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Comment Archives: stories: Food & Drink: Omnivore

Re: “Stone Soup to close on Aug. 23, blames landlord increasing rent

Boo! My family and I used to eat Sunday brunch there. I remember when it opened.

Posted by Sad :( on 07/24/2016 at 4:20 PM

Re: “The waitress anxiety dream: Will it never end?

Omg, glad to find this thread. I was a waiter for 12 years and have not waited tables since 1989!
The last week I have had two very detailed in the weeds dreams. Like other people said I could draw the layout and what was happening. These dreams are draining and when I wake up I am left with that horrible feeling when you cannot get the task you needed accomplished.

Posted by Ford Hanson on 07/24/2016 at 9:37 AM

Re: “Behind the scenes of the Ultimate Doughnut Smackdown

You should try a glazed donut from the original Sarah donuts (Sara donuts) on Satallite in Suwanee. If you think a glazed donut is good at Norcross, you will be blown away with the original glaze there.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by marchbaby on 07/23/2016 at 10:33 PM

Re: “Quick Bites: The Cockentrice updates beverage and entrée menus, Gunshow hires first pastry chef, and more

The "meal" in the photo is a steal at $64.50.

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by High-price dining on 07/21/2016 at 8:18 AM

Re: “Quick Bites: The Cockentrice updates beverage and entrée menus, Gunshow hires first pastry chef, and more

Things are really sizzling down at the Cock 'n' Balls!

2 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Tasty Wheat on 07/20/2016 at 12:53 PM

Re: “Quick Bites: The Cockentrice updates beverage and entrée menus, Gunshow hires first pastry chef, and more

The "Cokentrice" just rolls off the tongue.

0 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by mmarton on 07/20/2016 at 11:13 AM

Re: “Trade commercial bird for freedom-loving, pasture-raised meat

It's not just about the welfare of the animal prior to it's demise - but about the healthfulness of the environment it's been raised in. Feedlots and chicken houses are often woefully overcrowded, which can lead to a multitude of health issues. Due to these health conditions, antibiotics are often heavily administered (in fact most feeds automatically include them, how handy) - but that's a whole other issue. I worked in the food industry and soundly believe that commercially raised animals are not nearly as healthy as animals raised in less crowded environments and I will no longer purchase meat that was commercially raised. I've known people that raised chicken for a living, and would not eat their commercial chickens. It does take more commitment and money, but the options are there if someone is inclined to find them.

2 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by P2 on 07/18/2016 at 5:06 PM

Re: “Stone Soup to close on Aug. 23, blames landlord increasing rent

So sad to see them go :(

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Carrie Sagel Burns on 07/18/2016 at 4:45 PM

Re: “Stone Soup to close on Aug. 23, blames landlord increasing rent

The Ricks pioneered Candler Park and Grant Park? Now THAT'S funny!

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Posted by "Pioneers" of Historic Neighborhoods on 07/18/2016 at 4:42 PM

Re: “Stone Soup to close on Aug. 23, blames landlord increasing rent

Yet another unique neighborhood being raped and pillaged by big business. The saddest thing, Paces doesn't give a rat's ass.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Dominique Miller on 07/18/2016 at 4:11 PM
Posted by Mike Honcho on 07/18/2016 at 3:26 PM

Re: “Stone Soup to close on Aug. 23, blames landlord increasing rent

Oh they are absolutely running Mi Barrio off.
People are acting as if they thought Paces was going to act with some level of neighborhood integrity. Why? They are not your friends. All of the T-town/GP/Reynoldstown area has been bought up to exploit the area, run up rents, and generally homogenize the Memorial corridor. The infrastructure can't handle thousands more people in there area, but hey, there will be Sprouts! Why the Paces monopoly was ever allowed to happen is beyond me (not really). But you can ask your district reps...

