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It’s pie time: O4W Pizza owner returning to Atlanta with new restaurant

O4W Pizza’s Grandma Pie / Photo courtesy of Blue Hominy

If you’ve been mourning the loss of an intown spot to get O4W Pizza’s Grandma Pie, it’s time to wipe your tears.

Owner Anthony Spina, who closed O4W’s Irwin Street Market spot across from Krog Street Market in mid-2016 in favor of a new location in Duluth, will return to Atlanta next year with a new restaurant.

Spina is partnering with Billy Streck, owner of intown eateries Cypress Street Pint + Plate and Hampton + Hudson, to open an as-yet unnamed spot in mixed-use development Studioplex at 659 Auburn Ave. NE in mid-2018. The restaurant will be just a few blocks from O4W’s previous intown location.

The new joint will serve top-selling pies from O4W Pizza — including the popular Grandma Pie, a rectangular thin-crust pizza — and other Italian snacks, sandwiches, salads, and pasta, including vegan and gluten-free options, alongside a beverage program with a full bar.

The forthcoming restaurant’s design is a collaboration among Streck and his wife Jenn, Spina, and local Atlanta firm Smith Hanes Studio. It will face the Beltline’s Eastside trail and feature a bar, banquette seating, and an open kitchen.

Growing up in Red Bank, Anthony Spina learned to make Jersey-style pizza side-by-side with his uncle. He cooked in his home state for two decades before moving to Atlanta and opening O4W Pizza in January 2015. New York native Streck grew up hanging out in his grandfather’s and dad’s pizzeria.

The restaurant will join several other recently-announced food concepts at Studioplex, including Hawkers Asian Street Fare and Beetnix Juice Bar.


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A rendering of the new restaurant from Anthony Spina and Billy Streck. / Rendering courtesy of Blue Hominy


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It’s pie time: O4W Pizza owner returning to Atlanta with new restaurant

A Coastal Mexican Spot is Coming to Shaw with a Rooftop Bar for Year-Round Margaritas

Source: Washingtonian Food

We’re heading into winter, but the owners of Takoda are already dreaming up beach fare like fish tacos, spicy margaritas, and piña coladas for their next Shaw venture. Cortez, named after the sea that separates the Baja California Peninsula from Mexico, will open in the former 1905 Bistro space with coastal Mexican and SoCal cuisine. The […]

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Nobu restaurant to open in Atlanta as part of Phipps Plaza expansion

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

A rendering shows a new 12-story office tower, Nobu hotel and restaurant and a 60,000-square-foot Life Time fitness complex. / Photo contributed by Simon

A Japanese restaurant that’s a favorite with celebrities will set up shop in Atlanta.

Nobu Atlanta Restaurant will open as part of the Nobu Hotel at the Phipps Plaza mixed-use development in Buckhead.

The expansion, which will roll out in phases through 2020, will also feature an office tower and fitness complex. The restaurant will operate in a 10,000 square-foot space.

The restaurant and hotel have a star pedigree; founding Nobu investors include actor and director ...

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Grant Park Market now open in The Larkin

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

There’s a new spot for sandwiches and food products in Grant Park.

Grant Park Market — a second location of Candler Park Market — is in soft open mode in the Larkin on Memorial development at 519 Memorial Drive.

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Candler Park Market, located at 1642 McLendon Ave., has been open for nearly 15 years.


The 63,000 square foot mixed-use Larkin re-development from Paces Property will have several more food options available in the next few months, including Firepit Pizza Tavern, a creation of Leslie Cohen, an Atlanta native and winner of Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen; restaurant ...

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Texas-style barbecue joint open in College Park

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

“Dino-Ribs” in the smoker at Hattie Marie’s. / Photo from the Hattie Marie’s Facebook page

South Fulton has a new spot for Texas-style barbecue.

Hattie Marie’s Texas Style BBQ and Cajun Kitchen opened its doors last week at 3699 Main St. in College Park.

Husband and wife Willie and Ramona Griggie named the eatery — which serves Texas-style barbecue and cajun dishes — after Willie’s mother, who loved to cook and owned her own bakery and catering company.

