Category: Food & Drink

Visit Sandy Springs launches list of restaurants offering take-out and delivery

Visit Sandy Springs, the city’s hospitality and tourism organization, has launched a dynamic list of restaurants offering take-out, curbside pickup and delivery options. The list comes after the City Council’s decision at a March 20 meeting to limit all restaurants and bars to take-out, drive-thru and delivery service, and shuttering many other types of businesses, in response to the coronavirus pandemic, effective March 20 at midnight.  The list as of March 20 includes: 285 Colonial Kitchen: (404) 600-5632, 5610 Roswell Road Aladdin’s Mediterranean Grill: (770) 518-9288, 8725 Roswell Road Aldo’s Italian Restaurant: (404) 252-4832, 6690 Roswell Road Apron +...

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Sandy Springs limits restaurants, bars to take-out, delivery; closes many other businesses

The Sandy Springs City Council is limiting restaurants and bars to take-out, drive-thru and delivery service, and shuttering many other types of businesses, in response to the coronavirus pandemic, effective March 20 at midnight.  The ordinance, which came at a March 20 special-called meeting, closes all bars and nightclubs that do not serve food; gyms and fitness centers; movie theaters; live performance venues; bowling alleys; arcades; and private social clubs. “The only thing that’s more important than the survival of our businesses in this community is public health,” said Mayor Rusty Paul. Cafeterias in hospitals, nursing homes, or similar...

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Atlanta mayor halts dine-in restaurants, shutters many types of businesses

In a sweeping response to the coronavirus pandemic, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has ordered a shutdown of many types of businesses — from nightclubs to gyms — and restricted restaurants to take-out or delivery only. The duration of the order, which was to take effect at midnight, was not immediately clear. “The fate of cities across the globe will be upon soon if we do not follow recommendations on ways to slow the spread of the coronavirus,” said Bottoms on social media in announcing the March 19 order. The order follows her pattern of progressively tighter restrictions on...

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Dunwoody restaurants, bars closed to dine-in service; take-out, delivery OK

Dunwoody restaurants and bars and even the food court at Perimeter Mall will be prohibited from serving dine-in customers for 30 days starting March 20 to try to stem the spread of the coronavirus. Take-out and delivery options are still allowed. City leaders say while they know their local businesses are suffering, federal regulations require them to put public safety first as the pandemic continues to spread throughout the state and across the globe. “We are in the middle of a public health crisis … and we need to discourage people from gathering,” Mayor Lynn Deutsch said during a...

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Local restaurants, bars, entertainment venues scramble to keep up with pandemic’s impacts

With some local cities enacting restrictions on the number of people allowed in restaurants and bars and one shutting them down altogether due to the coronavirus pandemic, local entertainment venues are scrambling to keep up with the changes.  In Brookhaven, Red Pepper Taqueria, a Mexican restaurant located in Town Brookhaven at 705 Town Boulevard, is using the city’s recent ordinance to shutter all restaurants and bars to help feed the homeless while also keeping the staff working.  “I have fresh food, staff who want to work, and Atlanta has people who are hungry, so I figured this was at...

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Atlanta limits occupancy of restaurants, bars, gyms, cinemas and more to 50 for coronavirus

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on March 16 signed a new executive order that limits occupancy of restaurants, bars, gyms, cinemas, clubs and other public gathering spots to no more than 50 people.   The move will severely impact local eateries and other retail businesses as the coronavirus outbreak continues.  Hospital cafeterias and nursing homes are not included in the executive order. See the order at this link.  “We know that we need to take active measures to flatten the curve,” Bottoms said in a statement. “This is an unprecedented health crisis and social distancing is critical. We are...

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Brookhaven shutters restaurants, bars and entertainment venues due to coronavirus pandemic

The Brookhaven City Council March 16 unanimously approved an ordinance declaring a “state of emergency” in the city that calls for the immediate shutting down of local bars, restaurants and entertainment venues due to concerns over the spread of the coronavirus. Take-out and delivery options are still available, according to the ordinance. The ordinance, which Mayor John Ernst said was the first such shutdown approved by a municipality in the state, was approved unanimously during an emergency teleconference meeting and is in effect until March 30. The council can extend the time period if it deems necessary. No questions...

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Chick-fil-A to close dining rooms as coronavirus response

The Chick-fil-A fast-food chain is closing its dining rooms indefinitely as a response to the coronavirus pandemic. The goal is to “limit person-to-person contact,” the Georgia-based chain said March 15 on its website. “Some of our restaurants may only offer service through our drive-thrus, while others may be able to offer takeout, delivery or mobile order options.” The move came as some other parts of the country, such as Massachusetts, banned dine-in eating at restaurants for a month. Some fast-food competitors, such as McDonald’s and Burger King, say they remain in normal operations while conducting extra cleaning and other...

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Car show owner details auto-themed restaurant at Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber awards luncheon

The owner of the hit “Caffeine and Octane” car shows touted his plan to bring a car-themed restaurant and shop to town at the Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards luncheon on March 10. “We’re going to make it into the coolest garage that anyone’s ever been inside of,” said Bruce Piefke about his plans for the business, called Caffeine and Octane at the Garage. “It’s just going to be a fun place.” In the awards part of the luncheon, held at City Springs, Proud Smiles Dental was the recipient of the small business of the year...

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Buffalo Wild Wings may open in downtown Sandy Springs

American restaurant chain Buffalo Wild Wings plans to open a location in downtown Sandy Springs, according to the city’s permit website. The site lists a building interior finish permit “under review” for a project named “Buffalo Wild Wings Tenant Fillout” at the Plaza at City Springs shopping center at 5840 Roswell Road. The restaurant would replace Eat Fit Go, a health food store that closed in 2018, in suite 700 of the shopping center, according to the permit. Inspire Brands, the company that owns Buffalo Wild Wings, and Arris Realty Partners, the real estate company in charge of leasing...

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Restaurant Report: Popular Irish pub gets makeover; Mediterranean restaurant reopens

Alma Cocina, a modern Mexican restaurant, opened a location in Terminus 100, a multi-use complex at 3280 Peachtree Road in Buckhead, on Feb. 4. The restaurant has a current location downtown and is owned by Fifth Group Restaurants. Info: alma-atlanta.com. A Great American Cookies location opened in Perimeter Mall at 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road in Dunwoody on Feb 1. The national chain sells traditional cookies and cookie cakes. Info: greatamericancookies.com. The Local Wood Fired Grill opened at the Arabelle Perimeter apartments building, previously the Hanover Perimeter, at 1110 Hammond Drive in Sandy Springs on Feb. 11. It is the...

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Culinary historian to discuss soul food, presidential cooks at Atlanta History Center

Culinary historian and author Adrian Miller will discuss his books about soul food and presidential cooks at the Atlanta History Center on Feb. 26. Miller is the author of “Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time” and “The President’s Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, From the Washingtons to the Obamas.” The event begins at 7 p.m. at the History Center at 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Buckhead. Admission is $10 for non-members, $5 for members. For more information, see...

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