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Popular Buckhead steakhouse offers $1 oysters and half price appetizers weekdays

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

The Cut Bar offers half-priced appetizers and $1 chef’s choice oysters weekdays. Photo credit: Heidi Geldhauser.

There’s no need to cut it out.

The Cut Bar, the bar and lounge of  American Cut steakhouse, offers half-priced appetizers from the all-day menu as well as $1 chef’s choice oysters from 4–7 p.m. weekdays. Appetizer options include Wagyu sliders, honey sriracha wings, cauliflower wings and more. Regular prices are $6 – $16.
3035 Peachtree Road N.E., Atlanta. 770-415-9766, americancutsteakhouse.com.

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The team behind General Muir bringing barbecue to Summerhill

A rendering of the Summerhill project / Rendering from Carter Developments

On the heels of the news that the historic Summerhill neighborhood in Atlanta is getting a new coffee shop and brewery comes the announcement that the team behind The General Muir is set to bring barbecue to the area.

Todd Ginsberg, Shelley Sweet and Jennifer and Ben Johnson will open Wood’s Chapel BBQ at 85 Georgia Ave. in late 2018. The four are also partners in Fred’s Meat & Bread, Yalla, The Canteen and TGM Bread, and Sweet and the Johnsons are also partners in West Egg Café.

Named for one of the first churches to serve the Summerhill community immediately following the Civil War, Wood’s Chapel will use wood-fired pits to prepare an extensive barbecue menu including whole hog and brisket barbecue.

“I think every chef fantasizes about doing a barbecue place,” Ginsberg said in a prepared statement. “It is that basic relationship between wood, fire, and meat. Our goal with Wood’s Chapel is similar to what we have done at The General Muir: honor traditional dishes with a high level of execution while at the same time pushing some boundaries with peoples’ expectations of what this type of restaurant can be.”

Ginsberg plans to highlight the best of each meat — for instance, the whole hog barbecue will reflect a North Carolina style, while the brisket will reflect a Texas style. In addition to barbecue plates with meat and sides, Wood’s will offer a sandwich menu that will potentially include fried smoked catfish, a barbecue version of a Cuban, a lamb belly cemita and a brisket grilled cheese on bread from TGM Bread.

The restaurant will also feature a special weekend brunch menu and desserts using recipes from Ben’s family, including TwoMama’s Peach Pie during peach season.

Jennifer said Ben, who she’s been married to for 20 years, was largely the impetus behind wanting to open Wood’s.

“He’s been wanting to do a barbecue restaurant all his life,” she said. That dream became a possibility a year ago when the restaurateurs were approached about getting involved in the Summerhill development.

The 5,200 square-foot restaurant will also include a “really active” patio “that will animate the street area,” Jennifer said.

Wood’s will be part of a 72-acre site being redeveloped by Carter, Oakwood Development and Healey Weatherholtz Properties with Georgia State University as the anchor. Part of the project will turn 35 acres into a mixed-use area including offices, multifamily apartments, student apartments, and neighborhood restaurant and retail.

Hodgepodge Coffeehouse and Halfway Crooks Brewing and Blending recently announced plans to open on the Georgia Avenue corridor.

 

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Are you a myAJC subscriber? You could win free dinner

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Le Bilboquet / Photo courtesy of Rainer Shaw

There’s no such thing as a free lunch, but how about a free dinner?

French restaurant Le Bilboquet is hosting a four-course bourbon dinner on Tuesday, Jan. 23, and you have the chance to win two free seats to the event.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution will select two myAJC subscribers who, along with their guest, will join AJC food and dining editor Ligaya Figueras for the evening. The menu will include marinated bay scallops and ahi tuna, braised veal cheeks, roasted duck breast plus an amuse bouche and dessert. Bourbon will be ...

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Are you a myAJC subscriber? You could win free dinner

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Le Bilboquet / Photo courtesy of Rainer Shaw

There’s no such thing as a free lunch, but how about a free dinner?

French restaurant Le Bilboquet is hosting a four-course bourbon dinner on Tuesday, Jan. 23, and you have the chance to win two free seats to the event.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution will select two myAJC subscribers who, along with their guest, will join AJC food and dining editor Ligaya Figueras for the evening. The menu will include marinated bay scallops and ahi tuna, braised veal cheeks, roasted duck breast plus an amuse bouche and dessert. Bourbon will be ...

