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Bacchanalia gets a new executive chef and other top Atlanta food news from the week

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Here are the stories that made a splash in the Atlanta food world, plus what to eat, drink, buy and cook this week.

Joe Schafer has left Bacchanalia for a position as executive chef at Philips Arena. / Photo: Star Provisions

Restaurant and dining news

A year and a half after taking charge of culinary operations at Bacchanalia, Joe Schafer has left the restaurant. He has accepted a position as executive chef at Philips Arena, home to the Atlanta Hawks. 

Replacing Schafer as exec chef at Bacchanalia is Jonathan Kallini, who served as the restaurant’s chef de cuisine for ...

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Tapas restaurant set to open in Midtown next month

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Caldoso de pollo y alcachofas at Bulla Gastropub.

Midtown will get a taste of Spain starting next month.

Florida-based Bulla Gastrobar will open its first Georgia location at 60 11th Street NE in the 12th & Midtown development. The restaurant announced it would open an Atlanta location last year.

The spot will feature an “alta cocina” approach to tapas, ” applying modern innovations to traditional Spanish recipes,” according to a press release. The menu will offer items including Huevos Bulla, made with eggs, Serrano ham, potato foam, truffle oil and homemade potato chips, Iberian ham croquettes made with Jamón Serrano ...

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Prominent cookbook author to headline Atlanta History Center’s Back on the Farm event

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Virginia Willis / Photo by Renee Brock

A James Beard Award-winning cookbook author will join a team of prominent local chefs and bartenders for the Atlanta History Center’s Back on the Farm event.

Atlanta chef and cookbook author Virginia Willis, who won the Focus on Health award in the cookbook category in 2016 for her book “Lighten Up, Y’all: Classic Southern Recipes Made Healthy and Wholesome,” will create a Southern-influenced food for the dinner. Joining her will be local chefs including Colleen Conrad, the regional chef for Whole Foods Market; Lis Hernandez, chef and owner of Arepa Mia; Jiyeon ...

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Bob Townsend’s Beer Pick: Max Lager’s Pichard’s Excommunication

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Max Lager’s barrel-aged Pichard’s Excommunication. Credit: Max Lager’s.

On Saturday afternoon, Max Lager’s in downtown Atlanta, the oldest brewpub in Georgia, hosts its second annual Old 320 Beer Fest.

Billed as “celebrating the independent and innovative culture of craft brewing,” the event features more than 30 craft breweries from Georgia and around the country. Bites from Max Lager’s, live music, and raffle tickets to win a journey to Germany with Brewtopia Beer Trips, round out the festivities.

Among the beers on tap, I’m looking forward to Max Lager’s barrel-aged Pichard’s Excommunication, a Flanders-style red ale which recently won a ...

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This brunch dish is having a moment in Washington. Here’s where to try it.

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

For those of you who crave something for breakfast that goes beyond the bacon and eggs, fear not: Shakshuka is popping up on menus across D.C. Though there are countless variations of the one-pan meal, the common components include tomato sauce, peppers and eggs, which all get baked together until the egg whites firm up, and the yolk remains […]

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5 New Brunches and Breakfasts to Try Now

Source: Washingtonian Food

Anxo Cidery & Tasting Room 711 Kennedy St., NW  The new Brightwood Park location of this local cider house launches brunch this weekend, centered around fresh breads and bagels specially made for Anxo by Rockville’s Bakery de France. The lineup includes bagel sandwiches, sourdough avocado toast with roasted peppers and chive oil, and a roast […]

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What are you eating for National Junk Food Day, Atlanta?

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Double chili cheese burger and fries from The Varsity. / AJC file photo

Sure, it’s swimsuit season, but even the buff and beautiful deserve a cheat day every now and then.

Enter National Junk Food Day, which celebrates all things greasy, sweet and calorie-laden.

If you need some ideas on where — and what — to eat today, read on:

The granddaddy of Atlanta junk food restaurants, The Varsity offers up burgers and hot dogs with a friendly “What’ll ya have?”. Looking for a guilty pleasure with a healthy-sounding name? Treat yourself to a Frosted Orange. Want some more protein ...

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Head to Buckhead for $12 bottomless mimosas and sangrias every Sunday

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Get bottomless mimosas and sangrias for $12 at Eclipse di Luna’s Buckhead location on Sundays. Photo credit: Woodie Williams.

Eclipse di Luna’s Buckhead location now offers $12 bottomless mimosas and sangrias from 12 to 4 p.m. every Sunday. Hungry? The Spanish tapas-style brunch menu, which begins an hour before alcoholic beverages, features huevos benedicto served with a poached egg, crispy serrano ham and saffron Hollandaise; salmon ahumado de coca with smoked salmon, Calabrian cream cheese, lemon vinaigrette and fresh herbs; and torrejas, a Spanish-style French toast. Rounding out the deals and festivities are half off select wine bottles and love Latin music.
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Celebrate National Ice Cream Month with free King of Pops tomorrow

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Enjoy free King of Pops for National Ice Cream Month. / Photo by Chris Hunt

It’s hot out there, Atlanta, so local cold treat purveyor King of Pops wants to help you cool down — and celebrate National Ice Cream Month — with some freebies

Enjoy some pops, free of charge, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, July 21 at Colony Square as part of Street Eats on The Square.

Want more way to cool down? Check out the links below:

Making frozen pops in Atlanta

Get a sneak peek at King of Pops’ expansion

Ice cream recipes that are easy ...

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Snapchat Taste Test: Cascara Tea

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

If you’re as sleep deprived as we are, you’re constantly looking for new ways to get your caffeine fix. That’s why we were excited to try cascara, a tea brewed from dried coffee cherries made by Slingshot Coffee Co. out of Raleigh, N.C. and available for purchase at Target.

