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Fresh on the Scene: Donetto, ARI Korean Steakhouse, Muchacho

Source: Atlanta Magazine

The frittelle antipasti at DonettoPhotograph by Caroline C. Kilgore Donetto West Midtown needs more destination restaurants, and Donetto—part of Steve Palmer’s Indigo Road Hospitality Group (Oak Steakhouse, Colletta, O-Ku Sushi)—brings Tuscan food to a glam dining room directly across from Miller Union. Giant cuts of meat, a strength for a company known for solid if not particularly innovative food and great service, combine with accomplished mixology in a huge former industrial space with an open kitchen and a sexy bar. Partner and executive chef Michael Perez’s appetizers are lively; try the grilled aged Provolone or the squiggly frittelle mixed with ...

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Eat This: Tacos at Muchacho

Source: Atlanta Magazine

The barbacoa and al pastor tacos at Muchacho.Photograph by Jennifer Zyman. Memorial Drive isn’t known to have an abundance of great taco offerings—Mi Barrio is a neighborhood favorite, and the breakfast tacos at Homegrown GA always satisfy. But with Muchacho, one of the two new restaurants from Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall owner Michael Lennox to open in the former H. Harper Station space, another solid taco option has finally arrived. Lennox tapped chef Jason Simpson, formerly of St. Cecilia and King and Duke, to be chef de cuisine at both Muchacho and adjoining Golden Eagle under culinary director Taria Camerino. ...

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Community Farmers Markets’ inaugural Red Clay Soirée has an impressive food lineup

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Community Farmers Markets—a nonprofit network that likely includes at least one of your favorite Atlanta farmers markets—is hosting its inaugural Red Clay Soirée fundraising gala on Friday, November 10. The list of participants reads like, well, a list of the people making much of the finest food and drink in the city right now. (Full disclosure: We’re also the official media sponsor for the event.) “We wanted to work with people who aren’t the big names like Hugh Acheson or [Staplehouse chef] Ryan Smith, but the rising stars,” says Katie Hayes, CFM’s executive director. “These are the people who are ...

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First Look: Muchacho brings coffee and ‘California cuisine’ to Reynoldstown

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Muchacho Tacos (from left to right) Breakfast, Short Rib Barbacoa, Al Pastor, and Mole Grilled Pineapple. Photo credit- Mia Yakel.

When Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall owner Michael Lennox opened Muchacho on Oct. 16, it was already a hot topic on the Atlanta dining scene.

Serving up coffee and “California cuisine,” and sporting a sunny Los Angeles look that stirred up a bit of controversy among some Reynoldstown neighbors, the tidy counter service space on Memorial Drive occupies the front of a former railroad depot that was most recently home to H. Harper Station.

But Lennox’s master plan for ...

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Preview: Taste of Atlanta moves to Old Fourth Ward

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Taste of Atlanta is celebrating its “Sweet 16” with a move from the streets surrounding Tech Square to Historic Fourth Ward Park. Held October 20-22 this year, the festival will offer bites and beverages from more than 100 restaurants. There will be cooking classes, chef demonstrations, live music, and more. “It was time for us to find a bigger location in a cool, hip neighborhood,” Taste of Atlanta founder Dale DeSena says. “I feel like Old Fourth Ward is the best part of town [for the festival], across from Ponce City Market and attached to the BeltLine. [The park] gives ...

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Exclusive: Ladybird founder will open two restaurants in H. Harper Station space

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Michael LennoxPhotograph by Andrew Thomas Lee Jerry Slater’s beloved H. Harper Station closed in April 2016, leaving behind a prime location on Memorial Drive, just along the unpaved portion of the BeltLine Eastside Trail. But that vacancy is about to end. This spring, Michael Lennox, founder of the popular BeltLine hangout Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall, will revive the 904 Memorial Drive space as not one, but two restaurants. The larger of the two—dubbed Golden Eagle—will be a “workingman’s tavern,” inspired by American Legion halls. It will seat 75 people inside and 100 on the patio, and serve dinner nightly, ...

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Exclusive: Ladybird founder will open two restaurants in H. Harper Station space

Source: Atlanta Magazine

Michael LennoxPhotograph by Andrew Thomas Lee Jerry Slater’s beloved H. Harper Station closed in April 2016, leaving behind a prime location on Memorial Drive, just along the unpaved portion of the BeltLine Eastside Trail. But that vacancy is about to end. This spring, Michael Lennox, founder of the popular BeltLine hangout Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall, will revive the 904 Memorial Drive space as not one, but two restaurants. The larger of the two—dubbed Golden Eagle—will be a “workingman’s tavern,” inspired by American Legion halls. It will seat 75 people inside and 100 on the patio, and serve dinner nightly, ...

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