant Zunzi’s will open a location at 1971 Howell Mill Road in the Collier Hills neighborhood, in a space previously occupied by Salsa Havana by the end of the year, Tomorrow’s News Today reports.

Founded by Gabriella and Johnny DeBeer in 2005, Zunzi’s often has lines around the block at its location on East York Street in Savannah for its South African-inspired sub sandwiches, including the Godfather —  a combination of chicken ...

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Henri’s Bakery now open in its new Buckhead location

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Shortbread from Henri’s Bakery / Photo from the Henri’s Facebook page

An Atlanta institution is settled into its new home and open for business.

Henri’s Bakery & Café opened its doors at 56 East Andrews Drive in Andrews Square today, a block from its old location 61 Irby Ave. NW. The new space features white subway tile, hex tile flooring and a banquette with individual seating along the back wall, as well as an expanded deli section. An outdoor covered patio and indoor courtyard will offer triple the amount of seating offered at the Irby Avenue location.

‘Henri’s has kept ...

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Chick-fil-A addresses decision to close Sundays at Mercedes-Benz Stadium

It’s well known in these parts that if you’re craving Chick-fil-A on a Sunday, you’re out of luck. The Atlanta-based chain has famously stayed true to its values, including closing on Sundays, since 1946.

That won’t change with the opening of two Chick-fil-A stands in the new Mercedes-Benz stadium. Seven of eight Atlanta Falcons home games will be played on Sundays this season, which means chicken biscuit-craving football fans will have to get their fix elsewhere — (with, for instance, Kevin Gillespie’s Chick-fil-A-inspired Closed on Sunday fried chicken sandwich, which will be served at his Mercedes-Benz spot Gamechanger).

John Mattioli, Chick-fil-A senior manager of partnerships and activation marketing, addressed the decision in an email to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

“We’re always looking for ways to get Chick-fil-A to our loyal and passionate customers in the most convenient and personal ways. What better place than at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, particularly with the upcoming Chick-fil-A Kickoff Games, Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and Atlanta United matches. We’re excited to have the chance to serve customers at a number of other events taking place at Mercedes-Benz Stadium throughout the year, including non-Sunday Falcons games, concerts, and the many other marquee events this best-in-class venue will host.”

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Highly anticipated upcoming non-Sunday events at Mercedes-Benz Stadium include five non-Sunday Atlanta United games and the Sept. 2 Alabama-FSU game.

Digital signage will allow the Chick-fil-A stands — located on the northwest and southwest sides on the 100 level — to flip to stadium-run concession stands on Sunday, with food service provided by Levy Restaurants.

The fact that Chick-fil-A will remain closed on Sundays at the stadium should come as no surprise — the chain also made the decision not to open its location at Atlanta Braves’ SunTrust Park on Sundays.

Chick-fil-A explains its closed-on-Sundays policy on its website:

“Our founder, Truett Cathy, made the decision to close on Sundays in 1946 when he opened his first restaurant in Hapeville, Georgia. Having worked seven days a week in restaurants open 24 hours, Truett saw the importance of closing on Sundays so that he and his employees could set aside one day to rest and worship if they choose – a practice we uphold today.”

 

Chick-fil-A addresses decision to close Sundays at Mercedes-Benz Stadium

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Exclusive: New Chamblee Whole Foods to feature Japanese tapas concept Izakaya

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Poke bowls at Izakaya in Whole Foods Chamblee. / Photo courtesy of Genji Sushi

When Whole Foods opens its newest location in Chamblee this Friday, a Japanese tapas concept currently only available in New York will be amongst the offerings.

Izakaya, from Whole Foods’ national sushi partner Genji, will feature items including pokè bowls, sushi pizza, ramen, Japanese fried chicken and bubble tea. The eatery will be open from 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. and will have a separate seating area in the store.

This marks the second Izakaya that Genji has opened in a Whole Foods Market – the first is ...

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Eat well for a cause with these 3 Atlanta charity food events

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Beef carpaccio with fried oysters and garlic aioli at Oak Steakhouse in Alpharetta / Photo by Heidi Geldhauser

What’s better than enjoying a delicious meal? How about knowing that you’re helping a good cause while you’re chowing down?

There’ll be three opportunities over the next few days to do just that:

Dining With Gratitude

More than 50 local restaurants — including Oak Steakhouse, Twin Smokers BBQ, American Cut, Farm Burger and Muss and Turner’s — will participate in the first Dining With Gratitude event. Ten percent of sales made from Aug. 20-23 at any participating restaurant (see a full ...

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Marlow’s Tavern adding another Gwinnett location

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Crispy Brick Chicken with Garlic-Kale Pesto at Marlow’s Tavern.
Styling by Ben Krawiecki / Contributed by Adrienne Harris

Peachtree Corners will soon to be home to the 18th Georgia Marlow’s Tavern location.

The restaurant will open in 2018 as part of the Peachtree Corners Town Center mixed-use project at the corner of Peachtree Parkway and Medlock Bridge Road, which will be home to other restaurants, shops, parks, a theater and townhome apartments.

