Category Archives: Eater Atlanta


Forthcoming KSM Restaurant Bar Mercado Offers a First Taste This Weekend

Source: Eater Atlanta

Get an idea of what to expect

Bar Mercado, the soon-to-open restaurant that will replace The Cockentrice at Krog Street Market, will hold a limited pop-up this weekend to give diners an early taste. On Saturday, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., the Bar Mercado team will serve a couple of small bites: flatbread topped with a chickpea and hearts of palm puree, escalivada, and cana de cabra cheese, and setas salteadas with oyster mushrooms, sherry, bay leaf, and thyme. The preview is taking place at Krog Street Market’s souvenir shop, The Merchant.

The Cockentrice, owned and ...

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Bacchanalia’s Joe Schafer Is the New Executive Chef for the Atlanta Hawks

Source: Eater Atlanta

Jonathan Kallini is taking over the kitchen at Bacchanalia

Joe Schafer, who has been running the kitchen at Bacchanalia, Anne Quatrano’s fine-dining staple, since November 2015, is moving on for a new gig in the sports industry. Schafer has accepted a position as executive chef for the Atlanta Hawks, Quatrano confirms.

It isn’t clear what, exactly, will be Schafer’s role with the Hawks, but he takes the gig as the NBA team’s home, Philips Arena, is undergoing a major renovation. A tipster tells Eater Atlanta the arena’s food options will be drastically upgraded from standard sporting-venue ...

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Atlanta’s Best Patios: Where to Eat and Drink Al Fresco

Source: Eater Atlanta

It’s about time for some outdoor dining

The dog days of summer are here, but instead of complaining about the heat, wouldn’t it be better to celebrate patio season? From beer gardens to cocktail bars and restaurants with expansive outdoor spaces, these 26 local establishments, mapped north to south, offer al fresco drinking and dining along with the opportunity to soak up some vitamin D.

Jasmine Crockett, Laura Scholz, Chris Fuhrmeister

This map is regularly updated. Don’t see your favorite outdoor dining venue? Give it some love in the comments or via the Eater Atlanta tipline.

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TGM Bread Is Ditching Soup and Sandwiches, Reviving Its Rustic Pizza Pop-Up

Source: Eater Atlanta

The change happens next month

The General Muir-adjacent bakery TGM Bread is about to deploy another change to its weekday lunchtime pop-up. Soup and sandwiches are out at the end of service this Friday, and rustic pizza is making a comeback. Chef Todd Ginsberg is reviving, with some adjustments, the pop-up that ran at the bakery last summer.

The General Muir and TGM Bread co-owner Jennifer Johnson tells Eater Atlanta the pizza pop-up will return Tuesday, August 1. Slices will be available a la carte or as a combo paired with a house salad topped with “zesty vinaigrette.” Fans ...

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Gu’s Dumplings, Butcher & Brew, More Restaurants in at Forsyth Mega-Development

Source: Eater Atlanta

Halcyon is expected to open next year

Forsyth County is getting a massive mixed-use village that, developers hope, may take a taste of modern urban living to the suburbs, and the project has just announced several restaurants among its tenants. Halcyon, as the development is called, will house three previously announced ventures from chef Marc Taft along with expansions for a few more local dining brands:

  • Gu’s Dumplings, the Sichuan offshoot of the defunct Gu’s Bistro that has locations at Krog Street Market and SunTrust Park.
  • Tacayo, a Tulum, Mexico-inspired taco stand from South Main Kitchen owner ...

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Wrecked O4W Pizzeria Ammazza Won’t Reopen Until 2018

Source: Eater Atlanta

A car crash has put the restaurant out of commission

After an out-of-control vehicle plowed into Ammazza last month, the Old Fourth Ward pizzeria will be out of commission at least until 2018, co-owner Hugh Connerty tells Atlanta Magazine.

The initial incident, which took place the night of June 13, was actually followed up by a second car hitting the building earlier this month. The first wreck resulted in a busted emergency water main, which caused a minor flood and extensive damage inside the pizzeria.

“No one was injured but the driver flew through the red light on ...

