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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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Fine dining Italian concept Osteria di Mare opening in Peachtree Corners

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Italian fine dining restaurant Osteria di Mare will open Oct. 1 in Peachtree Corners. / Photo: Osteria di Mare

Dining options continue to grow in Peachtree Corners.

Last year saw the addition of notables like Noble Fin, Ba Bellies and popular Lawrenceville diner Peachtree Cafe. Earlier this month, restaurateur Mark Taft, whose FEED Fried Chicken & Such recently opened at The Battery at SunTrust Park, announced that he’ll bring that concept to the Town Center mixed-use development in Peachtree Corners in 2018.

Now, Andrew Hoppen, Peachtree Corners resident and owner of Mexican concept Taqueria del Mar, is poised ...

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Another steakhouse headed to Atlanta

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse will open a location in Dunwoody in 2018. / Photo: Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse

This year has seen numerous steakhouses open in and around Atlanta, including Kaiser’s Chophouse in Sandy Springs and C. Ellet’s at The Battery, a concept by restaurateur Linton Hopkins. The latest to join the primal-cut scene is national chain Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse, which has announced that it will open a location in Atlanta next year.

A holding of Texas-based Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, the chophouse will open at 236 Perimeter Center Parkway, in Dunwoody’s Park Center, ...

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Dunwoody gets a pizza joint

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Vintage Pizzeria recently opened its third location on Chamblee Dunwoody Road in Dunwoody Village. / Dunwoody Convention and Visitors Bureau

By Caleigh Derreberry

Dunwoody residents and office workers have one more nearby dining option: Vintage Pizzeria.

The local, family-owned restaurant, known for New Jersey-style pizza, recently opened a location at 5510 Chamblee Dunwoody Road in Dunwoody Village.

The new location offers two dining areas – one geared toward families, the other for adults. Both sections have a covered outdoor patio.

Besides thin-crust pizza, the Vintage menu includes traditional Italian appetizers, salads and sandwiches.

This marks the third location for Vintage, whose ...

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Jinya Is Opening a Huge Ramen Restaurant on 14th Street Next Week

Source: Washingtonian Food

Jinya Ramen Bar, the Los Angeles-based franchise known for its Japanese noodle soups, is opening a massive location on 14th Street next Monday—the first in DC following an East Coast flagship in Fairfax’s Mosaic District, which debuted last year. With it comes a menu far more extensive than what a ramen shop might call to mind: […]

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First Look: Bar Mercado debuts Spanish tapas at Krog Street Market

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Bar Mercado crispy chicken legs with romesco and blanched almonds, and Churros with spiced sugar and hot chocolate. Photo credit- Mia Yakel.

Last week, Castellucci Hospitality Group — Cooks & Soldiers, Double Zero, Iberian Pig, Sugo — officially opened Bar Mercado.

The Spanish tapas restaurant took over the Krog Street Market space formerly occupied by the Cockentrice.

The makeover by Atlanta’s Square Feet Studio features bold colors and geometric patterns in keeping with the theme of a lively Spanish market. Seating stretches through the bright sunken dining room adjacent to the open kitchen to a cozy-cool bar area with a ...

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Barbecue chain opens its first metro Atlanta location, has plans for a second

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

The City Barbecue menu includes a variety of barbecue staples. / Photo from the City Barbecue Facebook page

Decatur has a new spot for barbecue.

Ohio-based City Barbecue opened its first metro Atlanta location today in the Decatur Crossing development at 2511 Blackmon Drive in Decatur. The fast-casual restaurant offers up barbecue staples including ribs, pulled pork, brisket and chicken in addition to vegetable sides, salads and desserts.

Though the first area location just opened, the chain has already secured a lease for a second in the Johns Creek Town Center on Peachtree Parkway in Johns Creek, Tomorrow’s News Today ...

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New pizza restaurant slated for south Buckhead

Pizza from Atwood’s. / Photo Credit: Tomas Espinoza

The team behind established pizza spots Atwoods Pizza in Midtown, Hearth Pizza Tavern in Sandy Springs and Camps Kitchen & Bar in Marietta has a new pizza spot in the works.

Howell’s is slated to open in November in the Howell Mill development at 1952 Howell Mill Road, Eater reports.

Chef Rob Phillip, who developed Atwoods, Hearth and Camps with Jeff Newsham, is designing a menu featuring a variety of pizzas, pastas, salads and dishes “with global influences” including lamb gyro dumplings and curry caramel popcorn, as well as entrees including salmon filet and steak frites.

A beverage program will be overseen by Tom McGuire who previously worked at Proof and Provision, Burn Social Club and Craft Izakaya.