“We’ve wanted to be a part of Peachtree Corners for quite some time, and this is the perfect opportunity to join this growing community,” CEO and executive chef ...

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Watch the Atlanta United at this new Brookhaven international sports pub

Fish & chips at Hudson FC. / Photo by Tori Allen PR

There’s a new spot to watch soccer in Brookhaven, just in time for Atlanta United’s move to its new home at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Hudson FC International Sports Pub, or Hudson FC for short, is now open at 4058 Peachtree Road in the former Pub 71 space in Brookhaven Station.

The pub — which announced its intention to open more than a year ago — is from restaurant group Metrotainment Cafes, which, in addition to Hudson Grille locations, also operates Einstein’s and Joe’s on Juniper in Midtown, Guaco Joe’s in Buckhead, Cowtippers in Ansley Park and Sugar Shack, also loccated in Brookhaven Station.

Hudson FC will offer lunch, dinner, weekend brunch and breakfast all-day menus and will air national and international sporting events including soccer, cricket and rugby on televisions throughout the pub. Hudson FC will open early for early morning Premier League fixtures.

Watch the Atlanta United at this new Brookhaven international sports pub

The interior of Hudson FC. / Photo by Tori Allen PR

The menu will feature dishes including English Breakfast made with bacon, banger, eggs, beans, roasted tomato, and “bubble and squeak”; beer braised brisket; fish and chips;  Char Su Pork Belly served with gingered sweet potatoes and crispy Brussels sprouts; a Pub Burger made with a smoked paprika patty, smoked cheddar, Dijon mustard, bacon-jam and ciabatta; and Salumi Flatbread made with house-made red sauce, mozzarella, roasted Italian sausage, pepperoni, prosciutto and mozzarella.

Beverage offerings include more than 20 draft beers and 30 bottled and canned beers, wine, and cocktails, including the Corner Kick, made with Deep Eddy Grapefruit Vodka and Cuervo Silver and Negroni’s Red Card made with Old Fourth Ward Gin, Campari and vermouth.

Hudson FC is open from 11 a.m.-2 a.m., seven days a week.

Brookhaven Station, 4058 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. 404-233-2323, HudsonGrille.com/FC.

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Watch the Atlanta United at this new Brookhaven international sports pub

 

Watch the Atlanta United at this new Brookhaven international sports pub

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Get 50-percent off oysters and $5 drinks weekdays at this North Fulton restaurant

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Get 50-percent off oysters and $5 drinks weekdays at Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails. Photo credit: Melissa Libby & Associates.

The outlook is rosy for those who relax in the bar area at Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails.

During the bubbles and pearls happy hour, guests can get 13 oysters for half price as well as sparkling rosé or champagne for $5 a glass. These offers are valid from 5-6:30 p.m. every Monday through Thursday.
800 Mayfield Road, Milton. 770-817-0161, miltonscuisine.com.

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Steakhouse from team behind Vero Pizzeria coming to Brookhaven

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Stephen Herman (left) will serve as the chef at Arnette’s. / Photo by Ligaya Figueras

A “stylish alternative” to a steakhouse is set to open in Brookhaven in early 2018.

Arnette’s Chop Shop will set up shop in the Apple Valley Brookhaven development at 2700 Apple Valley Road in a 6,000 square-foot space, according to What Now Atlanta.

The restaurant is the brainchild of Michel Arnette, who also owns Word of Mouth Restaurants, the umbrella group for Brookhaven favorites Vero Pizzeria, Haven and Valenza. Stephen Herman will serve as executive chef, overseeing a menu including several different ...

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This Marietta restaurant was named one of the top 10 new eateries in America

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An apple and belgian endive salad is sprinkled with pomegranite seeds. CONTRIBUTED BY: Courtesy Spring restaurant

Two weeks after being named a finalist for best new restaurant in America by Bon Apetit, Spring in Marietta now knows where it stands.

The restaurant was named to the magazine’s “Hot 10” list, coming in at number seven.

While editor Andrew Knowlton wrote “there’s absolutely nothing flashy” about Spring, located at 83 Church St. But he sang the restaurant’s praises, writing, “Don’t go to Spring for the bells and whistles. Don’t go to Spring expecting to find the next culinary trend. Go to ...

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This Buford Highway bread will have you falling for figs

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Fig bread from the pastry case at Buford Highway Farmers Market. / Ligaya Figueras

Dish of the Week: Fig Bread at Buford Highway Farmers Market

I am fixated on figs.

The $1 fig bread at Buford Highway Farmers Market is the latest way I’m getting my fill. Called pan de higo, it’s stuffed with chunks of dried Mission figs and the entire roll gets dusted in sugar. I made the mistake of buying only one loaf when I should have grabbed a dozen.

Maybe my love affair with this ancient fruit isn’t my fault. Perhaps I was born with it. ...

