Tag Archives: Marietta

Marietta should be feline fine — it’s about to get a cat cafe

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Hadyn Hilton, owner of Java Cats Cafe, visited Seattle Meowtropolitan before embarking on opening her own cat cafe. / Contributed photo

There’s good news for Cobb County cat lovers on the horizon.

Java Cats Cafe, which opened in Grant Park at 415 Memorial Drive in March 2017, has announced it’s looking to open a second location in Marietta.

The second cafe will be located at 85 Atlanta St. SE, in the former home of Cleo Coffee & Ice Cream Lab. Owner Hadyn Hilton said in a GoFundMe launched to help finance the venture that she hopes to open the ...

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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.

Cafe 33’s menu offered a variety of breakfast and ...

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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.

Cafe 33’s menu offered a variety of breakfast and ...

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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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20 great holiday restaurant gift card deals in metro Atlanta

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

For each $100 gift card purchased, guests will receive an extra $20 at One Sushi + as well as other restaurants this holiday season. Photo credit: Tori Allen PR.

Did you make your list and check it twice?

For last minute gifts, consider gift cards from the following 20 metro Atlanta restaurants. With slew of bonus dollar deals, each will be a gift of something good to eat. And, if you’re wanting a treat for you, there’s that too; some bonus offers feature a second gift card so you can give and get a gift. All offers are available online ...

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Marietta gets a wake-up call with new coffee shop

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Coffee drinks are on the menu. (Erika Schultz/Seattle Times/TNS)

Marietta has a reason to perk up this week with the opening of a new coffee shop.

Perks Coffee, which opened this week at 3000 Windy Hill Road SE, offers a variety of coffee drinks including iced coffee with roasted coffee ice cubes and café glacé, as well as 15 types of herbal teas. The coffee shop partnered with Rev Coffee in nearby Smyrna to create its own coffee blends.

Food offerings include bagels, pastries and oatmeal, with salads and sandwiches to come.

Perks owners Jamshid Panahi is no stranger to ...

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8 hands-on classes in metro Atlanta to get you cooking for the holidays

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Enjoy a hands-on cooking class at Vino Venue in Dunwoody. Photo courtesy of Vino Venue.

With the holiday season in full swing, you might be in need of some new culinary inspiration for the forthcoming parties, gatherings and special meals in the weeks ahead. Whether you’re an expert cook or a novice in the kitchen, these cooking classes scattered across metro-Atlanta’s neighborhoods will give you tips and tricks to impress your guests just in time for the holidays. Read on to see what’s cooking near you…

  1. Vino Venue
    Located just outside the perimeter in Dunwoody, Vine Venue is a unique ...

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Get a start on holiday shopping, eat brunch and mix drinks in a Midtown class and more in metro Atlanta

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Seed Kitchen & Bar is serving an anniversary three-course meal this week. Photo credit: Melissa Libby & Associates.

Enjoy a three-course dinner in Marietta. Mix drink. Head to Suwanne for a food and wine festival. 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.

Now through Nov. 10: Seed Kitchen & Bar is serving an anniversary three-course meal with options such as Jonah crab toast with brioche, avocado and cured egg yolk; Maple Leaf Farms duck ...

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Where to buy Thanksgiving dinner to-go in metro Atlanta

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Pre-order a Thanksgiving feast from Serpas True Food. Photo credit: Heidi Geldhauser.

Planning a big Thanksgiving dinner is for the birds.

This year, stress-less and save time by ordering dinner to-go—from turkeys and all the trimmings to appetizer and desserts. Contact the following restaurants in Fulton, Cobb, North Fulton, Gwinnett and DeKalb counties to place your order for pick-up. Take it home and in an instant, dinner will be served.

Fulton County

Forgo spending the day in the kitchen this holiday season and pre-order a Thanksgiving feast featuring a roasted turkey with cornbread stuffing, butternut squash soup, mixed fall green ...

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First Look: Barbecue, beer and more at Loyal Q in East Cobb

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.

The new Loyal Q and Brew in East Cobb is all about smoked meat and beer on draft.

Given that the owner is Bob Campbell, who spent years opening and operating multiple Taco Mac locations around Atlanta, that’s not exactly surprising.

In addition to barbecue, the menu from chef Dan Diersen features shared plates, sides and vegetables, such as salt-roasted beets, cauliflower salad and a hefty portobello sandwich.

