Category: Food & Drink

Restaurant Report: Sushi coming, subs leaving and other dining news

BoruBoru, a sushi restaurant, opened in the Hammond Exchange shopping center at 5980 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs on Jan. 13. The restaurant has one other location near Emory University, which opened in 2016. The menu features poke bowls, sushi and sushi burritos. Info: boruboru.com. Crepe Delicious opened in Perimeter Mall at 4400 Ashford-Dunwoody Road in Dunwoody in January. The cafe offers crepes, thin pancakes originating in France, along with gelato and other treats. Info: crepedelicious.com. Fia, a Mediterranean restaurant, opened in the Burgess hotel at 3600 Piedmont Road in Buckhead on Dec. 27. Fia offers a menu of...

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Open-container ‘entertainment district’ considered for Dunwoody Village

Patrons of restaurants and bars in Dunwoody Village may soon be able to stroll the shopping centers with beer, wine or other adult beverage in hand. The Dunwoody Planning Commission is slated to consider an ordinance designating the central commercial area of Dunwoody Village an open-container “entertainment district” at its Jan. 14 meeting. The Planning Commission votes on a recommendation that then goes to the City Council for a final vote. The district is being requested by several City Council members who say they want something similar to the open-container ordinances and entertainment districts in Roswell, Alpharetta and Woodstock,...

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CEO of state restaurant group to speak to Brookhaven Chamber

Karen Bremer, the CEO of the Georgia Restaurant Association, will speak to the Brookhaven Chamber of Commerce at its Jan. 23 meeting. The meeting is from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Delta Life Insurance Building, 4370 Peachtree Road. The Georgia Restaurant Association represents over 18,400 food service and drinking with total sales in excess of $22.9 billion and providing more than 488,000 jobs, according to the GRA. Bremer is a founding member of the GRA and the past president of the GRA board. She serves on the board of directors for the National Restaurant Association, Atlanta Convention...

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Eats Beat: Restaurant News

Recent restaurant news in Reporter communities. Empire State Pizza and Growlers in the Dunwoody Point shopping center at 5000 Winters Chapel Road in Dunwoody will close at the end of December, according to its Facebook page. The restaurant was one of two in Dunwoody that have been ordered not to sell alcohol on Christmas Day after they were ticketed by police for selling to a 19-year-old buyer. Garlik Grill, a Middle Eastern restaurant, will be opening at 6115 Peachtree-Dunwoody Road in Sandy Springs in January 2020. The restaurant is owned by Jamal Samad, who also owns Samad Mediterranian Grill...

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Eats Beat: Restaurant news 

Recent restaurant news in Reporter communities. Batter, an edible cookie dough counter, has announced it will be opening in the Powers Ferry Square shopping center at 3792 Hammond Drive in Buckhead in February 2020. Batter has one other location in Atlanta at Ponce City Market that opened in 2017. The dessert spot offers different flavors of edible cookie dough, as well as cookies and milkshakes. For more information, visit battercookiedough.com Buon Fornello, an Italian restaurant and marketplace, opened in the Publix at Perimeter shopping center at 1100 Hammond Drive in Sandy Springs on Nov. 18. Giacomo Lazzano brings the...

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Eats Beat: Recent restaurant openings 

The following restaurants opened in Reporter communities the week of Nov. 11. 285 Colonial Kitchen, a French-Vietnamese fusion restaurant, opened in The Prado shopping center at 5610 Roswell Road on Nov. 14. The owner, Duc Tran, also owns Vietnamese seafood restaurant 575 Bistro in Kennesaw. The menu includes French-inspired bites, Bahn mi sandwiches and pho. For more information, visit 285colonialkitchen.com. Big B’s Fish Joint opened in the Gateway complex at 4600 Roswell Road on Nov. 13. Barry Mills, co-founder of FLIP Burger Boutique in Atlanta, brought the restaurant to Sandy Springs. The menu offers classic seafood options in salads,...

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Wegmans grocery chain denies report of new Sandy Springs store

New York-based grocery chain Wegmans Food Markets is denying a local blog’s report that it is coming to Sandy Springs’ Perimeter Pointe shopping center. The commercial development blog “Tomorrow’s News Today” reported Nov. 4 that Wegmans had signed a letter of intent for a new store in the shopping center on the Dunwoody/Sandy Springs border. The report, which did not name a source for its information, caused some local stir, including on the Sandy Springs Zoning Coalition, an influential Facebook group. “There is no truth to that rumor,” said Jo Natale, Wegmans’ vice president of media relations, when asked...

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Wonder chemical and confusing craze: Inside the CBD sales boom

Cannabidiol – better known as CBD – is the wonder substance of the moment, showing up everywhere from dog treats in Sandy Springs to an oil-selling booth at Perimeter Mall to craft cocktails in Buckhead. Retailers say the hemp extract can help treat pain, anxiety and insomnia. But some medical experts say the booming business causes confusion with marijuana products and that CBD needs more safety research, regulation and enforcement of existing rules. The Georgia Hemp Company, a store specializing in CBD products, opened last year at 290 Hildebrand Drive in Sandy Springs. Its sells CBD oil, as well...

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Brookhaven soccer bar closes doors on Oct. 20

A soccer bar in Brookhaven will close its doors on Oct. 20 after just over two years of operation. Hudson FC, located at 4058 Peachtree Road, opened in 2017 and is a concept by Metrotainment Cafes. “We feel that while the restaurant was successful and became a home for Atlanta United and all soccer fans, it was not an ideal location for a soccer bar,” Metrotainment CEO Jeff Landau said in a press release. Metrotainment also owns Hudson Grille, an American sports bar, at 4046 Peachtree Road. Landau said Metrotainment is actively looking for a new location for Hudson...

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Sandy Springs Restaurant Week runs Nov. 3-9

The sixth annual Sandy Springs Restaurant Week will run Nov. 3-9, offering exclusive menus and special pricing at 27 local restaurants. Menu specials for Restaurant Week range from $10, $15 and $20 lunches to $25, $35 and $45 dinners. For more information, see visitsandysprings.org/restaurantweek. Participating restaurants this year include: Bogartz Food Artz, CalyRoad Creamery, Chef Rob’s Caribbean Cafe & Upscale Lounge, Cupanion’s Kitchen & Coffee, District M, Donkey’s Mexican Bar & Grill, Egg Harbor Café, Flower Child, Genki Noodles & Sushi, Hammocks Trading Company, Havana Cigar Lounge, Huey Luey’s, J. Christopher’s, Ju-C Bar, Kaiser’s Chophouse, Kale Me Crazy, Longhorn...

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Dunwoody’s Donaldson-Bannister Farm hosts dinner and concert Oct. 5

The Dunwoody Preservation Trust is hosting an Oct. 5 dinner and bluegrass concert at the Donaldson-Bannister Farm. The event includes the band Sojourner and a dinner of food from local farms prepared by Chef Chris McDonald of Marlowe’s Tavern Dunwoody. The event runs 6-9 p.m. at the historic farmhouse at 4831 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody. Tickets are $75 and advance reservations are required. For more information, see...

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Antico Pizza is no longer coming to Sandy Springs

The restaurant Antico Pizza Napoletana is no longer coming to Sandy Springs, at least for now, with the developer blaming city permit delays and the owner saying the company’s budget can’t handle it. “The Antico restaurant…is officially dead,” said Gerard Gunthert of Sandy Springs-based Cornerpoint Partners, the developer of the project that was intended to house the restaurant. Antico owner Giovanni Di Palma said he is disappointed to see the location not come to fruition. “We loved the location and we were very excited to be in Sandy Springs, based on the feedback from the city and its residents,”...

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