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‘Healthy-ish’ food stall Recess to open at Krog Street Market next week

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Grain bowls will be on the menu at Recess. / Photo by Sydney Cumminsky

A new Krog Street Market food stall is hoping to help diners indulge in “healthy-ish” without the guilt.

Recess — from Castellucci Hospitality Group, which also operates The Iberian Pig, Cooks & Soldiers, Sugo and Double Zero, as well as the recently opened Krog Street Market restaurant Bar Maercado – is set to open Monday, Feb. 26.

The concept, which will offer “delicious food that makes you feel good,” according to a press release, will feature a menu of mostly plant-based dishes including a ...

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Team behind Illegal Foods opening new restaurant and other top metro Atlanta dining news from the week

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Here are the stories that made a splash in the Atlanta food world this week.

The Hank at Illegal Food / Photo: Todd Brock

After the sudden closure of Illegal Food last year, the team behind that Virginia-Highland restaurant is gearing up to open another eatery.

Steven Lingenfelter confirmed in an email that Mouth of the South is opening at 186 Carroll St. in Cabbagetown, in the former Cabbage Pie space, this spring.

The menu will include items such as porchetta, meatball and pastrami sandwiches and tacos and tortas prepared with house-made carnitas, chorizo and barbacoa. The restaurant will ...

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Beer Pick: SweetWater 21st Anniversary Oud Bruin

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Credit: SweetWater Brewing Co.

Atlanta’s SweetWater Brewing Co. celebrates turning 21 on Saturday with rocking party at the brewery featuring live music from Dirty Heads, Twiddle, People’s Blues of Richmond, and Bird Dog Jubilee.

But for beer geeks, the big news is the release of 21st Anniversary Oud Bruin, which will be available for the first time on Saturday at the event, and on shelves next week.

And in honor of SweetWater turning 21, 21st Anniversary Oud Bruin is this week’s Beer Pick.

SweetWater 21st Anniversary Oud Bruin
SweetWater Brewing Co., Atlanta, GA.
Available in cork-and-caged bottles for a limited time


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A new coffee shop is coming to Grant Park

Blue Donkey Coffee is based in Atlanta. / Photo from the Blue Donkey Facebook page

A Grant Park multi-use residential building is getting a new spot for coffee.

Blue Donkey Coffee, which both roasts and serves coffee, is set to open another location in The George at 275 Memorial Drive this year, What Now Atlanta first reported. The new location is also listed on the Blue Donkey’s website. The shop, which specializes in iced coffee and craft coffee products, is owned by Atlanta natives Ed and David Lane and William Rankin.

The shop’s roastery, which roasts single origin beans daily, is located in Fayetteville. The business also has locations on the campuses of Georgia Tech and Emory University, and sells coffee at the Piedmont Green Market and Peachtree City Farmer’s Market. Blue Donkey also has a seasonal shop at Piedmont Park that’s closed for the winter.

Blue Donkey will join Your Pie and Farm Burger in The George .


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Former Beltline Partnership leader opening farm, restaurant in Atlanta this month

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Jim Adams storefront in Riverside neighborhood / Photo courtesy of Chuck Meadows

A community leader is launching big projects in two Atlanta neighborhoods.

Chuck Meadows — who previously served as a Metro of Atlanta Chamber vice president and executive director of the Atlanta Beltline Partnership, among other positions — is set to open Jim Adams Farm & Table and Jim Adams Farms this month.

Jim Adams Farm & Table is gearing up for a a planned Feb. 21 opening in a Bolton Village storefront in the Riverside community. A counter-service kitchen will serve seasonal dishes made with produce grown at ...

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Get margaritas for $2.22 at this chain restaurant for a week

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Get margaritas for $2.22 at Bahama Breeze for a week. Photo credit: Linda Costa Communications Group.

When was the last time you spent just over two bucks on a cocktail?

Bahama Breeze in Duluth is celebrating National Margarita Day — Thursday, Feb. 22 — early. Classic margaritas are $2.22 now through Feb. 24. Wondering how big of a deal this is? The regular cocktail cost is $6.79, but with this promotion, you’ll be able to get three (or bring two friends so you can celebrate together.)

