Category Archives: Eater Atlanta

“Healthy-ish” Krog Street Market Food Stall Recess Opening Monday

Source: Eater Atlanta

Grain bowls, toasts, salads, and plant-based dishes abound on the menu

Recess, a “healthy-ish” food stall from the Castellucci Hospitality Group (Bar Mercado, Cooks & Soldiers, Double Zero), is opening at Krog Street Market on Monday, February 26.

The stall is located in the former Spotted Trotter space across from Gu’s Dumplings and in front of sister restaurant Bar Mercado. Chef Victoria Shore (Cooks & Soldiers, Double Zero, Bar Mercado) will head the kitchen.

Recess will focus on lighter, healthier dishes of mostly plant-based ingredients with a few meat and seafood options. Think grain bowls with ...

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Craft Beer Kiosk Peachtree Pint Is Open at Lenox Square Mall

Source: Eater Atlanta

Local beer and shopping in Buckhead

Visitors to Lenox Square Mall now have a new place to grab craft beer on tap while they shop. Peachtree Pint in the mall’s food court (aka Fashion Cafe) announced its opening over the weekend via Instagram.

The beer kiosk offers over 30 beers on tap (many of them local or Georgia-brewed) as well as four wines and a few light snacks.

The current list of local breweries and their beers available at Peachtree Pint include Monday Night Brewing, Creature Comforts, Three Taverns, SweetWater, Orpheus, Reformation Brewery, and Jekyll Brewing. ...

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Dish Dive’s Reynoldtown Market Is Still Happening Despite Delays

Source: Eater Atlanta

City of Atlanta permitting department strikes again

Jeff Meyers and chef Travis Carroll, owners of Kirkwood’s Dish Dive, were set to open Dive Market and Emergency Kitchen last summer at 210 Flat Shoals Avenue in Reynoldstown but permitting issues have caused further delays, according to a report by What Now Atlanta.

Despite these unanticipated delays, Meyers said he and Carroll are moving forward with the market which plans to sell fresh produce, provisions, and prepared foods by Carroll. However, they are currently focused on navigating permitting and zoning with the City of Atlanta.

“We are trying to get ...

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Look Inside Mary Hoopa’s House of Fried Chicken in East Lake

Source: Eater Atlanta

Fried chicken, oysters, and champagne have finally arrived at Hosea + 2nd

One Eared Stag chef Robert Phalen finally debuted his long-awaited second restaurant in East Lake, Mary Hoopa’s House of Fried Chicken & Oysters. The restaurant’s opening at the Hosea + 2nd complex was pushed back several times over the course of 2017.

But, that wait is now over.

The restaurant’s name is inspired by the caretaker of Phalen’s mother-in-law, Mary Hoopa, who often cooked what the chef calls “yard-to-table” meals; including the fried chicken for which Phalen has become known at his Inman Park restaurant One Eared Stag.


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Illegal Food Is Definitely Opening a New Restaurant in Cabbagetown

Source: Eater Atlanta

Mouth of the South will open this spring on Carroll Street

Illegal Food’s chef Steven Lingenfelter and his wife and partner Laurie Dominguez teased followers with a Facebook post about their impending Cabbagetown restaurant on Wednesday. On Thursday, the couple behind the Hank burger made it official.

Lingenfelter and Dominguez will open Mouth of the South in the old Cabbage Pie space at 186 Carroll Street in Cabbagetown this spring. Renovations are already underway.

“We are pleased to announce that the creative team behind Illegal Food has created a partnership to bring you Mouth of the South,” a prepared ...

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Brick Store Pub Neighbor The White Bull Opening in March

Source: Eater Atlanta

The White Bull will open in the former Truman Tavern space on Decatur Square

The forthcoming Decatur Square restaurant White Bull is set to open in early March in the former Truman Tavern space next door to Brick Store Pub.

Chef/owner Pasquale “Pat” Pascarella (formerly of The Optimist) and partner Gabriele Besozzi announced the news on Thursday.

White Bull’s menu will consist of approximately 15 dishes using ingredients from local farms such as Riverview Farms and Stone Mountain Cattle. Five of those dishes are said to be pasta made from flour milled at the restaurant. The bar plans ...

