Friday, March 25, 2011

Gravy Train: Farmstead 303 changes things up, do comes to King Plow

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do at The View
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  • do will take over The View at King Plow, previously an event space.
Decatur’s Farmstead 303 is changing things up, re-opening as Rail Kitchen & Bar, playing off their historic building and proximity to the tracks. Word is that the concept will remain focused on American Southern food, but will take a more casual approach and position itself as a neighborhood bar and restaurant.

A new restaurant called do (pronounced “dough,” because that’s totally obvious to diners...) will be opening in April at The View at King Plow, and places a focus on creating an experience for all of your senses. From the team behind One Stop Productions, do promises to have flashy features including a barrage of light and video elements, waterfalls and high tech iPad ordering. The menu was created by owner Christian Ruffin’s wife, Nacasha, and focuses on high quality, natural ingredients. The menu is fairly simple, featuring primarily pizzas, but there is no mention of the creators having any culinary background, so we can only hope that the food packs as much punch as the overall experience.

The Basement, a new bar and nightclub below Graveyard, has premiered in East Atlanta Village. They are currently open Wednesday - Saturday during the late night hours of 10 p.m. - 3 a.m. The Basement will feature both DJs and live music acts. Get ready for a night you’ll wish you remembered, but probably won’t (and lets face it, it’s better that way)... their Facebook page says “The Basement is for serious party people: no velvet ropes, no dress code... No. Holds. Barred.”

Those who can’t get enough of food trucks these days will want to keep their eyes peeled for Tamale Queen and their brightly colored truck, coming soon to the streets of Atlanta. They will serve homemade tacos and tamales, with a portion of the proceeds going to charity.

SaladWorks is bringing 10 locations to the Atlanta market, with stores in Peachtree Center, Buckhead, Marietta, Roswell, Alpharetta, Duluth, Buford, Lawrenceville, Athens, and Peachtree City. They first locations will open next year. I don’t think we have to explain the primary menu offering at SaladWorks, but you may be interested to know that they do also serve soup and sandwiches.

Boardwalk Burgers and Fries will be opening a location at Ansley Mall. Boardwalk currently has one Atlanta area location in Sandy Springs.

The Beignet Connection, originally slated for a November opening, has said they will finally open their doors today in the Pencil Factory Lofts on Decatur Street (Dekalb Avenue).

Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint is now offering Gospel Lunch on Sunday afternoons. The Southern lunch specials will include comfort classics like catfish, brisket and ribs, set to the tune of local gospel soloists and choirs.

As Cliff mentioned earlier this week, The Cake Hag has moved to Grant Park. Not in the area? Track down their Cake Bike on Twitter and grab a sweet snack.

Fox Brothers tweeted a picture of the progress on their new TexMex space, Big Tex Cantina, in Decatur. Thirsty?

EVOS will reopen their Midtown location in Viewpoint today.

Hook’s Fish and Chips is under construction on Moreland near East Atlanta Village in the space that was previously Louisiana Fish and Gumbo.

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