“If you came to her house, you were always going to leave full,” Ramona says of her mother-in-law, who passed away several ...

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Staplehouse has a new upstairs cocktail bar

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Interior of Staplehouse / AJC file photo

Reservations at critically-praised Old Fourth Ward spot Staplehouse are tough to come by, but grabbing a drink in the same building just got a little bit easier.

The restaurant opened Paper Crane Lounge in an upstairs space that previously served as a private event space earlier this month, Eater Atlanta reports. Open from 5:30-10 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays and 5:30-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, the bar is first come, first serve and features a rotating cocktail list with five or six drinks (including a sparkling Negroni). Different drinks lists will be offered ...

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Ford Fry’s El Felix set to open in The Battery this month

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Parilla Mixta Fajitas- beef, chicken and pork belly on caramelized onions at The El Felix / AJC file photo

The Battery at SunTrust Park is set to get its newest tenant this month.

Ford Fry’s Tex-Mex restaurant The El Felix will open for lunch and dinner on Nov. 20. Chef Kevin Maxey’s menu will offer Mexican-inspired staples found on The El Felix menu at Avalon in Alpharetta, as well as special menu items for The Battery eatery.

The restaurant will feature a 1947 Raymond Lowey-inspired taco truck built into the design of the restaurant, offering nachos with spicy brisket ...

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Krog Street Market to get sweeter with new candy stall

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

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We’re sweet on the upcoming addition to Atlanta food hall Krog Street Market.

Sweet Inman’s Candies  is set to open later this month, and will serve as Krog Street Market’s final stall tenant.

The 1,000-square-foot stall will “boast a metropolitan feel with bold colors throughout while standout tile flooring creates a delightful contrast to the usual concrete found inside the market,” according to a press release.

Expect old school treats including jelly beans, hard candies and multiple flavors of cotton candy as well as more modern selections. The stall will also offer boxed candy, bulk candy and a ...

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Bar Elena Opens on H Street With Arcade Games and Two Happy Hours a Day

Source: Washingtonian Food

Chef Adam Stein is an H Street hospitality veteran, having opened the Queen Vic and the Big Board and been a regular at Boundary Road. When the latter seasonal American restaurant closed this summer, owner Karlos Leopold (Nido, Mola) asked Stein to create a new concept for the space. His idea, now come to life: Bar Elena, a […]

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Ice cream parlor, candy store with TV pedigree to open at The Battery

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Ice cream is on the menu at Farrell’s, opening at The Battery at SunTrust Park. / Photo from the Farrell’s Ice Cream Facebook page.

Longtime Atlantans and fans of the CNBC show “The Profit” will likely be familiar with two new businesses set to open next year at The Battery at SunTrust Park.

Farrell’s Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor will open above Sweet Pete’s Candy Shop in February, according to Scoop OTP.

Farrell’s first location opened in Portland, Ore. in 1963 with more than 100 more locations open across the country by the mid-197os, including Northlake Mall in Tucker and ...

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Midtown, Marietta getting new comedy club-restaurant venues

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

The interior of Cosmopolitan Live, which will soon be Delray Diner. / Photo courtesy of Cosmopolitan Live

A funny thing happened after Broadway Diner closed its doors — a chef snapped up the space with designs on turning it into a comedy club and restaurant.

Nicholas Lambrou plans to open Peachtree & North at 620 W. Peachtree St. NW, What Now Atlanta reports. The spot will serve as a full-service restaurant, bakery and bar, and will offer live entertainment in conjunction with Punchline Comedy, which is housed at 3652 Roswell Road as part of Landmark Diner.

Peachtree & North ...

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Southern-inspired restaurant to replace Italian eatery in Brookhaven

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Exterior of the now-closed Fiorello’s Italian Bistro / Photo courtesy of The Schumacher Group

Pasta and pizza will soon give way to Southern favorites in Brookhaven.

Fiorello’s Italian Bistro, which took the place of Brookhaven Provisions in the Brookleigh Marketplace at 3575 Durden Drive NE earlier this year, has closed its doors.