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Owner of East Atlanta Korean Spot Gaja Acquires Simply Seoul Kimchi

Source: Eater Atlanta

Simply Seoul’s kimchi stall shuttered at Ponce City Market in January

Ponce City Market kimchi stall Simply Seoul closed its doors on January 8 but alluded to kimchi production continuing elsewhere through another local business. Atlanta Magazine reported Thursday that Tim Song, owner of East Atlanta’s Gaja Korean Bar, has acquired Simply Seoul.

Song, who is of Korean descent, later confirmed the acquisition news via the restaurant’s Instagram page.

While the recipes may vary slightly from those of previous owner Hannah Chung, Song plans to keep the name Simply Seoul and continue the small-batch, all-natural kimchi production.

Simply Seoul ...

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Here Are the 2018 James Beard Awards Semifinalists for Atlanta

Source: Eater Atlanta

See the list of Atlanta’s chefs and restaurants who made the first cut

The semifinalists for the 2018 James Beard Foundation awards were announced Thursday morning and several Atlanta chefs and restaurants made the cut. The annual awards are the equivalent to the Oscars in the food world. The finalists will be announced on March 14 with the winners announced on May 7 in Chicago.

Outstanding Baker

Sarah O’Brien of Little Tart Bakeshop (Grant Park and Krog Street Market)

Outstanding Bar Program

Kimball House in Decatur

Outstanding Restaurateur

Steve Palmer, The Indigo Road in Charleston, SC. Palmer owns the ...

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Sip Cocktails at Ponce City Market’s Forthcoming Tower Bar

Source: Eater Atlanta

RFD Social’s bar and lounge The Parlour and events space The Roebuck Room will open in March

Ponce City Market’s (PCM) iconic tower will soon be home to RFD Social. The rooftop lobby and bar located on the market’s 10th floor called The Parlour and a private events venue on the 11th floor named The Roebuck Room are expected to open in March.

The tower’s restoration began in earnest last fall by Slater Hospitality who also own PCM’s amusement park Skyline Park, restaurant Nine Mile Station, and events space Rooftop Terrace. RFD Social will mark the completion of ...

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The Essential Guide to Atlanta’s Best Burgers

Source: Eater Atlanta

From classics topped with lettuce, tomato, and cheese to monstrous creations crammed between two doughnuts

There’s no denying Atlanta is a burger-loving town. Fortunately, the city offers a wide variety of options from thick, single patty classics topped with lettuce, tomato, and cheese to the beloved double-stacks to monstrous burger creations crammed between everything from a doughnut to grilled cheese. This unranked map (arranged north to south) highlights 16 of Atlanta’s most essential burgers.

Don’t see a favorite Atlanta burger listed here? Give it a shout-out in the comments, or reach out via Twitter, Facebook, or the Eater ...

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Nashville Bakery Bringing 100-Layer Doughnut to Ponce City Market

Source: Eater Atlanta

Five Daughters Bakery will open at the market this Spring

East Nashville bakery Five Daughters Bakery, known for their 100-layer, croissant-style doughnut, is opening a location at Ponce City Market. Owners Isaac and Stephanie Meek plan to be up and running by early spring. The couple, who have five daughters, made the announcement on Valentine’s Day—the bakery’s third anniversary.

In addition to their signature 100-layer doughnut, the bakery also sells a variety of cake and brioche-style doughnuts (including vegan and paleo,) cookies, and pastries. The shop will serve drip coffee from Nashville’s Honest Coffee Roasters.

General manager Cheyenne White ...

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Coveted Hank Burger May Return as Illegal Food Announces Reopening

Source: Eater Atlanta

The new restaurant will be located on Carroll Street in Cabbagetown

It seems Illegal Food, the purveyors of okonomiyaki fries and the coveted burger The Hank, will be reopening their restaurant in the Cabbagetown neighborhood. Chef Steven Lingenfelter and his wife and general manager Laurie Dominguez made the announcement via Facebook Tuesday. They plan to open in the old Cabbage Pie space on Carroll Street.

Lingenfelter and Dominquez were forced to close Illegal Food’s Virginia-Highland location last summer due to a dispute with the owners.

Since the closure, the couple have gotten back to their pop-up roots; including ...

