Category Archives: Eater Atlanta

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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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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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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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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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Where to Drink Cocktails in Atlanta Right Now, Fall 2017

Source: Eater Atlanta

Welcome to the fall edition of the Eater Atlanta Cocktail Heatmap. Like its food-driven companion, this north-to-south booze guide keeps thirsty Atlantans updated on where to imbibe around town and will change with the seasons to chronicle the watering holes that are worth a visit at the moment. These findings are based on tips from readers, which bars are creating the most interesting cocktail concoctions, and what’s new on the scene. Here’s the latest list of eight bars to check out this fall.

Is this map missing a bar that’s pouring excellent drinks right now? Give it a ...

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Atlanta Market Chain Savi Provisions Joins Forces With Revelator Coffee

Source: Eater Atlanta

More Atlanta inroads for Revelator

The latest step in Revelator Coffee Company’s major expansion into Atlanta is a partnership with Savi Provisions. The Birmingham-based caffeine purveyor and local market chain are partnering on a new venture called Revelator at Savi Provisions.

Revelator at Savi will deploy La Marzocco espresso machines and serve a selection of specialty coffee and tea drinks. Bags of Revelator beans will be available for purchase, too. Randy Anderson, previously of Joy Café, Chattahoochee Coffee Company, and Corso Coffee, will oversee operations. The first coffee bar should be up and running at Savi’s Brookhaven location ...

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Atwoods Pizza and Hearth Tavern Veterans Plan New Buckhead Restaurant

Source: Eater Atlanta

Howell’s is slated to open this fall

A new venture from some Atlanta pizza veterans is in the making for south Buckhead on Howell Mill Road. Howell’s is the latest venture from Jeff Newsham and chef Rob Phillip, who previously collaborated on Atwoods Pizza, Hearth Pizza Tavern, and Camps Kitchen & Bar.

The restaurant will be will housed in new construction at 1952 Howell Mill Road, near the intersection with Collier Road.

Phillip, in his role as executive chef, is curating a menu that will be centered around pizzas, including a white clam linguica, as well as pastas ...

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Atlanta’s Hottest New Brunches, September 2017

Source: Eater Atlanta

Looking for a fresh spot to brunch and possibly cure the weekend-morning hangover? Try one of these 10 restaurants, mapped north to south, that have either recently opened or added new brunch service. Satisfy that craving for French toast, mimosas, and mile-high biscuits this weekend.

Don’t see your favorite new brunch option? Get in touch via the tipline.

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Atlanta’s Hottest New Brunches, September 2017

Source: Eater Atlanta

Looking for a fresh spot to brunch and possibly cure the weekend-morning hangover? Try one of these 10 restaurants, mapped north to south, that have either recently opened or added new brunch service. Satisfy that craving for French toast, mimosas, and mile-high biscuits this weekend.

Don’t see your favorite new brunch option? Get in touch via the tipline.

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New Whole Foods Will Take Revelator Coffee and Williamson Bros. Barbecue to Kennesaw

Source: Eater Atlanta

The Amazon-owned store opens in October

Whole Foods Market will open a new location complete with specialty coffee and local barbecue in Kennesaw next month. The upscale, but now more affordable, grocery store will debut on Friday, October 6, at 1300 Ernest Barrett Parkway.

Birmingham-based Revelator Coffee Company, which recently acquired Atlanta’s own Octane, will operate a coffee bar out of the store. Smoked meats, sauces, and spices from Marietta’s Williamson Bros. Bar-B-Q will be available, as well. A fast-casual Japanese restaurant called Tori Bird by Genji will serve sushi and karaage, Japanese fried chicken tossed ...

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New Whole Foods Will Take Revelator Coffee and Williamson Bros. Barbecue to Kennesaw

Source: Eater Atlanta

The Amazon-owned store opens in October

Whole Foods Market will open a new location complete with specialty coffee and local barbecue in Kennesaw next month. The upscale, but now more affordable, grocery store will debut on Friday, October 6, at 1300 Ernest Barrett Parkway.

