Category: Food & Drink

Photos: Food That Rocks festival draws a crowd to City Springs

The fourth annual “Food That Rocks” festival drew a crowd to City Springs to taste food from over 20 local restaurants June 8. The festival benefited three charity organizations: the Community Assistant Center, which works to prevent homelessness and hunger in Sandy Springs and Dunwoody; Ian’s Friends Foundation, which funds pediatric brain tumor research; and Second Helpings Atlanta, which rescues extra food to deliver to those in need and reduce food waste. Participating restaurants included il Giallo, Breadwinner Café, Henri’s Bakery, Bishoku, Battle & Brew and Hearth Pizza Tavern, among several others. Flower Child and The Select, which both...

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Ice cream, tacos and other Buckhead restaurants coming soon

Ice cream, taco and rotisserie restaurants are planning openings in Buckhead. Two of the restaurants will bring major changes to the Buckhead Marketplace on West Paces Ferry. “That whole area is going to look drastically different sometime late summer,” Matt Schell, a construction manager at developer Edens said at the May 1 Special Public Interest District 9 meeting, where the applications were reviewed. Edens owns the shopping center at 77 West Paces Ferry that is anchored by Whole Foods Market. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams and Velvet Taco, both chains, will take the vacant spaces next to each other in...

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Food hall, not stand-alone restaurants, could be coming to Dunwoody’s Georgetown community

A food hall where several restaurants are housed in small spaces within one large building could soon come to the Georgetown community in a new proposal for what’s known as the Dunwoody Green commercial site. This idea switches gears from a developer’s original plans to build several individual restaurants on the property. Representatives from Crim & Associates and their partner Ed Hall of Capital Properties Group met May 23 with the city’s Urban Redevelopment Agency to pitch their idea of building the food hall on the site at the intersection of Dunwoody Park and North Shallowford Road and adjacent...

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Sandy Springs Antico Pizza could open in late 2019, developer says

The developer behind the Sandy Springs Antico Pizza Napoletana location says construction is planned to begin mid-June with the hope of opening in late 2019. “We’ll know more once they get started,” Gerard Gunthert of Sandy Springs-based Cornerpoint Partners said about the opening date. The new location of the popular Atlanta-based restaurant chain would replace 4 Seasons Pottery at Hammond Drive and Boylston Drive. The business has started moving out and relocated to Woodstock. The plan to build the restaurant was announced in 2018. The developer received approval from the city later that...

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Buckhead restaurant-tasting event May 16 will benefit Dunwoody’s Jewish Family & Career Services

Dunwoody’s Jewish Family & Career services will hold its 20th annual “The Tasting” event, benefiting its Zimmerman-Horowitz Independent Living Program on May 16 in Buckhead. The event will include more than 200 wines and cocktails, dishes from more than 20 Atlanta restaurants, and a silent auction for items including travel, dinner parties and sports swag, according to a press release. The nonsectarian Zimmerman-Horowitz Independent Living Program serves older adults and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and their families and caregivers. The event will run 7 to 10 p.m. at the Stave Room, 199 Armour Drive. Tickets are $100...

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What’s new at the 2019 Dunwoody Farmers Market

You might say that metro Atlanta was ripe for a wave of farmers markets, in light of renewed interest in farm-to-table food and an influx of urbanites championing it. Edward Hunter, the new general manager of the Dunwoody Farmers Market, has had his eye on the trend for a while. “Atlanta has seen a flight into the city of young, educated people in the last 15 to 20 years,” says Hunter, an Atlanta native. “Now there’s so much that is thriving here, and people want the experience of a farmers market. There has to be 50 of these in...

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Brookhaven Food Truck Roundup returns May 15

Brookhaven’s Food Truck Roundup returns for a sixth season Wednesday, May 15 to Blackburn Park, 3493 Ashford-Dunwoody Road. The event takes place every Wednesday through Oct. 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. This year, the location will be moved to the north end of the park near a pavilion and a new playground, according to a press release. Eight to 10 food trucks will be at each roundup, as well as beer and wine and live entertainment. The city will also provide a bounce house and other children’s activities. This year more seating will be available with the pavilion...

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Brookhaven allows Medusa nightclub to stay in business pending May 7 license hearing

Medusa Restaurant & Lounge can stay open pending a May 7 hearing about allegedly unpaid liquor taxes, the city of Brookhaven as it reversed a previously announced alcohol license suspension. Brookhaven has been seeking back taxes from a variety of restaurants and bars following an audit of alcohol sales. The city alleges Medusa has failed to pay more than $32,000 in liquor taxes. Medusa, located in the Northeast Plaza shopping center at 3375 Buford Highway, is one of three nightclubs that last year sued the city over another alcohol ordinance, alleging discrimination. That fee was scrapped and the lawsuit...

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Atlanta might tighten its smoking ban; Perimeter Center cities not changing rules for now

A tighter anti-smoking ordinance that would ban lighting up within nearly all bars and restaurants is under consideration by the Atlanta City Council. One health organization backing the move says it’s intended to inspire similar laws statewide, but Perimeter Center cities say they aren’t changing their codes for now. “I would fully expect that after Atlanta passes its ordinance, more [cities] will,” said Andy Freeman, the Georgia government relations director for the Cancer Action Network, a lobbying affiliate of the American Cancer Society. A landmark state law in 2005, the Smokefree Air Act, largely banned indoor smoking in Georgia’s...

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Brookhaven Farmers Market to feature rescue rabbits, egg hunt for Easter weekend

Two rescue rabbits – Lonnie and Sonya – will be at the April 20 Brookhaven Farmers Market as part of an Easter-themed event that includes a cooking demonstration and an egg hunt. The farmers market is from 9 a.m. to noon at 1375 Fernwood Circle NE. The rescue rabbits are from the Georgia House Rabbit Society, a nonprofit dedicated to rescuing and rehoming rabbits in need. Jardi Chocolates will be selling their artisan chocolates and also donating the profits of sales of their Easter Bunny Adoption Boxes to the Georgia House Rabbit Society. A chef with the Cook’s Warehouse...

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Owner of Sandy Springs’ Breadwinner Café says he will open restaurant in Dunwoody

The owners of Sandy Springs’ popular Breadwinner Café & Bakery says they are expanding into neighboring Dunwoody with plans to open a restaurant in the former location of Wright’s Gourmet Sandwich Shoppe. Breadwinner Café & Bakery co-owner Geoff Melkonian made the announcement via Facebook April 19 with the tease, “Hello, Dunwoody!! Let’s get Loafed and Ladled! We’ll see you late summer 2019! #rumorsaretrue #BreadwinnerDunwoody” In an interview, Melkonian, who owns Breadwinner Cafe with his wife, Katie, said the opening date for the new restaurant is currently planned for around Labor Day weekend. The new restaurant will be called the...

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Popular Brookhaven bars, restaurants face alcohol license suspensions

Brookhaven’s recent crackdown on several restaurants and bars they said owed back taxes on liquor sales could put some popular watering holes at risk of not being able to sell booze to customers, at least temporarily. Other venues were able to prove their record keeping was accurate and their alcohol licenses are safe. Among those affected are three nightclubs that previously sued the city for discrimination for another crackdown, and such popular neighborhood institutions as Kaleidoscope Bistro & Pub, the Rusty Nail and Villa Christina. One restaurant appealing the bill, Hudson Grille, faced testimony from an undercover private investigator...

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