Howell’s, which will serve lunch, dinner and brunch, will join Savannah sandwich spot Zunzi’s in the Howell Mill development.

 

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Drink Out of a Porron and Eat Gin & Tonic Sorbet at Michael Schlow’s New Spanish Pop-Up

Source: Washingtonian Food

If you ever dined at Conosci, the intimate downtown crudo bar from restaurateur Michael Schlow, you might remember the speakeasy-esque entrance—through a velvet curtain inside Alta Strada—and the lack of a real kitchen. (All dishes were made with a toaster oven, induction burner, or rice cooker.) When the ambitious tasting menus outgrew the cooking equipment, Schlow developed […]

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Drink Out of a Porron and Eat Gin & Tonic Sorbet at Michael Schlow’s New Spanish Pop-Up

Source: Washingtonian Food

If you ever dined at Conosci, the intimate downtown crudo bar from restaurateur Michael Schlow, you might remember the speakeasy-esque entrance—through a velvet curtain inside Alta Strada—and the lack of a real kitchen. (All dishes were made with a toaster oven, induction burner, or rice cooker.) When the ambitious tasting menus outgrew the cooking equipment, Schlow developed […]

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Brookhaven gets a taste of Bangladesh with new restaurant

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Ruchi Bangladeshi Cuisine is now open in Brookhaven. / Photo from the Ruchi Facebook page

There’s a new spot for Bangladeshi food in Atlanta. Surprise! It’s not on Buford Highway.

Ruchi Bangladeshi Cuisine, which opened its doors last week at 4847 Peachtree Road in Brookhaven, features an expansive menu of Bengladeshi and Indian staples including butter chicken, vindaloo and a variety of naans, as well as lesser-known dishes such as garlic chili morich, a Bangladeshi dish made with green chili, chopped tomato, garlic and spices with a choice of chicken, lamb, goat, tilapia, salmon or shrimp. The spot will also ...

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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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Why the Opening of Nobu DC Doesn’t Matter

Source: Washingtonian Food

International sushi magnet Nobu opens its first-ever location in DC today. The debut of the luxury chain is being heralded by some as another accomplishment for Washington as a restaurant town—a status symbol that we’ve made it. “Its arrival in the District signals the city’s growing reputation as a food city,” notes the Washington Business Journal. […]

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Take a look at the menu for Bar Mercado, opening this week at Krog Street Market

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Pescaito Frito is on the menu at Bar Mercado. / Photo by Heidi Geldhauser

The long-awaited tapas concept from the team behind several popular Atlanta restaurants including Cooks & Soldiers is set to open at Krog Street Market this week.

Bar Mercado will open its doors for dinner in the former Cockentrice space this Thursday, Sept. 14. Lunch will start being served on Saturday, Sept. 23, with brunch service starting on Sept. 24.

 

Inspired by the Market of San Miguel, a covered market in Madrid, the restaurant will serve multi-regional tapas including pulpo a la gallega featuring braised octopus, ...

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Hugh Acheson’s coffee shop opens a second Atlanta location

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Spiller Park is now open in Toco Hills. / Photo from the Spiller Park Facebook page

There’s a new spot to get your caffeine fix in Toco Hills.

Spiller Park Coffee, which has a location in Ponce City Market, opened over the weekend in the Toco Hills Shopping Center at 2929 North Druid Hills Road NE, in a space that was formerly home to a shoe store.

The coffee shop, from Atlanta restaurateur and “Top Chef” judge Hugh Acheson and Dale Donchey, who previously owned coffee shop Steady Hand in the Emory area, will feature a coffee menu that will rotat ...

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New barbecue spot coming to Johns Creek

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Ribs are on the menu at Rise & Swine / Photo from the Swine & Shine Facebook page

The owners of a popular Johns Creek Mexican restaurant are planning to open a barbecue restaurant next door.

Mark Ferrara and Ben Lee, who own The Original Brooklyn Cantina at 9945 Jones Bridge Road, are planning to open Swine and Shine, according to Scoop OTP.

Lee said the restaurant is set to open at the beginning of October and will offer barbecue staples including brisket, ribs and burnt ends. Beverages will include more than 40 kinds of beer, 15 kinds of ...

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The Kardashians’ favorite Japanese restaurant, Nobu, is set to open in D.C. Expect sushi with a side of paparazzi.

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

For the past two years, the D.C. food scene has been abuzz with news that Nobu is coming, Nobu is coming. Well, Nobu is here. Finally. Friday at 10 a.m., the West End outpost (2525 M St. NW) of the acclaimed international chain will begin taking reservations for a Sept. 12 opening. This marks the 38th location […]

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Avalon is getting a new ice cream shop this week

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Cookies and cream rolled ice cream at Kremo. / Photo courtesy of Kremo

The rolled ice cream trend shows no signs of stopping.