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Popular East Atlanta coffee shop to open second location across from GSU Stadium

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

A variety of coffee drinks are on the menu at Hodgepodge. / Photo from thhe Hodgepodge Facebook page

Get ready to get caffeinated, Summerhill.

East Atlanta coffee shop Hodgepodge is set to open a second location across from the GSU Stadium — formerly Turner Field — at the corner of Georgia Avenue and Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard in mid-2019. The spot will be housed on the ground level of a new construction office building.

Owner Krystle Rodriguez said the neighborhood was a natural fit — both she and her husband graduated from GSU and have lived in nearby Chosewood Park ...

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New lunch spot to open in Alpharetta next month

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Soup is on the menu at Taste…a Seasonal Bistro / Photo from the Taste Facebook page

 

Look for a new place to get lunch in Alpharetta next month.

Taste…a Seasonal Bistro is set to open in the Rivermont Station Shopping Center at 8465 Holcomb Bridge Road in the space previously occupied by Korean restaurant Olee’s Kitchen, ScoopOTP first reported. Olee’s closed in October 2017.

Chef and owner Tom Warrell said Taste is set to open the first week of February. Warrell, who has worked in the hospitality industry for more than 30 years, said he envisions Taste as ...

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Farm Burger to open its fifth Atlanta location next month

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Dishes from Farm Burger / Photo courtesy of Blue Hominy

Atlanta-based burger restaurant Farm Burger is coming to Grant Park.

The eatery’s fifth local location is set to open next month at The George multi-use residential building at 275 Memorial Drive. The fast-casual spot also has locations in Decatur, Buckhead, Dunwoody and Mercedes-Benz Stadium, with restaurant outside the state in North Carolina, California, Alabama and Tennessee.

Founded by organic farmer and rancher Jason Mann and restaurateur George Frangos, the restaurants focus on “ethical eating,” using grass-fed and locally sourced beef. Other menu items include chicken, pork and veggie burgers, salads, ...

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The Counter closes in Roswell

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

A burger from The Counter / Photo from The Counter Facebook page

Roswell is out one fast-casual place for burgers.

The Counter, which opened in 2008 at 850 Mansell Road, closed last week, according to Tomorrow’s News Today. The phone number listed for the restaurant has been disconnected and the location is no longer listed on The Counter’s website.

The Roswell eatery, which opened in 2008, was the only Georgia location of the California-based chain. There are also restaurants in California, Arizona, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, New York, Texas and Virginia.

The Counter was one of just a handful of local ...

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4 reasons not to overlook this hidden gem Mexican restaurant in Roswell

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Nosh on classic Mexican dishes at Rojo Cocina Mexicana & Cantina in Roswell. Photo by Jessie Dowd

I must have driven past Rojo Cocina Mexicana & Cantina in Roswell hundreds of times over the last few years, without ever going in. Located in a busy Publix shopping center and home to a roster of rotating restaurants over the years, it’s easy to overlook. Recently, I finally gave them a try—first for drinks (they serve a solid skinny margarita) and then for lunch a few times. The verdict: this neighborhood hidden gem deserves a spot on your rotation. Here are four ...

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Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q to launch breakfast service in February

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q founders Jonathan and Justin Fox will launch breakfast at their Armour Yards outpost in Feb. / Photo: Sweetwater Brewing Co.

By Becca Godwin

Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q’s “Que’ Osk,” the standalone barbecue kiosk that opened in October 2016, will launch breakfast at its Armour Yards outpost beginning Feb. 19.

Fox Bros. will hold preview breakfast pop-ups at the Freedom Farmer’s Market at the Carter Center on Jan. 13, Feb. 3 and Feb. 10, with co-owners Jonathan and Justin Fox dishing up fare for those with a morning hanker for Tex-Mex.

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New Buckhead gelato shop offers freebies this Saturday

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Amorino, a European gelato shop known for its rose-shaped scoops of gelato and sorbet, will offer free gelato for a couple hours this Saturday.

On Jan. 13, patrons will receive a free regular size cup or cone from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Amorino location in the Shops Buckhead Atlanta, which opened late last month. No purchase is necessary.

The Italian chain opened a location in Lenox Square Mall in 2016 and also has locations throughout the globe, in France, England and Germany and in U.S. cities  Chicago, Boston, New York and Atlanta.

The store is located in Center ...

