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Savannah is getting its own rum distillery

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Savannah Spirits amber rum. Courtesy of Savannah Spirits Group

A rum distillery in the heart of historic Savannah is set to open next spring.

Savannah Spirits Group announced last week it will be opening a 12,000-square-foot distillery in the city’s historic district. Production is anticipated to begin in March 2018.

Initially, the company will produce silver and amber rum. Vodka, gin and, eventually, whiskey are planned for the future.

The distillery will also include an “upscale” chophouse next door with a private event space. Both the distillery and restaurant will be located along Whitaker Street in several renovated buildings that ...

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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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From the Earth Brewing Co. coming to Roswell

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Credit: From The Earth Brewing Co.

Atlanta restaurant veteran Tim Stevens, formerly of Cook Hall in Buckhead and the Buckhead Life Restaurant Group, is set to open From the Earth Brewing Co. at 1570 Holcomb Bridge Road in Roswell in Sept. 2017.

Billed as “the first farm to table brewpub in Roswell,” it will feature a mix of “locally sourced cuisine, world-class beer and craft cocktails.”

Atlanta chef Kevin Rathbun, who is partnering with chef Peter Kaiser at the new Kaiser’s Chop House in Sandy Springs, is among the investors in the concept.

Atlanta brewmaster and SweetWater Brewing Co. co-founder, Kevin McNerney, ...

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Classic cocktail pop-up The Traveller Bar lands at Loews Atlanta in March

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Classic cocktail pop-up The Traveller Bar has landed in Atlanta’s Loews Hotel lobby. Photo courtesy of Loews Brand Hotels.

Classic cocktail pop-up bar alert (with rare and vintage cocktail books).

The aptly-named Traveller Bar has landed in Atlanta in March as part of an 18-city cocktail tour at the 25 North American Loews Hotel locations. The 4-seater bar constructed from an old elevator car has been reassembled in the lobby of Midtown’s Loews Atlanta after a month-long stint in New Orleans.

Traveller features eight rarely-seen-on-menus classic cocktails and is equipped with a library of close to 50 rare and vintage ...

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Sneak Peek: Good times ready to roll at Bon Ton in Midtown

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Sweet and Spicy Cold Noodles, Lo Lat Rolls, and Crawfish Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese. Credit: Mia Yakel.+

Set to debut later this week or early next week in the former Top Flr space on Myrtle Street in Midtown, Bon Ton aims to capture the good times of a New Orleans-style Vietnamese-Creole restaurant.

In the imaginations of Darren Carr and Eric Simpkins of the Lawrence in Midtown and Hieu Pham of Crawfish Shack on Buford Highway, the collaboration is the legacy of Hoa Nguyen — a Vietnamese refugee who opened a casual to-go shop in New Orleans’ 6th Ward, ...

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We predict Atlanta’s top 5 cocktail trends for 2017

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Madeira, apple brandy, Champagne slushies and low-ABV cocktails will all be trending in 2017. Photo: Beth McKibben

Drinking in 2016 brought us amaro, orange and canned wines and the rise of gin and tiki. So, what does 2017 have in store for adventurous imbibers like us? We did a little research over the holiday break, chatted with a few industry experts and waded through waist-deep lists of predictions to find the five forecasted booze trends we think will make their mark in Atlanta this year.  

1. Low-ABV
We told you last year about the beauty of drinking low-proof ...

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Beer Town: SweetWater’s Woodlands Project is poised to be a game-changer

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Mark Medlin, SweetWater Brewing Co. brewmaster (left) and Troy Montrone, The Woodlands barrel aging manager. PHOTO CREDIT: Tucker Berta Sarkisian.

It’s called the Woodlands Project. And it’s both a barrel-aging and sour beer program and a brand that’s poised to be a game-changer for Atlanta’s SweetWater Brewing Co.

Housed in a sleek new two-story brick building at the end of SweetWater’s packaging and bottle-conditioning hall, the 37,000-square-foot space is deliberately isolated to allow bugs like Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus and Pediococcus to go wild with wood and create new flavor profiles.

Mark Medlin, SweetWater’s brewmaster, and Troy Montrone, the Woodlands barrel-aging manager, ...

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Take a sneak peek at Tom Catherall’s Tom Tom, opening tonight in Virginia-Highland

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

One of Tom Tom’s signature dishes and available on the “Catch it if You Can” specials is the whole sizzling catfish, deep fried and topped with a chili black bean sauce. (Beckystein.com)

After a brief semi-retirement that saw the demise of the Here To Serve restaurant group he foundedTom Catherall returns to the Atlanta dining scene tonight at 5 p.m with the opening of Tom Tom at 1000 Virginia Avenue N.E. in the Virginia-Highland space formally occupied by Noche.

Billed as “classic Catherall,” in many ways the concept is an update of Azalea and the original Tom Tom ...

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il Giallo opening today in Sandy Springs

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Chef Jamie Adams and general manager Leonardo Moura at il Giallo in Sandy Springs. (Becky Stein Photography)

Chef Jamie Adams and general manager Leonardo Moura at il Giallo in Sandy Springs. (Becky Stein Photography)

On the heels of several last minute delays, il Giallo Osteria & Bar, a new coastal Italian concept, is set to open today on Roswell Road in Sandy Springs.

The much-anticipated first restaurant from Jamie Adams and Leonardo Moura has its roots in Veni Vidi Vici, the Midtown Italian fixture where Adams was the longtime executive chef and Moura was the general manager.

On the menu, fresh pasta made to order, plus whole roasted fish, and chicken, veal, pork and beef dishes.

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Sneak Peek: il Giallo in Sandy Springs

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Braised Cod, Cherry Tomotoes, Saffron and Sweet Onions. Photo credit Erik Meadows Photography

Braised Cod, Cherry Tomotoes, Saffron and Sweet Onions. Photo credit Erik Meadows Photography

If all goes according to plan, il Giallo Osteria & Bar, a new coastal Italian concept, is set to open next week on Roswell Road in Sandy Springs.

The much-anticipated first restaurant from Jamie Adams and Leonardo Moura has its roots in Veni Vidi Vici, the Midtown Italian fixture from Atlanta restaurateur Pano Karatassos and the Buckhead Life Group, which closed at the end of May, after a 20-year run.

Adams was the longtime executive chef at Vici and Moura was the general manager — roles they ...

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Sneak a peek at Sean Brock’s Minero, opening today at Ponce City Market

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

151008-ATLANTA-GA- AJC Sneak Peek at the new Ponce City Market on Thursday, October 8, 2015. FOOD: Please see Ligaya.Figueras @coxinc.com for the dish description and chef name (Becky Stein Photography)

Chef Sean Brock pauses from the bustle of readying his first Atlanta restaurant, Minero, for opening. Doors are expected to unlock next week at this casual Mexican concept inside Ponce City Market. (Becky Stein Photography)

Today, James Beard Award-winning chef Sean Brock is opening his first restaurant in Atlanta and the second location for his casual Mexican concept, Minero. The restaurant, also owned by Neighborhood Dining Group,  is expected to unlock its doors today at 11 a.m., adding to a growing roster of debuts in the food hall at Ponce City Market, located at 675 Ponce De Leon ...

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