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22 Essential Atlanta Coffee Shops

Source: Eater Atlanta

Where to get a much-needed caffeine fix

Whether ordering that all-important first cup of the morning, grabbing a midday pick-me-up while doing a little work, or meeting a friend for lattes, coffee shops play an important role in the daily lives of Atlantans. Here are the 22 essential Atlanta cafés, mapped north-to-south, to grab an espresso, a cappuccino, or a soul-soothing cup of black coffee.

Don’t see your favorite coffee shop? Give it some love in the comments or via the tipline.

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Six Injured in Roof Collapse at Castleberry Hill Restaurant

Source: Eater Atlanta

The incident occurred at Blu Cantina on Peters Street

A collapsed roof at Blu Cantina in Castleberry Hill left six people injured Monday night, reports 11 Alive. Most of the injuries were minor, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, but four people were sent to the hospital, including one person with a head injury.

“Out of nowhere, the roof collapsed,” Tiara James, who was in Blu Cantina at the time, told the AJC. “I honestly thought that [the restaurant] was getting shot up, so I was ducking and diving like trying to get over stuff, like is everything ...

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Bulla Gastrobar Takes Spanish Tapas to Midtown Next Month

Source: Eater Atlanta

The restaurant is based out of Florida

Miami-based Bulla Gastrobar will open its first restaurant outside the state of Florida in Midtown next month. Bulla is currently staffing up as it prepares for an August debut.

The restaurant first announced plans for Atlanta expansion back in June 2016, but details have been scarce since. Bulla, which is pronounced “boo-ya,” claims to offer an atmosphere that is somehow both lively and laid back, according to a press release. Three Sunshine State outposts are already in operation in Coral Gables, Doral, and Winter Park.

The menu hasn’t been finalized, but a ...

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More Details on Asheville Pitmaster Elliott Moss’ Eat Me Speak Me Dinner

Source: Eater Atlanta

The man behind Buxton Hall Barbecue is coming to Atlanta this month

Elliott Moss, pitmaster at buzz-worthy Asheville smokehouse Buxton Hall Barbecue, is coming to Atlanta for a collaborative dinner with chef Jarrett Stieber’s Eat Me Speak Me pop-up on Sunday, July 23. After initially announcing the date for Moss’ visit, Stieber has shared more details.

The dinner at The SOS Tiki Bar in Decatur will run from 5 p.m. until the chefs are out of food. Stieber and Moss will serve an a la carte menu, which will be developed based on available local ingredients and will be ...

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Braves’ Minor League Affiliate in Gwinnett May Soon Be Known as the ‘Sweet Teas’

Source: Eater Atlanta

The ‘Gwinnett Hush Puppies’ is also being considered

The Gwinnett Braves, Triple-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, are undergoing a name change. After fielding more than 4,000 suggestions, Atlanta and G-Braves staff members have settled on six finalists, which will be voted on by fans. If the public does its job right, residents of Gwinnett County will soon be cheering for the Sweet Teas.

Yes, that’s correct, “Sweet Teas” is one of the finalists, according to Talking Chop, and there is no doubt it should be the winner. It’s head-and-shoulders better than the “Buttons,” “Big Mouths”, “Gobblers,” ...

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Iconic NYC Falafel Shop Mamoun’s Is Coming to Atlanta

Source: Eater Atlanta

And the growing restaurant chain is looking at Athens, too

Mamoun’s Falafel, a New York City late-night staple that has been serving for nearly a half-century, is planning expansion into the Georgia market. The restaurant has signed a six-unit deal for the Peach State, reports QSR Magazine, and the locations will be split between Atlanta and Athens.

Kalki Patel and Parimal Patal will serve as local franchisees. “We’re very excited to bring Mamoun’s to Atlanta; there is no place like it,” the duo said in a statement provided to QSR. “Mamoun’s serves real Middle Eastern food...

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Two More Restaurants Planned for East Lake’s Hosea + 2nd Development

Source: Eater Atlanta

The expansion should be completed early next year

Hosea + 2nd, the East Lake development that is home to The Greater Good Barbecue, Poor Hendrix, Mix’d Up Burgers, and, soon, Mary Hoopa’s House of Fried Chicken and Oysters, has revealed new details for its Phase II expansion. No leases have been signed, but the development’s new addition will house two more dining options.