4 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by bloodgimp on 07/17/2016 at 8:45 AM

Re: “Stone Soup to close on Aug. 23, blames landlord increasing rent

It's folks like Sarah and John Rick who helped pioneer Candler Park and then Grant Park. They have always done business with small business. I can remember when Sarah would not shop outside of the neighborhood just to support small business owners in our community. As someone posted, "there goes the neighborhood." The Buckhead neighborhood in which I grew up is no more and it breaks my heart that our wonderful intown neighborhoods, some of which you could not GIVE a house away 30 years ago, are now being bought up and sold and re-sold to greedy land rapists. So sad.

8 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Elizabeth Dyer Cobbs on 07/15/2016 at 4:44 PM

Re: “Stone Soup to close on Aug. 23, blames landlord increasing rent

If they run off Mi Barrio, I sm really going to be crushed. Are they in danger of being squeezed out too?

4 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by There goes the neighborhood INDEED on 07/14/2016 at 11:06 PM

Re: “Stone Soup to close on Aug. 23, blames landlord increasing rent

Atlanta is trying to become NY in becoming a wealthy playground for the 1% while the middle class gets priced out. Who can still afford to rent or buy within I-285? It has become outrageous in the past few years and is stressing lots of people who can't keep up with the price increases. Truly sad and pathetic and outrageous.

7 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by metito on 07/14/2016 at 10:22 AM

Re: “Stone Soup to close on Aug. 23, blames landlord increasing rent

No loss. The service has been so bad and the manager so hateful that Stone Soup was already in a downward spiral.

12 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by IggyStardust on 07/14/2016 at 9:43 AM

Re: “Stone Soup to close on Aug. 23, blames landlord increasing rent

Why do people live in Grant Park, Cabbagetown, Tacotown etc? To be close enough to walk/bike to Ria's, HomeGrown, Little's, Stone Soup, Carroll Street Cafe and all the wonderful neighborhood restaurants/shops. When you remove them all and price them out, what is left of the neighborhood? It is just sad that development and improvements, along with keeping long term residents/businesses in the area can't happen together. I wish that greed and money would stop shaping and changing Atlanta into one big homogeneous suburban play land.

18 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by jgeiger3 on 07/14/2016 at 9:12 AM

Re: “Trade commercial bird for freedom-loving, pasture-raised meat

I really don't understand the concern for a creature's lifestyle prior to killing it and eating it.

I've had free-range chickens.

They don't taste any better than regular chickens, but my friend sells them to hipsters for $25 each.

I'll stick with my Buford Highway Farmer's Market dark meat for 20-60 cents/lb.

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by smitty on 07/14/2016 at 8:59 AM

Re: “Stone Soup to close on Aug. 23, blames landlord increasing rent

Way to price out the truly neighborhood businesses. Sopo bicycle co-op was priced out quickly.. And now Stone Soup? So sad.

Have improvements to the building actually been done since Paces took ownership? I certainly don't buy that as reason for much rent increase. And taxes have gone up - but only very marginally, so far.

Revitalization and development can be done like a tide - raising the businesses along with the neighborhood, tempering the pace and increases enough to allow time for the locals to see profit from fresh traffic and keep up with increasing expenses.
Or it can be done like a tidal wave - drowning out the things that gave the neighborhood its character, and killing off the businesses that brought profit to the community members that ran them.

Two businesses will remain in what had been built up as a bit of critical mass in neighborhood commerce: Wright Style Hair Salon, and Cabbagetown Clay and Glassworks Co-op.. Both longtime members of the community. They will need to see a good deal of traffic in order to hang in there with the impending spike in rent; with the much loved Stone Soup getting the boot, the tide doesn't appear to be working in their favor.

9 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by miche on 07/13/2016 at 7:52 PM

Re: “Stone Soup to close on Aug. 23, blames landlord increasing rent

This likely means that Joy Wright of Wright Style Hair Salon next door will be out on her ass soon, too. Joy is seriously Grant Park - Cabbagetown OG. She *IS* the fabric of this community and has been for decades.

It's a crying shame that Paces lacks the humanity to find a way for Joy to remain, truly serving the community as she has for decades. Heartless fucks.

15 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by rico from tampico on 07/13/2016 at 5:34 PM

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