Birmingham-based Revelator Coffee Company, which recently acquired Atlanta’s own Octane, will operate a coffee bar out of the store. Smoked meats, sauces, and spices from Marietta’s Williamson Bros. Bar-B-Q will be available, as well. A fast-casual Japanese restaurant called Tori Bird by Genji will serve sushi and karaage, Japanese fried chicken tossed ...

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Christmasy Pop-Up Bar Miracle on Monroe Returns to Atlanta This Holiday Season

Source: Eater Atlanta

Seasonal beverages to keep drinkers warm and toasty

New York-based, Christmas-themed bar pop-up Miracle on Monroe will return to Atlanta for a second straight year this November. Locally known as Miracle on Monroe, the temporary booze house plans to pour festive drinks Friday, November 24 — that’s the day after Thanksgiving — through Christmas Eve.

There’s no official word on the location, but last year the pop-up took over a Midtown space at 931 Monroe Drive NE, Suite C-106. It was adorned with kitschy Christmas and Hanukkah decor straight out of the 1950s and ’60s, throwback tunes ...

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Inside Bar Mercado, Krog Street Market’s Brand-New Tapas Restaurant

Source: Eater Atlanta

Food and design imported from Spain by the Castellucci Hospitality Group

Bar Mercado, the Castellucci Hospitality Group’s newest venture, is certified open at Krog Street Market. The restaurant is serving an array of tapas and Spanish wines, cocktails, and beers.

Local firm Square Feet Studio created the space, which previously housed The Cockentrice. The design features bright colors and patterns contrasting with the building’s exposed brick, steel, and concrete. Globe pendants made of capiz shell give a coastal touch to the dining room’s lighting, and materials for fixtures and furniture include colorful upholstery, rough wood, and ...

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33 Atlanta Destinations for Gluten-Free Cuisine

Source: Eater Atlanta

Atlanta’s chef-driven restaurant scene has opened its Southern arms wide for gluten-free diners with gluten-free versions of fried chicken, fried chicken and waffles, shrimp and grits, and so much more. The options continue to expand, as local establishments are driven by a desire to provide quality cuisine for those who cannot ingest gluten. Here, mapped north to south, are 33 restaurants perfect for gluten-free dining in Atlanta.

Eater Atlanta contributor Jennifer Harris

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Atlanta’s Next Big Food Hall Is Destined for Midtown

Source: Eater Atlanta

‘Main & Main’ is on deck for Colony Square

Seeing the buzz generated by Krog Street and Ponce City markets, the developers charged with refreshing Midtown’s Colony Square have decided something similar should be part of their grand plans. Main & Main, what is being described as an “experience-driven food hall,” will break ground later this year, and its first phase is scheduled to open at some point in 2018.

North American Properties has partnered with Indigo Road restaurant group founder Steve Palmer, who is serving as “chef curator.” Palmer, whose company operates O-Ku Sushi, Oak Steakhouse...

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Spiller Park Coffee’s Toco Hills Outpost Is Certified Open

Source: Eater Atlanta

A brick-and-mortar expansion for the Ponce City Market kiosk

Celebrity chef Hugh Acheson and local coffeehouse veteran Dale Donchey have opened their new Toco Hills location for Spiller Park Coffee. The cafe, a brick-and-mortar offshoot of Spiller Park’s original Ponce City Market kiosk, is located at 2929 North Druid Hills Road.

Spiller Park Toco Hills is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and is serving its own menu, giving fans of the PCM kiosk extra incentive to visit. Donchey, whose experience includes includes time at Steady Hand Pour House, Method Coffee Bar, and ...

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Bar Mercado Opens at Krog Street Market This Thursday

Source: Eater Atlanta

Spanish tapas in the former Cockentrice space

Bar Mercado, the forthcoming Krog Street Market restaurant from the Castellucci Hospitality Group, will open to the public this Thursday, September 14. Initially serving dinner only, Bar Mercado will add lunch service on Saturday, September 23, and brunch will be available Sunday, September 24.

Chef John Castellucci and sous chefs Jessica Dinwiddie and Raul Dominguez will lead the kitchen. They’ll turn out a tapas menu highlighting various regions in Spain, with dishes such as pulpo a la gallega (braised octopus), empanadas stuffed with pork cheek and golden raisin, and squid served with ...