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Cowtippers in Ansley Park is closing

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Popular Ansley Park restaurant Cowtippers will close at month’s end. Pictured is bartender Zac Sigler making a La Bamba Margarita at Cowtippers in 2007.  (ELISSA EUBANKS / AJC STAFF)

Cowtippers Steaks & Spirits, a popular restaurant in Ansley Park owned by Metrotainment Cafes, is slated to close at the end of the month.

Metrotainment Cafes still owns the property at 1600 Piedmont Road that Cowtippers calls home, and is “weighing several options including selling the restaurant and property,” CEO Jeff Landau said in a statement. In the meantime, the space will be used for private events handled by Metrotainment’s catering ...

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Whole Foods Market taps chef Hugh Acheson for winter dish at Roast restaurant

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Slow-Roasted Annatto Pork Bowl by Georgia chef Hugh Acheson will debut at Whole Foods Market’s The Roast restaurant Jan. 16. / Photo credit: Whole Foods Market

By Becca Godwin

The Roast’s winter menu will feature a signature dish from celebrity chef Hugh Acheson.

The fast-casual eatery adjoining Whole Foods Market in Midtown focuses on the Brazilian style of grilled meat known as churrasco. It always features a bowl created by an influential chef on its seasonal menus. The latest features Acheson’s creation, Slow-Roasted Annatto Pork Bowl, which debuts Monday. The dish, priced at $13, includes parsley farro with roasted ...

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Popular Mexican restaurant to open its second location in Buckhead

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

The guacamole and salsa tasting at Alma Cocina. Alma Cocina will open a Buckhead location in mid-2019. / Photo by Fifth Group Restaurants

By Becca Godwin

Fifth Group Restaurants announced Wednesday plans to open a second location of Alma Cocina, its Mexican and Latin American concept with an original location in downtown Atlanta.

The new, 7,000-square-foot Alma Cocina is set to open in mid-2019 in the former Bricktop’s space at the Terminus development in Buckhead.

“Buckhead has been a major area of growth for Fifth Group in the past several years – we opened South City Kitchen Buckhead in 2016 ...

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Stir-fry spot closes after less than a year in West Midtown

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

One Rooster Lo Mein bowl with calamari, veggies, ginger teriyaki sauce, and seared salmon. Photo credit – Mia Yakel.

One Rooster Mongolian Bar has closed in West Midtown after less than a year.

The create-your-own stir fry restaurant from Atlanta restaurateur Mike Blum  opened in February 2017 at 1016 Howell Mill Road NW. The space is also the former home of Blum’s previous — and similar — concept, The Real Chow Baby. The closure was first reported by Tomorrow’s News Today.

Blum said he jumped at the idea of returning to the location he’d run a business in a decade ...

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Marietta breakfast, brunch eatery closes

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Breakfast from Cafe 33 / Photo from the Cafe 33 Facebook page

Marietta started the new year with one less spot for breakfast and brunch.

The last day of business for Cafe 33 — located at 2520 E. Piedmont Road — was New Year’s Eve. The restaurant addressed the closure on its Facebook page:

On a comment thread on the page, a spokesperson for the restaurant attributed the closure to low foot traffic and issues with a landlord. They said they hope to open in a new location in the future.

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Marietta breakfast, brunch eatery closes

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Breakfast from Cafe 33 / Photo from the Cafe 33 Facebook page

Marietta started the new year with one less spot for breakfast and brunch.

The last day of business for Cafe 33 — located at 2520 E. Piedmont Road — was New Year’s Eve. The restaurant addressed the closure on its Facebook page:

On a comment thread on the page, a spokesperson for the restaurant attributed the closure to low foot traffic and issues with a landlord. They said they hope to open in a new location in the future.

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Celebrate the Crimson Tide’s win with free tacos at this Midtown hotspot

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Get a free taco at Babalu in Midtown today. Photo credit: Melissa Libby & Associates.

Winner’s circle.

No matter what state you hail from, celebrate the day after the big game and the Alabama Crimson Tides’ National Championship win with a Gulf shrimp taco with any purchase from Babalu Tapas & Tacos. This offer is valid Tuesday, Jan. 9 only.
33 Peachtree Place N.E., Atlanta. 404-900-9595, atlanta.eatbabalu.com.