“We will be looking for two more neighborhood-oriented, locally owned establishments,” Nathan Bolster of ReDevStudio, a partner in Hosea + 2nd, tells Eater Atlanta. The new spaces will cover 4,000 square feet, according to ...

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The 38 Essential Atlanta Restaurants, Summer ’17

Source: Eater Atlanta

It’s time to update the Eater 38, your answer and ours to any question that begins, “Can you recommend a restaurant?” This highly elite group covers the entire city (inside the perimeter, loosely), spans myriad cuisines, and collectively satisfies all of your restaurant needs. Every couple of months, we’ll be adding pertinent restaurants that were omitted, have newly become eligible (restaurants must be open at least six months), or have stepped up their game.

This time around, after much reflecting, the 38 bids adieu to Ah-Ma’s Taiwanese Kitchen, Cooks & Soldiers, Watershed on Peachtree, and Wrecking Bar Brewpub. ...

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Rose-Shaped Gelato Is Coming Soon in Buckhead

Source: Eater Atlanta

Amorino is scheduled to open its first Georgia brick-and-mortar this fall

Amorino, a Paris-based gelato chain that boasts the unique quirk of rose-shaped servings, will open its first brick-and-mortar Georgia outpost in Buckhead this fall. The scoop shop is planned for Center Plaza at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta, according to a Tuesday announcement.

Amorino claims to back up its nifty presentation with quality ingredients such as free-range eggs, whole-fruit purees, and “high-grade whole milk.” The chain’s flavors include stracciatella, tiramisu, pistachio verde di bronte, and mango Alfonso d’India. Gluten-free and vegan flavors and cones will be available ...

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Asheville Pitmaster Elliott Moss Is Popping Up at Eat Me Speak Me

Source: Eater Atlanta

The Buxton Hall chef will join Jarrett Stieber in the kitchen later this month

Asheville’s Buxton Hall Barbecue is one of the hottest new smokehouses in America, and pitmaster Elliott Moss is coming to Atlanta for a dinner at Eat Me Speak Me. Moss will collaborate with chef Jarrett Stieber’s pop-up, with currently serves out of The SOS Tiki Bar in Decatur, on Sunday, July 23.

Complete details have not been released, but an EMSM Instagram post indicates the dinner will be accompanied by some special beers from Athens-based Creature Comforts.

Buxton Hall, owned by the team behind ...

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Souper Jenny, Food 101 Chefs Collaborate on ‘Ode to Israeli Cuisine’ Pop-Up

Source: Eater Atlanta

Jenny Levison and Linda Harrell are hosting two dinners next month

Jenny Levison, the woman behind local healthy-dining empire Souper Jenny, and Linda Harrell, executive chef of Cibo e Beve and Food 101, are partnering on a two-night pop-up that will celebrate Israeli cuisine. Appropriately titled “Ode to Israeli Cuisine,” the dinners will take place on Thursday, August 10, at Souper Jenny Westside and Thursday, August 24, at Food 101 in Sandy Springs.

Each meal is $50 per person and will begin at 7 p.m. The menus will cover a wide selection of Israeli appetizers, shareable entrees, sides, ...

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Where to Drink Cocktails in Atlanta Right Now, Summer 2017

Source: Eater Atlanta

Welcome to the summer edition of the Eater Atlanta Cocktail Heatmap. Like its food-driven companion, this north-to-south booze guide keeps thirsty Atlantans up to date 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 highly sophisticated findings are based on tips from readers, which bars are creating the most interesting cocktail concoctions, and what’s new on the scene. This summer’s list of seven spans from Marietta to Decatur and everywhere in between. Cheers!

Is this map missing a bar that’s pouring ...

