Jennifer Levison, owner of Souper Jenny, just announced that she will bring a new concept called Café Jonah and the Magical Attic to Paces Ferry Place in February. The coffee house will serve as a "mini spiritual retreat," with an inspirational environment filled with candles, aromatherapy oils and the like. “It’s inspired by how I live and places I’ve visited, particularly old-fashioned European cafés," said Levison. "Guests will enjoy a slow pace to connect or spend time alone with a meal or cup of tea in the café." In addition to coffee house drinks, the cafe will offer breakfast, lunch and prepared "grab-and-go" options including dinner entrees.
4th and Swift has just announced that they will be opening for brunch beginning in March. Chef Jay Swift says brunch has been a popular request from diners. The menu will feature the creative twists you’d hope for from the Old Fourth Ward eatery, including Veal Schnitzel with a fried farm egg, spaetzle and caper brown butter and Lobster Crepes. Brunch will be served Sundays from 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
More good news for breakfast lovers - The Mercantile in Candler Park now serving breakfast. Expect casual fare like breakfast burritos, biscuits and steel cut oats. While you’re there you can also pick up their new grab-and-go lunches and take a sandwich or salad with you for later.
Cafe Intermezzo, reigning Best of Atlanta dessert champion, opened their new Downtown location last weekend. The latest outpost of the Eurpoean style coffeehouse is in the Carnegie Building, home to the Courtyard by Marriott. The hotel, which was originally slated to be a Hotel Indigo, opened earlier this month. Cafe Intermezzo Downtown will open daily at 6 a.m. and stay open until Midnight (10 p.m. Sundays).
Kirkwood is taking a beating lately. In addition to the closure of Kirkwood Public House at the beginning of the year, Gathering Grounds, the local coffee shop has closed. Ace's, the sole remaining bar on Kirkwood’s main drag, has reduced it’s operating hours and regulars say they are struggling for business.
Urban Cannibals Bodega and Bites, located in East Atlanta Village, will be featured on an upcoming episode of “Meat & Potatoes” on Food Network. The show, filming in February, will feature the shop’s Urban Reuben.
Pinkberry will offer Swirly Grams delivered to your sweetheart at no cost for Valentines’ Day. Choose from a Pinkberry gift card, a single serving yogurt or a Take Me Home that serves 4 - 6. Delivery is available in a three mile radius of any location from February 11 - 14, 2011, but plan in advance because you have to place your order by February 9. I guess that’s one way to sell frozen yogurt in the middle of winter.
Sandwich shop Which Wich opened for business last Friday in Atlantic Station. You can customize your sandwich in over 50 ways, and apparently their pitch is that ordering is super fun because you get to fill out your own order ticket on a brown paper bag. They encourage doodling and will hang your used sandwich bag art on the wall after you’re done with it - which is kind of grody if you think about it.
The Merchant’s Walk shopping center in East Cobb has been undergoing major renovations and growth over the past year, most recently welcoming Marlow’s Tavern and Gigi’s Cupcakes. Continuing this trend, in early March diners will see the addition of Mirko Pasta - a spot similar in style to Figo.
Decatur Metro reports (via the Avondale Estates newsletter) that Wild Heaven has signed a lease on a property that will become their brewery. The building is located on Maple Street and they are shooting for an opening in early 2012. The local beer company also announced that they will be making their brews available by the bottle this spring - currently you can find Wild Heaven on tap at numerous bars around Atlanta and Decatur.
Thrillist gave readers an insider preview of the new Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint - opening in Mid-February. If the name sounds familiar, you may have killed some time at the current location in Atlanta Hartsfield Airport. The new Juke Joint will be in the heart of Downtown on Peachtree Street and will serve unpretentious Southern inspired food like ribs and fried catfish.
John Kessler reports that Alton Brown will be putting on a fund raising event at The Walker School. The intimate size of the event should give foodie fans more face time than usual with the quirky Food Network star. Tickets are still available.
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