Kremo Ice Cream is set to open at Avalon in Alpharetta this Friday. The spot, which serves made-to-order rolled ice cream made with local ingredients, offers flavors including green tea, toasted coconut and coffee, as well as specialty and seasonal varieties including mocha latte, passionfruit, rum raisin and black sesame.

This will be the second Kremo — the spot has another location at 2180 Pleasant Hill Road in Duluth. This will be the second spot ...

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There’ll soon be a new place to drink beer at Lenox Square mall

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Peachtree Pint is coming to Lenox Square mall. MATT KEMPNER / AJC

Raise a glass to a soon-to-open bar focusing on beer at Lenox Square mall.

Locally owned and operated Peachtree Pint is set to open by the end of the year in the Fashion Café next to Cellaris. The spot will offer 30 international and domestic beers on tap, including several Georgia-made beers. Snacks curated by local chefs will also be available for purchase.

In other recent Lenox Square news, Cousin’s Maine Lobster announced it will open its first East Coast brick-and-mortar location in the mall this fall.

 

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There’ll soon be a new place to drink beer at Lenox Square mall

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Peachtree Pint is coming to Lenox Square mall. MATT KEMPNER / AJC

Raise a glass to a soon-to-open bar focusing on beer at Lenox Square mall.

Locally owned and operated Peachtree Pint is set to open by the end of the year in the Fashion Café next to Cellaris. The spot will offer 30 international and domestic beers on tap, including several Georgia-made beers. Snacks curated by local chefs will also be available for purchase.

In other recent Lenox Square news, Cousin’s Maine Lobster announced it will open its first East Coast brick-and-mortar location in the mall this fall.

 

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FEED Fried Chicken is coming to Peachtree Corners

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Chef Marc Taft had a busy year, but his 2018 is shaping up to be even busier.

Taft, whose FEED Fried Chicken & Such just opened its doors at The Battery at SunTrust Park, announced that he’ll bring the same concept to the Town Center mixed-use development in Peachtree Corners in 2018.

In addition to the Peachtree Corners restaurant, Taft is also set to open a FEED, as well as CO-OP Community Table + Bar and an unnamed burger concept at the Halcyon development in Forsyth County in 2018.

Inspired by memories of childhood meals at his grandmother’s house, ...

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Nitrogen ice cream shop now open in Sandy Springs

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream

Another nitrogen ice cream shop has opened its doors in metro Atlanta.

The first Georgia location of Provo, Utah-based Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream is now open at The Prado at 5590 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs.

Nitrogen ice cream is made by flash-freezing ice cream using liquid nitrogen, which minimizes the amount of ice crystals in the product. Sub Zero’s menu features seven cream bases, including original, custard, low-fat and yogurt, as well as lactose-free, vegan and sugar-free options.

After selecting a base, customers can choose from more than 30 flavors and mix in ...

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First Look: Find a fresh taste on fast-casual at Bluetop in Chamblee

Angry Fried Chicken Sandwich with white bread and pickles. Photo credit- Mia Yakel.

Former Portofino executive chef Matt Marcus recently opened the first restaurant of his own, partnering with Andy Lasky to create Bluetop on Peachtree Road in Chamblee.

Serving both lunch and dinner seven days a week, the concept combines fast-casual service with a menu from Marcus that’s both quirky and comfy.

Consider the likes of a Maine lobster corn dog, a signature burger made with Snake River Farms beef and Red Dragon cheddar, and a kale salad tossed with milk blanched garlic, dried blueberries, toasted oats, and fermented hemp nut vinaigrette.

In addition to draft and canned beer, and a concise list of wines by the glass or bottle, there are adventurous drinks from beverage director Jonathan L. Joy, including “Meat Locker” cocktails stirred with duck and lamb washes.

While the name pays homage to the taxi stand that once occupied the space, the Bluetop build-out offers multiple places to drink and dine, including two bars, two dining rooms and a design that melds the indoors and outdoors with backyard picnic tables, bocce and cornhole, and sometimes live bands.

First Look: Find a fresh taste on fast-casual at Bluetop in Chamblee

Back dining area, looking out into backyard and patio. Photo credit- Mia Yakel.

In keeping with Chamblee’s history as a destination for antique and curio shops, Marcus and Lasky bought a 1969 45-foot Global Van Lines moving truck for $500 and retrofitted it to be the kitchen.

“We’re basically running a restaurant out of a food truck,” Marcus said during a recent interview, “but the concept is basically about utilizing the relationships that I’ve built with local purveyors and farmers in over 14 years-plus of being in Atlanta.

