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Check yourself out in the interactive selfie mirrors at this new Midtown restaurant

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Bytes’ main dining room. / Contributed photo

A restaurant housed in a tech-focused space is open for business in Midtown.

Bytes, a “digitally-infused” space at 848 Spring St., according to a press release, features three large LED screens in the main dining room, a 360 video-mapped private dining room and e-boardrooms, an outdoor patio area with LED-lit furniture, iPad ordering and interactive selfie mirrors in the bathrooms.

The menu offers “small bytes” and a variety of pastas, pizzas, salads, desserts, milkshakes, specialty drinks and cocktails and wine.

The spot is owned by Christian and Nacasha Ruffin, who recently announced ...

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First Look: Miami’s Bulla Gastrobar brings tapas to Midtown

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Bulla Paella with Valencia style rice, seafood, red sofrito, and saffron. Photo credit- Mia Yakel.

Bulla Gastrobar opened its first Atlanta location in late September in the 12th & Midtown mixed-use development in Midtown, serving dinner nightly and brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.

Touting a “fun communal atmosphere, imaginative cocktail program and contemporary takes on traditional Spanish tapas,” the menu features signature small plates and larger entrees meant for sharing.

Bulla (pronounced “boo-ya”) is owned by Centurion Restaurant Group, which operates four Florida locations, in Coral Gables, Doral, Winter Park and Tampa.

Managing partner Tony Ramirez, a Miami native who ...

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Frozen pop company’s first metro Atlanta location to open tomorrow

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Steel City Pops / Photo from the Steel City Pops Facebook page

King of Pops might need to make some room — there’s a new frozen pop game in town.

Steel City Pops is set to open its first Atlanta location tomorrow at noon at 312 Church St. in Decatur (the pops are currently only sold from carts at events around town).

Instagram Photo

To celebrate the grand opening, customers can get $1 off their pops when they show their social media post about the opening.

The Alabama-based company — which also has locations in Texas and Kentucky — was started by ...

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Madre + Mason to re-open in new space today, Urban Cannibals to follow

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Tacos are on the menu at Madre + Mason / PHOTO CREDIT: Wyatt Williams

They’re baaaack!

Latin-Southern fusion spot Madre + Mason, which closed earlier this year, will re-open tonight in the space formerly occupied by gourmet grocery store Urban Cannibals at 366 5th St. in Midtown, according to the Urban Cannibals Facebook page.

Madre + Mason will open for Taco Tuesday at 5 p.m., with a menu that will also feature several dishes from the spots’ previous menu, as well as a full bar and kids menu. The space will offer two dining rooms and a dog-friendly patio, complete ...

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Popular Smyrna taco spot to open second Atlanta location

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Taco Cantina is opening in Old Fourth Ward. / Photo from the Taco Cantina Facebook page

Old Fourth Ward is getting a new spot for tacos.

Taco Cantina, which has an existing location at 2517 Spring Road SE in Smyrna, is set to open in the bottom of the Tribute Lofts building at 480 John Wesley Dobbs Ave NE in November.

The new location, which will seat about 65 people, will have a menu that features about 60 percent of the items from the Smyrna spot, according to Adolfo Gonzales, who owns both locations with his wife, Brianna. A bigger ...

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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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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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Salad bar concept opens in Atlantic Station tomorrow

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Fast-casual salad concept Salata opens Sept. 21 in Atlantic Station. / Photo credit: Salata

By Caleigh Derreberry

Salata, a fast-casual salad bar, will open its first Georgia restaurant in Atlantic Station tomorrow. 

The salad bar concept serves customizable salads and lettuce wraps as well as soups. Salata offers more than 50 different topping options including chick peas, kidney beans, beets, almonds and pesto chicken.  Its 10 dressings are made in house, and the chain is gluten-free certified.

Beverage offerings include house-made teas and lemonades, served from taps resembling those used for draft beer.

When the Atlantic Station location, situated at 265 ...

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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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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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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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DC’s Restaurant Staffing Crisis Will Likely Get Worse With the Opening of the Wharf

Source: Washingtonian Food

Ask any DC chef or restaurateur what they’re most worried about right now, and the conversation will inevitably turn to their desperate attempts to find good staff. Sous chefs, managers, servers—across the board, there just aren’t enough experienced people to go around Washington’s booming dining scene. The problem isn’t new, and it’s not unique to […]

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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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UPDATED: Hurricane Irma: Which Atlanta restaurants are open or closed?

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

On Monday, Hurricane Irma will hit Atlanta, and could bring between five and seven inches of rainfall, and high winds reaching more than 60 mph to the metro region, according to forecasters at Channel 2 Action News.

Governor Nathan Deal has issued a state of emergency Sunday for all of Georgia’s 159 counties, and metro Atlanta school systems have cancelled classes and postponed events ahead of the massive storm.

While some restaurants are normally closed Mondays, tomorrow’s storm means the closure of restaurants that would otherwise be open.

The following restaurants will be closed on Monday:

5Church 

Alma ...

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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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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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Real Food Eatery Is Adding a Second Location

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Real Food Eatery, the health-focused, build-your-own-bowl spot that was our pick for 2017’s Best Quick Serve in Philly, is expanding. They’ve signed a lease for a second location at 1700 Market Street, said Mike Mangold, who owns Real Food Eatery along with John Colosante. The space, formerly occupied by a Verizon store, is near the…

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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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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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First Look: Holler & Dash Biscuit House debuts first Atlanta location on Tuesday

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Holler and Dash Pork Rambler biscuit (left), Kickback Chicken biscuit (right) and strawberry pineapple Aqua Fresca drink. Photo credit- Mia Yakel.

Much anticipated and much discussed, Holler & Dash Biscuit House is set open its first Atlanta location at 7 a.m. on Tuesday in the Westside Iron Works adaptive reuse project on Howell Mill Road.

The fast-casual breakfast-lunch-brunch concept from parent company Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. debuted in 2016, and not counting the Atlanta location, it operates four restaurants, between Alabama, Florida and Tennessee, with a Nashville location coming soon.

Sometimes dubbed “Cracker Barrel for millennials,” the Southern-inspired ...

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Main & Vine Brings a Northern California Vibe to Villanova

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Photo courtesy of Main & Vine

Villanova is getting a new California-focused bistro.

Main & Vine will take over the space previously occupied by Avenue Kitchen (which still has a location open in Glen Mills) and Maia at 789 Lancaster Avenue.

The new menu from chef-owner Jay Stevens will highlight Northern California cuisine in addition to the Italian, Latin, and Asian influences in the region. They’ll also offer a California-centric wine list and Napa Valley-style sourdough pizzas.

Stevens, a Philly-area industry veteran, most recently helmed the King of Prussia outpost of Morton’s The Steakhouse, with past stints at Deterra ...

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Simon’s set to open in former Ludacris restaurant space next month

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Mussels in red curry sauce are on the menu at Simon’s in Midtown. / Photo from the Simon’s Facebook page

A new restaurant is set to open its doors next month in a space formerly occupied by Atlanta rapper/actor Ludacris’ eatery, with a new chef at the helm.

Allysa Storms will serve as the executive chef at Simon’s when it opens Sept. 1 at 793 Juniper St. in Midtown. The spot is the former site of Spice restaurant and Luda’s eatery Straits, which then became Time Restaurant & Lounge (Luda went on to open Chicken + Beer at Hartsfield-Jackson ...

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