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Chef change at Bluetop

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Matt Marcus (center) with beverage director Jonathan Joy (left) and chef Paul Sidener at the launch of Bluetop. / Photo: Mia Yakel.

Just weeks after unlocking doors, Bluetop is seeing a change in the kitchen. Executive chef Matt Marcus is no longer working at the restaurant located at 5362 Peachtree Road in Chamblee.

Owner Andy Lasky stated that he terminated Marcus yesterday due to “areas of conflict.”

“I like him a lot as a person,” Lasky said. “Professionally, it just wasn’t working out.”

Marcus stated that he was told his termination was due to “unsatisfactory performance.” “They would not elaborate. ...

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Edible cookie dough concept coming to Ponce City Market

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Edible cookie dough concept Batter Cookie Dough Counter is opening this fall at Ponce City Market. / Batter Cookie Dough Counter

Ponce City Market offers a pletora of eating options: tacos, seafood, pasta, dumplings, burgers, fried chicken, salad, gelato and more. Add edible cookie dough to the list.

Atlanta’s first edible cookie dough shop, Batter Cookie Dough Counter, is joining the ranks of vendors at the popular food hall. Batter is expected to open in mid-November.

Located in a stall across from Honeysuckle Gelato, the dessert shop will offer a total of 10 flavors of traditional and ...

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Athens named among the South’s most underrated food cities

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

USA Today named Athens, Ga., one of the South’s most underrated food cities. Athens-based Creature Comforts was one of a handful of destinations cited in the article.

By Caleigh Derreberry

As home to the University of Georgia, Athens is mainly known as a college town. But it got a national nod for its dining scene.

USA Today called Athens one of the South’s most underrated food destinations. The article put a spotlight on smaller locales with notable cuisine. Baton Rouge, La., Birmingham, Ala., Lexington, Ky., and Greenville, S.C. also made the list.

The article gave props to chef-restaurateur Hugh Acheson’s ...

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More details emerge on food hall coming to Midtown’s Colony Square

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Food hall Main & Main will open in Colony Square in Midtown in the fall of 2019. / Rendering by Beyer Blinder Belle and Lord Aeck Sargent

Real estate development company North American Properties announced yesterday that it will be transforming 28,000 square feet of space at Colony Square in Midtown into a food hall called Main & Main. 

Today, North American Properties managing partner Mark Toro provided more details about the scope of the project, which will bring some twelve to fifteen purveyors to the food hall, along with revitalized indoor and outdoor spaces that will be the site ...

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Food hall coming to Colony Square in Midtown

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Food hall Main & Main will open next year in Colony Square in Atlanta’s Midtown. / Rendering: Beyer Blinder Belle and Lord Aeck Sargent

Atlanta is about get another food hall.

Real estate development company North American Properties announced today that it will be transforming 28,000 square feet of space at Colony Square in Midtown into a food hall called Main & Main.

The new food hall will bring more than a dozen concepts to the high-rise Midtown anchor at 14th and Peachtree Streets. Plans also include the creation of an outdoor gathering space called the Grove, complete with a ...

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UPDATED: Hurricane Irma: Which Atlanta restaurants are open or closed?

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

On Monday, Hurricane Irma will hit Atlanta, and could bring between five and seven inches of rainfall, and high winds reaching more than 60 mph to the metro region, according to forecasters at Channel 2 Action News.

Governor Nathan Deal has issued a state of emergency Sunday for all of Georgia’s 159 counties, and metro Atlanta school systems have cancelled classes and postponed events ahead of the massive storm.

While some restaurants are normally closed Mondays, tomorrow’s storm means the closure of restaurants that would otherwise be open.

The following restaurants will be closed on Monday:

5Church 

Alma ...

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Patio party in Cobb County, tap beer patio party in Midtown and more in metro Atlanta this week

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Head to Kennesaw for Fuji Hana Thai Peppers’ full moon party, which will feature signature micro makimono rolls and more. Photo credit: The Rosen Group Atlanta.