Diersen grew up in ...

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Buy This: 3 olive products you need in your pantry

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Olive oil, olive juice.Try at least one of each.

Alta Cucina Italia Flavored Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Adriana Coppola grew up in a small town near Naples, Italy. Since moving to John’s Creek, she’s created Alta Cucina Italia, a line of artisan condiments and sauces that remind her of the flavors of home. Among her many offerings, she sells extra virgin Italian olive oil mixed with the flavors of Naples – parsley, red pepper and garlic. We’ve become big fans of infused and seasoned olive oils. When the olive oil and seasonings are high quality, there’s no easier way to ...

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Stock Up: Three reasons to go shopping in Marietta

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Shopping for food or food products? Here are three reasons to head to Marietta.

A Georgia cutting board from The Local Exchange

Everything Georgia and a Georgia cutting board to serve it on

Visit The Local Exchange on the south side of the Marietta square and you walk into a general store that sells everything from local art and vintage antiques to a huge variety of food items ranging from fresh butter and cheese to local coffee, beer and wine. You will have no trouble finding the perfect hostess gift, birthday present or treat for yourself. But you better allow ...

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Stock Up: Three reasons to go shopping in Marietta

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Shopping for food or food products? Here are three reasons to head to Marietta.

A Georgia cutting board from The Local Exchange

Everything Georgia and a Georgia cutting board to serve it on

Visit The Local Exchange on the south side of the Marietta square and you walk into a general store that sells everything from local art and vintage antiques to a huge variety of food items ranging from fresh butter and cheese to local coffee, beer and wine. You will have no trouble finding the perfect hostess gift, birthday present or treat for yourself. But you better allow ...

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Here’s how you can get 50-percent off your bill any day, any time at three metro Atlanta restaurants

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Get 50-percent off your bill any time at Brine Seafood Shack, Chicken and the Egg and FEED Fried Chicken + Such. Photo credit: James Camp.

Show your badge of honor.

To celebrate the hard work and dedication of first responders, Marc Taft’s Brine Seafood ShackChicken and the Egg and FEED Fried Chicken + Such is offering 50-percent off their bill any day, any time. First responders must show their badge for this promotion. That’s it.
Brine Seafood Shack, 6165 1st St., Alpharetta. 470-226-2190, brineseafoodshack.com.
Chicken and the Egg, 800 Whitlock Ave. N.W., Marietta. 678-388-8813, chickandtheegg.com.
FEED Fried Chicken and ...

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Grits dinner hosted by a James Beard Award-winning chef, Cobb Restaurant Week and more in metro Atlanta this week

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

James Beard Award-winning chef Virginia Willis to host a four-course grits dinner at Food 101. Photo credit: 101 Concepts.

Three-course prix fixe dinners during Cobb Restaurant Week. Grits dinner hosted by a James Beard Award-wining chef. 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.

Now through Sept. 23: The ninth annual Cobb Restaurant Week features select three-course dinner menus for $15, $25 and $35. Participating restaurants include Chicken and the Egg, Drift Fish House ...

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Free meal for metro Atlanta first responders now today and tomorrow

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Free meal for metro Atlanta first responders now today and tomorrow at Macaroni Grill. Photo credit: Fitzgerald Petersen Communications.

As a thank you to first responders during Hurricane Irma, metro Atlanta police officers, firefighters, EMTs and paramedics will receive a free Mom’s Ricotta Meatballs and Spaghetti entrée now through Sept. 19 at all three metro Atlanta Macaroni Grill locations. The offer is available for dine-in or take-out. No purchase necessary.
Mall of Georgia, 3207 Buford Dr., Buford. 678-714-0049, macaronigrill.com.
5045 Windward Pkwy., Alpharetta. 770-360-6302.
3625 Dallas Hwy. S.W., Marietta. 678-581-5624.

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Try this Aussie meat pie with attitude

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Australian Bakery Cafe offers a variety of savory hand pies and pastys. Pictured, from left: Steak and Kidney pie, Vegetable Pasty, Ned Kelly and the Outback Pepperjack Chicken Pie. / Ligaya Figueras

Dish of the Week: Ned Kelly Pie at Australian Bakery Cafe

Australians have always impressed me with their spiritedness.