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Atlanta Restaurant Closings Due to Tropical Storm Irma

Source: Eater Atlanta

Tracking the weather-related adjustments to service

Hurricane-turned-Tropical Storm Irma is moving through the Atlanta metro area Monday and Tuesday, bringing heavy rain and wind. With the extended inclement weather, some local restaurants are closing or adjusting hours out of an abundance of caution. The following establishments have announced adjustments to service due to Irma.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

Tuesday Closures and Delayed Openings

  • Proof Bakeshop: Closed Monday; opening at 10 a.m. Tuesday.
  • Peach & The Porkchop: Closed Monday and Tuesday.
  • H&F Bread Co.: Open for regular hours, no wholesale deliveries ...

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20 Essential Atlanta Happy Hours

Source: Eater Atlanta

Cheers to the end of the work day

After a long day at the office, it’s finally 5 p.m. Time to take a load off with a drink and a few snacks before heading home for the day. Thankfully, Atlanta offers plenty of places to experience post-work happy hour cocktails and appetizer deals. Here are 20 happy hours, mapped north-to-south, to grab drinks, oysters, and even chicken wings in order to shake off the day.

Don’t see your favorite happy hour go-to? Let us know in the comments or via the tipline.

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The Clermont Lounge Is Finally Back in Business

Source: Eater Atlanta

It’s a long time coming

The Clermont Lounge is finally ready to re-open its doors. After nine months in the dark, the famous dive bar/dance hall/strip club has revealed it will we begin service again tonight at 8 p.m.

“And finally, we can officially announce that the Clermont Lounge will open tonight at 8PM,” reads a Friday afternoon post on Facebook. “We’d like to give a special thanks to Kwanza Hall for all of his hard work in helping to reopen the Clermont Lounge!” The Clermont appears to have endorsed City Counselor Hall’s mayoral candidacy with an #everybodysmayor hashtag at ...

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Chef Tyler Williams Is IN at Sean Brock’s Forthcoming Husk Savannah

Source: Eater Atlanta

The Savannah restaurant and its sister in Greenville are on track to open later this year

Tyler Williams, who made a name for himself in Atlanta leading the kitchen at the now-defunct Woodfire Grill, is in as chef de cuisine at the forthcoming Savannah outpost for iconic Southern restaurant Husk. Celebrity chef Sean Brock and The Neighborhood Dining Group plan to open Husk Savannah in December.

After his time at Woodfire Grill, Williams spent a short stint as executive chef at a pizzeria called By Hand on Lake Burton in north Georgia. More recently, he was executive ...

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East Pole Coffee Debuts in Buckhead Next Week

Source: Eater Atlanta

The cafe is part of the Armour Yards development

East Pole Coffee Co. will open to the public at Buckhead’s Armour Yards development on Monday, September 11. It’s the first brick-and-mortar cafe for East Pole, which has previously operated as a wholesale business.

The 2,000-square-foot space will serve as East Pole’s headquarters and house the company’s roastery along with a coffee bar. When the project was announced in September 2016, co-owner Jules Tompkins said the vibe would be similar to that found at a restaurant with an open kitchen: “The idea is to center the whole experience of the ...

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17 Essential Atlanta Pizzerias

Source: Eater Atlanta

From Neapolitan to New York-style pies

Atlanta has its fair share of solid pizzerias, and even though the Neapolitan style seems to be the most popular around town these days, those in search of New York-, Jersey-, or even Chicago-style pizzas can easily satisfy their cravings. Here, now, are 17 of Atlanta’s essential restaurants to grab a slice or a whole pie.

Don’t see your favorite? Give it a shout out in the comments.

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Fat Matt’s Rib Shack Caught Fire Monday Evening

Source: Eater Atlanta

The restaurant’s catering area was damaged, but the dining room was spared

Celebrated rib joint Fat Matt’s, which regularly garners placement on national barbecue listicles and is name-dropped in Hollywood movies, caught fire Monday evening, resulting in a partial roof collapse. Fortunately for devotees of the Piedmont Heights restaurant, the dining room was not affected, reports 11 Alive.

The fire reportedly broke out in Fat Matt’s catering building, which is separate from the main restaurant. No one was injured, and Fat Matt’s announced plans to open for business as usual on Tuesday with a simple statement posted ...

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