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Argosy team purchases former Oak Brewpub in Oakhurst

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

The exterior of Oak Brewpub / Photo courtesy of Armando Celentano

This morning, Armando Celentano, Donald Durant and Benjamin Rhoades, the partners behind Argosy, a popular beer bar and restaurant in East Atlanta Village, announced that they had purchased the former Oak Brewpub in the Oakhurst neighborhood of Decatur, which closed in November, not long after its grand opening celebration.

“This endeavor will be a culmination of our years of craft beer and hospitality experience,” Celentano said in a press release. “We are striving to establish a destination brewery that our neighbors and the entire Atlanta beer community ...

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5 metro Atlanta restaurants to watch the National Championship game, get food deals

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LongHorn Steakhouse is offering a free appetizer with the purchase of one adult entrée today. Photo credit: Linda Costa Communications Group.

Game time.

You know what it is: The University of Georgia’s Bulldogs (or just Georgia Dawgs if you’re a fan) will play the University of Alabama’s Crimson Tide during the National Championship at 8 p.m. Jan. 8. To celebrate, several metro Atlanta restaurants will offer dining deals today. Check out the promotions below and remember, go Dawgs!

LongHorn Steakhouse: Get a free appetizer with the purchase of one adult entrée. To receive the offer, mention the promotion to your ...

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Bankhead Seafood closes suddenly after 50 years in business

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

A Bankhead Seafood employee takes orders from customers at Bankhead Seafood — also known as Bankhead Fish and Soul — in 2006. / AJC file photo

A northwest Atlanta seafood spot has closed its doors after a half century.

Bankhead Seafood has closed at 1651 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy. NW.

Owner Helen Brown Harden told 11Alive that she closed the restaurant because of declining health and lack of manpower, and without warning because she still thought she’d change her mind.

My biggest ambition is to get this place pretty and fixed up, because this place is my life,” Harden ...

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Ramen coming to East Atlanta’s Global Grub Collective

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Ramen from Lifting Noodles / Photo from the Lifting Noodles Instagram account

The team behind the popular Poké Burri poké bowl and burrito stall in East Atlanta’s Global Grub Collective are set to bring ramen to the mini food hall this month.

Lifting Noodles Ramen will open Jan. 16 next to Poké Burri, according to Seven Chan, who owns both concepts with partner Ken Yu.

The spot will offer traditional varieties of ramen including tonkatsu and spicy bowls, but will also serve up “weird variations” including fried ramen, which Chan said has been popular at tastings, as well as breakfast, ...

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New whiskey gives taste of Atlanta distillery’s evolution

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

ASW’s Ameireaganach/Photo credit: ASW Distillery

 

Editor’s Note: This week, Angela Hansberger joins The Atlanta Journal-Constitution team of contributing food and dining writers. Hansberger will cover the Atlanta bar scene, and focus on developments in the world of spirits and cocktails. A freelance writer based in Atlanta, Hansberger has written about food, drink and culture for a variety of national and local publications, including Creative Loafing, Audubon Magazine, Tales of the Cocktail, Simply Buckhead Magazine, 17 South, Eater and Table8.

The labels on ASW Distillery’s whiskey bottles depict a bit of the team’s entrepreneurial spirit. But none tells the tale quite ...

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Chamblee restaurant closed after 5 years

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

A dish from Union Hill Kitchen / Photo from the Union Hill Kitchen Facebook page

A spot for “New American” cuisine has closed its doors in Chamblee.

Union Hill Kitchen, which was located at 5336 Peachtree Road, closed on Dec. 22, Tomorrow’s News Today first reported.

The restaurant announced the closure on its website:

“Union Hill Kitchen will close our doors permanently on Friday December 22, 2017.   It has been a fantastic 5 years serving all of our guests.  Thank you for the  years of business, support and many many cherished friendships.”

The eatery first opened its doors in ...

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Happy hour drinks and tapas are $4 and $5 weekdays at this Buckhead restaurant

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Happy hour drinks and tapas are $4 and $5 weekdays at Gypsy Kitchen. Photo credit: Gypsy Kitchen.

Unwind from the workday with happy hour wine and tapas specials from 4:30-6 p.m. weekdays at Gypsy Kitchen. A rotating selection of premium wine vintages, unique varietals and a sparkling option are available for $5 a glass; a sampling of small plates, which includes chicken croquetas and marinated olives, are $4. Specials are available at the bar, in the patio and lounge area.
3035 Peachtree Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-939-9840, gk-atl.com.

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