Friday, March 4, 2011

Gravy Train: Davinci's Pizzeria comes to Midtown, H&F Bottle Shop opens

Posted By on Fri, Mar 4, 2011 at 12:04 PM

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DaVinci's Pizzeria, a popular spot in Smyrna, will be opening their second Atlanta location later this month. The pizza shop will be in Arts Center Tower across from the Arts Center Marta Station.

The long-awaited H&F Bottle Shop is opening its doors today, selling wine only. A grand opening is planned in about a month when the store will begin offering liquors as well.

You must be living under a rock if you’ve missed all the buzz about Atlantic Station transforming itself. The first big-name restaurant to bite the dust is Geisha House, which will reportedly close down this weekend. Atlantic Station shared the following on their Facebook page: “Closing Geisha is also the first step towards fulfilling North American Properties' promise to end the nightclub operations that have been a source of many past complaints in Atlantic Station.” Dolce Group also operates Atlantic Station’s Dolce and Ten Pin Alley. No word yet on the fate of those establishments.

Locals are buzzing that Little’s Grocery is returning to Cabbagetown, opening this spring, and our sources suggest the same. Alongside comfort foods like burgers and chili, the market is rumored to be selling grocery items as well as beer and wine.

Alabama-based Moe’s Original BBQ is now open in the Kool Korners building on 14th Street near Georgia Tech.

Pinkberry’s new Buckhead outpost held their grand opening celebration last night. The shop is located in the shopping center at the corner of Peachtree and Weicua road, across from Phipps Plaza.

Atlanta native Shean Suter has been named the new Executive Sous Chef at Spice Market in the W Atlanta-Midtown Hotel. Suter has hopped around the country working in various hotel restaurants from Savannah to California.

Executive Chef Steven Hartman of Montaluce Winery and Le Vigne Restaurant in North Georgia has been invited to host a meal at the renowned James Beard House in New York. Hartman’s dinner, taking place on April 14, will be “A Southern Wine Dinner,” emphasising ingredients indigenous to Georgia.

The shuttered Gathering Grounds in Kirkwood is re-opening as Dulce Vegan Bakery and Café, but don’t fret, they promise the food won’t taste vegan.

In case you missed it earlier this week, we reported that Paul Luna is planning a project in Capitol View and Empire State South’s Hugh Acheson will be a contestant on the new season of “Top Chef Masters.”

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