Tag Archives: East Cobb

Next to an East Cobb gas station, Marietta Donuts serves up fresh yeast doughnuts and apple fritters

Source: Atlanta Magazine

An assortment from Marietta DonutsPhotograph by Lia Picard Two years ago Sokcheat Heng, the owner of Marietta Donuts, left Battambang, Cambodia for Boston with hopes of becoming a successful entrepreneur in the U.S. He had owned a home supply business in Cambodia but liked doughnuts and knew that his friends in Atlanta could help him learn how to make them. While living in Boston he met his girlfriend and business partner, Sophal Chhim, and together they packed up and moved to East Cobb. Friends had scouted out a storefront adjacent to a Shell gas station at the busy intersection of ...

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Fresh on the Scene: Hopstix, Jai Ho, Muss & Turner’s, One Rooster Mongolian Bar

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Jai Ho chef Vijeesh Parayil masters both traditional Indian breads and “street eats” like ragada and chaat.Photograph by Caroline C. Kilgore Hopstix Andy Tan plans to capitalize on Chamblee’s growth with Hopstix, his brewpub serving pan-Asian bar food. The former home brewer, who came to Georgia in 1997 from his native Indonesia, opened Hopstix in February. A variety of drinks are on offer, but the spotlight is on beer: a mix of local brews from Wrecking Bar and Scofflaw as well as Tan’s own Gold Line blonde ale and Trackside, a citrusy pale ale. In an effort to gauge Chamblee’s ...

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Fresh on the Scene: Hopstix, Jai Ho, Muss & Turner’s, One Rooster Mongolian Bar

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Jai Ho chef Vijeesh Parayil masters both traditional Indian breads and “street eats” like ragada and chaat.Photograph by Caroline C. Kilgore Hopstix Andy Tan plans to capitalize on Chamblee’s growth with Hopstix, his brewpub serving pan-Asian bar food. The former home brewer, who came to Georgia in 1997 from his native Indonesia, opened Hopstix in February. A variety of drinks are on offer, but the spotlight is on beer: a mix of local brews from Wrecking Bar and Scofflaw as well as Tan’s own Gold Line blonde ale and Trackside, a citrusy pale ale. In an effort to gauge Chamblee’s ...

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Soft-open planned for Monday at Muss & Turner’s in East Cobb

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Muss & Turner’s East CobbPhoto by Michael Mussman Muss & Turner’s is almost ready for its East Cobb debut. Located in the space formerly home to Common Quarter, at 1205 Johnson Ferry Road, this is the first time the Muss & Turner’s concept is being duplicated since its inception 12 years ago. Founders Todd Mussman and Ryan Turner decided to abandon Common Quarter after partner Chris Talley left the restaurant, saying it was his brainchild. Now, they’re excited to bring an adapted version of their original Smyrna restaurant to a new audience. A giant chalkboard displays the menu.Photo by Michael ...

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Soft-open planned for Monday at Muss & Turner’s in East Cobb

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Muss & Turner’s East CobbPhoto by Michael Mussman Muss & Turner’s is almost ready for its East Cobb debut. Located in the space formerly home to Common Quarter, at 1205 Johnson Ferry Road, this is the first time the Muss & Turner’s concept is being duplicated since its inception 12 years ago. Founders Todd Mussman and Ryan Turner decided to abandon Common Quarter after partner Chris Talley left the restaurant, saying it was his brainchild. Now, they’re excited to bring an adapted version of their original Smyrna restaurant to a new audience. A giant chalkboard displays the menu.Photo by Michael ...

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Review: At Drift Fish House, chef Doug Turbush is finding his sea legs

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Barbecue wild shrimp and lobster roll with fries are two of the best dishes in the house.Photograph by Johnny Autry After 15 years of commuting from East Cobb to work in high-end ITP restaurants like Nava and Bluepointe, Doug Turbush decided in 2011 that it was time to open a chef-driven restaurant close to home. The local dining landscape was, as he told me recently, “kinda bleak”—a place with great schools and an affluent population, but with no place he and his wife wanted to eat. So when an East Cobb shopping center put up a sign touting Whole Foods ...

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Review: At Drift Fish House, chef Doug Turbush is finding his sea legs

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Review: At Drift Fish House, chef Doug Turbush is finding his sea legs
Barbecue wild shrimp and lobster roll with fries are two of the best dishes in the house.

Photograph by Johnny Autry

After 15 years of commuting from East Cobb to work in high-end ITP restaurants like Nava and Bluepointe, Doug Turbush decided in 2011 that it was time to open a chef-driven restaurant close to home. The local dining landscape was, as he told me recently, “kinda bleak”—a place with great schools and an affluent population, but with no place he and his wife wanted to eat. So when an East Cobb shopping center put up a sign touting Whole ...

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The Christiane Chronicles: My reservation with reservations, plus Atlanta’s best soul food

Source: Atlanta Magazine

The Christiane Chronicles: My reservation with reservations, plus Atlanta’s best soul food
Illustration by Zohar Lazar

Rant
No reservations
I’ve always hated making reservations. Early in my career as a critic, I routinely forgot the fake name I had given on the phone and stood by the hostess like an idiot, insisting that I had reserved a table but didn’t know for whom. Alternatively, I felt ashamed every time I gave a pseudonym only to have the person at the other end of the line recognize my voice (my French accent is as thick as glue). But really, I don’t mind waiting for a table. It’s part of the experience, and one ...

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Marietta Food Tours: Go Around the Globe without Leaving the Square

Source: Atlanta Restaurant Blog

Australian, Colombian + a Food Network Winner abound on the Marietta Food Tours. Food tours are are popping up all over Atlanta these days. I just took one of Downtown Atlanta. Shortly after that, I was invited to attend the Marietta Food Tours which takes place around the Marietta Square. Although I grew up in Marietta, I’d […]

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Zeal Modern Eatery in East Cobb, Revisited

Source: Atlanta Restaurant Blog

Zeal restaurant in East Cobb has had a bit of a rough start since opening. Now with a revised menu, new chef and owner, they’ve had a chance to sort out some of their hiccups and start anew. Zeal invited some of the Association of Food Bloggers in for a menu tasting.

To start, I was pretty impressed by their cocktails. Normally, I would dismiss a cocktail menu for a restaurant in the burbs, but the two I sampled were quite good. The Moscow Mule, served in copper mugs, was refreshing and lighter on the booze than the second, the ...

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Chequers Relocates to East Cobb

Source: Atlanta Restaurant Blog

After many years in the Perimeter area, Chequers Steaks and Seafood relocated to East Cobb. Taking over the old Houlihans space, they seem to be a welcome addition for East Cobbers. We were invited to sample the menu at Chequers in its new home.

The wines by the glass list didn’t pique my interest very much, so I stuck with a cocktail: a Margarita to be specific. Our server tells me it is one of the only ones on the cocktail menu that isn’t too sweet. It was quite good, with bits of lemon and lime peel adding a nice ...

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