Wednesday, May 1, 2013
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You know that bursting-at-the-seams rush of excitement you get when you discover a little-known eatery? The kind you can hardly contain to the point where you're texting your friends with still-greasy fingers? We recently received an e-mail in that spirit from a neighbor: An excellent hidden gem found right at our doorstep, Chateau de Saigon, just north of the intersection of Dresden on Buford Hwy (on the left). The restaurant itself is sparsely decorated and sits at the end unit of a small strip mall but the food is excellent, a combination of French and S.E. Asian cuisines. And its affordable. My friend and I ordered two appetizers, two wines and split and entree and the bill was around $40. In case you haven't noticed, we here at …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
After many months of anticipation a former supermarket becomes a craft beer haven.
EAST ATLANTA — Even hard-core partiers and hipsters grow up and out of the club scene. But grown-up hipsters still want to have a good time and go out, even if their heads are a little grayer and they're pushing a stroller or two. The owners of the Argosy, the restaurant and bar slated to open today at 470 Flat Shoals Ave. say it aims to be that place for them. Argosy [pronounced ARE-GUH-SEE] is the brainchild of Armando Celentano, Donald Durant and Ben Rhoades. The trio are longtime friends and for years have worked for Rhoades at his nightclub venue, MJQ, the hipster haven in Virginia-Highland. Argosy, derived from the Italian word referring to a merchant ship, is to be more laid back and relaxed than MJQ, Celentano, who is managing …
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Kale Me Crazy is expected to open by March.
INMAN PARK — The founder of Yogli Mogli plans to open a high-end juice bar here at 300 North Highland Ave. Roi Shlomo plans to open Kale Me Crazy"in Inman Park in March, as well as a separate location in Buckhead, the Atlanta Business Chronicle reported. The concept is an all-natural juice and smoothie bar with a focus on those with active lifestyles. There is a market demand for the concept, Shlomo told the newspaper, explaining it was similar to the demand for yogurt when he founded Yogli Mogli in 2009. He is spending $50,000 on construction of the 1,100-square foot space, which is between the Barcelona Wine Bar and Pure Taqueria, the Business Chronicle reported. Kale Me Crazy is holding a logo design contest with $300 going to the …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
A new Italian restaurant is open in the Geyer & Taylor building in O4W.
Ammazza opened Monday in the Geyer & Taylor building on Edgewood Avenue. The restaurant, owned by Hugh, Jason and Cameron Connerty and Knox Ridley, features 16-inch Neapolitan-style pizzas and other dishes from and inspired by the cuisine of the Naples region. For example, you can get a classic Pizza Margherita, or you can try an Inferno, with spicy sopressata, house mozzarella, calabria peppers and basil. There is also Pizza Fritta, “the real street food of Naples,” and desserts such as cannoli and pasta fritta con cannella, a fried yeast dough with cinnamon sugar. The owners were getting the restaurant ready to open at 5 p.m. Monday, and Patch stopped by in the afternoon to take some pictures of the last-minute preparations. Ammazza is …
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Willy's Mexicana Grill earns an 'A' on its inspection.
Eat out much? Here are some recent health inspection scores performed by the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness for restaurants in our community. Readers can click on the score to see the actual report: Cantina Taqueria And Tequilla Bar 3280 Peachtree Road Date: 9/7/12 Score: 95 Cellar 56 56 E. Andrews Drive Date: 9/6/12 Score: 94 North Bistro Deli 3575 Piedmont Road Date: 9/4/12 Score: 95 Twisted Taco 4629 Wieuca Road Date: 9/10/12 Score: 84 Willy's Mexicana Grill 1071 Piedmont Avenue Date: 9/5/12 Score: 91
Friday, September 14, 2012
Bell Street Burritos has moved from Howell Mill Road to the Irwin Street Market in the Old Fourth Ward. Its grand opening is Friday and Saturday.
Bell Street Burritos has moved to the Irwin Street Market in the Old Fourth Ward. Shortly after the restaurant opened its second location on Howell Mill Road nine months ago, the owner notified them that the building was being sold, owner Matt Hinton told Patch on Friday at the restaurant’s grand opening. So Hinton began looking for another location and found this one. And it’s right where he has always wanted to be, he said. Even before opening a second restaurant on the westside, he was scoping out Candler Park and other neighborhoods on Atlanta’s eastside. “This is just where I’ve always thought of as the geographic center of parts of Atlanta that are interesting,” Hinton said. With its original location on Edgewood Avenue, Bell Street …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Many are are happy to see celebrity chef Kevin Gillespie is opening a new restaurant in Glenwood Park, but is this part of the city a foodie draw?
The announcement that Atlanta's Chef Kevin Gillespie plans to open a new restaurant in Glenwood Park is welcome news for Southeast Atlanta. Gillespie, who lives in Ormewood Park, has developed a foodie following and Gunshow, as the new restaurant will be called, will likely be a destination eatery. We've heard from some East Atlanta Patch readers who feel that this side of town doesn't have enough in the way of destination food spots. There's the Shed in Grant Park, of course, which recently named a new chef. And there are other chefs who've built a following such as Calavino Donati of Urban Cannibals Bodega + Bites in East Atlanta. Cabbagetown has Agave. Still, some of the folks we've heard from say we're behind other parts of town like …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Ten ATL aims to open by Sept. 15 in former memorabilia store in East Atlanta Village.
An East Atlanta businessman has purchased the building that was home to the former Rockstar Gold memorabilia store with plans to reopen a Louisiana-themed tapas restaurant there next month. Ten ATL, as the venture is called, at 495 Flat Shoals Ave. SE, has a target opening date of Sept. 15, the weekend of the East Atlanta Strut. The concept is the brainchild of Joe Seymour, the owner of the Images of Us barbershop in East Atlanta Village. Ten refers to the fact that the menu will only have 10 items, all inspired by the cuisine of Louisiana, where his family roots come from. Among the signature dishes, which will include catfish and shrimp meals: a crawfish burger. The signature drink: a "Hurricane 10." The number 10 also is a nod to his …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
The restaurant will operate its second location near Tin Lizzy's.
An Oakhurst restaurant is going to open a second location in Grant Park. Mezcalito's Mexican Cantina will operate near Tin Lizzy's, across from Oakland Cemetery, the Atlanta Business Chronicle reports. Mezcalito's has been in businss for more than six years at 653 East Lake Drive, Decatur, and has a loyal following.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Despite controversy over liquor license, Asylum features full bar and promises live entertainment.
The Asylum Restaurant & Lounge, the East Atlanta bar that hit a bit of controversy over its plans for live entertainment and liquor sales, opened this weekend. And though its license allows it to sell beer, wine and hard liquor, the Asylum plans to have live entertainment, which seems to contradict city rules that regulate such sales. City codes allow an establishment to have live entertainment and sell beer and wine. But if that establishment wants to sell hard liquors like whiskey and vodka and have live entertainment, it can't be within 300 feet of the nearest residential property. Entertainment is defined as a live performance by any person or persons, whether they're musicians, dancers or otherwise on the property of the liquor …