Take, for example, my former next door neighbor, Sal. She’s a rugby-playing Aussie who I recruited for my soccer team. When she showed up for a game, boy, did she show spunk – chanting and hollering for us to “go get ‘em!” When she took that energy to the ...

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This Marietta restaurant was named one of the top 10 new eateries in America

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

An apple and belgian endive salad is sprinkled with pomegranite seeds. CONTRIBUTED BY: Courtesy Spring restaurant

Two weeks after being named a finalist for best new restaurant in America by Bon Apetit, Spring in Marietta now knows where it stands.

The restaurant was named to the magazine’s “Hot 10” list, coming in at number seven.

While editor Andrew Knowlton wrote “there’s absolutely nothing flashy” about Spring, located at 83 Church St. But he sang the restaurant’s praises, writing, “Don’t go to Spring for the bells and whistles. Don’t go to Spring expecting to find the next culinary trend. Go to ...

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Spring

Source: Atlanta Magazine

GrouperPhotograph by Johnny Autry There aren’t many chefs in Atlanta who can cook like Brian So, who has chosen to open his first restaurant not in the city but in Marietta. Spring is located just one block off of the square in an almost-hidden, minimally decorated room inside a 100-year-old freight depot. It’s intimate, to say the least—you can hear every move So makes in the kitchen, down to the swipe of his whisk against a stainless steel bowl—but that’s a bantam price to pay for access to his technical, restrained, reverent cooking. It’s clear that his goal isn’t necessarily ...

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Buy This: 3 Georgia cookies you need in your cookie jar

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

When there’s no time for homemade cookies, try these three cookies made in Georgia.

Strawberry Lemonade

Dexter Myers is a man of many talents. An indie music pioneer, he also loves to bake. On the road with his act, he’d serve cookies to his fans. One thing led to another, and Dexter Myers Cookies was born almost a decade ago. His cookies are soft and cake-like, filled with nuts and chocolate and fruit. We sampled his new Strawberry Lemonade cookies. You taste the butter, the lemon zest, the white chocolate and the bits of preserved strawberry. There’s also “The Crooner” ...

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Smyrna Mexican restaurant expanding to Marietta

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Zama is moving into Marietta. / Photo from the Zama Facebook page

A Smyrna Mexican spot is set to open a spot in Marietta in the next couple of months.

Zama Mexican Cuisine is planning a new location in Sprayberry Square at 2550 Sandy Plains Road in the space previously occupied by Jersey’s Sports Bar, according to Scoop OTP.

The restaurant serves Mexican staples including fajitas, tacos, quesadillas and a variety of margaritas.

 

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This Marietta restaurant is a finalist for best new restaurant in America

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Chicken liver pate on toast at Spring / Photo by Heidi Geldhauser

A Marietta restaurant that has received accolades since its opening is receiving another tip of the hat from a national publication.

Spring, located at 83 Church St., is the only Georgia restaurant named to Bon Appetit magazine’s 2017 list of finalists for the best new restaurant in America.

The magazine described Spring as “the stellar restaurant you wish your suburban hometown had,” and recommended ordering the house-made butter and sourdough bread and chicken liver paté on toast with blueberry jam. The vibe was described as “genteel Southernness with ...

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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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6 must-try menu items at Beni’s Cubano in East Cobb

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Beni’s Cubano serves up an assortment of Cuban dishes at The Avenue East Cobb. Credit: Heidi Geldhauser

Being a Miami native and half Cuban, I’m always on the hunt for good Cuban cuisine. So when I heard about Beni’s Cubano opening up at The Avenue East Cobb in Marietta last month, I was eager to give them a try. The verdict? While Beni’s might not be on the same level as a corner restaurant in Little Havana (let’s face it, few restaurants are), this new eatery dishes out some solid dishes that should satisfy your cravings for Cuban fare. Head ...

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Where to drink frozen cocktails in Atlanta

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

The rosé-based frosé is the frozen cocktail of the summer./Photo credit: Melissa Libby & Associates/Drift Fish House.

There may be few things better than sipping a cool drink on a shady patio as Atlanta heads into the dog days of summer. Bartenders around the country have been breaking out the blender this season in favor of boozy slushies and frozen drinks. No, not those sugar-laden, store-bought mixers topped off with cheap booze and blended within an inch of their lives. (Re)consider the frozen cocktail at one of these six metro Atlanta bars who’ve given the maligned drink a much-needed update ...

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