Party on the patio in Kennesaw. Sip beer outdoors in Midtown. 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.

Thursday, Aug. 3: Head to the rooftop patio of 5Church Atlanta for another installment of tap takeover, which will feature craft beers and local fare from 5-7:30 p.m. The Midtown ...

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Lobsterfest: 1.25-pound lobster dinners are $29.95 at Ray’s Restaurants

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Ray’s Restaurants offers a 1.25 pound whole Maine lobster for dinner for $29.95. Photo credit: Melissa Libby & Associates.

Here’s the Maine event: Ray’s Restaurants is hosting Lobsterfest featuring a 1.25 pound whole Maine lobster dinner served with a choice of field greens or Caesar salad plus whipped potatoes or chef’s vegetable for $29.95. Clawing for more? Two and three-pound lobsters are also available. Best of all, the deal is offered daily for a limited time.
Ray’s on the River, 6700 Powers Ferry Road N.W., Sandy Springs. 770-955-1187. raysrestaurants.com/raysontheriver.
Ray’s in the City, 240 Peachtree St. N.W., Atlanta. 404-524-9224. ...

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More restaurants to join Kula Revolving Sushi in Doraville Super H Mart plaza

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Kula is now open in Doraville. / Photo by Ligaya Figueras

Doraville’s Super H Mart shopping plaza, located at 6035 Peachtree Road, looks to be a place that Atlanta food followers will want to keep an eye on.

Newly opened Kula Revolving Sushi Bar, a conveyor-belt sushi concept also known as kaiten-zushi, has been bringing in crowds since opening July 21. But other dining projects are in the works for this food-focused mall near the intersection of Interstates 85 and 285. “Opening soon” posters cover the windows of five other storefronts.

Among those restaurants is Snackboxe Bistro, offering ...

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Here’s a look at the food at Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

A hand-breaded free-range fried chicken sandwich is one of many specialty foods available at new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. (Chris Hunt/Special)

Today, officials from Mercedes-Benz Stadium, in partnership with the venue’s food service provider Levy Restaurants, unveiled some specialty items that will be available to fans when the stadium opens to the public Aug. 26.

Menu items range from a brat burger ($10) to burnt end nachos ($10) to two tacos with your choice of barbacoa beef or ancho chicken ($7).

Here’s a look at the food at Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Ancho chicken tacos with white cheese, jalapenos, shredded lettuce and pico de gallo will be served at Fresh Mex concession stand ...

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Head to Buckhead for $12 bottomless mimosas and sangrias every Sunday

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Get bottomless mimosas and sangrias for $12 at Eclipse di Luna’s Buckhead location on Sundays. Photo credit: Woodie Williams.

Eclipse di Luna’s Buckhead location now offers $12 bottomless mimosas and sangrias from 12 to 4 p.m. every Sunday. Hungry? The Spanish tapas-style brunch menu, which begins an hour before alcoholic beverages, features huevos benedicto served with a poached egg, crispy serrano ham and saffron Hollandaise; salmon ahumado de coca with smoked salmon, Calabrian cream cheese, lemon vinaigrette and fresh herbs; and torrejas, a Spanish-style French toast. Rounding out the deals and festivities are half off select wine bottles and love Latin music.
764 Miami ...

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Chef Joe Schafer discusses move from Bacchanalia to Philips Arena

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Joe Schafer has left Bacchanalia for a position as executive chef at Philips Arena. / Photo: Star Provisions

A year and a half after taking charge of culinary operations at Bacchanalia, Joe Schafer has left the restaurant. He has accepted a position as executive chef at Philips Arena, home to the Atlanta Hawks. 

Replacing Schafer as exec chef at Bacchanalia is Jonathan Kallini, who served as the restaurant’s chef de cuisine for the last four years.

“It was more about this opportunity than me wanting to leave Bacchanalia,” Schafer said of the job change. “Lately I’ve been thinking about ...

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STK’s new Thursday happy hour features $1.50 oysters, $3 shrimp and drink specials

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

STK’s new Thursday happy hour features $1.50 oysters, $3 shrimp and drink specials. Photo credit: Caitlin Kreisler.