The space has been snapped up by Glenda and Jose Mata who plan to turn it into an “upscale Southern-inspired American restaurant and bar,” according to Steve Josovitz of The Shumacher Group, Inc., who brokered the deal.

The Matas also own Secreto Southern Kitchen & Bar and Mexican ...

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The Black Swan Tavern opening for dinner tonight in Marietta

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

The interior of the Black Swan Tavern / Photo from the Black Swan Tavern Facebook page

A new English pub is opening its doors in Marietta tonight.

Located at 1401 Johnson Ferry Road, The Black Swan Tavern will be the eighth bar for the Dunwoody Restaurant Group, which also owns Bat & Ball Pub in Atlanta, Ye Olde Dunwoody Tavern, O’Brian’s Tavern and King George Tavern in Dunwoody, Iron Horse Tavern in Norcross and The Ship & Anchor Pub and The Royal Oak in Sandy Springs.

The “most upscale” in the group, according to owner Huw Thomas, Black Swan will ...

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First Look: Italian restaurant Allora debuts at Twelve Hotel Midtown

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Allora Carbonara Pizza with Pancetta, Cracked Pepper, Mozzarella, Pecorino Romano, and a Farm Egg. Photo credit- Mia Yakel.

Among the current wave of Italian restaurants popping up around Atlanta, Allora is the newest concept from Concentrics Restaurants, the group behind One Midtown Kitchen, Two Urban Licks, Tap and Parish.

Located inside Twelve Hotel Midtown at Atlantic Station, it replaces another Concentrics restaurant, Lobby Bar and Bistro, and moves executive chef Chris Maher, most recently the co-executive chef at One Midtown Kitchen, to a new starring role.

The remodeled space updates the dramatic circular bar, a leftover from Lobby, ...

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Get details about the new restaurant opening in Hotel Clermont next year

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Tiny Lou executive chef Jeb Aldrich; director of restaurants Nick Hassiotis and Hotel Clermont general manager Alan Rae.

The storied Clermont Lounge recently reopened its doors, and the boutique hotel bearing its name is set to do the same next year,  complete with a brand new restaurant.

Hotel Clermont — previously the Clermont Motor Hotel — will open in spring 2018 at 789 Ponce de Leon Ave NE along with American-French brasserie Tiny Lou’s. Helmed by executive chef Jeb Aldrich and Hotel Clermont director of restaurants Nick Hassiotis, the spot will be managed by the Charleston-based Indigo Road Hospitality ...

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4 Hot New Restaurants Are Opening in DC Today

Source: Washingtonian Food

If you need further proof of the growing diversity in DC’s dining scene, just take a look inside these four restaurants—a “Midwest friendly” steakhouse, dumpling shop, Indian bistro, and sushi hand roll spot—all opening today. Get Our Weekend Newsletter The best DC news, delivered straight to your inbox. Or, see all of our newsletters. By […]

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Manny’s Grant Park Pub will anchor Paces Properties Grant Park development

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Credit: Paces Properties

In early 2016, Paces Properties purchased the Grant Park property at 588 Woodward Ave., at the corner of Woodward Ave. and Boulevard, with long-term plans to add new restaurants and other amenities to the neighborhood.

Now comes word that Manny’s Grant Park Pub, a new bar and restaurant concept from longtime Atlanta barman Manuel Maloof, who is the grandson of the founder of Manuel’s Tavern, will anchor the development.

The project, which is taking over the former Stone Soup Kitchen and No Brakes bicycle shop spaces, is expected to open in late spring 2018.

Maloof is one ...

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5 New DC Brunch Spots to Try This Weekend

Source: Washingtonian Food

Ana at District Winery 385 Water St., SW Combine a wine tasting and brunch in one afternoon at DC’s first full-production winery. Guests can settle into the pretty dining room overlooking the river for modern American dishes like potato pancakes with smoked salmon, green tomato shakshuka, or duck sausage tartines. Of course, there’s lot of […]

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Sisters bring new breakfast concept to Suwanee, with plans for more

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Blueberry pancakes at Famous Toastery / Contributed photo

Two sisters are bringing five locations of a new-to-Georgia breakfast chain to metro Atlanta, with the first set to open tomorrow.