“I’m trying to deliver that to the guests at a way more reasonable price than I’m used to in fine dining. The way we found to do that was we took out the china, we took out the fine silver, and we took out the servers, essentially. That freed up a lot of overhead to where we can put that into the menu. Actually, my food cost is higher than it’s ever been.”

Marcus calls his cooking at Bluetop New American, though somewhere along the line that got translated as Americana. Either way, he’s using high-quality ingredients, often in unusual ways, including a Border Springs lamb sloppy Joe.

First Look: Find a fresh taste on fast-casual at Bluetop in Chamblee

(From left to right) The Bluetop team: Jonathan L. Joy, beverage director, executive chef/co-owner Matt Marcus, and Paul Sidener, chef de cuisine. Photo credit- Mia Yakel.

“I’m taking things that came throughout my life,” Marcus said. “My grandmother used to make me a sloppy Joe with lamb necks, and it’s just happy comfort food for me. A double stack burger with a cheese I found 12 years ago in Mississippi. The Red Dragon cheese makes it for me. And so that’s my little taste of a Mississippi gas station burger.

“I remember the first time we ever figured out how to fry gnocchi. I said if I ever open a fast-casual place, I’m going to put them on the menu and call them tater tots, and give them to the people.”

Besides calling fried gnocchi tater tots, Marcus said the atmosphere was meant to reinforce the cool casualness of the food.

“We totally want it to be a hangout,” he said. “We don’t want any tension in the building. We want you to feel at home. It’s a place where on the weekend I’ve seen people hanging out in the backyard from like 2 in the afternoon until early evening, playing some bocce, and listening to the band.”

Another thing Marcus likes about the backyard, which is close to the kitchen, is that he has a place for his custom Kudu grill.

“I love the Kudu,” he said. “We sat down with the engineer and we designed the one for Bluetop. I’ve got to tell you, it’s everything I ever dreamed it could be. My favorite thing I’ve done on it was an Ossabaw pig head that I let sit for about eight hours on the highest elevation with a pound of chervil underneath.”

While certain items will remain for the long run, Marcus said he’ll be tweaking the menu fairly often.

“The menu will constantly organically grow, and we’re going to really try to pay attention to the neighborhood and what they want. Seeing 80 to 90 ceviches sold a day lets me know that I should probably put a crudo on and maybe expand the oyster program.

“But as far as a demographic, we don’t have one. I don’t know how that’s possible. I’ve seen everything from strollers to wheelchairs in here. And I’m happy with that. I think we’ve created a place for everybody.”

5362 Peachtree Road, Chamblee. 678-620-3490, bluetopchamblee.com.

More images from a First Look at Bluetop

First Look: Find a fresh taste on fast-casual at Bluetop in Chamblee

Ceviche with native seafood, Georgia shrimp and yuzu, lemon, and capers. Photo credit- Mia Yakel.

First Look: Find a fresh taste on fast-casual at Bluetop in Chamblee

Blue Top Buffalo Octopus small bite. Photo credit- Mia Yakel.

First Look: Find a fresh taste on fast-casual at Bluetop in Chamblee

The Kale salad with baby kale, milk blanched garlic, dried blueberries, toasted oats, and fermented hemp nut vinaigrette. Photo credit- Mia Yakel.

First Look: Find a fresh taste on fast-casual at Bluetop in Chamblee

Chilled Peach Soup. Photo credit- Mia Yakel.

First Look: Find a fresh taste on fast-casual at Bluetop in Chamblee

Bluetop Burger with Snake River Farms beef, onion jam, red dragon cheddar, butter lettuce, Dukes, and a pickle with fries. Photo credit- Mia Yakel.

First Look: Find a fresh taste on fast-casual at Bluetop in Chamblee

0 Ducks Given cocktail with apple brandy, averna, duck washed curacao, bitters blend, orange oils, and salt (left) and Whisky cocktail with bourbon, lemongrass, pomegranate, brown sugar, lime, champagne vinegar, mint, and angostura bitters (right). Photo credit- Mia Yakel.

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East Pole coffee shop and roastery to open this month at Armour Yards

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

A coffee wholesaler and online seller will open its first brick-and-mortar location in Atlanta this month.

East Pole Coffee Co. is set to open Monday, Sept. 11 at Armour Yards, the new loft-office development between Buckhead and Midtown at 255 Ottley Drive, Suite 105. The shop will also serve as East Pole’s headquarters and roastery.

The 2,000-square-foot roastery and coffee bar features café seating separate from the production area, where customers can see the roasting process through a glass partition. The space “showcases navy and sea foam accents throughout” as well as walnut surfaces and brass finishes, according to a ...

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