Midtown’s swanky steakhouse, STK Atlanta, is adding one more festive thing to Thursdays: oyster happy hour. Guests can enjoy handpicked selections by executive chef Andrea Montobbio including $1.50 oysters and clams, $3 shrimp, $4 ceviche snow crab claws. The special drink menu features $5 craft beer, $6 wine and $7 cocktails. Because this is STK Atlanta, a local DJ will be in the building spinning party and popular tunes.
1075 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-793-0144, stkhouse.com.

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Bacchanalia has a new exec chef

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Jonathan Kallini has been named new executive chef at Bacchanalia. / Photo by Andrew Thomas Lee

More change is underway at Bacchanalia. Recently relocated from Westside Provisions District to Ellsworth Industrial Boulevard in West Midtown, the fine dining establishment now has a new executive chef. Jonathan Kallini has been promoted to the top position from his previous role there as chef de cuisine.

Kallini replaces Joe Schafer, who has accepted a position as executive chef for the Atlanta Hawks. Tuesday was Schafer’s last day.

Anne Quatrano, who operates Bacchanalia with her husband Clifford Harrison, shared the news Wednesday via Instagram:

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Booze and books, all-you-can-eat low country boil and more in metro Atlanta this week

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Take a tour down to Louisiana while in Atlanta for an all-you-can-eat low country boil at Taco Mac Prado. Photo credit: Melissa Libby & Associates.

Booze and books tonight at Ponce City Market. All-you-can-eat low country bowl in Sandy Springs this Saturday. 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.

Tuesday, July 18: For books and booze, head to City Winery Atlanta at Ponce City Market tonight for the second book club meeting held in ...

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Cool off with a sundae for 99-cent for National Ice Cream Day at this chain restaurant

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Krystal is offering 99-cent sundaes now through Sunday, July 23.. Photo credit Garcia Studio, Inc.

Here’s the scoop: Sunday is National Ice Cream Day and for less than a buck, you can treat yourself (and a few friends if you’re feeling generous).

Krystal is offering 99-cent sundaes now through Sunday, July 23. Guests can choose from chocolate, strawberry or the OREO cookie pieces flavor. Additionally, throughout July, guests who order a soft-serve treat with Oreo cookie pieces, take a photo and post it on Instagram or Twitter tagging @Krystal and @OREO along with the #OREOKrystalSweepstakes will be entered to win ...

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Receive free bacon for life with a ButcherBox subscription

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Sign up for ButcherBox.com today and receive bacon for life. Photo credit: Steinreich Communications Group, Inc.

Here’s what you need: bacon for life.

ButcherBox.com, a subscription box service that offers 100-percent grass-fed and grass-finished beef, free-range organic chicken and heritage breed pork, is hosting their first ButcherBox Bacon Day today. So what does that mean? All new customers who sign up will receive free bacon in each box they get for the life of their subscription. Each monthly box delivery is $129 and contains at least 20 individual meals and recipes from chefs, nutritionists and health and fitness experts to ...

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Gwinnett Restaurant Week, Killer Tomato Festival and more in metro Atlanta this week

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Make it a movie night every Thursday in July at NEXTO, which will offer flicks, food and drinks. Photo credit: Caren West PR.

Three-course prix fixe meals in Gwinnett. Movie night with food deals. 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.

Thursday, July 13: Colletta at Avalon will host the live band Surrender Hill during a festive evening. For good cheap eats and drinks, check out the happy hour menu which features half-price appetizers, ...

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Wine bottles are $20 at this Inman Park hotspot every Sunday

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Get a bottle of wine for $20 at Parish every Sunday./Photo credit: Kaylee Johnson.

Sip and save Sundays.

Parish offers their own blend of five-year aged Paso Robles Cabernet for half price every Sunday night—$20 per bottle instead of the usual $40. With a deal this good, it’s easy to say cheers.