The $2.22 offer will be available at the Bahama Breeze in Kennesaw on National ...

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Check out renderings for the new bar and event spaces coming to Ponce City Market

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

The Parlor at RFD Social / Rendering courtesy of ASD | SKY

The Roof at Ponce City Market will expand this spring with the unveiling of RFD Social in the building’s tower space, featuring a revamped 10th floor lobby area and a private event venue.

Slater Hospitality – owner/operator of the rooftop amusement park, Skyline Park; beer garden, Nine Mile Station; and private event space, Rooftop Terrace – began restoring the tower last fall and will unveil two new features  this March.

“With RFD Social, we are hoping to preserve the vintage feel and history of the tower, while offering ...

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Atlanta restaurants, chefs among James Beard Award 2018 semifinalists

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Chef Ryan Smith / (Chris Hunt/Special)

The James Beard Foundation has announced its list of semifinalists for 2018 awards, and metro Atlanta restaurants and chefs fared well, although there were several notable omissions.

The finalists will be announced March 14 in Philadelphia, and the winner will be announced May 7 in Chicago.

Among national awards, Brian So of Spring in Marietta and Parnass Savang are among those chefs under the age of 30 nominated as Rising Star Chef, with So being a semifinalist in the category for a second time. Sarah O’Brien of Little Tart was nominated again in the ...

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A Nashville doughnut shop is opening in Ponce City Market

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Doughnuts from Five Daughters Bakery / Photo from the Five Daughters Bakery Facebook page

There’ll be yet another place to try doughnuts this year, this time at one of Atlanta’s most popular attractions.

Nashville-based Five Daughters Bakery will open this spring at Ponce City Market, Eater Atlanta reports. Known for its 100-layer doughnuts, Five Daughters is owned by Isaac and Stephanie Meek, who have five daughters.

The bakery — which also sells other kinds of pastries and cookies, and will serve coffee from Nashville’s Honest Roasters Coffee — will be located near King of Pops in the Ponce ...

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5 Atlanta pop-ups you need to try

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Chef Jarrett Stieber’s Winter Vegetables with Rice Porridge, Scallion, Peanut and Korean Chili Flake. / Photo credit- Mia Yakel.

Since chef Jarrett Stieber launched Eat Me Speak Me at Gato in Candler Park in 2014, the Atlanta pop-up scene has grown in fits and starts. But right now, there seems to be a new wave of energy on the rise. Here are some to explore right now. Check out how to throw your own pop-up party with recipes from Stieber

Eat Me Speak MeStieber’s move to SOS Tiki Bar has given new life and added hours to ...

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East Atlanta is losing one Mexican restaurant, but is set to gain another

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

A Tomatillos burrito / AJC file photo

A Mexican restaurant that has called East Atlanta home since 2011 is closing next month, with another spot offering similar cuisine set to take its spot.

Tomatillos announced on its Facebook page that it will close at 1242 Glenwood Ave. SE March 11:

The restaurant, owned by Margaret Kaiser (a former state representative and mayoral candidate), serves a menu of burritos, soft tacos and quesadillas as well as other Mexican food staples in a former Wachovia bank building. Kaiser and her husband are also co-owners of Grant Central Pizza locations in ...

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A popular Alpharetta cafe is closing this month

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Quiche from Mittie’s Cafe / Photo from the Mittie’s Cafe Facebook page

A popular Alpharetta cafe will close this month after nearly 15 years in business.

Mittie’s Cafe announced the closure at its location at 62 N. Main St. on its website and on Facebook:

Another post on the Mittie’s Facebook page said the restaurant could potentially open in a new space.  

The restaurant, known for its chicken salad, soups, salads, quiches and crepes, opened in Alpharetta in 2003. A Roswell location that opened nearly three decades ago has been closed for several years.

Mittie’s will host a ...