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Atlanta Restaurants Adjusting Hours Due to City’s Boil-Water Advisory

Source: Eater Atlanta

Take note before dining out

Thanks to a brief loss of power at the Atlanta Watershed’s Hemphill High Service Pump Station, a large swath of the city and its southern suburbs have been under a “boil-water advisory” since Thursday morning. In addition to the inconvenience at home — residents in the affected area are advised to boil tap water before consuming it — some local restaurants are exercising caution and closing their doors or adjusting hours. There’s no official word when the advisory might be lifted, but WSB-TV reports an update could come Friday afternoon.

The following restaurants ...

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Golda Kombucha Brewery Is the Latest BeltLine-Adjacent Business Planned for West End

Source: Eater Atlanta

Coming soon to the Lee + White development

West End’s forthcoming Lee + White development, already boasting a few craft beer purveyors on its roster of tenants, will soon house a new facility for Tucker-based Golda Kombucha. Billed as Georgia’s “first kombucha tea company,” Golda hopes to have a brewery up and running later this year, with a taproom opening soon thereafter.

Owner Melanie Wade founded Golda in 2013 at a 2,000-square-foot space in Tucker. The company’s new home will be three times the size at 6,000 square feet and will give patrons the chance to “taste, purchase, and ...

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A Mano in Old Fourth Ward Opens Friday

Source: Eater Atlanta

Classic Italian with Southern influences

Old Fourth Ward is getting a new Italian restaurant on Friday, July 7.

A Mano, located at the corner of Ralph McGill and Glen Iris, will officially open its doors to the public this Friday evening for dinner.

In 2014, owner George DeMeglio revealed plans to open the restaurant in what was the former “Lantern House” space where the lanterns for the annual BeltLine parade were created. A name change coupled with construction and permitting delays caused A Mano’s opening date to shift several times. As of July 3, DeMeglio told Eater Atlanta the ...

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Where to Eat Barbecue in Atlanta

Source: Eater Atlanta

Smoked meats, mac n cheese, collard greens

The word “barbecue” is synonymous with the American South, and if you have a craving in Atlanta, there are more than a few places to satisfy it. This map spotlights 17 of the essential spots around the metro area to grab some ‘cue. Don’t see your favorite listed? Give it a shout-out in the comments below.

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Where to Watch the Peachtree Road Race

Source: Eater Atlanta

Breakfast, beer, coffee, cocktails along the route

The Fourth of July for many Atlantans means kicking off the day’s festivities with the Peachtree Road Race (PRR)—officially the world’s largest 10K. First run in 1970 with only 150 racers, the PRR now hosts 60,000 runners and walkers from around the world who come to Atlanta to race the 6.2-mile course down Peachtree Street to the finish line at Piedmont Park. The PRR is also one large street party with food, drinks, and t-shirts shot from cannons lining the course. Looking for somewhere to watch and cheer? Here’s a handy race day ...

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Heirloom BBQ’s Chef Jiyeon Lee to Perform For Comfort Women Statue Dedication

Source: Eater Atlanta

June 30 at 10 am Blackburn II park in Brookhaven

Chef Jiyeon Lee co-owner of Heirloom Market BBQ will be giving her first performance in the United States since retiring from music at the unveiling of the ‘Young Girl’s Statue for Peace’ in Brookhaven tomorrow morning. The statue is dedicated to the memory of the “comfort women”.

The ceremony is set to begin at 10 a.m. in Blackburn II Park where Lee is slated to sing one song from her K-Pop days in South Korea.

Lee had four number one albums in Korea before retiring from music to attend culinary ...

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Hopstix Partners with Third Rail Studios on Limited Release Thai-Inspired Beer

Source: Eater Atlanta

Launches June 30 and you might see “The Rock”

Chamblee-based Hopstix brewpub and Third Rail Studios are set to release a beer collaboration on June 30 to benefit re:imagine/ATL; local non-profit supporting young filmmakers, photographers, musicians, and media-minded storytellers.

Third Rail Ale is the first of many partnerships between Andy Tan, Hopstix, and local businesses around metro Atlanta. The beer is described as a Thai-inspired Belgian Witbier “brewed with fresh orange peels, lemon grass, galangal root and lime leaves.” Tan said he wanted to capture the melting pot the Chamblee community has become with this beer while supporting the ...

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