240 Highland Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-681-4434, parishatl.com.

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Wine bottles are $20 at this Inman Park hotspot every Sunday

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Employee at The Grey in Savannah fatally struck by car

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

The Grey restaurant in Savannah, Ga. The general manager of The Grey was fatally struck by a car after Fourth of July festivities in Savannah. (Dylan Wilson/The New York Times)

Georgia’s culinary community is mourning the sudden loss of an employee who worked at The Grey, a fine dining restaurant in Savannah.

Scott Waldrup, general manager of The Grey, was fatally struck by a car in downtown Savannah yesterday. According to WTGS Fox28 Savannah, Waldrup was identified as the pedestrian struck and killed by an SUV after Fourth of July festivities on the city’s River Street.

Waldrup was ...

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Kids eat free in Sandy Springs Monday through Wednesday

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Kids eat free at Tupelo Honey in Sandy Springs Monday through Wednesday./ Photo credit: Tupelo Honey.

Gather up the kids and head to Tupelo Honey in Sandy Springs for the restaurant’s new kids eat free special, which is available after 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday with the purchase of a regular entrée. The children’s menu features a variety of entrées including a cheeseburger, veggie burger, grilled cheese and sweet potato pancakes.

4600 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. 404-649-6334. tupelohoneycafe.com.

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Asian pop-up restaurant finds home on Buford Highway

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Find poké bowls and sushi burritos from Appa’s chef-owner David Lee at his restaurant’s new permanent home on Buford Highway. / Photo credit: Judy Oh/Appa’s

Last summer, Appa’s operated as a Sundays-only pop-up restaurant at the The Cooking School at Irwin Street in Inman Park, with chef David Lee serving up sushi burritos and trendy poké bowls to hunger diners. Now, Appa’s will have a permanent home, as it takes up digs among the ethnic eateries on Buford Highway.

Appa’s will be located at 5865 Buford Highway, just north of Interstate 285, at the intersection of Buford Highway and Oakcliff Road. It’s ...

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BOGO drinks and dinner at One midtown kitchen, Tap and Parish

Belly up to the bar and enjoy one cocktail and get the next cocktail on the house at three Atlanta restaurants./Photo courtesy of Caren West PR.

Treat someone to dinner or a drink with this buy one get one free offer.

Head to ONE. midtown kitchen, TAP and Parish for BOGO drink and dinner offerings at the bar or dining room now through June 30. Belly up to the bar and enjoy one cocktail and get the next cocktail on the house; hungry diners can purchase an entrée in any of the aforementioned restaurants’ dining rooms and receive an additional entrée free of no charge.

This offer is valid now through Thursday, June 29. Guests must ask for the offer; dine-in only.

559 Dutch Valley Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-892-4111. onemidtownkitchen.com.

1180 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-347-2220. www.tapat1180.com.

240 Highland Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-681-4434. parishatl.com.

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BOGO drinks and dinner at One midtown kitchen, Tap and Parish

BOGO drinks and dinner at One midtown kitchen, Tap and Parish

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Belly up to the bar and enjoy one cocktail and get the next cocktail on the house at three Atlanta restaurants./Photo courtesy of Caren West PR.

Treat someone to dinner or a drink with this buy one get one free offer.

Head to ONE. midtown kitchen, TAP and Parish for BOGO drink and dinner offerings at the bar or dining room now through June 30. Belly up to the bar and enjoy one cocktail and get the next cocktail on the house; hungry diners can purchase an entrée in any of the aforementioned restaurants’ dining rooms and receive an ...

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BOGO drinks and dinner at One midtown kitchen, Tap and Parish

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Belly up to the bar and enjoy one cocktail and get the next cocktail on the house at three Atlanta restaurants./Photo courtesy of Caren West PR.

Treat someone to dinner or a drink with this buy one get one free offer.

Head to ONE. midtown kitchen, TAP and Parish for BOGO drink and dinner offerings at the bar or dining room now through June 30. Belly up to the bar and enjoy one cocktail and get the next cocktail on the house; hungry diners can purchase an entrée in any of the aforementioned restaurants’ dining rooms and receive an ...

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