Category: Food & Drink

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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Taste of Buckhead returns Sept. 19

“Taste of Buckhead,” the Buckhead Business Association annual tasting event with top restaurants, returns Sept. 19. The event will feature a “Spirit Wall” fundraiser to benefit Nicholas House, a nonprofit agency operating an emergency shelter and temporary housing for homeless families. The event is scheduled for 6 p.m. at ASW Distillery, 199 Armour Drive, Buckhead. Tickets are $75. For more information, see...

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‘Wine, Women and Shoes’ event for Northside cancer programs comes to Buckhead Sept. 15

The “Wine, Women and Shoes” Northside Hospital benefit event comes to the Grand Hyatt Atlanta hotel in Buckhead on Sept. 15. Benefiting the leukemia and women’s cancer programs at the Sandy Springs-based hospital, the event includes a wine-tasting and designer fashion show with a raffle, live and silent auctions, and more. Tickets for the event, which runs 1-4 p.m. at the 3300 Peachtree Road hotel, are $150 and up. For more information, see...

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The General Muir restaurant to open second location at City Springs

The General Muir restaurant will be opening a second location at City Springs, 1 Galambos Way, in Sandy Springs in late 2019 or early 2020. “One of the most common requests we have had is that we open a location in Sandy Springs,” chef and co-owner Todd Ginsberg said in a press release. The General Muir is a modern American restaurant inspired by classic New York Jewish delis and is owned by Jennifer and Ben Johnson, Shelley Sweet and chef Todd Ginsberg, according to the restaurant’s website. The first location, opened in 2013, is in Emory Point, a mixed-use...

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Buffalo Wild Wings could be coming to section of Perimeter Mall parking lot

A small section of the Perimeter Mall parking lot along Hammond Drive in Dunwoody could soon be the home of a new Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant. Brookfield Property Partners, owner of Perimeter Mall, is seeking a variance from the city to allow for the construction of the new restaurant on about 1 acre of the mall’s parking lot on Hammond Drive near the Ashford-Dunwoody Road intersection. The new restaurant would be located near the Chick-fil-A on Hammond Drive. Brookfield filed the variance application with the city asking that the required 50-foot front yard setback along Hammond Drive be reduced...

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Radio, TV personality Mara Davis to speak at Buckhead Business Association breakfast

Mara Davis, a radio and TV personality, will speak at a Buckhead Business Association breakfast on Sept. 12. A popular DJ on Atlanta radio for many years, Davis currently contributes to WABE and co-hosts the “Atlanta Eats” dining show on PeachtreeTV. The Sept. 12 breakfast is scheduled for 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Maggiano’s Little Italy, 3368 Peachtree Road. Non-member admission is $25. For registration and more information, see...

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French-Vietnamese restaurant to open in Sandy Springs

A new French-Vietnamese restaurant, 285 Colonial Kitchen, is set to open in the Prado shopping center, 5610 Roswell Road, #110 in late August. Owner Duc Tran, who also owns Vietnamese seafood restaurant 575 Bistro in Kennesaw, says he hopes to bring an experience to Sandy Springs that residents have not seen before, and that he has not done before himself. “[This restaurant] will be very unique,” Tran told the Reporter. “We are probably the first [restaurant] in the area to have something like this.” The restaurant will offer a lunch, dinner and weekend brunch menu. The lunch menu will...

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Ribbon-cuttings in Reporter communities

The following businesses recently opened in Reporter Newspapers communities. Aviva Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics, 110 Johnson Ferry Rd N.E., Center Pointe 2, Suite 470, Sandy Springs. Info: avivaplasticsurgery.com. Boardroom Salon for Men, Buckhead Court, 3872 Roswell Road N.E., Buckhead. Info: boardroomsalon.com. Expedia CruiseShipCenters, travel agency, 4505 Ashford-Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody. Info: cruiseshipcenters.com. HOTWORX, fitness, 6115 Peachtree-Dunwoody Road, Sandy Springs. Info: hotworx.net. Ron Self & Associates, Allstate auto insurance agency, 2498 Jett Ferry Road, Suite 102, Dunwoody. Info: agents.allstate.com. Wallis Bank, 1710 Mount Vernon Road, Dunwoody. Info:...

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Around Town: A farmers market director’s work is never done – and always delicious

Sara Craig-Goodell has a thing for food. She’s quick to say so. “Yes, I do like food,” she says with a grin. “I like eating it. I like learning about it. … How can you not care about food? I spend most of my day waiting for get hungry again so I can eat.” Her fondness for good food comes naturally. She remembers visiting her grandparent’s home and orchard in rural Mexico, where she dined on fresh avocados and pecan, limes and figs, persimmons and nectarines. “I’ve just always been a big eater,” she said. “I like to try...

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