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Tiny Kirkwood Restaurant Dish Dive Now Serving Lunch

Source: Eater Atlanta

Lunch is served Tuesday through Saturday

Dish Dive, one of Kirkwood’s tiniest restaurants, now serves lunch Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The restaurant owned and operated by chef Travis Carroll and restaurateur Jeff Myers (both formerly of Midtown’s shuttered Top Flr) made the announcement via Instagram on Tuesday.

Carroll and Myers opened Dish Dive in 2014 across from the East Lake Marta station. They share the small house with Molasses Beauty Barber next door. The BYOB restaurant has become an under-the-radar favorite among Atlanta’s chefs and food-obsessed due to its relaxed atmosphere and elevated ...

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New Brewery Opening Near Marietta Square This Summer

Source: Eater Atlanta

Plus, Tasty China heads back to Sandy Springs and a soccer-centric coffee shop opening in Grant Park

Marietta Square getting a brewery this summer
Marietta Square will soon be home to its first brewery. The Marietta Daily Journal reported Hank DuPre and Sam Rambo will open Glover Park Brewery this summer at 65 Atlanta Street, two blocks south of the square (aka Glover Park). The name was inspired by DuPre and Rambo’s families who have lived in Marietta for several generations. Glover Park Brewery is located in a building which dates to the 1930s and will include a tasting room, ...

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East Atlanta Mexican Restaurant Closing Isn’t All Bad News

Source: Eater Atlanta

Tomatillos being replaced by Castleberry Hill’s Blu Cantina after roof collapse forced it to close last summer

The Mexican restaurant Tomatillos on the edge of East Atlanta Village announced it will be closing on Sunday, March 11 after seven years in business. A reader alerted Eater Atlanta to the closure which was announced by owner (former state representative and mayoral candidate) Margaret Kaiser on the restaurant’s Facebook page Monday afternoon.

Kaiser indicated the owner of Blu Cantina in Castleberry Hill, Corrina Martinez, would be reopening her restaurant in the space on April 1. Blu Cantina closed indefinitely last summer after ...

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Baja-Style Restaurant Chido + Padre’s Replacing Buckhead BBQ Spot

Source: Eater Atlanta

Expect a “fiesta forever” with grilled meats, seafood, tequila, and sombreros

Baja-style Mexican restaurant and tequila bar Chido + Padre’s will replace the recently shuttered Smokebelly BBQ at 128 East Andrews Drive in Buckhead. The restaurant is slated to open in early March.

Southern Proper Hospitality (SPH) CEO Tory Bartlett said via press release the restaurant “will celebrate Mexico’s fresh, coastal cuisine and bring a fun and festive party to Buckhead.” In other words, the menu will be an elevated take on Baja Mexican fare and include strong tequila-based drinks as well as late night hours. In addition to the ...

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Atlanta Chef Ford Fry Is Expanding His Restaurant Empire to Nashville

Source: Eater Atlanta

Fry is opening three restaurants in Music City’s Germantown neighborhood

Chef Ford Fry is on the move again. The empire-building restaurateur announced he is moving forward with plans to open three restaurants in the Germantown neighborhood of Nashville. Eater Nashville reported on Monday the projects have been in the works since 2016.

All three Nashville-based restaurants are expected to open some time in 2018 and will be located in the Hammer Mill development at 1400 Adams Street.

The Sea Wolf is a “mostly seafood” restaurant similar to Atlanta’s The Optimist and will include a large outdoor patio and ...

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Popular Alpharetta Cafe and Tea Room Closing

Source: Eater Atlanta

Plus, Midtown Chinese restaurant shutters again and local OTP barbecue restaurant opening second spot

Mittie’s Cafe and tea room in Alpharetta to close
After 14 years in Alpharetta, the quaint tea house and cafe on 62 North Main Street will close its doors on February 25. The reason behind the closure is not clear, but recent redevelopment in the northern Atlanta suburb could be to blame. Owners announced the closure via Facebook and indicated they would be moving to a commercial kitchen for the catering arm of their business while they search for another space for the cafe. The ...

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12 Iconic Atlanta Dive Bars to Escape to on Valentine’s Day

Source: Eater Atlanta

No reservations, no pricey prix fixe menu, no dressing up, no problem

Hordes of starry-eyed Atlantans will be heading out to the city’s restaurants on Valentine’s Day for a romantic (and likely pricey) meal. If this doesn’t sound appealing, there are alternatives to the day’s festivities which don’t include dressing up, prix fixe menus, and chocolate covered anything paired with champagne.

