Category: Food & Drink

C&S Seafood and Oyster Bar opens Sandy Springs location

C&S Seafood and Oyster Bar opened its second location in Sandy Springs Modera on Sept. 14. Rich Clark and Jonathan Schwenk, C&S Restaurants Group owners, said in a release that the seafood and steaks restaurant is on the ground level of the Modera apartments at 6125 Roswell Road, Suite 700. “We’re so excited to finally open our doors to the Sandy Springs community,” Clark said in the release. “A lot of hard work has gone into this opening, and we can’t wait to safely share this milestone with our old and new customers.” The first C&S Seafood and Oyster...

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Cities of Dunwoody and Sandy Springs team on promoting lunchtime restaurant business in pandemic

The cities of Dunwoody and Sandy Springs have combined forces on “Let’s Do Lunch,” a marketing campaign intended to boost local restaurants struggling in the pandemic economy — especially those hit by the loss of lunchtime business as people work remotely. The neighboring cities were working with their convention and visitors bureaus on similar marketing campaigns and decided to join forces. The Perimeter Center area includes parts of both cities. “In the Perimeter market in particular, many people don’t know where Dunwoody ends and Sandy Springs begins,” said Dunwoody spokesperson Jennifer Boettcher. “There are great restaurants in both cities,...

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Ribbon-cuttings: New business in Reporter communities

While the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected the local economy and put a hold on traditional ribbon-cutting ceremonies, some new businesses are still opening their doors. The following businesses recently joined the community. AKT Perimeter, fitness studio, 1110 Hammond Drive, Suite 5, Sandy Springs. Info: theakt.com. Apothecary ATL, CBD products, 220 Sandy Springs Circle, Suite 129, Sandy Springs. Info: apothecaryatl.com. Breadwinner Cafe & Bakery, The Shops of Dunwoody, 5482 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody. Info: breadwinnercafe.com. Lidl, grocery store, 2480 Briarcliff Road, Brookhaven. Info:...

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Lidl grocery store to open in Dunwoody Aug. 26

Lidl is set to open in Dunwoody near the border of Sandy Springs on Wednesday, Aug. 26. The German international grocery store will open at 8 a.m. at 2480 Mount Vernon Road, near the intersection of Jett Ferry Road. Its regular hours will be 8 a.m to 9 p.m. every day. “The grand opening comes at a time when we are really relying on our local food markets,” Dunwoody Mayor Lynn Deutsch said in a press release. “This opening has been highly anticipated by our community.” Before the grand opening, Lidl will host a pop-up farmer’s market in the...

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Breadwinner Cafe to open July 31 in Dunwoody Village

Breadwinner Cafe & Bakery will open a second location in Dunwoody Friday, July 31. Breadwinner has taken over the former location of Wright’s Gourmet Sandwich Shoppe in Dunwoody Village at 5482 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road. Wright’s, a local institution for over 30 years, closed early last year. Breadwinner, a popular soup and sandwich shop, originally opened in Sandy Springs in 2010. The Dunwoody location will have a soft opening on Friday and Saturday, from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. with its lunch menu and grab-and-go options. Regular hours will start Monday, Aug. 1 from 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Co-owner Geoff Melkonian planned to open...

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More than 5,000 votes cast for Food That Rocks winners at Sandy Springs’ restaurants

Food That Rocks changed dramatically because of the global pandemic, but local residents still picked their favorite menu items from more than 30 restaurants in choosing the 2020 Best of Sandy Springs winners. The COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing guidelines made Food That Rocks impossible as the usual food-tasting event. Organizers pivoted to take advantage of what was safe by encouraging diners to order curbside take-out or safely dine at participating restaurants. The result was “A Salute to Sandy Springs.” From July 4 to 10, participating restaurants picked three menu items for the festival, including appetizers, entrees, drinks or...

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Lidl grocery store to open in Brookhaven July 8

Brookhaven will have a new grocery store this week. Lidl, a German international food market, will open 8 a.m., Wednesday, July 8 at 2480 Briarcliff Road NE after a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The regular store hours will be 8 a.m.-9 p.m. everyday, according to a press release about the new location. The Brookhaven location is the fourth store in the Atlanta area and the eight in Georgia. Lidl stores are in 32 countries across the world. “We are very excited to have this new grocery store to serve this community with the high quality and low prices which people around...

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Atlanta mayor reissues COVID-19 orders on water service, parking regulations and occupation tax

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has reissued three administrative orders to assist residents and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic until Aug. 30. The first order directs the Department of Watershed Management to refrain from taking any action that would result in the termination of water services to any customer due to non-payment, The second order directs all parking enforcement officers to refrain from taking any action to enforce parking regulations that would result in the towing or immobilization of vehicles in restricted areas of the city’s right of way. The third order directs the chief financial officer to refrain...

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Food That Rocks celebrates Sandy Springs restaurants as pandemic support event

“Food that Rocks” will celebrate restaurants in Sandy Springs a bit differently this year because of COVID-19, asking residents to dine out at their favorite neighborhood spots and vote for favorite dishes. For four years, Food That Rocks was an in-person event in one place, but instead the organizers plan a week-long event during a “Salute to Sandy Springs” promotion July 4-10. Restaurant patrons who participate have a chance to win prizes and gift cards. The restaurants and food shops retain 100% of the revenue from the week-long event, which is designed to support local restaurants, their chefs and...

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Painted picnic tables project to encourage outdoor dining in Dunwoody

Dunwoody’s Economic Development Department hopes to encourage outdoor dining at local restaurants in the pandemic distancing period with a painted picnic table project. To promote outdoor dining, the city is asking community groups to paint picnic tables donated by Home Depot and will give them to local restaurants that need the extra seating. “We see this as a creative way to engage the community and support local businesses,” said Economic Development Director Michael Starling in a press release. “We hope the painted picnic tables will help more restaurants and customers embrace outdoor dining.” Home Depot donated 24 picnic tables...

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Pandemic Roundup: Bars and clubs can reopen; Atlanta mayor urges testing after protests

News updates about the coronavirus pandemic: Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and local health officials are concerned that the ongoing protests over the killing of George Floyd could cause a spike in COVID-19 cases. Thousands of people have converged on the city for the past four days in circumstances making social distancing impossible. “If you’re out there protesting, then you need to go get a COVID-19 test this week,” Bottoms said during a weekend press conference. “There’s still a pandemic in America killing black and brown people at a higher rate.” As of 1 p.m. on June 1, there...

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Restaurants seek elbow room in the pandemic’s distanced dining

From picnic tables in parking lots to dining on strips of shopping center landscaping, restaurants returning after pandemic shutdowns are looking for room to spread out for social distancing. And no one knows how long that will last. Or how long it can last. Can restaurants survive with the lower capacity as they spread tables apart until the pandemic is contained or a vaccine is found? How long will neighbors and city inspectors have patience for seating snatched from parking spaces and sidewalks? Experts and local restaurateurs say the pandemic could push the industry to a trend of building...

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