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Fill up on this Old Fourth Ward pasta dish, back by popular demand

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Garganelli at BoccaLupo / Photo by Angela Hansberger

Dish of the week: Garganelli at BoccaLupo

BoccaLupo has a way of sending out dishes that are classic but also fresh and innovative. Bruce Logue’s Garganelli with chicken and veal ragu – delicate fluted tubes of fresh-rolled pasta blanketed in a hearty ladle of meat gravy – is no exception.

The name for the garganelli pasta shape is derived from a northern Italian dialect meaning chicken gullet. The pasta’s quill-like form and perpendicular ridges are said to resemble the cartilaginous rings in a chicken’s trachea.

Logue takes squares of egg pasta, rolls ...

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Fat Tuesday parties, Valentine’s Day dinners and more in metro Atlanta this week

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Gather at Park Tavern to celebrate Oysterfest this Saturday in Piedmont Park. Photo credit: Caren West PR.

Party in Midtown for Fat Tuesday. Make reservations now for Valentine’s Day. There are several fun, food events happening in metro 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.

Tuesday, Feb. 13: Celebrate Fat Tuesday with the second annual Mardi Gras On The Square hosted by Colony Square Plaza from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. The New Orleans-themed lunchtime party will feature classic hurricanes provided by the Sunshine ...

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Find out how to get Chobani yogurt for free

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Get Chobani yogurt for free now through March. Photo credit: Edelman.

Have your cake yogurt and eat it too.

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Chobani is giving away a cup or bottle of yogurt now through March 4. To cash in on this offer, print a coupon at Chobani.com/freeyogurt and redeem it at your local retailer. The coupon is valid for any single item 5.3-oz. Chobani Greek yogurt, Flip snack, Chobani Greek yogurt drink or Chobani Smooth two-pack. No purchase necessary. Quantities limited, while supplies last.
Various locations, chobani.com.

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Mexican concept Chido + Padre’s to replace Smokebelly in Buckhead

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

The logo of the forthcoming Chido + Padre’s, the replacement for Smokebelly BBQ in Buckhead. Image via Chido + Padre’s.

After announcing the closure of Smokebelly BBQ in late January and plans to open a Baja Mexican concept in its place, Southern Proper Hospitality has released details of its new restaurant. Chido + Padre’s will take over the former Smokebelly BBQ space at 128 East Andrews Drive in Buckhead in early March 2018. The company is currently searching for a new space to reopen Smokebelly BBQ.

“Chido + Padre’s will celebrate Mexico’s fresh, coastal cuisine and bring a fun ...

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A margarita bar is coming to the Beltline

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Margaritas will be the specialty at Guac y Margys / Photo from the Guac y Margys Facebook page

Get ready to chip, dip and sip just off the Beltline this summer.

Guac y Margys is set to open at 661 Auburn Ave. #120 on the bottom floor of the Residences at Studioplex in late May, just off the Eastside Beltline. The spot is keeping it simple during the week with a menu offering 10 different margaritas and guacamole, salsa and queso with chips, according to co-owner David Barton. Look for a more expanded food menu on the weekends.

Guac y ...

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A popular Charleston bakery is setting up shop in an Atlanta food hall this year

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Bread from Root Baking Co. / Photo credit: Nicole Lewis

A bakery and cafe set to open in Atlanta is about to dash all your low-carb diet resolutions.

Root Baking Co. is set to open in a “prominent Atlanta food hall” in early- to mid-summer, according to Chris Wilkins, who owns Root with his wife, Nicole (who also has a “day job” as a pharmacist). Root has been selling wholesale and at farmers markets in Charleston since 2015.

Though he’s not yet able to confirm the exact location, Wilkins said the spot will be open for breakfast and lunch with ...

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Beer Pick: New Realm Euphonia Pilsner

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

One of the most exciting developments on the burgeoning Atlanta beer scene is the recent arrival of New Realm Brewing.

The craft beer destination from former Stone brewmaster Mitch Steele and his veteran beer business partners Carey Falcone and Bob Powers includes a state-of-the-art production brewery, a pilot brewery and a restaurant, all housed in a stunning facility overlooking the Beltline.