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Midtown’s Wing Fest, hatch chile fest and more in metro Atlanta this weekend

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Three restaurants have partnered to create Foxeria Del Sol, a hot, sweet and savory festival featuring hatch chiles from New Mexico. Photo credit: Green Olive Media.

Wing Fest in Midtown. Hatch chile fest in the Westside. There are several fun, food events happening in Atlanta, so add one or all four of the following activities to your calendar. Be prepared to eat, drink and have a grand ole time.

Saturday, Aug. 19: Ray’s at Killer Creek will fire up the Big Green Egg for a grilling demonstration and tasting menu featuring glazed pork belly salad, Wagyu brisket with cast iron mac ...

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Corso Coffee closed in Buckhead, to be replaced by Revelator Coffee concept

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Corso Coffee’s interior in Shops Buckhead Atlanta.

There’s good news and bad news for coffee lovers who got used to getting their fix at Shops Buckhead Atlanta.

Corso Coffee, which opened in late 2014 in the upscale shopping complex at 3065 Peachtree Road NE, closed its doors yesterday, Eater Atlanta reports.

But the space won’t be caffeine free for long — Birmingham, Ala.-based Revelator Coffee plans to open a new concept, The Mourning Dove, by the end of the year.

Andrea Kirshtein, who previously served as a pastry chef at Empire State South, will serve as a managing partner.

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Students get $2 off PB&J flavored ice cream all week in Buckhead

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Students get $2 off PB&J flavored ice cream all week at Sweet Charlie’s. Photo credit: Melissa Libby & Associates.

Back-to-school savings are sweeter in Buckhead.

Sweet Charlie’s recently rolled out a new kid-approved ice cream flavor: PB&J. To celebrate, students will receive $2 off the new flavor now through Aug. 18. Ice cream rolls are served in a cup or on a warm glazed doughnut known as the “Tall Charlie.”

Other promotions are year-round and include a yummy incentive: Sweet Charlie’s has created a Good Grades Reward Program for children who earn all A’s on their report card; each child will ...

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Students get $2 off PB&J flavored ice cream all week in Buckhead

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Students get $2 off PB&J flavored ice cream all week at Sweet Charlie’s. Photo credit: Melissa Libby & Associates.

Back-to-school savings are sweeter in Buckhead.

Sweet Charlie’s recently rolled out a new kid-approved ice cream flavor: PB&J. To celebrate, students will receive $2 off the new flavor now through Aug. 18. Ice cream rolls are served in a cup or on a warm glazed doughnut known as the “Tall Charlie.”

Other promotions are year-round and include a yummy incentive: Sweet Charlie’s has created a Good Grades Reward Program for children who earn all A’s on their report card; each child will ...

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First Look: Same old brand new Big Tex open again in Decatur

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Chicken Flautas with shredded chicken, cotija cheese, onion and poblano in a corn tortilla, topped with lettuce, pico and cilantro with sour cream and queso. Photo credit- Mia Yakel.

Big Tex in Decatur has an interesting history.

Back when the Texas-inspired comfort food restaurant and bar opened in the summer of 2011, it was another outlet for the vision of brothers Jonathan and Justin Fox of the widely popular Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q.

But things didn’t go quite as planned, and in late 2014, Big Tex closed, though the kitchen continued to operate for a time as a commissary for the ...

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Check out Atlanta’s newest revolving sushi bar

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Kula Revolving Sushi Bar

Newly opened Kula Revolving Sushi Bar, a conveyor-belt sushi concept also known as kaiten-zushi, has been bringing in crowds in Doraville since opening July 21.

AJC food editor Ligaya Figueras took a tour of the spot, located in the Super H Mart shopping plaza (which will be seeing an influx of new dining concepts in the coming months).

 

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Hugh Acheson to open his eighth restaurant at The Omni Hotel at The Battery

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Hugh Acheson

Celebrity chef Hugh Acheson is set to open his third dining concept at The Battery.

The restaurant — Acheson’s eighth — will be called Achie’s and located in the Omni Hotel at The Battery Atlanta, set to open in early 2018.

Achie’s “will provide world-class, Southern-inspired fare featuring breakfast, lunch and dinner menus that offer a variety of dishes that emphasize quality-sourced ingredients,” according to a press release.

“Chef Acheson is one of the best in the business and we know his storied career, inventive mix of culinary style and fresh approach to Southern food will produce ...

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Buy This: 3 Georgia cookies you need in your cookie jar

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

When there’s no time for homemade cookies, try these three cookies made in Georgia.

Strawberry Lemonade

Dexter Myers is a man of many talents. An indie music pioneer, he also loves to bake. On the road with his act, he’d serve cookies to his fans. One thing led to another, and Dexter Myers Cookies was born almost a decade ago. His cookies are soft and cake-like, filled with nuts and chocolate and fruit. We sampled his new Strawberry Lemonade cookies. You taste the butter, the lemon zest, the white chocolate and the bits of preserved strawberry. There’s also “The Crooner” ...

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