Carisse and Ebony Moody will open Famous Toastery at 1120 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. in Suwanee. The breakfast and lunch concept started in 2005 in the sisters’ native North Carolina and has locations throughout the southeast and Colorado.

The menu — which features dishes including stuffed French toast, avocado benedict, a variety of omelets and breakfast sandwiches, as well as lunch items such as wraps, sandwiches, salads and burgers — will also ...

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The Rasika Team’s New Indian Bistro Will Open Downtown with Chili-Fried Chicken and Spiced Cocktails

Source: Washingtonian Food

Restaurateur Ashok Bajaj is best known in the downtown dining scene for his polished spots like the Bombay Club, Bibiana, and Oval Room. Now he and Rasika chef Vikram Sunderam will introduce a casual option with the opening of Bindaas in Foggy Bottom on Monday, November 6. The first location of the Indian street food spot […]

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We’re getting another food hall — this time in Sandy Springs

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

The food hall takover of Atlanta will continue with a new project in Sandy Springs.

Micro food hall Crafthall Kitchen is set to open in the Perimeter Center West development at 1165 Perimeter Center West, Tomorrow’s News Today reports.

Helmed by Jennifer Rotondo, who previously worked in marketing for Tropical Smoothie Cafe (her husband still serves as CEO), Crafthall Kitchen will feature four new concepts in a 1,600 square-foot space.

While there is still the potential for changes, the current plan is to debut fried chicken eatery Fowl and Scratch; chicken wing spot Sugar Britches, Bowl Cookhouse, which will serve ...

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MF Sushi team opens Vietnamese eatery in Midtown

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Alex (left) and Chris Kinjo/ AJC file photo

A Vietnamese restaurant from the brothers behind MF Sushi has opened in Midtown, nearly 10 months after it was first announced.

Anh’s Kitchen opened quietly in October, What Now Atlanta reports. The spot, located at at the bottom of the Viewpoint condominiums at 855 Peachtree St. NE, has been in the works from Alex and Chris Kinjo since December 2016.

The space was previously occupied by a Starbucks, which relocated down the street.

The menu features  variety of appetizers, salads, soups, pho, vermicelli noodle dishes, banh mi, rice dishes and clay pots. ...

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Want to eat healthier? More salad is coming to Atlanta by the end of the year

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Salata kale salad with pesto grilled chicken, avocado, red onion, blue cheese, strawberries, walnuts, sundried tomatoes and bacon. Photo credit- Mia Yakel.

On the heels of a successful launch at Atlantic Station, Houston-based salad chain Salata has announced its second metro Atlanta location will open next week, with a third location set to open by early 2018.

The “next generation salad bar” will open Nov. 9 in the Glenridge Point Shopping Center at 860 NE Johnson Ferry Road in Sandy Springs.

The first 50 guests will receive a complimentary meal including a small salad or wrap and signature drink. ...

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Indian, Cuban will be among new dining options for Peachtree Center’s The Hub

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Salata romaine salad with spicy chipotle chicken, and a kale salad with pesto grilled chicken. Photo credit- Mia Yakel.

A downtown Atlanta development is getting a makeover, and with it five new spots to grab a bite.

The Hub — the retail center that will be part of the remodeled Peachtree Center — will see the restaurants open on a rolling schedule beginning later this year and into early 2018.

The new restaurants will include:

Made-to-order salad chain Salata, which has a location in Atlantic Station and is set to open a second in Sandy Springs next week


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Eat Your Way Around the Wharf at These Hot New DC Restaurants

Source: Washingtonian Food

The Wharf has begun to rival Shaw as the hottest neighborhood to eat around. The new Southwest waterfront development “officially” debuted earlier this month, though many of its big-name restaurants were a tad delayed. As of this week, almost all of the restaurants slated for fall have opened—plus more casual bars like the Brighton and […]

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