Last week, I talked with Steele about the project, and part of our interview was published this week.

Steele’s opening beers include special releases such as Radegast Triple IPA, and “mainstays” such as Hoplandia IPA and Euphonia ...

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Are these 2 Georgia restaurants among the most romantic in the U.S.? One ranking says yes

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

The interior of Babette’s Cafe /
Photo contributed by Adrienne Harris

Looking for some romance this Valentine’s Day or beyond? One site says two Georgia restaurants are among the top eateries in the country where love is in the air.

Restaurant reservation site OpenTable has released its list of 100 most romantic restaurants in the U.S., as determined by 12 million verified OpenTable diner reviews collected between Dec. 2016 and Nov. 2017. All restaurants with a minimum “overall” score and number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Qualifying restaurants were then scored and sorted according to the percentage of ...

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Loyal Q and Brew’s second location is set to open this month

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Loyal Q Meats and Sides including (clockwise from top left) cornbread, St. Louis Ribs, Collard Greens, Pit Beans, Pulled Pork, Smoakhouse Sausage, and Brisket. Photo credit- Mia Yakel.

A barbecue restaurant that made a splash in Marietta when it opened in August 2017 is poised to open its second location later this month.

Loyal Q and Brew will open Feb. 20 at 3655 Old Milton Pkwy. in Alpharetta, in the space formerly home to Five Seasons Brewery.

Owner Bob Campbell, who spend 25 years with Taco Mac before opening Loyal Q, said the menu will be similar to the Marietta ...

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Marietta’s Doughnut Dollies expanding with Atlanta location

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

The Sweet Jane doughnut at Doughnut Dollies is messy, but worth it – a plain doughnut is overfilled with vanilla cream and covered in powdered sugar. / CONTRIBUTED BY HENRI HOLLIS

A popular Marietta doughnut shop is taking its sweet treats ITP.

Doughnut Dollies — which Chris and Anna Gatti opened in the downstairs space of their Canvas Cafe & Bakery in 2015 — is set to open a second location on Howell Mill Road in the Collier Hills area by June, according to Anna Gatti.

The doughnut shop — named for the Red Cross volunteers who delivered doughnuts and ...

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Old Fourth Distillery to debut speakeasy concept tomorrow

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Old 4th Distillery produces vodka and gin with non-GMO cane sugar, less energy and no waste. (Jenni Girtman / Atlanta Event Photography)

Atlanta’s first distillery since prohibition is changing things up this week with a new speakeasy concept that hearkens back to that era.

Old Fourth Distillery is turning its tasting room into the Locker Room starting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Atlanta Business Chronicle first reported. The club is named for the private clubs that popped up around Atlanta during the early 1900s, when alcohol was locked up and only served to members.

Bartender Cole Younger Just will head ...

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This Westside barbecue joint brings creamed corn to life

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

The elote creamed corn at DAS BBQ captures the flavor and flair of Mexican street corn. / CONTRIBUTED BY HENRI HOLLIS

Dish of the Week: Elote Creamed Corn at DAS BBQ

The elote creamed corn at DAS BBQ isn’t your grandad’s creamed corn. If you think of creamed corn as the watery, bland side dish dumped from a can and sitting untouched on the cafeteria buffet, be prepared to have your eyes opened at this Westside smokehouse.

The name itself reveals the inspiration for the flavors in DAS BBQ’s version. Elote is the Mexican street corn roasted on a ...

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Coffee tour, free milkshakes and more food and drink events in metro Atlanta this week

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Get free cuppings Saturday mornings at East Pole Coffee Co. Photo credit: Blue Hominy PR.

Get free cuppings Saturday mornings. Kids will be able to decorate cards, get a free mini milkshake and more. There are several fun, food events happening in metro 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.

Thursday, Feb. 8: 101 Steak will host a five-course pairing dinner featuring wines from around the world from 7-10 p.m. The dinner will start with a reception featuring East and West Coast ...

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