Whether looking to relax with that special someone over cheap drinks and no frills or simply escape from the kissy-face crowds, these 12 iconic Atlanta dive bars are solid options no matter the day of the week.

Don’t see ...

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Atlanta Chef Ford Fry Adding to His Houston Restaurant Empire

Source: Eater Atlanta

Fry has announced he’s opening a new bar in Space City

Eater Houston reported Friday Atlanta restaurant empire builder chef Ford Fry is opening a new bar named La Lucha in the same location as the forthcoming Houston outpost of his popular Tex-Mex spot Superica. This is good news for Fry’s Atlanta following traveling to “Space City”.

His new Houston bar, which will be housed separately from Superica, will serve a “Gulf-centric”, Texas-inspired menu. Both the bar and restaurant are expected to open this spring. Fry, who grew up in Houston, also owns the chic oyster bar and restaurant ...

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East Atlanta Restaurant Is Named for Mythical Irish Spirit

Source: Eater Atlanta

Banshee will open this spring at the corner of Glenwood and Gresham Avenues

The forthcoming East Atlanta Village (EAV) restaurant from former Ford Fry employees Peter Chvala, chef Nolan Wynn, and Faielle Stocco, and former Wrecking Bar Brewpub manager Katie McDonald has been named Banshee. The restaurant is scheduled to open in the late spring.

While naming a restaurant after an Irish spirit whose wailing arrival heralds death may seem odd, Chvala said the reasoning behind it was simple. It was time to take a risk.

“All four of us have spent a lot of time talking about ...

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Where to Watch the Winter Olympics in Atlanta

Source: Eater Atlanta

These bars and restaurants will be tuned in to the action from Pyeongchang, South Korea

The 2018 Winter Olympics have officially begun in Pyeongchang, South Korea even with the grand performances and parade of nations in the opening ceremony yet to come on Friday, February 9. The winter sports extravaganza takes place over the course of the next two weeks (Friday, February 9 to Sunday, February 25) and will include everything from figure skating to downhill skiing to hockey to the luge. Here’s where to watch the Winter Olympics in Atlanta.

Don’t see a bar or restaurant listed below hosting ...

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Local Doughnut Shop Expanding to Howell Mill Road

Source: Eater Atlanta

Marietta’s Doughnut Dollies to open this summer in Collier Hills

Marietta’s Doughnut Dollies is apparently opening a second location on Howell Mill Road in the Collier Hills neighborhood this summer. The doughnut shop owned by chef Anna Gatti has yet to reveal the exact location but told the AJC it should be open by June.

Doughnut Dollies, named for the wartime Red Cross volunteers who delivered coffee and doughnuts to U.S. soldiers, offers both classic and seasonal flavors such as glazed, red velvet, salted caramel, and birthday cake. Gluten free and alphabet letter doughnuts are also available.

This particular portion ...

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A Collection of Stories Inspired the Design Behind Golden Eagle

Source: Eater Atlanta

Eater Awards winner Golden Eagle mixes the past with the present

Old school diner’s club Golden Eagle located on Memorial Drive in Reynoldstown is a sort of homage to restauranteur Michael Lennox’s grandparents. It combines warm nostalgia with chic modernity to create intimate gathering spots in a room which otherwise could feel cavernous.

Despite being open for three months, Golden Eagle’s design has already garnered attention; including winning Eater’s Restaurant Design of the Year this past December.

Lennox, who also owns Ladybird Grove and Mess Hall, had a rough idea of the design for his latest restaurant. But, ...

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Midtown Craft Beer Bar World of Beer May Have Closed

Source: Eater Atlanta

Plus, restaurant Tiny Lou’s at Hotel Clermont is hiring and a new market opens in Decatur

The Hotel Clermont’s forthcoming restaurant Tiny Lou’s is hiring
Those eager to eat at Tiny Lou’s located in the newly-renovated Hotel Clermont (home to the infamous Clermont Lounge) might not have much longer to wait. It seems the hotel’s forthcoming restaurant is hiring. According to their Facebook page, Tiny Lou’s is holding a job fair at Paris on Ponce this Saturday, February 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. [FACEBOOK]

Decatur Market on East Howard Avenue is open
The new grocery and ...

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