Will cascara start making a regular appearance in our caffeinated beverage rotation? Find out what we thought of the taste:


8 Atlanta coffee shops for millennials (and everyone else) to try

Cute cafes, coffee shops in metro Atlanta

Much abrew about coffee in Atlanta

Snapchat Taste Test: New Blue Bunny ...

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8 metro Atlanta coffee shops for millennials (and everyone else) to check out

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

A latte at in the sunny Golden Drops Cafe. CONTRIBUTED BY HENRI HOLLIS

When I think about the bad old days of coffee in Atlanta, when you could still get away with selling a cup of hot black water fit for a gas station and call your place a cafe, I’m afraid I sound like an old man talking about walking 5 miles uphill both to and from school. To young ears, it might not sound real.

A decade ago, you might have found yourself driving halfway across town in search of a decent espresso. You could count your options ...

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DGS Delicatessen Launches All-Day Breakfast

Source: Washingtonian Food

When DGS Delicatessen opened in Dupont Circle, co-owner Nick Wiseman had a vision for the modern deli. Now with five years and three additional ventures under his belt—including posh seafood restaurant Whaley’s and Little Sesame hummus shop—the goals for DGS have changed. “When we launched we were like, ‘We’re going to be the renegade delicatessen […]

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Burger bar, ‘upscale casual’ eatery announced for new Chamblee development

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar will be part of Parkview on Peachtree when it opens later this year. / Photo from Bad Daddy’s Facebook page

Two new restaurants are coming to Chamblee as part of a forthcoming mixed-use development.

Parkview on Peachtree, which will be located at the intersection of Peachtree Road and Clairmont Road, will welcome The Alden and Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar when it opens later this year.

Chef Jared Hucks, who has run the Dogwood Table Supper Club, will helm The Alden, described in a press release as an “upscale-casual restaurant…featuring a formal emphasis on expressive, charismatic food ...

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STK’s new Thursday happy hour features $1.50 oysters, $3 shrimp and drink specials

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

STK’s new Thursday happy hour features $1.50 oysters, $3 shrimp and drink specials. Photo credit: Caitlin Kreisler.

Midtown’s swanky steakhouse, STK Atlanta, is adding one more festive thing to Thursdays: oyster happy hour. Guests can enjoy handpicked selections by executive chef Andrea Montobbio including $1.50 oysters and clams, $3 shrimp, $4 ceviche snow crab claws. The special drink menu features $5 craft beer, $6 wine and $7 cocktails. Because this is STK Atlanta, a local DJ will be in the building spinning party and popular tunes.
1075 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-793-0144, stkhouse.com.

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Mexican restaurant, coffee shop among tenants for Forysth County food hall

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Gu’s Dumplings will be one of several options at Halcyon.

The Halcyon development in Forsyth County is starting to take shape with some tasty additions to its roster of tenants.

The mixed-use development’s Market Hall food hall will welcome Gu’s Dumplings, which also has stalls at Krog Street Market and SunTrust Park; Tocayo, a Mexican street food spot; Kilwin’s Chocolate; and Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee Company, which has several locations in metro Atlanta and the Southeast.

New restaurants will include Butcher & Brew and Never Enough Thyme, which both have existing Alpharetta locations and will serve up ...

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Off the Menu: London-Based Burger & Lobster Opens 2nd Manhattan Outpost

Source: NY Times Food

Mayahuel and Mr. Donahue’s close, Japanese chefs plant flags in Midtown East, and other restaurant news.

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Behold the bagel doughnut, made with cream cheese, lox and everything spice

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

Reading the menu at B. Doughnut’s new Union Market stall, you may think two pages of a cookbook accidentally got stuck together. Bagel doughnuts? That can’t be right. In reality, the fusion is very deliberate. Brian Chanthapanya and his wife, Pin, spend up to 12 hours meticulously preparing the dough for these and other more […]

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Biscuit spot added to restaurant lineup at Parsons Alley in Duluth

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Maple Street Biscuit Company is coming to Duluth. / Photo from the Maple Street Biscuit Company Facebook page

Another restaurant is being added to the roster of shops and eateries at Duluth restaurant and retail district Parsons Alley.

Jacksonville, Fla.-based Maple Street Biscuit Company is set to open this fall in an old Baptist church building in downtown Duluth, according to the Gwinnett Daily Post.

Maple Street, which has several locations in Florida as well as a recently opened store in Chattanooga, serves a variety of biscuit sandwiches for breakfast and lunch.

It’s the latest addition to a steadily ...

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Try soup dumplings the size of your face at this Chamblee restaurant

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

The Monster Soup Dumpling at China Kitchen. / Photo: Alison Gordon

DISH OF THE WEEK: Monster Soup Dumpling at China Kitchen

By Alison Gordon

If you are into super-sized food, the Monster Soup Dumpling at China Kitchen is calling your name.

Equivalent in size to six regular dumplings, this one takes up the whole bowl, so much so that it hides the savory broth underneath that you’ll have fun slurping with the accompanying straw.

Inside the mega dumpling are pork, shrimp and shiitake mushrooms. The components are segmented in the wrapper, so each bite is as unique as it is delightful. ...

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Another popular New York-based Middle Eastern eatery is headed to Atlanta

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Falafel and shawarma sandwiches are on the menu at Mamoun’s. / Photo courtesy of Mamoun’s Falafel

If you were one of the many people who stood in line when New York-based Halal Guys opened its first Atlanta location earlier this year, there’ll soon be another place for you to queue up.

Mamoun’s Falafel is set to open six locations in metro Atlanta and Athens. No addresses have been announced, though real estate options are being explored in both markets.

Founded by Syrian immigrant Mamoun Chater 45 years ago in New York, Mamoun’s serves up traditional Middle Eastern dishes including ...

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